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Fitness Friday: Let Your Inner Child Loose & Play Outside!

For a vast majority of the nation, it’s still pretty cold outside. For the poor folks suffering the woes of a chilly Spring, it’s hard to imagine going outside at all let alone for exercise. But don’t turn your back

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Doin’ It Well: The Five Purifying Powers of Matcha Tea

If you’re wondering, “What in the world is matcha and why has everyone been talking about it?” this post is for you. Judging by the influx of matcha cafes around the major cities, you can tell its become extremely popular

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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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Giveaway: Your Chance to Win Some RMS Lip & Skin Balm !

On behalf of Vashtie, we’re giving away RMS Lip & Skin Balm in Simply Vanilla. A personal favorite of Vashtie Kola, each ingredient in this award-winning and skin rejuvenating formula has been carefully selected for its traditional healing abilities. Superior biologically active ingredients

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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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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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The Surprising Health Benefits of Massage Therapy

Sure, it can help you relax. But massage therapy can do much more than that. Here are a few healthy reasons to book an appointment. Constant Sitting “Most individuals are dealing with some kind of postural stress,” says Aaron Tanason,

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Russell Simmons Talks Yoga And Business in New Mini-Documentary

Mogul and Hip-Hop culture artisan, Russell Simmons, has been in the game for over thirty years. And with experience comes wisdom–a bit of which he recently shared via Mass Appeal. Simmons is the first feature in their new Too Old

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Plant-Based ‘Food Heaven Made Easy’ With Wendy and Jess

Food Heaven Made Easy Philosophy: Healthy eating should be delicious, cost effective and relatively painless. When eating healthy, sometimes you may become bored doing the same things with your food or run out of tasty ideas. Transitioning to a mostly

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BEAUTY: The Innate Life Scalp Treatment & Rose Hair Elixir

As some of you know, at the age of twelve, I became all about vegan eating, wellness and all things natural. My journey has been an interesting one, filled with lots of discoveries. I’m really fortunate to be able to share any

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Eight Tips For The Winter Battle Against Chapped Lips

With the harsh winds of winter’s chill stripping the moisture from our skin, we all can relate to the battle of dealing with chapped lips. And because our pouts are the most sensitive part of our skin, they’re the most

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How Black Girls RUN! Is Going the Distance to Create Change

Black girls do a lot of things—teach, lead, set trends, glow effortlessly—but distance running is one thing that is pretty much unheard of. A group called Black Girls RUN! has sought to break that stigma and the cycle of obesity

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5 Easy Stretches to Get Your Body Primed For the Day

Instead of hitting the snooze button in the morning, PopSugar Fitness wants you take the extra 10 minutes to stretch. It’s a great way to energize the morning and release tension from the previous day or a funky sleeping position.

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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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Waist Beads: The Gateway to a Wombman’s Throne

Wombmen in Africa have been known to wear these adornments as far back as Ancient Egypt, for more reasons than one. According to history, the Egyptian wombman wore waist beads as a symbolism of status and in Ghana; babies are

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Doin’ It Well: Fight The Bite Of Winter With This Avocado Glow Mask

Whether you’re getting ready for a hot date tonight or just looking for a quick pick me up to fight the bitter winter cold, this avocado glow mask is just what you need! This time of year tends to be the

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#SolaceSunday: Taking a Mental Break From the News

With everything going on, it’s important to stay politically informed and in the loop. However, the headlines, articles, videos, and tweets easily have the potential to become overwhelming. Anxiety and stress can take over in the blink of an eye,

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#FitnessFriday: 7 Ways to Get Back in the Gym

Summer is almost here, and that means it’s time to get over the holiday hump and back into the gym. Not only will your body look snatched in time for beach season, your overall health will improve as well. Easier

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Energy Healing and Astrology Tea with Danielle Ayoka

Danielle Ayoka, better known as MysticxLipstick on Twitter, is the international millennial astrologer and intuitive energy healer you never knew you needed. In a time where we think we know it all, she breaks that assumption down completely. The good news

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#SolaceSunday: Maximizing Your Time For Peace With A Routine

Let’s face it: Sometimes we make ourselves busier than we really are. Does procrastination sound familiar? We have the tendency to crowd our time with noise and not enough productivity. In the long run, it leads to less time for

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#FitnessFriday: Get Fit Without Losing Those Curves!

It’s 2017, and the days of associating the words “fitness” and “healthy” with super skinny physiques are over. Curvy women are finally getting the main stream appreciation they’ve always deserved. And while society still has a long way to go

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Healing, Trap Music and Peace With Urban Peace Squad

Urban Peace Squad Mission Statement: Self-acceptance is a priority. Let it be known, practicing mental health is the new normal. Our soul knows the distinct difference between peace and pain. Pay attention. We are introducing people to peace. We are

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Do Your Part: 10 Ways To Help Save The Bees

Bees, so tiny and minuscule in contrast to our great planet’s size, are a vital species whose duties offer us the luxury of every one out of three bites of food. Seriously, the numbers behind their performance are astonishing. They

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#SOLACESUNDAY: What’s In Your Bliss Kit?

Often times, we live such busy lives that we forget about ourselves throughout the day. Sometimes this could even carry over into weeks! In order to maintain ourselves, we must be aware of our limits, set boundaries and have ways

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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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Woman Crushin’ It Wednesday: The Evolution of Teyana Taylor

Teyana Taylor has done nothing but win our hearts (and increase the number of gym memberships), since cruhsin’ it in Kanye West’s Fade music video that premiered at the 2016 MTV VMA’s. In the erotic video that nearly broke the

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DOIN’ IT WELL: Simple Detox in 5 Easy Steps

Still haven’t fulfilled those fitness resolutions for 2017 yet? It’s cool, you’re most likely not alone. After some heavy eating over the holidays it can be hard to motivate yourself to do better! This is why we detox. Detoxing is

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Beauty Tip Tuesday: Flex with Your Nails

I always hate trying to figure out what kind of accessories to throw together with an outfit. I end up spending so much time trying to uses accessories to make an outfit my own. A couple years ago I found

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#SolaceSunday: Beyond Tidying Up, the KonMari Method is Life Changing

It may not be Spring, but it is never too early to clean and get organized. Marie Kondo‘s The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying: A simple, effective way to banish clutter forever is an absolute must-read for every mover and shaker

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#VASHTIEVITALS: Watch Vashtie Get a Colonic Treatment

Warning: This Vashtie TV episode might be highly anticipated and simultaneously highly unanticipated. This latest episode explores the world of Gravity Hydro-Colon Therapy, a procedure I started about five years ago. In the beginning, I went maybe a couple times

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DOIN’ IT WELL: The Secrets of Salve

This year the second the ball dropped on New Years Day, so did the temperature. With a cold winter it’s important to bundle up and protect your skin! This year one of my resolutions was to find more natural alternatives, so instead

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#SolaceSunday: A Clean Space Fosters A Clear Mind

On the one day we get out of the week to relax, it just might help to spend it doing the opposite: cleaning our space to clear our mind. Sundays are our off days. It’s our day to relax, reflect,

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Doin’ It Well: 8 Ways to Love Your Locks

Being the only girl in my family with curly hair, I went through years of hating my hair. I had uncontrollable frizzy hair; my brother once compared it to Dumbledore’s hair. It was so uncontrollable, because I didn’t understand how to

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Doin’ It Well: DIY Winter Body Butter

Winter wasted no time this year making it’s presence known. The harsh and chill winds are calling for us all to bundle up and most importantly, to protect our skin. Many may not know but winter is when our skin needs

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Doin’ It Well: 5 Essential Yoga Tools for Beginners

Back in November Vashtie took a tour of the popular hip- hop yoga studio Y7 with owner Sarah Larson Levey. During her visit she participated in one hell of a hot yoga class. Here at Vashtie.com we like to encourage and inspire,

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Top 10 Best Essential Oils For Flawless Skin

Essential oils can give your skin that much needed rejuvenation therapy which will leave you feeling younger, fresher and a whole lot energetic. Another property of these oils is that most of them have a relaxing fragrance that can help

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Doin’ It Well: Beat The Winter Blues With These Holistic Hacks

Winter is a great season for reflection and togetherness. It’s the most wonderful time of the year after all. But even through all that holiday cheer, winter can also be a hassle. Not just on our schedules and plans–yes, Jack

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Teyana Taylor Takes On The Role Of Personal Trainer With Fade 2 Fit

After becoming a media darling and ‘It’ girl with her starring role in Kanye West’s “Fade” visual. Teyana Taylor is setting hearts afire with the tools to obtain a body like hers. Teyana welcomed motherhood 10 months ago with the

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Doin’ It Well: Create Sweet Dreams With DIY Sleep Salve

The human body is amazing. We walk around like wireless machines–refueling and charging off of three necessities: water, food and sleep. Yet sometimes, we fall into a pattern of neglect by not eating right, drinking minimal water and not getting

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Ease Your Tension with Acupressure Mats

After 28 rad birthdays, my body decided to get stubborn. This is when it begins for everyone I suppose — the cracking joints, the mega knots throughout the neck, shoulders and spine. I even started having trouble with my energy.

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