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    Just Breathe

    Let’s Breathe Together The importance of breathing cannot be stressed enough. It provides the oxygen for the metabolic processes, literally it supports the fires of our life. We live in an ocean of air like fish in a body of water. By breathing we are attuned to our environment and atmosphere. If we inhibit our breathing we isolate ourselves from the medium in which we exist. Everybody breathes. It’s a fundamental activity that we do all every day. When our breath ceases, everything around us loses all importance. Our breath should be our first priority, yet we tend to ignore it until it becomes a problem. The reality is that…

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    Self Care Tips: What Is Self Care?

    WHAT IS SELF – CARE? Self -care is not about being selfish, it is a conscious act one takes in order to promote their own physical, mental, and emotional health. It is not a self centered to focus on yourself and to take time to look after you, it is a self – respectful act. The more you take time to look after yourself and keep your physical, emotional, and social wellness in check, the more energy you have for focusing on your family, friends, work, and the commitments and activities in your life. There are many forms self-care may take. It could be ensuring you get enough sleep every…

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    Postpartum Bounce Back After Pregnancy

      Motherhood changes you inside and out. After having a baby, your clothing size, breast shape, hip width and even your shoe size might be different. These changes are evidence of the work your body has done. As you adjust to your new life with baby, it’s important to remember that your mind and emotions are also changing, so be sure to give yourself the support you need. I can attest to this because I went from a size 8 to a size 12 with my first child and with my second child three years later I went from that size 12 to a size 16. Asking for and Accepting…

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    What You Don’t Know About The Butternut Squash!

      Butternut squash is one of the most common varieties of winter squash. It also offers a good supply of vitamin A, potassium, and fiber. Contrary to the name, winter squash is grown in the summer and harvested in the fall. Its thick, tough exterior and firm flesh make it suitable for storing over several months. This means it can be eaten during the winter season. According to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Nutrient Database, one cup of cooked, cubed butternut squash, containing around 205 grams, contains: 82 calories 1.8 grams (g) of protein 0.18 g of fat 21.50 g of carbohydrate, including 4 g of sugar…

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    Several Ways To Reduce Hypertension

      If you’ve recently been diagnosed with high blood pressure under the new guidelines from the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology you might be wondering what your next step is. The guidelines lowered the definition for high blood pressure to 130/80 from 140/90 millimeters and mercury (mmHg), meaning more people now meet the criteria for stage 1 hypertension. Lifestyle plays an important role in treating your blood pressure. If you control your blood pressure with a healthy lifestyle you might avoid, delay, or reduce the need for medication. Here are some lifestyle changes you can make to lower your blood pressure and keep it down. Lose…

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    Sweet Benefits Of Chocolate!

    Let’s talk about chocolate and its benefits. Chocolate lowers the risk of heart disease and stroke,  protects against free radicals damage, an effective cough suppressant, stomachs, and much more. History: Chocolate comes from the seeds of the cacao pod, which grows on the cacao tree. Theobroma cacao is native to the tropical rainforests of Central America, where it has grown for thousands of years.  Around 2,000 years ago, the Maya have experienced cacao bean farmers and were fond of grinding them up for a refreshing hot beverage. There are three main varieties of cacao bean: Criollo from Latin America, Forastero from Africa, and Trinitario from the Caribbean. Forastero accounts for about…

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    Do You Have A Narcissistic Personality Disorder?

    Define narcissistic personality disorder To define narcissistic personality disorder one might say, self-centeredness, troubled relationships, lack of empathy for others, and an exaggerated sense of self-importance. The narcissists foresee people showering them with attention and favors, though they rarely return the favor. Self-absorbing to the point where they are almost obsessed with their own self–importance, brilliance, and power. A narcissistic personality disorder causes problems in many areas of life, such as relationships, work, school, or financial affairs. They may find their relationships unfulfilling, and others may not enjoy being around them. Signs and symptoms of narcissistic personality disorder –Have an exaggerated sense of self-importance –Have a sense of entitlement and…

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    Broccoli Basics

    This vegetable has been widely studied for its medicinal properties, which include antibacterial and immunity-boosting activities. It is rich in vitamin C and fiber and has the highest level of carotenoids that’s healthy lutein. Broccoli also has an excellent source of indole-3-carbinol, a chemical that boosts DNA repair in cells and appears to block the growth of cancer cells. Broccoli is a branched, green vegetable with either purple or more commonly green flower buds. It belongs to the cruciferous family, along with cauliflower, cabbage and kale and it can be eaten raw or cooked, with just 80g (about 2 spears) counting as one of your five-a-day. Prostate Health: Diet high in…

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    How Stress Can Affect Your Sleep

    Catch Some Z’s We all know we are supposed to get plenty of sleep, but did you know that getting a good night’s rest can instill a sense of calmness and help manage stress, among a long list of other benefits? According to the Sleep Foundation, sleep is imperative to physical health and the effective function of the immune system. It also helps minimize stress, depression, and anxiety – emotions compounded in the era of the COVID-19 pandemic. 1. Learn the Effects of Stress For many, the effects are so widespread that they are difficult to identify — they have become a way of life. According to the Mayo Clinic,…

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    The Mental, Physical, Resources Black Women Should Know

    I grew up admiring the women in my family for their constant, unwavering strength in a society that was not built for them. I use their stories to motivate me and to keep going regardless of the obstacles that may come my way. Knowing where you can go to get support, advice, or treatment to deal with spiritual, mental, and physical health issues is crucial. Whether it’s an online resource, a hotline you can call, or a session you can attend. “If we are going to build emotional immunity to stress, we must attend to the core areas of sleep, exercise, and nutrition to create a foundation of emotional wellness.…