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3 Ways I Workout at Home – Using a Trampoline, Jump Rope & YouTube!

Being unable to go to the gym threw me way off my game in the beginning of lockdown. I am the kind of person that craves routine and without it, I was a bit lost. It took me about 4

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5 Immune Boosting Foods & Supplements I Take Daily

I hope you are all well and staying safe. Now,  I am no doctor… but my holistic/vegan lifestyle has put me on to natural ways to stay healthy and build up my immune system. I will say that some of

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RECIPE: Immune Boosting Tumeric-Ginger Shot To Help Fight Viruses Off

Okay, so as we know – food and shelter are very important and more than ever now! But, also…nourishing ourselves with the right foods has proven to be very beneficial. If you can find these ingredients (and they work in

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Everything I Eat in a Day (Quarantine Edition)

As requested via Instagram, I have recorded everything I eat in a day. I’m not sure what my eating habits will look like to y’all – but, here goes. Keep in mind this has been my current, “sort-of”, meal plan…but

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RECIPE: Sweet Potato Slices with Homemade Hummus & Bean Salad

Okay, so a lot of you asked for this recipe and here it goes! But in the meantime, I need a better name for it. Comment below your votes! Winner gets a shoutout on my Stories!   This is vegan,

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RECIPE: Butternut Squash Spaghetti with Garlicy Marinara & Soy Chorizo with Peppers

Okay. As I have established on my social media, I don’t care for cooking – however, I am good at it. It just doesn’t bring me joy. I don’t even like cooking shows or hearing people talk about what they

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#GroceryGrooming: 5 Ways to Stay Beautified with Everyday Kitchen Items

These days are challenging for everyone. Not only are we worried about our health, wealth, work, families, friends and future – but, a lot of us are facing frustration that our beauty and grooming appointments have been put on indefinite

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My 3 Favorite YouTube Workouts For At-Home Fitness

Some of you may know, pre-Coronavirus – I was a gym rat. It was never that I loved working out, but rather I enjoyed the benefits. Anyways, now that we are facing a pandemic and gyms are shut down, it’s

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Stop Playing Yourself & Start Meditating Now!

Many of the most famous and successful people meditate daily. It’s free, it’s easy, you can do it almost anywhere and the benefits are astounding. So…why aren’t you doing it yet? I’ve been meditating every morning for 4 years now

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#WellnessWednesday: Vegan Spring Treats

There’s never a wrong time for ice cream. Whether you’re celebrating the beginning of Spring or if you just need an ice cream sandwich to get you through the day, we recommend keeping a stash in the freezer. Although more

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Why I Drink Lemon Water On An Empty Stomach Every Morning

If you follow me on the gram, you might have seen my morning stories where I share that I drink 32 ounces of room temperature lemon water on an empty stomach every morning. This habit of mine has become so

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We’ve Gathered The Best Essential Oils For Deep Sleep

To find yourself in a deep sleep that gives you ample rest and provides you bursts of morning energy can be an exhausting task. Sure, there are sleep aids and OTC medications but there are other alternatives to helping you

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BYOB: Are You Ready For New York’s Plastic Bag Ban

  Strolling down the streets of Manhattan, it’s common that you’d see one of three things: sticker stuck to a lamppost, a guitarist hustling for his lunch, or plastic bags covering street sides. Plastic has been known to be a

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#FitnessFriday: How Working A Pole Can Easily Turn Into Your Favorite Workout

When we think of pole dancing, most think about the erotic dance performed in gentlemen’s clubs worldwide.  Swaying to the music, swirling around the pole, and money being through may come to mind, but have you ever thought about the

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Let’s Celebrate National Condom Day With These Vegan Condoms

On Valentine’s Day, most can admit to spending more time in the bedroom. Whether it’s with a soulmate or a quickie, here at VDC, we push for the use of condoms. I know what you’re thinking: but there are so

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#MondayMotivation: Digital Detoxing for Mind and Body Balance

  The words “Digital Detox” may evoke negative feelings or emotions, but we promise exactly the opposite after a digital cleanse. The way the world works these days being digitally plugged in is more a need than a want. With

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Staying Healthy While Traveling: Disinfect For The Plane Ride

It’s the most wonderful time of the year – and the most chaotic. It may have seemed far away, but peak holiday travel has promptly descended on us. Industry group Airlines for America predicts a passenger count of 47.5 million

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#WellnessWednesday: Should You Get Into Vitamins? The Tips You Need To Know First

Remember those colorful, chewy and sometimes gummy Flintstones vitamins you used to take as a kid? Growing up it was important to include vitamins in your diet but as we got older the notion of consuming 1 or more vitamins

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These 3 Types of Meditations Will Start Your Day Off Right

Meditation is something you can practice anytime and anywhere, but did you know that there are significant benefits to meditating in the morning? Clearing your head in the morning, even before getting out of bed, can set the tone for

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Trust Us, Add an Empath to Your Friend Circle.

Wellness is generally thought of in terms of mental and physical health but the one form we often forget is emotional health. In thinking of emotional health, the term empath comes to mind. You may never have heard the word

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We Gathered 6 Vegan Wines Under $30 To Enjoy Over The Holidays

“Aren’t all wines vegan or at least vegetarian?”  Unfortunately, that is not the case, and understandably the majority of us are oblivious to this truth. “The reason that all wines are not vegan or even vegetarian-friendly has to do with

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Save Time During Your Workout Routine With HIIT Workouts

To most of us, time is very precious. We’re usually always moving constantly. We have busy lives and we’re more focused on getting to the bag than getting to a workout. Time is everything to us, so I came up

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We Got That Water: Four Water Detox Recipes For Those Who Don’t Like The Taste

Tell the truth: how much water did you drink yesterday? A few cups? a few liters? How about a gallon? If you’re not drinking enough water because of the taste, we don’t blame you. Sometimes, water can be a bit

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This is What You Should Be Eating Before And After Your Work Out

Maintaining ideal health sounds a whole lot easier than it actually is. A lot of the things we put into our bodies actually have no real nutrients to keep us at our best. If you are on a health quest

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5 Yoga Poses To Get Your Best Sleep

A good night’s sleep is key to starting your day off right, but more often than not we don’t get the proper amount of sleep our bodies need and deserve. Insomnia may be increasing but today many people are turning

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8 Benefits of Lymphatic Massages

Everyone knows to do some form of stretching or massage rolling before and after a workout. Trainers and professional athletes all over the world aren’t doing it for fun, they won’t treat it like an option, and for good reason.

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Why Charcoal is the new Kale

There has been a lot of buzz about charcoal over the last few years. From charcoal shampoo, to face washes and masks, to charcoal cocktails and now toothpaste. It seems like the activated charcoal ingredient is everywhere and in everything

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#DoinItWell: Golden Milk, Your New Favorite Fall Drink

Fall is just about here, which means it’s time for jackets, boots and warm seasonal beverages. But rather than run to your nearest Starbucks for the “first Pumpkin Spice Latte of the season,” why not try something new? Something rich

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Being More Than Enough & How Elaine Welteroth’s New Book Shows Us How

Being a young millennial in a work place has its sense of trial and error. You’re placed in an environment that forces you to prove who you are, why you’re there, and ultimately questions why you deserve a seat at

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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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#WellnessWednesday: ‘The Woo-Sah Factor’, Meditation And Why It’s Life Changing

Photo Courtesy of : Pinterest Truth be told, we’ve all had that moment where we could use a little “Whoo-Sahh” in our lives. A time to deflect and welcome a sense of inner peace, while letting go of all the

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The Original Soul Vegetarian: How This Family Owned Vegan Restaurant Thrived Over 25 Years

Ever thought about becoming a vegetarian or vegan but you can’t seem to stay away from fried and greasy foods? Well, today we’re here to answer your prayers. We now introduce you to The Original Soul Vegetarian. Original Soul Vegetarian,

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#WellnessWednesday: Learn How To Eat For Your Blood Type

We know water is essential to make Mother Earth clean and healthy and lively. Similar to what water is to Mother Earth, our blood is to our body. It’s literally what our body is made up of. There are four

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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: Why You Should Be Using Milk Thistle & The Importance Of Having A Healthy Liver

Many people have used a plant called Milk Thistle. Milk thistle is a prickly purple plant with white veins. The ingredient from milk thistle is the collective compound called “silymarin”. Silymarin is known to have antioxidant, anti inflammatory, and antiviral

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#WellnessWednesday: Vashtie’s Daily Tonics & Supplements

We are all saddened about the recent passing of our king Nipsey Hussle, while some of us have moved on others are still going through it. Those who followed him from the beginning or have just become a fan of

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#WellnessWednesday: Chiropractic Health Tips For Photographers

PSA: This post is inspired by Edwin Ortiz, Vashtie’s photographer who was experiencing wrist pain. S/O to him!  I’m not sure if anybody told you but being a photographer is harder than it looks. Photography is a action sport, you

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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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