Seasonal Depression in the Black Community

“Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn, or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace, gratitude” Denis Waitley Seasonal depression, also called Seasonal Affective Disorder is a real condition that affects many Melanin Rich people. Understanding what is going on with our bodies and minds in relation toContinue reading “Seasonal Depression in the Black Community”

I’m here to say Goodbye…

“When in doubt, choose change” Lily Leung I’m here to say goodbye to Melanin Rich Wellness…well not exactly, but Melanin Rich Wellness as you know it. I’d love to introduce you to the new Melanin Rich Wellness and the woman behind MRW, Kathleen Nicole. I’ve often asked myself, how many times can you start over.Continue reading “I’m here to say Goodbye…”

You Don’t Need to Forgive to Be Free

I’ve always had a serious issue with the concept of forgiveness. It never made any sense to me and it never resonated with my spirit. Why should I, the one who was done wrong offer anything, especially forgiveness to one who has wronged me? Why does the onus now lie on me? Since when didContinue reading “You Don’t Need to Forgive to Be Free”

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

Encourage Yourself: Tips to Avoid Slipping into Depression

“Not that I am happy with the suffering; I simply refuse to be defeated by it”. Huey P Newton I am prone to fall into depressive states. When a depression hits, all I want to do is eat, sleep, and feel sorry for myself. There are certain triggers that if not handled immediately, can sendContinue reading “Encourage Yourself: Tips to Avoid Slipping into Depression”

Avoiding the Winter Skin Blues: 4 Ways I’ve Kept My Skin Glowing

The skin is our largest organ and is responsible for removing nearly 25% of all the toxins that the body eliminates. If the body is unable to eliminate toxins via the digestive tract, liver, kidneys, or lymphatic system, it will use the skin as an overflow route. Therefore, healthy skin indicates a healthy body. BuffaloContinue reading “Avoiding the Winter Skin Blues: 4 Ways I’ve Kept My Skin Glowing”

The Three Mistakes Black Women Make at the Gym

I’ve had a gym membership for 11 years. Over the years I’ve seen way more white women than black women working out (a different article for a different day). And when I do see black women in the gym I notice we consistently make the same mistakes. Notice I say “we”. I too have madeContinue reading “The Three Mistakes Black Women Make at the Gym”

The Liver: The Seat of Life

The heart has become the focus when it comes to our overall health. And while the heart is vitally important, there is one organ that is often forgotten and ignored: the liver. It is believed that the word liver is derived from the Anglo-Saxon word “to live”. And rightfully so because there is no lifeContinue reading “The Liver: The Seat of Life”