It is commonly said that it takes 10,000 hours to become an expert in something. But how long does it take to finally believe that you know what you’re doing?Read More
Even if your HIV status is negative or undetectable, you have a responsibility to eliminate stigma. According to the Centers for Disease Control, negative attitudes and discriminatory behavior toward people living with HIV can make them less likely to get tested or seek treatment.Read More
Anyone can end up in an unhealthy relationship at any time regardless of how smart, beautiful, or confident they are. Abusers are experienced in psychological warfare and are master manipulators who will try to exert power and control over you either physically, sexually, or emotionally. Here are five subtle signs to watch out for that may be a sign of an unhealthy relationship.Read More
Somehow, I felt like she just mentally checked off the ‘typical black girl’ box in her arrogant head. Somehow, I validated some tally of statistics she was desperately trying to verify from her medical school research.Read More
If you are thinking about getting pregnant, here are five lifestyle factors that you can modify to create the best possible environment to conceive. As a bonus, your overall health and wellbeing should improve so you can live a healthier life.Read More
When we are healing, we outgrow many people, things, and beliefs in that process. With family, it’s not always so easy. We don’t want to leave them behind and sometimes we can’t, so what do you do?Read More
Knowing how to connect your healthcare is essential. You are the central person and will guide your own health care to prevent diseases.Read More
Unfortunately, I used to buy into the hype of being a strong Black woman, until it hit home. An ER visit for some chest pains turned into a life changing diagnosis. We were informed that she had several mini strokes, had congestive heart failure, heart disease and would need triple bypass heart surgery and a valve replacement.Read More
Whether you’ve dealt with your issues 5 years or 2 years ago, it can still come up and cause problems for you now. Always be open to staying true to your new practices, be open to revisiting an issue and learning new ways to be. Growth should be never ending.Read More
After being with the organization for a few weeks, I quickly began to realize that this center was far from what I expected in terms of true education.Read More
Before you jump into an uncomplicated, no-strings-attached “hook up”; be sure you know a little somethin’ about bae’s history with sexually transmitted diseases (STD).
Instead of putting the onus on the individual who might need help, I’d encourage us to rethink how we can encourage and be supportive to someone who might need it. Here are some suggestions to consider.