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I have been searching and searching for months to find a midwife (specifically a black one) to deliver my baby. I have always been interested in a water birth and I have seen hundreds of videos. Yesterday (November 20) I met with Afua Hassan, owner of The Birthing Place, in Houston, Tx. Soon as I … Continue reading Midwife and Water Birth
I am not a pill swallower and never have been. Pills and I have this hate relationship where it hates me and won't allow me to swallow it without throwing it back up. Needless to say, prenatal vitamins in pill, gel or capsule form, I don't F with those. Below are the supplements I take … Continue reading What I take for My Vegan Pregnancy
I can't believe it has already been four years that I have adopted a plant based lifestyle. I remember like it was just yesterday (it was actually last Friday that made 4 years, November 17). It was right before the thanks-for-killing-millions-of-Indians break, and I was so sick. I had spent the weekend in Huntsville, Texas, … Continue reading 4 Years Vegan!!
I am finally out of the first trimester and I could not be happier. The extreme nausea, no appetite, fatigue like no other, just not feeling like myself. Hunger pains were torture and there were only certain foods that I could eat. Now that I am in the second trimester, all of that has gone … Continue reading First Trimester is Over!!!
I came across this Instagram page when I searched #blackteachers and #blackeducators. A whole page dedicated to black female educators! I am all about black women empowerment. It is something that is near and dear, simply because I too am a black female educator. I am in my second year teaching and I love working … Continue reading Black Girls Teach
You read that right. There's a vegan bun in the oven and I couldn't be more excited. As I finish up my first trimester, here's how things went. When I found out I was pregnant, I was numb. I did not want kids and finding out you're pregnant and not married or in a relationship, … Continue reading A Vegan Baby, Arriving Soon!
This week was a week of firsts for me. Due to hurricane Harvey, we had to start school two weeks later. Just wrapped up the first week and I feel like I've really gotten a feel for all 70 of my students and we have gotten into sort of a routine. Now it's time to … Continue reading First Week of School | First Adult Purchase
I was talking to my cousin on Saturday about the goals I had written down in 2016, that had come to fruition in 2017. As I was talking about my goals, she started talking about some things that she had written down that came true, and she then realized that she had been writing down … Continue reading Monday Motivation
It is finally September (1 month and 5 days until I am 29!), and the leaves are changing, as is the weather. Pumpkin spice everything is filling store shelves, and the air. Fall has always been my favorite time of year in Houston, simply because we actually have Fall weather. Aside from Summer, we … Continue reading It’s Beginning to Feel a lot like Fall
If you have been following me for a while, then you know I am on a journey to financial freedom, and I have been doing a damn good job. I have paid off so much debt since 2015 and I am happy that I am now in the place that I want to be - … Continue reading Financial Check and Update!!
In my last post on the storm, I talked about how grateful I was that it did not damage my parent's house. Today, I was finally able to go home to see that there was no damage done to my apartment. I stopped watching the news because it became so heartbreaking to see how much … Continue reading Hurricane Harvey: The Disaster of a Lifetime & How You Can Help
Living in Houston, or Texas for that matter, hurricanes and tornadoes are inevitable. This past weekend, we experienced hurricane Harvey. What started as a tropical storm, turned into something catastrophic for many. At landfall it had strengthened to a category 4 hurricane and ripped through Corpus Christi and stalled over San Antonio and Austin. It … Continue reading Harvey, No, Not Steve
I think back on the days as a child going to church every Wednesday and Sunday, going to bible study, vacation bible school and everything else that meant having to go to church. Growing up in a Black household, majority of us did not have a choice in whether or not we went to church. … Continue reading My Spirituality
Before I tell you about my experience here, let me just say that the best part of eating out as a vegan at a non vegan restaurant, is that your food comes out fast and is prepared fresh. Now this restaurant is located in The Woodlands and if anyone knows the area, you know its … Continue reading Ruffles Green
This was probably the best yoga experience I have ever had. Trap music and yoga? It gets no better than that!! Trap Yoga Bae, Britteney, was freaking amazing. We started with Bodak Yellow by Cardi B and ended with Rake It Ip by Yo Gotti and Nicki Minaj. I have a ratchet side that I … Continue reading Trap Yoga
My friend Jazzie told me about this place months ago and I'm not sure why I am just now getting around to it and I could kick myself for it. It's located off Montrose and it's a nice little restaurant. It kind of has seating for everyone. They have the inside area that looks more … Continue reading Baba Yega
The best way to get repeat vegan customers to a non vegan restaurant is to have vegan options on the menu, actual vegan options, not salads. A lot of non vegan restaurants think that a way to serve vegans is to have salads. I'm here to tell you that's more of an insult if anything. … Continue reading Tout Suite’s Vegan Falafel Sandwich
Located off W Gray, this juice bar is so amazing and I love the atmosphere. I had been there once before. I ordered the Pink Starbust juice and a Buddha bowl. Both were absolutely amazing. The juice really tasted like candy and the kick from the ginger was perfect. The Buddha bowl was a curry … Continue reading Nourish Juice Bar
I don't typically go into Houston that often because I hate the traffic and it's a helluva commute but when I saw this event was in The Heights, and that's fairly close to me, I was down. It's located off 24th street and it's a fairly small venue with a backyard patio. I actually only … Continue reading Vegan Tamales and Cupcakes @ Dan Electro’s
This will be my first speaking engagement and I could not be more excited. To be working with one of my good friends and helping other women better their lives by making healthier choices, is an absolute honor.
I am hosting my very first event as a certified Health & Wellness consultant and you’re invited!
I also have two magnificent women that I am working with.
Moniqua Sexton of The Black Vegan Author. The author of Simply Vegan: A Guide for Newbies and the Curious and the Creator of The Black Vegan Author, an initiative to help people transition to a healthier lifestyle.
Thelma Green is a certified community health worker who specializes in meal planning, meal-prep, workout routines and more.
The Glow Up! Workshop & Brunch an event that includes necessary conversations in the form of talks, open forums and intensive workshops that will discuss topics to enhance the black and brown female experience. Topics will cover divine femininity, emotional…
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When I became vegan, I did not know what I was doing and I wish I had this list for when I went vegan. So I am making this to help my fellow vegan newbies. These are foods that I have in my house at all times. Grains: Rice, quinoa, amaranth, millet, oats Proteins: Beans … Continue reading Top Staple Foods For Vegan Newbies
"It's not that the things and opportunities that we want in life don't exist yet. It's that we're not yet aware of their existence (or the fact that we can really have them)." - Jen Sincero You are a Badass Did the quote above hit home or did it confuse you? When I came across … Continue reading Self – Love Sunday: Live in Your Purpose
Digital Nomad – The Location Independent Lifestyle
The term “digital nomad”(or the phrase “location independent”) refers to people who have discovered how to make a living online simply with a laptop and internet connection. A digital nomad is someone who isn’t confined by office space, office attire or office politics. Digital Nomads make their money online through blogging, affiliate marketing, social media, ebooks, coaching and a host of other resourceful methods.
More people are working online, either for themselves or as a remote employee. With thousands of blogs, books, and guides out there, more people are realizing how to make this dream a reality.
If the monotonous routine is getting you down, if you look back at your last five years and think ‘what have I actually done in that time’, then it’s time to shake it up. Here are five reasons why you should become a digital nomad:
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I am apart of a group called Awkward Black Ladies on Facebook and one of the ladies, Ashley, posted about going to brunch. I've never gone to brunch before because there aren't any places I know of that serve a vegan brunch, or vegan breakfast period, in Houston. So I responded anyway because 1). I want … Continue reading Snooze A.M. Eatery