Culture: News Anchor Tells Her Story About Wearing Braids for the First Time on the Air and Why That is a Big Deal for Black Women

Image Credit: AJ Walker   AJ Walker in an investigative reporter in West Palm Beach, Florida. Though she has been reporting for over a decade and obviously good at what she does, as she rose through the ranks to hold her current title of investigative reporter. She knows as a black woman, especially one in news, our cultural hairstyles are not always embraced in the … Continue reading Culture: News Anchor Tells Her Story About Wearing Braids for the First Time on the Air and Why That is a Big Deal for Black Women

Try These Pizza Recipes This Weekend

We finally made it to the weekend! If your week leading to today has been a whirlwind like mine, then I will not judge you for not wanted to cook a healthy dinner, or not cook at all. Some days call for comfort food, and what is more comforting than pizza? If you want to add variety to your pie, try these mouth-watering pizza recipes … Continue reading Try These Pizza Recipes This Weekend

How Block Scheduling Has Worked for Me

Like most of you, my days are packed! It is easy to get overwhelmed with all the items on our to-do list. I have been one to keep a loose schedule, but when I wrote everything down, I didn’t see how I could do it all until I tried block scheduling. My best friends suggested it to me and raved about how great it was … Continue reading How Block Scheduling Has Worked for Me

Fanm Djanm’s Velvet Turban Collection

I love wearing turbans! They’re so easy! Wear them on a rainy day, bad hair days, cold days for extra warmth, or dress them up for date nights or nights out with the girls. The possibilities are endless. One indie shop offers beautiful adornments for the hair. Fanm Djanm offers headwraps for every occasion, but recently released a collection of luxe velvet headwraps. The beautiful … Continue reading Fanm Djanm’s Velvet Turban Collection

Diva’s Quick Tips For: A Better Night’s Sleep

1. Dim the Lights We all at one point said or heard someone refer to our “internal clock.” Well, we mammals have internal clocks called circadian rhythms that regulate our 24-hour sleep/wake cycles. The hypothalamus in the brain controls these rhythms. When it is light, the brain receives a signal to stay awake and conversely, when it is dark, your brain gets a signal that … Continue reading Diva’s Quick Tips For: A Better Night’s Sleep

Still on the Quest for the Perfect Natural Deodorant

Last year, I wrote an article raving about Crystal Rock deodorant. Here is an excerpt from the article: “While using it, my lymph nodes did not swell and get irritated.  I can vouch for the claims that it is fragrance-free, non-sticky, and non-staining. It does last a long time, my rock has gotten smaller, but is holding strong. I would recommend this product (and have) … Continue reading Still on the Quest for the Perfect Natural Deodorant

The Many Uses of Witch Hazel

Witch Hazel is one of my skincare favorites.  I use it as a toner and pimple reducer, mostly.  It is known to be a staple across many cultures that spans generations. We have more than enough products to choose from for our beauty and skincare needs, but sometimes it is good to have a few products on hand that can treat a number of things. … Continue reading The Many Uses of Witch Hazel