Nothing is impossible

An amazingly inspirational video reminding us that nothing is impossible if we truly want it, and that you are never too old to keep doing what you love

Enjoy and Stay Blessed 🙂

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Happy Earth Day 2018

As you all know, I am very passionate about the Earth, the biggest Mother of all.

And She, like many women is taken for granted, under appreciated, disrespected and abused.

It breaks my heart to see how we destroy her with our actions every day and I have huge respect and love for those people who care for her and do everything they can to save and protect her. We should all be part of this movement, playing as small or as big of a part as we can. Without Her, we could not exist.

To Celebrate Earth Day this year, I am sharing TWO videos – The First is the Earth Day 2018 Google Doodle. I chose this because 1) it sends a beautiful and poignant Earth Day message and 2) it is presented by Jane Goodall…A WOMAN!!! 🙂 So it fits right into The Woman Hood.

The Second video is the song “Colors of the Wind” from the movie “Pocahontas”, performed by Vanessa Williams. I chose this because 1) it says beautifully the words that remind us that we are not alone on this planet. That every being, every animal, every plant, every river etc are interconnected. We are ONE! 2) I love the line “how high does the Sycamore grow? If we cut it down, then we’ll never know…” So True!! and yet, we cut, cut, cut…trees, animals, people.

Enjoy! and Stay Blessed!

 

 

 

 

 

Braiding Hair Without a License! What?

I found this article interesting when I came upon it. I wasn’t sure if it was a joke or not when I saw the title because…well, don’t we all braid each others hair? I know I used to braid my cousins’ hair for extra money when I was a teenager and I have braided lots of peoples hair as favors and for money over the years. Now to think I might have needed to have a license??? Oookay!!!

Doesn’t really make sense to me, but ok…

Tennessee Has Fined Residents Almost $100,000 for Braiding Hair Without a License … Seriously

I am never one to jump at the race card, but these are definitely things that make you go hmmm!!!

I guess I can understand that the Government needs to keep track of who is running what businesses in their state, so I understand that they would want natural hair practitioners to register and pay a fee to be allowed to practice. (I guess)

But then there is the bit about having to go to cosmetology school? Really? For braiding? Regardless of race, do we need to go to cosmetology school to do the most natural thing all women have done with their hair for as long as we have had hair.

But this is a very real matter, as I found out in a second article featuring the same problem in Oregon…

“Amber Starks (left), who is fighting to change state law to allow hair braiders to work without earning a full cosmetology license says: “Braiding can be a way for women to start to get comfortable with wearing their hair naturally. That’s what it was for me.” Braiders typically do not use chemicals, heat or scissors, thus practitioners say they should not be required to go through the 1,700-hour training required of cosmetologists…Read More

Kudos to Amber Starks and Fatou Diouf for fighting this and standing up for ‘natural hair rights’ 🙂

 

Happy New Year 2018

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To All You Beautiful Women Everywhere:

As we look forward into the year 2018;

Let us open our hearts to Love, Peace and Hope;

Let us prepare ourselves for Success, Prosperity and Abundance;

Let us take time everyday, to commune with our inner self,

And to listen to what the Higher One is telling us.

Let us Love ourselves and others from a place of Abundance

And as we give of ourselves and share of ourselves,

May we be continually ENRICHED!

Happy New Year!

Enjoli – a great essay by Kristi Coulter

This essay is being shared and re-shared in Facebook today and my husband sent it to me. And I knew I had to share it with you here.

It is a beautiful piece that says so much!

I believe every woman can identify, even if your way out is not alcohol. Just the fact that we need to find something to deal with life is enough of a problem.

This is an awesome conversation starter. Share your thoughts….

Enjoli

I’m newly sober and dog-paddling through the booze all around me. It’s summer, and Whole Foods has planted rosé throughout the store. Rosé is great with fish! And strawberries! And vegan protein powder! (Okay, I made that last one up.) At the office, every desk near mine has a bottle of wine or liquor on it in case people are too lazy to walk the 50 feet to one of the well-stocked communal bars we’ve built on our floor. Driving home from work, I pass billboard ads for Fluffed Marshmallow Smirnoff and Iced Cake Smirnoff and not just Cinnamon, but Cinnamon Churros Smirnoff. A local pharmacy, the same one that fucks up my prescription three months in a row, installs self-service beer taps and young guys line up with their empty growlers all the way back to Eye & Ear Care.

Traveling for work, I steel myself for the company-sponsored wine tasting. Skipping it is not an option. My plan is to work the room with my soda and lime, make sure I’m seen by the five people who care about these things, and leave before things get sloppy (which they always do). Six wines and four beers are on display at the catering stand. I ask for club soda and get a blank look. Just water, then? The bartender grimaces apologetically. “I think there’s a water fountain in the lobby?” she says.….Read more

Posture Series Parts 3 – 5

After some technical difficulties, I have finally been able to download …or is it upload???..the further parts of our Posture Series.

Karin does an excellent job teaching me some exercises to help me strengthen my core, maintain good posture and relieve my back pain.

I have been practicing these for a while now, though not as regularly as I should, and I must confess that I do feel a difference. I especially constantly correct my sitting posture at the office and if all else fails, I just get up and walk around to give my back a break.

I hope you gain from these videos too.

Please let us know your experiences and feel free to contact Karin through our contact page.

Power!