I Heart I <3 BKFST

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They say it’s the most important meal of the day, but 3 or 4 days out of the week I found myself forgetting to have it. And the results are inevitable and regrettable – I hit the ground running and get so busy working that I forget to eat, and then around 10:30 my stomach […]

5 Fave New Body Washes

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Recently we had houseguests in town and one of the main topics of discussion became our bathroom. Specifically one corner of the shower stall, which is cluttered with no less than five body washes at the moment. Oh hello, shower cat! “Why do you have so many?” asked my friend John. “Because I am a […]

Meet Renisha. Get Renewed.

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So OK – I’ve dropped hints and briefly discussed my new attitude to weight loss recently, but I haven’t gotten down to the nitty gritty. For years it’s been a struggle for me to get motivated. I know what I need to do to get my health back to where it needs to be…but doing […]

Afrobella on The Root!

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“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.

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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

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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 […]