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    Meditation

     What are the Advantages of Mediation? People in disputes who consider mediation as a way to resolve their differences often want to know what the process can do for them. Although no dispute resolution procedure can guarantee specific outcomes, the following are some common benefits of mediation: Mediation is a voluntary process Parties elect to participate in mediation because of the potential for better settlement than those available through litigation or other procedures involving third-party decision makers. Creative brainstorming of new options is not something that people can be forced to do effectively. No one is coerced into using this alternative dispute procedure. If the parties do not reach an…

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    PUSHING PAST PAIN

    A few months ago, I attended a 10-day meditation retreat. The accommodations were simple and definitely nothing fancy, but being able to experience a beautiful mountain backdrop and silence from the noise of life was priceless. The meditation schedule was pretty strict and I purposely used it as a time to experience deeper states of listening and to develop discipline in my practice. I went to the retreat expecting massive revelations about life to come into focus and thought I’d essentially come down from the mountain a la Moses with the rules of living a great life in hand. After seven peaceful, uneventful days, something unexpected happened. There is a…

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    Our Queens

    The final year of the first Black president and first Black First Lady in the White House. As we take a look back over the last eight years, the Obama Administration has accomplished a lot, and shaken some things up in order to move this country forward. But we can’t forget about the accomplishments of President Obama’s right hand (no, not Joe), Michelle Obama. Michelle has willingly taken on some of the most controversial issues in American history and went head to head to fight them. Forget that this First Lady was known by the nickname of “The Closer” during campaigning because she is skilled at persuading undecided voters to…

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    Our Beauty

    3 Black Women Share Game-Changing Skin-Care Routines   How many times have you asked someone for skin-care advice and cringed the moment they said to drink more water, slather on the coconut oil, or take off your makeup before bed? When you’re nursing issues that go beyond the occasional breakout or blemish, there’s nothing more frustrating than receiving such basic advice.   Yes, we know that doing any of those three things can contribute to healthier skin, but let’s be real: that simply isn’t enough for most. Black women in particular face a unique set of obstacles, such as discoloration, which means that when we’re done talking about our favorite…

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    Why you should drink coffee before a workout?

    [vc_row 0=””][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”964″ img_size=”large” add_caption=”yes” alignment=”center”][vc_column_text 0=””] By Samantha Lefave, for Life by Daily Burn You’ve seen that person before: Strolling into the gym with a Starbucks cup in hand, then proceeding to bust out a PR on their deadlift. Or the one sipping their coffee mug before acing a sprint workout on the treadmill. Turns out they’ve been onto something. Research shows that downing a cup of joe before your sweat sesh can boost your performance. But First, Coffee … “Caffeine is a stimulant that acts on the central nervous system, the heart, and possibly the ‘center’ that controls blood pressure,” all of which play a vital role in…

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    7 Incredible Results You’ll Get From Walking 30 Minutes A Day

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”957″ img_size=”large” add_caption=”yes” alignment=”center”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row 0=””][vc_column][vc_column_text 0=””] By Meghan Rabbitt Taking a walk a day is kind of like that proverbial apple: There’s a good chance it’ll keep the doctor away. From helping you lose weight and de-stress to lowering your blood pressure and reducing your risk of many chronic diseases—going for regular walks is one of the best and easiest things you can do for your health, says Melina B. Jampolis, MD, author of the new book The Doctor on Demand Diet. (Learn how to walk away from belly fat, heart disease, and diabetes with Prevention’s Walk Your Way To Better Health.) “Walking is the number one exercise I…

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    The Health Benefits of Water

    By Jen Laskey Medically Reviewed by Sanjai Sinha, MD Did you know that your body weight is approximately 60 percent water? Your body uses water in all its cells, organs, and tissues to help regulate its temperature and maintain other bodily functions. Because your body loses water through breathing, sweating, and digestion, it’s important to rehydrate by drinking fluids and eating foods that contain water. The amount of water you need depends on a variety of factors, including the climate you live in, how physically active you are, and whether you’re experiencing an illness or have any other health problems. Protects Your Tissues, Spinal Cord, and Joints Water does more…

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    Fitness For Two: How to Stay Fit During Pregnancy

    When it comes to working out during pregnancy, there’s often a ton of mixed opinions. While many women are worried that physical activity during pregnancy can harm their babies, I am so happy to tell you that this is not the case at all-especially if you were given the clear from your OB/GYN. Research shows you might put on 7 pounds less than pregnant women who don’t work out, while still staying within the healthy weight-gain range. Not only that, but you are less likely to be constipated, experience pregnancy aches & pains, AND you will have more energy to get you throughout your day. And what about baby? The developing babies…