One month ago, I was laid off from my job. It wasn’t because of poor performance. In fact, my peers always told me about the fine work that I did. They expressed their compassion as well as their surprise. I was the only person in my department that was affected by this business decision. My
Whether it’s ketchup or catsup, it’s a favorite condiment of many Americans. However, it can contain ingredients like high fructose corn syrup, corn syrup, and natural flavoring. Natural flavoring sounds innocent enough, but at the same time, it’s very deceptive. When people see natural, they automatically think that it’s healthy, not artificial. The best option
I have many fond memories of Thanksgiving both as a child and an adult. In school, they taught us that it was a day that the Indians and the Pilgrims ate together for the first Thanksgiving dinner in 1621. It was a time for family, football, delicious food, and days off from work and school.
I have been dealing with thyroid nodules for the last 8 years. Two Ear, Nose, and Throat Specialists advised me that I did not need surgery; one recommended that I needed it. Until last year, they did not irritate me. I almost opted to have surgery last year; however, a few weeks before I was
Women (and in some cases men) use cosmetics to enhance facial features. However, some cosmetics contain chemicals that can be harmful to the body. Below is a short list of those ingredients that can be found in color cosmetics. I’ve also included some ingredients found in nail polish. It’s summertime, and many of us want
At the beginning of this year, I decided that I would stop chemically treating my hair and embrace my natural hair. I think just about every woman that I know has decided to do this. I admit that I was hesitant about going natural because my hair is very course. After talking to other sisters
For those of us that clean, particularly moms (and dads), we may use cleaning products with very strong odors. Sometimes, the smell is so strong that it makes us cough. We use it because it works, right? If we open the windows as we clean, the smell won’t be so bothersome. Well, have you ever
When I had my annual physical this past January, my doctor was very impressed with my blood work results. My thyroid functions were normal along with my cholesterol and blood sugar levels. My issues with pre-diabetes and high cholesterol were no longer a concern for me. In October 2016, I started taking herbal supplements.
Hi There! I know that it’s been months since I posted my last update. I have been busy with work and family. Yes, I am still working on my fitness and health. I admit that I have been on a roller coaster with the weight loss. Once I lost 10 lbs. this past April, I