Afrobella on The Root!


“She was born in Compton. I was born in Trinidad, the most southerly island in the Caribbean. She was raised to become a tennis superstar. In high school, my tennis instructor quietly took my parents aside and let them know that their child was ”more of an academic.” But now that we’re both grown women, […]

You Deserve: Olay Total Effects 7-in-1 Advanced Anti-Aging Body Wash

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I can chart the stages of my life by the kind of body wash I used at the time. When I was a teen, I was really into fruity scents. When I was in my twenties, I loved food fragrances. And now that I’m 30…well, I really look at a product in a different way […]

Health, Body and Fitness. My Issues. My Journey.


I got called out right on this here blog sometime around January. Someone came on and commented – hey Bella! Didn’t you used to be part of the 50 Million Pound Challenge? Whatever happened to that? Good question! And one I didn’t really want to answer. Because I’d fallen off the wagon to the extreme. […]

Experiencing Acupuncture


The practice of acupuncture has been traced back as far as the Stone Age. The earliest known writings about acupuncture were published in second century Chinese medical books. And still, in modern day Western society, there are those who regard this ancient, proven medical practice as a reason for skepticism and raised eyebrows. Billions of […]

Fourth of July Fiesta Food

What does the 4th of July mean to you? Fireworks? Freedom? Fried food? All of the above? Most definitely! Moderation isn’t exactly a word that comes to mind during the 4th, or most holiday weekends. But I’m here to tell you, friends of the 50 Million Pound Challenge, you can enjoy the 4th to the […]

Spa Betta At Home

There are some killer bargains to be found in the world of spas these days, bellas. Trust me – look in the ads at the back of your local paper, or take a gander online. Spas are hurting bad (just like so many other service industries are), and the consumer reaps the rewards. There are […]

Yoga for Fitness, Yoga for Life

My first yoga class was an unforgettable experience. I’d been yoga-curious for a while, experimented with videos and online tutorials. But finally a friend I knew through my old job convinced me to join her at the local free yoga classes at Bayfront Park in Miami. It’s a stunning venue — the lapping water of […]