Hey guys! Happy Wellness Wednesday to you all! I have been gone on a family vacation to Florida, but now that I am back it seems like all the work has began to pile up. So much to do, so little time!
I did want to take the time and invite you to join me for my FREE self-care webinar, “Let’s Talk About It!” AFRICAN AMERICAN WOMEN & HEALTH. Join the discussion. Exercise. Nutrition. Stress Reduction. Empowerment. Gain Support. Be Empowered.
Tomorrow evening, July, 11th at 7 PM PST via zoom.us
You can register by clicking the link below!
I hope to see you there!
Hi everyone! Happy Monday to you all! I had a wonderful weekend. I had sometime to myself on Saturday (No kids so I got a lot done). On Sunday I was able to have a lovely father’s day lunch celebrating my husband, father, grandfather, and uncles. I feel so grateful for the men in my life. It was nice to be able to spend time with them and my family.
This week I released my official “Save the Date” for my upcoming webinar titled, “Let’s Talk About It!” African American Women & Health. I am excited to combine my two passions, wellness and African American women, and present something to you guys that I am extremely proud of. As an African American woman it really bothers me when I go online to look up statistics regarding our health, and find that we have the highest numbers in the worst areas. Something definitely needs to change.
Not only am I darkened by the country wide statistics, but I know first hand by just looking around in my own family, how serious the situation is. I have family members with hypertension, obesity, diabetes, and cancer. Although they are doing their best to thrive with these conditions, where was the concern for prevention in the first place?
This webinar is a way of me taking the first step in my life (and hopefully lives around the country) to support the women in my family and my community to help them live a healthier life. Won’t you join me?
Let’s Talk About It! African American Women & Health webinar is on Thursday, July 11th at 7PM PST via Zoom.us. If you know anyone who may benefit from this special event please have them sign up by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
I look forward to seeing you there as well. Together we can support each other, and make change happen!
Be well you guys!
Live. Love. Well & Fit.
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Too often the day goes by without us sharing a kind word with anyone. The best was to lift yourself up is by starting with others. Giving encouragement to those in need is one of the most rewarding actions that you can do. So get to it! It will go along way! 🌿💖💪🏽
Tell a friend. Bring a friend. A fitness group just for the African American Mom. 🌿💖💪
I’ve always been sensitive about my breastfeeding journey. I was only able to breastfeed my children for 1-2 weeks before I had to supplememt with formula. My milk supply would never come in. I went to see specialists, and though I followed all their tips and instructions they gave me, it still wasn’t going well. Even after my latch was corrected. My low point came when my lactation consultant suggested I try and pump my breast, and when I tried I could barely fill the bottom rim of a bottle. I was discouraged and heart broken. Even today I feel like I could have been better. I was extremely stressed, which didn’t help in regards to producing milk, and I eventually learned that having a c-section and the medications involved before and after had a significant effect on my milk supply as well. I continually engaged nurses who told me ,”Oh everyone can breastfeed” Which lead me to believe there was something wrong with me. I felt judged every time I would prepare my baby’s bottle with formula. Then my husband said, “He (Cahlil) won’t look at you any different. You are still his Mommy.” He was absolutely right. Although all my children received the colostrum in the hospital I never was able to come to peace with my breastfeeding struggle. Over time I have learn to be ok with it. I know the wonderful benefits associated with breastfeeding, and I am now even a certified breastfeeding peer counselor (I had the hardest time in that class btw). Although I did not succeed, it does not make me less of a mother. So for all you mommas out there struggling or are breastfeeding champs I applaud you. Keep giving your baby the best, and the next time you see a mom pull out formula and judge remember everyone’s story is different, and it absolutely does not make her less of a mother. You all are queens in my eyes. Happy Breastfeeding Awareness Month to you all! ☺
Live. Love. Well & Fit.
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