• picnic
    LifeStyle,  Recipes

    It’s Picnic Season Baby!

    (This page contains Affiliate Link. For more information see my disclosures, here) Depending on where you are located the amount of getting out in these streets now a days can really vary. One thing is for sure regardless of where you live, 2020 continues to prove that we as individuals have to rethink + restructure what we once knew. This means we have to get more creative in how we can enjoy the warmer, sunnier weather of summer.  Let me be the 1st to say WELCOME to Picnic Season, where my two favorite past times have a chance meeting.  Eating + being in nature! Picnics, as simple as they sound is…

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    LifeStyle

    Traveling During a Pandemic

    As the world begins to slowly reopen traveling may be something you might want to begin to consider, with some precaution of course. Full transparency, I have always been a nervous traveler, even pre-rona. Something about leaving my safe space of home and going to another location really plays on my anxiety. Part of that anxiety was due to of course, all of the unknowns that come with traveling. Luckily there are some unknowns that you can easily dismiss by checking head of time such as the weather, traffic delays or reroutes. Prepare + Plan With Covid in play + varying restrictions from state to state, there are a whole…

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    Recipes,  Self-Care

    Nutrition Dense Smoothie

    Over the last few weeks we have talked meditation, getting movement in our body and even cleansing our spaces (externally + internally). As a person that wears many hats, mom, wife, business owner, I know all too well how easy nutrition can get lost in the mix of things especially as survival mode kicks in. At the start of the year I made a conscious decision that no matter what was going on that I would put my body first. Now did I think that I would need to keep that promise during Covid or Social Injustice, no not at all. However now more than ever I realize the importance of taking care…

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    Mindfulness Living

    Getting the Most out of Meditation

    By now we all know the benefits of meditation + the ability to quiet the mind during times of difficulty.  What some may not know if you are newer to the meditation world, is half the magic and benefits are found in creating the perfect space for meditation. Don’t get me wrong, meditation can be done anywhere. However to get the most bang for your buck it is ideal to have a suitable space to reap those benefits. Today I want to give you my 3 Tips on creating that perfect space for meditation and reflection. Each of the tips are centered around being comfortable in whichever environment you choose. Tip #1 …

  • LifeStyle,  Recipes

    Plan a Virtual Happy Hour Today

    The weekend is upon us + I am in the mood to socialize! Dont worry, I am not out here in these streets, Covid cases are definately on the rise here in Charlotte + the state is still in Phase 2 for at least another 3 weeks. For the last few weeks my girl friends and I have been getting together for “check-in” Virtual Happy Hours and it has been a HUGE saving grace for me mentally.  Virtual Happy Hour? Yes Please!  It has been everything that I never knew I needed.  Now while I’m sure we all understand by the now the importance of social distancing to #flattenthecurve and…

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    Mindfulness Living,  Self-Care

    HealthCare Apps for BIPOC

    Happy Thursday! I have been doing a ton of research since our conversation last week about mental health in BIPOC communities. Since July has been designated as a mental health awareness month for Black, Indigenous, People of Color more resources and information is being shared. Sharing these resources as I find them is extremely important to me because I understand how mental health care the same as physical health care is invaluable in leading a quality whole life.   With the shift in conversation over race, inequality and rights, for the first time ever the blind spots in mental health care when it comes to people of color are being…

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    Self-Care

    Hair Care Mistakes

    You Could Be Making I’ve always had a love hate relationship with my hair starting from a very young age.  From sitting in my momma’s kitchen while she hot combed my “kitchen”, to cutting it all off in college after several months of frying, dying and laying it to the side. Hair to me and to many people of the black community is a form of expression, individualism and a right of passage. So why did it take me until last year and 4 rounds of “going natural” to even know how to properly care for my hair? There is no secret that society has not always been very kind…

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    Balancing Mind, Body+ Spirit Virtually

    Balancing mentally, spiritually and physically fit while staying inside has never been this easy! So many resources have either fully migrated over to virtual or have made modifications to offer contactless options. Wellness resources of all shapes and sizes are stepping up in innovation. If you are anything like me then you probably have a few different health + wellness apps on your phone. I love a good wellness app! I have tried them all, from running to yoga + even meditation. What I love about virtual wellness, is it really removes any excuses. Having the ability to set up shop at ANY time and do a yoga class or…

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    Mindfulness Living,  Self-Care

    Are Massages Worth it?

    Well apparently it is “Everybody Deserves a Massage Week”! First off, I had no idea that this was even a thing, secondly, say no more! Massages as simple as they are, is an amazing tool to have in the self care toolkit. In its most simplest definition a massage is the act of kneading and rubbing the body with the hands. During a massage pressure is placed on various parts of the joints, muscles and body to release pain + tension. We are talking a physical, emotional and mental type of self-care when it comes to massages. Massages are much more than just a way to relax or a very…

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    LifeStyle,  Recipes

    Somebody Say Doughnut?

    As we close this week of posting of the consistency challenge, I want to be honest about 2 things + how I have been spending my time lately. So these days you can find me either cooking up snacks in the kitchen or purchasing new plants for my home. I like to think of it as me beautifying both the inside of my body while beautifying my home 🤷🏾‍♀️. Either way we are eating good and the air quality is sublime! If you follow my socials then you know that I was completely INFLUENCED by this amazing Plant Based chef Brianna when she made some delicious looking Vegan Doughnuts on…

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