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#VashtieVitals: What You Didn’t Know About Ginger Root

How often do you use ginger in your meals ? Many don’t know the killer benefitS the plant serves. Apart of the same family as turmeric, Ginger root can help aid many common health problems we have on the daily. You

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#WellnessWednesday: Pros And Cons Of The Top 4 Dairy Milk Alternatives

Now a days there are a lot of selections when it comes to non-dairy milk. You have the originator Soy milk the OG choice of non-dairy milk drinkers. Then there is Almond milk, which has been the go-to since soy

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#VashtieVitals: The Benefits of Massage Therapy and Quick Massages To Do At Home

Photo Courtesy of : Pinterest It’s National Massage Day! Wellness is key and massage can be a big game changer for your physical and mental health. In celebration, of one of our favorite ways to stay Zen, we’re doling out

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Vashtie’s New YouTube Episode: The How & Why of Celery Juice & A Confession!

What is up, fam’?! Have you seen my new YouTube Channel? It’s chock full all the nonsense you might remember from my VashtieTV Episodes like; my wild work days/nights but, also it now shares my wellness world that you may

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The #CareFreeBlackGirl Cookout: A Brand That Focuses on Black Woman Entrepreneurship, Wellness, & The Arts

A few days ago the VDC team had the pleasure of attending the #CareFreeBlackGirl cookout at Herbert Von King Park in Brooklyn. The day was filled with performances, giveaways, free food, and games. If you didn’t know Care Free Black

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#VashtieVitals: How To Naturally Get Through Allergy Season Without Medication

There is nothing like the spring and summertime; when you can finally tuck away that winter coat and feel the sun on your face again. Unfortunately, with that transition into warmer months comes allergy season. If your sinuses are overwhelmed

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#WellnessWednesday: Your Favorite Fruit Juice Might Contain Arsenic, Lead, & Other Heavy Metals

Fruit juices are popular across the country but are they as healthy as one may think? Just because the product says it is made out of fruits like apples, grapes, pears, or other juice blends does not mean it is

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The Flu Shot, Vashtie Style

The holidays were fun and all…but don’t let the turn up distract you from the fact that flu season is in between the months of December and February! It is guaranteed that you, your friend, or a family member will

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#DOINITWELLWEDNESDAY: Have You Given Celery Juice A Go?!

About a year ago I posted my newest wellness journey, drinking organic celery juice every morning on an empty stomach (a protocol by Medical Medium, Anthony Williams). Of course, here and there I’ve missed a day or a week (or

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DOIN’ IT WELL: 4 Reasons For Sober October! (This Monday October 1st)

I hate to mention this, but October is around the corner…I know, where did the year go?! Around this time, I like to detox. Especially since I usually spend the summer hydrating with rosé and sip Champagne all September long

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Hip Hop Is Embracing Health: Styles P & Jadaskiss Edition

These days, it’s pretty common to see people in hip-hop take on ventures outside of music. Rather it’s fashion, restaurants, or real-estate, we love our hip-hop moguls. Even though we adore the talent and the hustle, people within our country

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FitnessFriday: Low Intensity Steady State Cardio

Often when it comes to working out or fitness we’ve been ingrained with the belief of “go hard or go home.” We force ourselves to push ourselves looking for ‘feeling the burn’ or the idea that the more we do

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#SelfCareSunday: Visit a Sound Bath

In New York City, there are so many options for holistic healing and relaxation in 30 minutes or less. Yoga, Himalayan salt beds, reiki healing or aromatherapy are among the options one could choose to shed any accumulating anxiety, doubts

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Humm.ly Launches a Music Therapy App

Music has the power to change one’s mood. When someone listens to a song that he or she loves, dopamine is released in the brain. Streaming services like Spotify are completely aware of this. That’s why playlists are offered that

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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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