Uterine, Fibroids, Women, Health Entertainment Health 

Uterine Fibroids: Don’t Suffer in Silence

There are very few things in life I truly hate and Uterine Fibroids is one of them.  According to the Women’s Health.Gov, Uterine Fibroids are muscular tumors that grow in the wall of the uterus. Most often they are (benign) not cancerous. Furthermore, they can grow as a singular tumor or multiple tumors; they can also grow outside the walls of the uterus. African-American women are more likely to develop fibroids than white women. According to the National Uterine Fibroids Foundation, over 600,000 hysterectomies are performed annually in the United States.…

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Mental Health First Aid

Earlier in the week I had a chance to attend the Mental Health First Aid USA Training. It was very informative and covered in great detail, the importance of developing an action plan for developing mental health problems. As I read through the content, there was one stat that stood out to me – ” In 2013, Suicide was the second leading cause of death among 15 -to-24 year olds and 25-to-34-year olds” and that ” In 2010, approximately 84 percent of people who completed suicide had symptoms of mental…

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Body Shaming

    I wanted to write about this topic for a while, but wasn’t sure how to approach it.  So often, when one hears the term “body shaming”,  full figured women being shamed for their size may come to mind. I want to take a moment to address  the body shaming  occurring in the black community, particularly concerning women and girls who  don’t have a fat a**  and slim waist. Yes, it’s done by both males and females. I have witnessed women being clowned for having no a**, the wrong…

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The Hangover: Overcoming Emotional Addiction

Source: Dr. Carleah East, LMHC Congratulations are in order to Dr. Carleah East, LMHC. On this past Saturday, she celebrated the release of her book the Hangover: Overcoming Emotional Addiction. It’s 12 steps for Emotional Sobriety. The book may be purchased at www.thesapphirewoman.com. “No more being drunk in love. No more going back. Emotional sobriety is now your fix!” – Dr. Carleah East, LMHC Order your copy today!   [supsystic-gallery id=8 position=center] 14 Shares Tweet Share14

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Feminine, Period, Organic Health 

Are Your Pads, Tampons and Panty Liners Making You Sick?

While strolling through those Target streets, I stumbled upon a unique brand of feminine products. L. is the brand and their products are free of  harsh chemicals typically contained in feminine products-which I didn’t even know existed.  Seriously,  those products need labeling like cigarets. What is this world coming to? Pads, tampons and panty liners are now threats to women’s health. Geez!   Nevertheless, I like the brand. I didn’t get any minor irritations like I used to with the other brand. They also hold very well. I’m usually heavy…

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Dancing, Health, Fitness Health 

St. Pete Dancing Divas: Stepping in the Name of Love and Line Dancing

Established in 2016, The  St. Pete Dancing Divas “is a collective effort amongst women that share a love of line dancing and wanted to enjoy doing something different and socialize”. Their  step routines will have you rethinking your ability to  cut it up on the dance floor or the “wood” as they call it.  I watched with amazement as the dancing divas flowed effortlessly through their various line dance routines. The energy in the room was one of support and determination. These sisters  were not  playing, The only thing missing…

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Black, Girl, Magic Health 

Mental Clarity

I’m learning that having a mental clarity  is so important.  When I don’t, I struggle with writing and being creative among other things.   Always in an analytical state of mind, I began to think about what I needed to do in order to remain a place of creativity. Pin pointing and letting go of one of my sources of stress  was a big step. I reminded myself that I didn’t need to be in every meeting. As long as the information stemming from it was accurate, I was good.…

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Balance

I mentioned in my  Facebook live post earlier in the week, about the important of remembering to have fun and experience life.  I also shared how watching my granddaughter enjoy her party reminded me that I had forgotten how to have fun.   I firmly believe that there is nothing wrong with being an ambitious, driven, goal and results oriented type of person. However, in the mist of being all of those things,  you can  miss the beautiful moments in life.  I shared how I had to schedule “fun”. I  have…

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