Workouts to Consider when on Your Period

July 13, 2017 For the first few years of my fitness journey, I didn’t work out at all during the week of my period. With uncomfortable pains, the bloated feeling, and general irritation, I didn’t see the point in getting any exercise in. Additionally, it’s not like I gained any weight by not exercising for…

Teas for Health

March 25, 2017 Taking control of your health starts from what you consume. Teas have various properties that can be utilized to better your physical health. I compiled a list of the teas I commonly drink, their benefits, and how I personally prepare them. Feel free to share your own herbal knowledge! Black: All-around benefits Black…

The Unexpected Sugar in our Summer Drinks

March 22, 2017 Today I came across a WCVB post detailing Dunkin Donuts’ decision to remove their coffee Coolatta from their drink menus beginning this summer. While skimming over the article, I was surprised to discover that a Coolatta contains 133 grams of sugar. Now to be fair, the large has the 133 grams. Regardless,…

The Importance of Respecting Yourself

January 9, 2017 Yesterday, I browsed the Internet for sites giving advice on taking care of 4c hair, given I recently got a haircut and I want to improve my hair’s health. I came across quite a few helpful articles and tidbits, but it was this piece of advice from Jessica Pettway on Curly Nikki that…

Making your Cup of Tea a Meditative Experience

December 19, 2016 Whether it be chamomile, chai, Earl grey, green, or any of the myriad varieties of tea, the beverage holds a dear place in the hearts of people worldwide. When taking that first sip, the taste of the pure substance travels through the veins and heart, and creates a wholesome experience. I’ve found…

On Fat Acceptance

December 15, 2016 I’ve recently encountered the phenomenon of fat acceptance and thin privilege. From videos I’ve seen on the topic, this seems to be largely an American issue. The United States has a major problem with its obesity rate, and until recently, was the fattest nation in the world (we are currently #2 now,…

Moving on From Unhealthy Friendships

December 4, 2016   You recognized your friendship was unhealthy, tried talking out the issues and that didn’t work, and now are missing a friend (or 4 in my case). You’re hurt, perhaps confused, and don’t know how you’ll go about picking yourself up and moving on. As someone who recently went through this experience,…