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    Grain and Berry – St. Petersburg

    Today my daughter and I tried a new superfood cafe, Grain and Berry located in Saint Petersburg Florida. The layout of the establishment is very modern yet cozy and the staff is extremely helpful and friendly. The menu ranges from superfood smoothie bowls, yogurt banana splits, yogurt parfaits, fresh juices, avocado toasts, healthy shots, smoothies, flatbreads, and quesadillas. My daughter and I both had the chance to sample spirulina and we absolutely loved it. I chose to have the “Feed The Soul” with the spirulina base, and it all comes with organic granola, kiwi, strawberries, pineapple, honey, and hemp seeds.  My daughter on the other hand chose to have the…

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    Minnie’s Banana Bread

    By: Minnie Williams With its super-moist texture, buttery banana and brown sugar flavors, and incredibly soft crumb, this is my favorite banana bread recipe. Produce: 3-4 bananas, Large Ripe Refrigerated: 2 Eggs, Large Baking & Spices: 2 cups All-Purpose Flour 1 tsp. Baking Soda 1/2 tsp. Cinnamon 1 cup Granulated Sugar 1/2 cup Brown Sugar 1/2 tsp.  Salt 1 tsp. Vanilla Extract Dairy: 1 Stick Butter Instructions: This recipe makes one loaf of banana bread.  The first step is to preheat your oven and prepare a loaf pan with non-stick cooking spray or grease with butter.  Take a large bowl and whisk together your dry ingredients.  This will include flour,…

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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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      Good Friday is on 2nd April. Good Friday, observed before Easter, is the day when Christians commemorate Jesus Christ’s crucifixion. Good Friday is observed by Christians as a day of penance, grief, and fasting. Good Friday also marks the end of the 40-day period of fasting for Christians, called Lent. This year, Lent is on Saturday, April 3, the day before Easter Sunday. The entire holy week for Christians started with Palm Sunday (29th March) and will end on Easter Monday on 5th April. Easter Monday is also called ‘Bright Monday’ or the ‘Renewal Monday’. Good Friday 2021: Symbol The crucifix or cross is one of the most important symbols of…

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    How To Obtain A Passport During A Pandemic

    Like most things in this pandemic, getting a new passport requires a lot of patience and planning ahead (at least 3 months). Well, my daughter and I decided that if we send off our passports in February and expedite them, we should get them within the time frame of 4-6 weeks, right? Oh, but wait now, let’s add the fact that while trying to be organized a while ago I laminated a lot of our important papers including our birth certificates in order to keep them from getting lost and faded. So, I turned those into the passport department, and the clerk did state that the department might not accept…

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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.…

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    You Are What You Eat

    I’m sharing an overview of a plant-based eating lifestyle. This is intended to clear any confusion about what people including (myself) mean when they say plant-based. FIRST THING FIRST: I am not a medical professional so please consult your healthcare provider before changing your eating habits.   Plant-based means food that comes from plants and doesn’t include animal ingredients such as meat, milk, eggs, or honey. Fruits: Any type of fruit including apple, bananas, grapes, strawberries, citrus fruits, etc. Vegetables: Plenty of veggies including peppers, corn, lettuce, spinach, kale, peas, collards, etc. Whole grains: Grains, cereals, and other starches in their whole form, such as quinoa, brown rice, millet, whole wheat, oats, barley,…

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    I Need Some Me Time How About You

    I know some of you all heard that song by Heather Headley, “I Need Some Me Time”. Well right now this is how I feel and here is the chorus of the famous lyrics. ” I need some me time, not some you and some I just some me time, oh I need some she time not some him and some her just some free time, that’s all, and that’s all. If you want to hear her song because it is soo needed and so relaxing you can listen to it here. Here are some things that I do and want to share with you all. Establish A Routine Get…

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    Kiss My Asparagus

    Asparagus, officially known as asparagus officinalis is a member of the lily family. It has been valued for years for its unique flavor, rich texture, and medicinal qualities. Asparagus has detoxifying properties and contains antioxidants that strengthen the heart and blood vessels. In Chinese medicine it is to be suggested that people with respiratory illnesses, and ease menstrual problems. Asparagus is a good source of nutrients including: -Vitamin A – Vitamin C – Vitamin E – Vitamin K – Fiber – Folate What Is It Good For? Supports The Gut – (better overall digestive tract function) – Asparagus contains insulin, a prebiotic that encourages healthy gut flora. Also has mild…