My Intermittent Fasting Journey

This is Chapter 1 from my upcoming book, "The Black Girl's Guide to Intermittent Fasting and Nutrition" “My gran told me that people are supposed to struggle. If you don’t, how would you know that you won”K. Zauditu Selassie I’m no stranger to fasting. Growing up in the COGIC church, I learned all about the … Continue reading My Intermittent Fasting Journey

Black America: Pick A Side & Stand On It

“A double-minded man is unstable in all his ways”James 1:8 2021 revealed the double-mindedness of Black America. The definition of double-minded is: wavering in mind : undecided, vacillating. Black America is wavering in mind when it comes to its stance toward White America. When the police kill a black man, woman or child, Black America … Continue reading Black America: Pick A Side & Stand On It

Birth Control & Black Womanhood

“They are afraid a woman can be this strong. This color. This soft. This powerful”Ijeoma Umebinyuo In 2016, I decided that I was done with birth control. I did not want to put anything that was man made or altered by man in my body any longer. I had stopped putting a perm in my … Continue reading Birth Control & Black Womanhood

The Power of a 24-Hour Fast

“Periodic fasting can help clear up the mind and strengthen the body and the spirit”Ezra Taft Benson “Instead of medicine, fast for a day”Plutarch Life can become quite overwhelming and easily overburden us. It can easily feel as if we are drowning in a sea of obligations and duties. We fail to prioritize our physical, … Continue reading The Power of a 24-Hour Fast

Establishing An Ancestor Altar: The Melanin Rich Wellness Way

These ancestors become your guardians, and by communicating with them directly, you are giving yourself access to the past, present and future. These spirits live in realms where there is no time”Medicine Man Setting up your ancestor altar is your opportunity to pierce the veil between the physical and spiritual realm and the earthly and … Continue reading Establishing An Ancestor Altar: The Melanin Rich Wellness Way

Unfit To Be A Slave

“You have seen how a man was made a slave; you shall see how a slave was made a man”Fredrick Douglass When Fredrick Douglass was taught to read by his Master’s wife, she was scolded by her husband and forbidden from teaching him any further. Master Auld explained: “If you give a nigger an inch, … Continue reading Unfit To Be A Slave

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Transcending Survival: Are You Really the Strong Person You Believe?

“It is better to conquer yourself than to win a thousand battles. Then the victory is yours. It cannot be taken from you, not by angels or by demons, heaven or hell”Buddha We live by the motto, “What doesn’t kill you, only makes you stronger”. But contrary to popular belief, just because you survived something, … Continue reading Transcending Survival: Are You Really the Strong Person You Believe?

The Truth About Self-Love That No One Told You

“Self-love will save your soul”r.h Sin “Know thyself, accept thyself, love thyself, trust thyself, conquer and master thyself”Kathleen Richardson Everyone talks about self-love. What it is and what it looks like; its words, actions, habits, and deeds. But so many struggle with both grasping the concept of self- love and manifesting self-love into a working … Continue reading The Truth About Self-Love That No One Told You

It’s Not Personal: It’s Just the Law of Energy

There are some people you simply cannot be around. It’s not personal, it’s just the law of energy. Imagine two energies, one being higher than the other. One would assume that the higher energy would bring the lower energy up to its level. But the opposite is true. One of the fundamental laws of energy … Continue reading It’s Not Personal: It’s Just the Law of Energy

I’ve Been Intermittent Fasting for 961 Days: Here’s the #1 Reason Why

“A diet changes the way you look. A fast changes the way you see”Lisa Bevere I have been intermittent fasting for 961 days. I have an excel spreadsheet which lists the day, date, and number of hours fasted. I started my intermittent fasting journey on July 24, 2018. You know how Forrest Gump said he … Continue reading I’ve Been Intermittent Fasting for 961 Days: Here’s the #1 Reason Why