The Dumbest Excuses We Make To Avoid Exercising

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For years, I had such awful, stupid ideas about taking care of myself. For a long time my goals were in weight loss, and I was caught up in limiting ideas about dress sizes instead of considering health and wellness. As a teenager, I was bulimic and that began as a deliberate choice. Dumb. I […]

The Plus Size Princess Fitness Initiative – So Smart & Inspiring!

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I’ve shared my health and fitness journey here off and on, but more often lately that kind of sharing has been off. I figure if I don’t want to talk about it, I should be about it. For me, my journey to wellness has never been about fitting into a specific dress size or being […]

Afrobella’s Obsessions. Hair, Beauty, and Bath Edition – Summer 2013

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Welcome to Afrobella’s Obsessions, a new (hopefully monthly) column where I share ALL of my latest favorites. From hair, beauty and bath to fashion, travel and tech – my top recommendations of the month will be collected in one spot! If you’re looking for something new and awesome to enhance your life, stay tuned. Check […]

Let’s Talk About Body Moisturizer

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  I slather it on every day as soon as I get out of the shower. Some days it’s a cream, some days it’s a butter, some days it’s an oil. As I’ve grown older, I’ve come to realize – daily body moisturizer is essential. When I was a teen and in my twenties, I knew I should’ve been […]

Meet Emily Jayne

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The time of year is here, bellas. There’s a chill in the air and a snap in the wind here in Chicago. The leaves are rapidly changing from yellow to brown. Tis the season for the butters. Maybe this year you’re looking for a new butter experience. Maybe you don’t want to smell like chocolate […]

All About Oil Pulling

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The first time I tried oil pulling, I was at the end of my rope. I had been fighting a disgusting cold for weeks and the coughing and congestion was killing my joie de vivre completely. I was SO OVER IT. I took to Twitter to vent about my ongoing illness and was offered a […]

Afrobella(s) of the Month — Toni Carey and Ashley Hicks, founders of Black Girls RUN!

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In 2012, Afrobella of the Month is BACK! Some months may be written by me, other months may be written by an expert or a contributor! This month’s AOTM is written by Renisha James, fitness expert and personal trainer. Learn more about her philosophies on fitness at RenewedFitness.com, and follow her on Facebook or on […]