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Simple Well being From Home by Keziah Theophane-Remy

The quest for well being We are in an era where traditional methods of healing are being questioned and people are now seeking a sense of wellbeing from sources previously considered ludicrous. For years, the therapeutic value of alternative methods was discredited, but people are now becoming more cognisant of the benefits of having a sense of balance in their lives. Indian yogi Sadhguru said it best. Health is not just being disease-free. Health is when every cell in your body is bouncing with joy. I could not agree more. Can you imagine a feeling where every single part of you is filled with pure happiness?  Global celebration of wellness There has been a global celebration of wellness, all in the hopes of giving people the opportunity to experience moments of peace, tranquility and bliss. It is easier, when life is going well to find the time to stop and…

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Black Girls Little Black Book of Beauty Out Now

The Ultimate Guide to Natural & Organic Skincare 2019 is set to be an exciting year in the organic and natural skincare industry. One thing driving this is the birth of the Little Black Book of Beauty. About the book The Black Girls’ Little Black Book of Beauty is the ultimate resource and go-to guide for natural and organic skin and hair care. It contains everything you need to know for attaining and maintaining healthy, nourished beautiful skin and hair using natural and plant-based ingredients. Written as a reference book, it has sections that include: the anatomy of the skin, identifying your skin type, tips for combatting seasonal and environmental effects on your skin and hair and gives rich details on good nutrition for healthy skin and hair, with examples of the best “beauty foods” for you. Instructional: it shows you how to read product labels (alerting you to the…

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Be A Creator: A Poem By Ekwa Cathy

Be A Creator _______________________________ Create new ideas Create new thoughts Create better thoughts Create greater thoughts Create superior thoughts Create big goals Create and manifest your dreams Be a creative person today and everyday. ________________________________ A poem by Ekwa Cathy… Catherine is the founder of EkwaCreativity an organisation that brings together local artists who are Graphic Designers, Artists and Craft makers. She organises workshops and seminars to provide a platform for women and men who do not know how to showcase their talents. She draws her inspiration from what is happening around her and in her community. She is a Poet, a Creative Writer and raises awareness on the importance of creativity.  She is from Cameroon Find her & Follow her:  https://www.facebook.com/ekwa.cathy  

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15 Nutrient- Rich foods with Health-giving Properties

15 Nutrient rich foods to try today! One of the missions of this magazine is to simplify your lives – giving you hints and tips on how to eat better – providing you with ideas for health-filled recipes, immune-pumping meals, healing foods, refreshing fruits, tonic-filled and detoxing juices, and comfort-enhancing snacks. Remember: Good health is achieved by eating a variety of nutritious foods every day and maintaining a balanced diet. SOME IDEAS FOR YOU: Legumes (Beans) & Pulses: Variations: Soybeans, lentils, chickpeas, mung beans, kidney, lima, black-eyed peas etc Packed with: B vitamins, various minerals, protein and fibre. Benefits: May reduce type 2 diabetes, blood pressure and cholesterol. As a Meal:  Try in vegetarian dishes as stand-alone or added to stews and sauces.   Dark Leafy Greens: Variations:  kale, spinach, swiss chard Packed with: nutrients including folate, zinc, calcium, iron, magnesium, vitamin C and fibre, anti-inflammatory carotenoids Benefits: May curb…

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The Beauty of Self-Compassion 

The Beauty of Self-Compassion  Often in life, we are quick to show compassion for other people, we nurture them, show kindness, give them a helping hand and forgive their mistakes. Yet somehow this can be far more difficult to achieve with our own lives. For some reason self-compassion can be seen as self-indulgent, self- pitying or even selfish. Too often when things go wrong or life is tough  we can be our own worst enemy – our harshest critic, acting in ways towards ourselves that we wouldn’t dream of being like with another person.  Being more compassionate with ourselves enables us to live within a more harmonious state. It gives us the courage to accept all parts of ourselves, to accept our actions and behaviour without judgement when we are challenged by life events or situations. By being more accepting and compassionate  it can become easier to move past our mistakes.  Self-compassionate people are able to recognise when they are struggling or suffering and will be kind towards themselves during in these times. They are able to adopt an accepting attitude towards their strengths and weaknesses which makes them much more likely to implement change…

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Lifestyle, My Views

What is thing called lifestyle? Lifestyle – in my opinion, and broadly put, describes the way in which an individual, their family, their community, might perhaps choose to live their lives. This includes, their attitudes, behaviours and even their choice of possessions, their worldview and perceptions – be they personal or cultural – around their quality of life. It has got to do with how people respond to or cope with social, economic, physical and psychological conditions on a daily basis. How they decide to choose the food they eat, what they wear and most importantly the values, sense of identity and self-hood they decide to embrace… this to me is what defines – a lifestyle. What do you think? How doe Lifestyle affect the health?   Lifestyles is also about health and well-being.  How do we find balance – between looking good, feeling great, eating healthy, engaging in physical activities, maintaining…

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A holistic lifestyle…what is it?

Living a holistic Lifestyle? What is this thing called lifestyle? Lifestyle – in my opinion, and broadly put, describes the way in which an individual, their family, their community, might perhaps choose to live their lives. This includes, their attitudes, behaviours and even their choice of possessions, their worldview and perceptions – be they personal or cultural – around their quality of life. It has got to do with how people respond to or cope with social, economic, physical and psychological conditions on a daily basis. How they decide to choose the food they eat, what they wear and most importantly the values, sense of identity and self-hood they decide to embrace… this to me is what defines – a lifestyle. What do you think? Lifestyle and health?   Lifestyles is also about health and well-being.  How do we find balance – between looking good, feeling great, eating healthy, engaging in physical…

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How Juicing Changed My Life!

By Kathleen M. Marinell Straight up, I’m what you would call a health nut.  I’ve never smoked, I seldom drink alcohol, and I’ve never done drugs despite being a child of the 60’s…oops, now I’m dating myself  :-).  I’ve lived a fairly active life, I’ve eaten well, I’ve tried a variety of self-healing techniques, and I’ve read lots of books on living a healthy lifestyle.     But nothing impacted my life permanently and deeply until I started drinking fresh extracted juices. How it all began? For over 4 decades of my adult life, I tried many, many diets and lifestyle changes including eating vegetarian for 12 years during the 80’s.  I spent most of my life preparing my own meals in my own kitchen.  I’ve been very active throughout my life…playing sports and dancing and exercising through yoga, race walking, weight training and using a treadmill. Despite all this effort to stay in shape…

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Spirituality, Your Attitude & Your Skin

Spirituality, Your attitude & Good Skincare We all have common experiences  and ‘symptoms’ that will at different times in our lives affect our skin and our skincare regimes. Two major ones this article address are: a) Stress: we all suffer stresses; and b) Age: we all will age – age is unavoidable. However, there are certain things which differentiate us or that we can control especially when it comes to skin and skincare. The things, we propose include: a) Lifestyle b) Attitude or on another level “spirituality” Stress, Age  & Your Skin It is widely accepted that stress is a major factor in the ageing process and ultimately affects how our bodies and minds work. Stress also affects how our skins look, feel and heal. There are some who suggest that a change of attitude – even going as far as embracing spirituality can play a role in ones overall…

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Skin – First Impressions Count

First impressions count We all know how the saying goes – first impressions count? Well, never could this be truer than when we talk about our skin. Yes, it is an organ – the largest organ in the body in fact – weighing almost 10 whopping kilograms (5 pounds) and making up about 15% of the weight of the average human being But it also has its functions: It is a protective layer shielding us against harmful substances and the harsh environment; regulating body temperature, storing water, fat and the much-vaunted vitamin d, and as part of the immune system guarding us from illness while interacting with our nerve cells. But the skin is also a– a physical canvas reflecting and projecting our inner selves, our lifestyles and our emotional, physiological and spiritual states of mind to ourselves and the world. Skin – a connector On the surface, the skin…

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So what is holistic health after all?

So, What Is Holistic Health? Holistic Health is an ancient healing tradition, that dates back 5,000 years ago to mainly India and China. It buttresses living a healthy lifestyle in harmony with nature. Although the parlance holism was popularised in the 1920s as a way of viewing living things as “entities greater than and different from the sum of their parts,” the term holistic gained prominence in the 1970s as a common adjective in contemporary usage. An Approach to life Holistic Health is, in essence about adapting a wholesome “approach to” or “way of” life. Fundamentally speaking, it does not limit itself to illnesses or specific parts of the body, but considers the whole person that is, spirit, mind and body. The well-being of the holistic person depends on how one interacts with one’s environment. It embraces the connection of mind, body, and spirit to ultimately achieving exuberant balance. Holistic Health, is all about people taking…

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Spinach…royalty amongst leafy greens?

SPINACH – Royalty amongst Green Vegetables? It is widely agreed that eternal beauty emanates from internal care…what do I mean by that? Well, when all your internal organs are well-nourished and well-fed you tend to look better and feel better. Simply put – the right foods have cosmetic benefits. From glowing skin, to improved temperament and moods. Simply put… good food – does good…. One such food is spinach… The power of dark green leafy greens Spinach was, according to an article in American Medicine – far back in 1927 – hailed as the “king of all vegetables,” and was  “therapeutically” indicated in conditions as diverse as: “…anemia, blood depravity, heart disturbances, kidney disarrangements, dyspeptic conditions and piles”, and in other conditions such as “low vitality” and “marked general debility” Used in various cultures throughout history, from South East-Asian, Mediterranean to Middle Eastern – this leafy green vegetable contains a…

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Tips on how to write your book

E Books for Business, Join the conversation The benefits of writing a book to promote your business or support your branding activities are undoubtedly sound. So perhaps you’re asking if this is the right vehicle for your marketing activities? The answer is quite simply what you wish to achieve. In this article, I’ll try to help you make up your mind. There are so many tools and software packages that are good for business, just in the same way that we know that large quantities of fruit are good for you, except of course if you are a diabetic. Diabetics require a more varied diet as too much fruit will upset their blood sugar levels. In other words, proceed with caution. What does that have to do with writing a book for your business? Quite a lot actually, you need to do your health check first that investigates whether a…

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Effect of the Mind on the Skin by Adama Hope Roland

The greatest gift God has given to humanity is not vision, not sight but the ability to think! Your thoughts give you vision and your vision projects your insight. Thoughts produce vision and vision produces your sight, but without thought there is no vision. The power of the mind is the greatest force you possess. This power makes up your thoughts, and theses thoughts shape everything that happens in your life. That said your thoughts have impact on your physical health and ultimately on your skin. According to author Remez Sasson (Founder of Success Consciousness.Com): “thoughts are like seeds – the have a natural tendency to grow and manifest in your life. If you feed them with positive attention, interest and enthusiasm they will grow that way”. Our Thoughts shape us The way we nurture our thoughts on the inside,  determines how we will grow on the outside. If we don’t appreciate…

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