We are currently in the middle of a shift within the Black community, where millennials are starting to put more focus on their well-being. Wellness bloggers are making more of an impact thank you'd think, influencing us all to think twice about the things we ingest and the environments we put ourselves in. Self-care, healthy eating and mental health are all topics that today's women in wellness are educating us on.
Self-care is a year-round job but it can look very differently during the summer than any other season. During the rest of the year, we’re stressed out over deadlines, keeping our homes together and progressing personally. Burt the summer shouldn’t be about freaking out over anything, but rather relaxing and getting in touch with yourself.
Maintaining your summer glow is all about being happy and healthy in extremely hot weather, where your hair, skin, body and even attitude can be effected. During the summer months, we tend to treat ourselves to the best food when on vacation, change our hair frequently and constantly in new environments. The downside to all of this is that sometimes we can slack off on our usual wellness and beauty routines.
Fathers often don't get the credit they deserve, the good ones anyway. We get so wrapped up in Mother's day that for some reason Father's day is like an after thought. And when I say we, I mean society as a whole. There's overall less sales and promotions going on for Father's day, and less restaurants are a packed to capacity. But regardless, Fathers play an important roles in our lives, and often teach us valuable lessons that our Mother's just didn't.
There are many phases you’ll go through in life, and you won’t always know how to deal with all the changes. As we grow up, we move out from our parent’s home, we move back in, we breakup, get married, quit jobs, get hired, have kids and more. The key to a happy life is knowing that this is a journey, and not a destination.
Summertime is right around the corner and it's time to break out the protective styles. Getting a new hairstyle for the summer can be considered one of Black women’s favorite pastimes. With the versatility [ and sensitivity] that comes with Black hair, it’s important to find gorgeous styles that will also protect your locks from the heat of summer.
While there are millions reason to convince yourself that you should or should not go to graduate school, the most important thing is making sure you’re doing it for you. There are many factors that play into graduate school, and the main one is that this is something extra, a next step from your undergraduate career. Just like your high school teachers told you no one would hold your hand in college, graduate school is next-level independence and adulting.
The stigma behind moving back home after college has nearly been removed, with so many millennials currently still living with their parents. In recent years, more recent graduates have lived with their parents than in any other living arrangement. In 2014, only 14% of 18-34 year olds were living alone or with a roommate, and 32% were living at home with their parents - outweighing those who living with domestic partners and spouses.
New Year’s resolutions are tough because you have all this motivation in the beginning in the year but later, you realize that you haven’t been working towards them as aggressively as you should. With the mid-year mark here, it’s the perfect time to reevaluate your goals, measure your progress, and make necessary changes to your habits.
Setting goals are one thing, sticking to them throughout an entire year is another. With sticktoitiveness being easier said than done, we could all use some tips to make the hard work easier.
With the rising cost of college tuition, more Americans are burdened with student debt than ever before. Collectively, the country owes over $1.4 trillion in student loan debt, spread out among approximately 44 million individuals. Which is about $620 billion more than the total U.S. credit card debt. The class of 2017 has an average debt about 6% more than the class of 2016 graduates who has around $37,172 in loans to repay.
Working for a business and running your own are two entirely different things. Being an entrepreneur means no breaks, a little sacrifice and a lot of risk. But when your business is truly your passion, none of the lows of entrepreneurship can scare you away. This is true for KSM Group and This is Her Movement founder Kyshira Moffett, MBA.
Success doesn’t always come when we want it to, but when we’re actually ready for it.Despite the stories we see about tech entrepreneurs or athletes making it big at 20 years old, success doesn’t happen overnight for most. In fact, for someone who seems like an overnight success, it’s safe to say they’ve been working hard for the past 10 years to get where they are.
Contrary to what you may have seen in your history books, Black women have always been participants in the military.Of course, rising the ranks of the armed forces came with it’s gender and racial biases but Black women still persisted. Women of color served in the military as early as the Revolutionary war, acting as spies, keeping soldiers informed about the movements of the British. These women worked during the 1800s with the promise of freedom during the Civil war as well, as nurses, volunteers and cooks.
Mental illness is nothing to be taken lightly, especially in the African-American community where it’s so often looked over. It’s the job of everyone to be an advocate for mental health, since it affects us all and there are many who cannot advocate for themselves. Whether you suffer from mental health issues or not, it’s important to watch out for signs and symptoms of common diseases.