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Broccoli City’s 5k Race and Fitness Day is Key During BC Weekend

By now, you know that the Broccoli City team does more than just throw your favorite concerts. The non-profit organization is committed to educating and mobilizing millennials to build thriving urban communities. Through festivals, charity events, and educational movements, BC

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#SelfCareSunday: Kehlani’s Flora app is the key to going green

Kehlani is one girl who is very vocal about her spirituality, health, and wellness journey. She has mentioned wanting to create her own sustainable garden and has always been an advocate for clean eating, mental health awareness, and just having

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#FitnessFriday 7 Podcasts To Listen To For Your Wellness Journey

Keep your mind, body, and soul at ease with these 7 wellness podcasts. Podcasts are the ‘It thing’ right now and there are so many to choose from. Whether you are a sports fan, a music lover or just like

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#WomanCrushinItWednesday Meghan Markle: Royal Fitness Guru

As Meghan Markle prepares for her royal wedding to Prince Harry, we can imagine the pressure that she will endure for her big day. As the daughter of a yoga instructor, Markle lives by the routine of a working hard

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Snatch That Body, Sis: How To Get Right Quick For Spring Break

It’s almost time to snatch edges, name plates, men, women and many more things with your New spring break body! Many of us are wondering how to snatch our bodies to perfection! Well, I’ve got great news. It’s not that

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#SelfCareSunday: Stepping Away From Social Media To Detox

As we finish the second week of 2018, our goals are still in the forefront of our minds. We’ve mapped out ways to conquer these goals, but social media continues to be a distraction of choice.  The average person spends

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#SelfCareSunday: My Favorite Facial Mask Costs $80 & the Importance of Wellness Routines

Around this time last week, I was preparing for my Black Friday splurge on what is now the most vital purchases in this current stage of my life – beauty, hair and skincare products. Although I am not a firm

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Reebok taps Victoria Beckham In Their Latest line of Women Collaborations

  After successfully collaborating with both Estée Lauder and Target, Victoria Beckham has announced a new endeavor with Reebok. The Reebok X Victoria Beckham collection is due to make it’s debut in late 2018.  It will be part of the Reebok

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How To Incorporate Turmeric Into Your Everyday Routine

It seems as though turmeric has become the latest rage in wellness, but it is with good reason. A part of the ginger family (which also has really great health benefits), turmeric is native to the Southeast region of Asia, where

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5 TED Talks for When You’re in a Slump

With every good day, there might be a couple horrible ones. We all go through periods where we feel that life is acting specifically against us – and end up in bottomless pit of anxiety, sadness, and sometimes even hopelessness.

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Reset Your System For Fall With a Nutritional Detox!

We’ve talked about detoxing from the internet, now on to the body. No, this isn’t about teas. Every once in a while it’s good to give your system a reboot, especially if you consume a lot of animal-based proteins. What

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Doin’ It Well: Finding And Building Your Inner Chi

I know what you are probably thinking. What is a Chi (Qi), and how do I find it? Well, according to the Merriam-Webster definition, your Chi is a; “vital energy that is held to animate the body internally.” In layman

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Fitness Friday: Tips for Staying Motivated During “gym season”

For some of us, gym is life. Vashtie has made it apparent to work out and stay healthy as apart of her lifestyle. Keeping up with wellness all year makes it easier for your body to get accustomed to a

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Doin’ It Well: What are GMO’s?

This may or may not be old news to you guys, but I had to share. Everyone’s favorite “Fozzie Bear” inspired Rapper, Wacka Flocka, made headlines a while back after posting to his Instagram a Before & After Photo of

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Internet Detoxing: Why It Is Important For Your Mental Health

After a 2.5 week long Digital Detox, Boss lady Vashtie came back to us and shared why she made the conscious decision to step away. “In 2014, I had a bit of a breakdown and took my first ever vacation. I

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Judine Saint Gerard Gives Tips On Staying Summer Snatched Year-Round!

We all love to romanticize the summer and that summer body. Warm weather, skimpier clothing, and the prospect of wearing a bathing suit are often enough motivation to help get you into shape for the summer. But now that summer

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Bahi Cosmetics: A Black Woman-owned beauty brand you need in your collection

Danielle Bahi was tired of seeing Black women placed in a specific category by so many beauty brands, so she created her own line that caters to everyone. Bahi Cosmetics launched during summer 2016 and is black woman owned. Bahi,

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FIT: 4-Minute Neck & Shoulders Stretch at Your Desk

If you're reading this, you are probably at your desk which means you've probably been sitting there for a minute and could use some quick and easy yoga stretches. Watch this 4 minute video by Gaiam and get in some

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Wellness Wednesdays: Here’s How I Started Getting More Sleep & You Can Too!

  We all know how important sleep is, right? It allows your body to recharge from being on the go all day. Earlier this year, I challenged myself to sleeping challenge to allow myself to recoup and start each day fresh.

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DOIN’ IT WELL: Why Refined Sugar is not Sweet to your body

For as long as I could remember, I’ve always had a super sweet tooth. So much so that, by the time my parents could afford to send me to a real dentist at age 12 – I had discovered a

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#SolaceSunday Practice Mindfulness With These How-To Books

As humans there are certain mundane and routine acts that we perform so innately, we may not even think about them! We learn to walk, for example, at such a young age and continue to walk our entire lives until we

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SOLACE SUNDAY: Crystal Healing 101

Crystal healing is a form of alternative medicine that uses crystals in order to promote physical and spiritual healing. The practice goes back nearly 6,000 years, and it is said that ancient Egyptians believed in the mystical power of crystals.

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The Best Sneakers to Crush Your Workout

A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step, in the right pair of shoes. According to a study in the Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports, “exercisers who used multiple pairs of sneakers were 39% less

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Burn More Fat in No Time with HIIT Workouts

Summer bodies are made in the winter, right? Too bad we’re less than one month away from summer, so if you’re like me and have been slacking at the gym, meet HIIT workout, your new favorite fat-blasting routine! Whether it’s the elliptical

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DOIN IT WELL: The Healing Powers of Herbs

Note: We advise seeking proper consultation and recipes before trying home remedies with herbs. We are not doctors– just providing useful information for people who choose to attempt a healthier lifestyle. Getting sick is almost inevitable– especially when the seasons

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Solace Sunday: DIY Bath Salt Recipes

Whether you believe it or not, taking time to pamper yourself with taking a long warm bath has more benefits than just relaxation. In fact, any physical or mental ailment I may be having at the time, I turn to

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Beauty Tip Tuesday: The Benefits of Rose Water & How To Make Your Own

As the saying goes, April showers bring May flowers. The season when the sun shines and flowers bloom is upon us. I don’t know how we lasted an entire winter without them, but we manage to push through every year.

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All The Amazing Benefits Of Gardening

  When you hear the word gardening, what is your first thought? Is it insects? Dirt? Your favorite grandma? Many people view gardening as something that is boring, but there are many exciting benefits of having your own indoor and/or

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The Making of A Movement: Broccoli City Festival 2017

Broccoli City, an urban initiative redefining cool by bringing overall health to the forefront, has finally announced an official date and line up for their healthy living and eco-fueled D.C. celebrated festival. Broccoli City Festival, held at the historic Gateway DC,

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1. It reduces global warming. In 2006, the United Nations said raising animals for food generates more greenhouse gasses than all the cars and trucks in the world combined. 2. To avoid excessive carbon dioxide production. Livestock produces a large

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Doin’ It Well: Going Flexitarian

How many times have you tried a new trendy diets only to relapse into your same old eating habits a few months later? Right, more than you’d care to remember! So, why does this happen? Well–in some cases–this is because

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Beauty Tip Tuesday: Five Ways To Get Clearer Skin

Our skin is like our body’s armor. We wear it on the outside and it protects what’s on the inside. However, the thing that makes our skin different and special is that unlike the armor, it is the most responsive, largest, and

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#SolaceSunday: Meditation Essentials

We always hear how beneficial meditation is. At this point, it’s undeniable that taking time to silence your mind works wonders! But let’s be honest, everyone meditates differently. Some people don’t even know the basics of meditating, which is why

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Adidas Launches New Wellness App ‘All Day’

Just a couple of weeks ago, adidas announced at SXSW that they were launching a wellness app, ‘All Day’. This app isn’t your usual wellness app, as they use a combination of health aspects to ensure you’re tackling your overall health: movement,

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Doin’ It Well: Acupuncture And The Five Reasons You Should Try It

Acupuncture is both a theory and a practice, dating back to approximately 6000 BCE in China. The first text recognized to have thoroughly depicted the process in which a patient is diagnosed and treated through acupuncture is The Yellow Emperor’s

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Apple Cider Vinegar Is Heaven Sent

Apple cider vinegar is incredibly lit. We could literally curate a list with over fifty associated health benefits but we’ll keep it short and sweet. Apple Cider Vinegar, or ACV for short, derives from the completion of two processes. The first

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What is Transcendental Meditation?

During a 1958 mission to “spiritually regenerate the world,” Maharishi Mahesh Yogi traveled the world to educate others on the Vedic originated tradition of  Transcendental Meditation. Its been a staple in the lives of many and received western popularity after

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‘Do What You Want’ Mag Makes Mental Health Relatable

At an early age we’re taught to go to the doctor when we feel sick, when we hurt ourselves, we go to the ER. Yet, for some reason, we are not instructed to look at mental health in the same

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Doin’ It Well: When Life Gives You Lemons, Make Lemon Water

What drink is insanely inexpensive to make, keeps skin glowing, aids in digestion, can help you lose weight and is packed with vitamin C? No, it’s not an elixir sold on late-night infomercials. It’s lemon water. Those in the know

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Doin’ It Well: Smoothie Queen, No Dairy

As a vegan, there are two questions I hear all the time: What do you even eat? Where do you get your protein? Like, it never fails! We’ll be here for a while if I explained the array of options

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