Bacterial Vaginosis: The Causes and Treatments


Though we may hate to admit it, many of us have experienced BV, or Bacterial vaginosis, at some point in our lives.  It’s an itching or burning sensation that is sometimes coupled with a discharge from the vagina. Most women don’t actually feel any noticeable symptoms   For some women, this could even be a reoccurring infection.   Whichever the case, this is nothing to be ashamed of or embarrassed about.

Bacterial vaginosis is an abnormal vaginal condition. It is the result of a bacteria that has grown in the vagina. Technically, it is not an infection but an imbalance of bacteria. Most of the women don’t experience signs of bacterial vaginosis which is why it can go unnoticed for quite some time. But those who do, it includes:

  • Vaginal odor
  • Vaginal discharge which can vary in color, but is commonly white
  • Pain during urination

Previously, it was referred as Gardnerella vaginitis. It was named after the bacteria that was believed to cause the condition. However, with newer research proved there are various bacteria that can cause this condition. So it was renamed as bacterial vaginosis.   Bacteria found in the vagina is normal.  It is the overgrowth and imbalance of it that produces Bacterial vaginosis.

Take a look at the causes and treatment of bacterial vaginosis.

Causes of the Bacterial Vaginosis

The causes of bacterial vaginosis are still not known to experts. It is known that bacterial vaginosis is linked to an imbalance in the bacteria that is found in the vagina. But the reason why this imbalance occurs is not clear. All the body parts have bacteria, some are beneficial whereas some are not. When there are plenty of harmful bacteria, it can cause problems. Bacterial vaginosis is one of the problems it causes.

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In vagina there are a bacteria lactobacilli, it produces lactic acid. It makes the vagina slightly acidic which prevents the growth of other types of bacteria there. Lower levels of lactobacilli lead to vagina becoming less acidic. As a result, it provides a chance to other bacteria to grow.

Furthermore, any women can develop bacterial vaginosis. Since the cause is not known, some activities are identified that can increase the risk. They include:

  • Having a new sex partner
  • Reaching puberty
  • Smoking
  • Washing underwear with strong detergents
  • Douching
  • Using medicated solution to clean the vagina
  • Having more than one sex partners
  • Using vaginal deodorants or scented soaps
  • Wearing tight underwear or clothing which prevent breathing of the area
  • Having a poor diet
  • Having poor hygiene

Treatment of Bacterial Vaginosis

In most of the cases, the bacterial vaginosis can clear up without any treatment. But it is better to seek treatment in order to avoid complications. There is no home remedy for this problem. The only treatment is using antibiotics. In 90% of the cases, they are effective. It can happen that bacterial vaginosis might return after few weeks. If this happens you must visit you, doctor.

Moreover, Metronidazole is one of the most commonly used antibiotics. It is available in tablet form, it can be taken twice daily for 7 days. While the gel form van is applied to the vagina once for 5 days. Another antibiotic that is used for treating bacterial vaginosis is Clindamycin. It can be used in case Metronidazole is ineffective. Tinidazole is also used to treat bacterial vaginosis if it returns or Metronidazole is less effective.

An important thing to keep in mind is that alcohol must be avoided when using these antibiotics. Some tests will be needed if:

  • You are pregnant
  • Symptoms goes away but returns back
  • Symptoms of bacterial vaginosis persist

Therefore, as the causes of bacterial vaginosis are unknown, prevention is not possible. But you can reduce the risk by avoiding using douching and strong detergents to wash underwear. Along with this, you must stop the use of scented soaps and vaginal deodorant as well.  It is also suggested to maintain a balanced alkaline diet to prevent the hormonal imbalances that may trigger the overgrowth of the bacterias that cause Bacterial vaginosis.

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Bad Habits in Relationships

People often come to relationships with bad habits when it comes to getting along with another person. They may have every intention of making a relationship work, but ingrained trends stop them from truly connecting. There are many such bad habits.

Jealousy plagues many otherwise good relationships. A boyfriend might always suspect his girlfriend of going around with other men. Or, it could be more subtle. A woman may suspect that her husband is constantly looking for another female to take her place. In either case, the jealous person may have nothing real to worry about. This is when it gets to be nothing more than a bad habit.

Selective hearing is another problem that becomes a bad habit in relationships. People do not pay attention to each other’s needs. One person will try to explain something that is important to them, and the other will say, “yes, yes,” but will not really hear.

Then, when the first person says something the second person is interested in, suddenly they are in the conversation completely. This fosters feelings of hostility and is one of the relationship bad habits that can wear a couple down over time.

People can develop bad habits in long relationships if they lean too much on the other person. They can depend so much on the other person that they lose the ability to take care of themselves. A person in a relationship may become irresponsible at work because of it. They may feel that they are taken care of anyway, so it does not matter. These bad habits can take over every aspect of their lives.

Some couples fall into bad habits in their fighting. All healthy couples will disagree from time to time. Where bad habits come in is the way the arguments are conducted. One partner may have the bad habit of yelling at the top of her lungs.

Another partner may throw dishes instead. Still, another may bring up old arguments to try to hurt the other person. All these are bad habits in relationships because they are not productive forms of disagreement.

Many people in relationships get into the bad habits of nagging their partners. This has often been portrayed as a women’s fault. However, men do it too. Sometimes, both parties in the relationship will nag each other. That makes for a very unhealthy relationship.

Blaming comes with its own price. This is a bad habit that erodes a relationship if it goes on too long. One person may be taking all the blame. In this case, that person’s self-esteem can get to a very low point.

Other times, people can blame each other. If this happens, the usual result is a disconnect between the two partners. They do not want to be involved with someone who does not accept responsibility.

If you want to have a healthy relationship, you need to purge yourself of your bad habits. The sooner you learn what you and your partner need to stay together, the better your bond will be.

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Body Shaming Women

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Dealing With The Social Evil: Body Shaming

With the increase in use of social media and other forms of communication, body shaming has also increased.  Women, and even some men, are made to feel ashamed of what their real bodies look like.  Even those with cosmetic surgery seemed to be made fun of.  Any negative comment or attitude that is directed towards your body is referred to as body shaming. In the simple happy moments of life, we share our photos and life events.  Comments then flood in and make us feel inferior because of the way our bodies are.  Oftentimes, this makes people retreat back into their homes, avoid social interaction and fall into depression. We have all been guilty of hiding things about themselves because of fear the thought of hearing judgment. Instead of torturing yourself because of what others may say, allow yourself to feel the love and beauty that beams from within so that you can heal and move on and get on with your life.

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To help you grow from this and heal, we have prepared a list of things you can do next time you hear something mean being said about you.

Love yourself naked

Think about it like this.  Your body has held you down since day one.  She is beautiful.  She is strong.  She is enduring.  Every crevice, every curve, every stretch mark, every blemish, every fat roll.  Beauty.  And warmth.  And love.  Her resilience keeps you going.  She deserves nothing but your appreciation, admiration, and your complete honor.  Make positive affirmations to her daily.

Do not fall into the trap of exaggeration

We all have a natural habit of over-reacting to everything that is said about us. Do not let the mean comments get to you. Deal with them like a pro. Learn to ignore the things that are intentionally done to hurt you or depress you.  People who hate themselves often are the most hurtful.

Talk to others

Bottling up all the hurt emotions and tears of anger would do you no good. Talk it out.  Get all your emotions out of yourself. Discuss it with the people who are a constant source of support to you. Your friends, siblings, anyone older maybe.

Be kind to yourself

There is no point in hurting yourself or torturing yourself for something people said about you. This is only going to exaggerate the problem. If there is something that is stuck in your head, talk it out or rather go out for a long walk and try to get it out of your head. Staying stuck in your room or crying yourself to sleep because people are mean is not going to solve the issue. Be kind to yourself. Love yourself.  Kiss yourself.  Treat yourself.

Don’t get self-destructive

Be realistic. If what they say hurts you, learn to cope with it in a mature way. Engage in something that you like to do so that you can forget about it.  Don’t starve yourself or bring your body harm in any way.  If you need to blow off some steam, try going for a walk or even do something exciting like laser tag.


Thanks to the powerful women who speak up and speak out,  our world is slowly gaining awareness about body shaming and recognizing it as an issue that needs to be dealt with. People are taking a stand against bullying.  Nobody has the right to pass on derogatory remarks to you over the way your body looks.

Want to know more about how you can deal with other problems in your life? Head over to our site and read about the other issues that we are discussing there.

Watch this video of Jessamyn Stanley in all of her beauty.


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Cleansing My Body

Beginning on Monday, March 6th, I will be partaking in an international cleanse challenge.   This smoothie cleanse challenge was created by nutritionist JJ Smith.  I have actually participated in the challenge before and cannot wait to see how much clarity and ease I gain by doing so again.  This challenge lasts for 10 days and includes some really yummy vegan recipes.

Here is her awesome book:

I’ve been so bottled up for so long and the beach and this cleanse are exactly the two things that I need to gain clarity and move forward in life.  The last time that I did this cleanse, I kept a mini journal of what I consumed and of course how I felt.  The good things about this challenge is that you do not have to worry about starving yourself.  There are many snacks that are allowed plus unlimited fresh fruit.  I am very excited to be doing this challenge with a few of my friends.  I’ve got my book, my Vitamix, and an endless supply of fresh fruit.

To purchase your copy of here book, make sure to go to Amazon.


To health and wealth.

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Choosing Yourself

Choose yourself first.

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Those words may seem so simple that many of us will discard them and keep on moving with the busyness of life.  But, however simple they are, they ring true.

Let me repeat.

Choose yourself first.

You are worthy of being loved, adored, cherished, and supported.

This is something that I’ve had to learn on my own.  Well, not learn, but remember it about myself.  I want you to remember this as well.

The truth is, your best interest may not always be at the center of someone’s life or agenda.  When this becomes apparent to you, you must choose yourself and put yourself first so that your needs are being met.  Too often, as women, we end up with the shorter end of the stick and we give more than many of those around us.  We want to take care of others, which is natural.  But doing so, at the expense of your own self, and not having anyone there to refill your cup until it runneth over, is not the way to go.  When we have nothing left for ourselves and nothing left to give, we are often left alone to pick up the pieces.

“Every time you say yes to something you don’t want to do, this will happen: you will resent people, you will do a bad job, you will have less energy for the things you were doing a good job on, you will make less money, and yet another small percentage of your life will be used up, burned up, a smoke signal to the future saying, “I did it again.” -James Altucher

If you are like me, you’ve said yes more than once to something that you didn’t want to do, just to please others.  I’m not talking about doing someone a favor or helping someone in need.  I mean completely going against your gut, against your own desires, out of guilt or some other feeling that makes you feel like what you want is not a priority.  I’m here to tell you, what you want should always be a priority.

Allowing yourself to do things that please and nourish your soul will allow you to be in more a happy and peaceful place within yourself.  Choosing yourself is not selfish.  Choosing yourself is the only way that you are capable of thriving in this world. The latter will only wear you done.  You cannot live your life by what other people want or need, and it will make you crazy trying to figure out what that is anyway.

When you choose yourself, it may make others uncomfortable.  It is not your job to comfort them.  However, by shining your light, it may inspire others to value themselves as well.

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Excuses For Why We Failed At Love


Excuses For Why We Failed At Love

1. I’m lonely so I do lonely things
2. Loving you was like going to war; I never came back the same.
3. You hate women, just like your father and his father, so it runs in your blood.
4. I was wandering the derelict car park of your heart looking for a ride home.
5. You’re a ghost town I’m too patriotic to leave.
6. I stay because you’re the beginning of the dream I want to remember.
7. I didn’t call him back because he likes his girls voiceless.
8. It’s not that he wants to be a liar; it’s just that he doesn’t know the truth.
9. I couldn’t love you, you were a small war.
10. We covered the smell of loss with jokes.
11. I didn’t want to fail at love like our parents.
12. You made the nomad in me build a house and stay.
13. I’m not a dog.
14. We were trying to prove our blood wrong.
15. I was still lonely so I did even lonelier things.
16. Yes, I’m insecure, but so was my mother and her mother.
17. No, he loves me he just makes me cry a lot.
18. He knows all of my secrets and still wants to kiss me.
19. You were too cruel to love for a long time.
20. It just didn’t work out.
21. My dad walked out one afternoon and never came back.
22. I can’t sleep because I can still taste him in my mouth.
23. I cut him out at the root, he was my favorite tree, rotting, threatening the foundations of my home.
24. The women in my family die waiting.
25. Because I didn’t want to die waiting for you.
26. I had to leave, I felt lonely when he held me.
27. You’re the song I rewind until I know all the words and I feel sick.
28. He sent me a text that said “I love you so bad.”
29. His heart wasn’t as beautiful as his smile
30. We emotionally manipulated one another until we thought it was love.
31. Forgive me, I was lonely so I chose you.
32. I’m a lover without a lover.
33. I’m lovely and lonely.
34. I belong deeply to myself .”
― Warsan Shire


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Yoni Egg: What is it and why you should use one?

I know that you have probably heard  Yoni Eggs mentioned in conversation before.  You may have even seen one of the recent episodes of Real Housewives of Atlanta, where the ladies participated in Yoni Yoga.  After hearing all of this talk, you may have wondered what exactly is a Yoni Egg.

Yoni Eggs which are also called Love Eggs or Jade Eggs,  have been around for thousands of years.  They are used for both spiritual awakenings and for the alignment of the heart chakras.  As such, women who use them develop a deep relationship with themselves.  Yoni Eggs definitely do a body good!

Yoni Eggs are are polished gem stones that are inserted into the vagina for both pleasurable and spiritual purposes.   Practicing with a Yoni Egg not only helps tighten the vaginal walls; it also awakens the tissues, organs, and muscles, promotes new nerve growth, and increases overall sensitivity. This will allow you to experience pleasure you didn’t even know was possible. Be prepared to experience new kinds of orgasms. If you’ve never had a vaginal orgasm before, diligent practice can change this and open up entirely new types of sensation and pleasure.  At the same time, using a Yoni Egg allows a women to become more intimate with herself and learn her body.  She also becomes connected with her being. Yoni Eggs aide in both your reproductive and sexual health.

In recent times, Yoni Egg use has gained popularity.  Even celebrities like Gwyneth Paltrow swear by them.  In reality, Yoni Eggs have been used for eons, especially for royalty.  Yoni eggs aid in womb cleansing, reflexology, yoni yoga, orgasmic manifestation, easier labor, and spiritual healing.  Some people have shunned them as they do most products that encourage women to take control of their own bodies.  Yeast infections and Toxic Shock Syndrome (TSS) are far more common than a woman having issues with a Yoni Egg.

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Let me know if you’ve used a Yoni Egg before.  If you have, how much do you enjoy it?


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31 Lessons That I Have Learned In My 31 Years


Over the years, I have experienced so much.

Recently, I experienced my first post- 30th birthday.  I turned 31.  The night before, I had a great dinner with 4 of my 7 siblings and my father, plus my little ones.  The dinner was just what I need to help feel a little less of what I was feeling in the moment.  It was like my equilibrium was off.  I woke up kind of early feeling a bit anxious about the impending events.   I have always been a bit of a late bloomer.   I am a thinker, and so I stay in my head a lot.  The good thing about this trait is that when I do decide to move on something, my actions are purposeful and precise and tend to yield success.  The other side of this Virgo trait is that it may take me a while to actually decide to move, or take action on my goals as I wait for the “perfect moment”.  I can literally have an idea and it takes me a year before acting upon it.  Because of this, I have been considered a late bloomer, though highly responsible,  pretty much all of my life.  Personally, I like to listen to my heart and my body as they tell me when it is time to do something.  Yeah, I maybe could have acted sooner, gotten a promotion faster, or whatever the case may be.  But, it would not have been as authentic to myself.  I’ve learned that what’s for me is for me and no one else can get it because it is meant for me.  My birthday is a time of reflection and planning for me.  To center myself, I did what only someone like me can do in moments of anxiousness.  I lit my Nag Champa, burned a few pieces of sage, and then I took out a few pieces of paper and my favorite pencil and began to just let flow what was on my mind as I listened to some Tibetan healing sounds (aka yoga music).  I realized that though a late bloomer, or even slow mover by some standards, I have made some courageous leaps in my life. And, I have learned some valuable lessons from by listening to my own intuition and by also observing the actions of those who did not. In this past year, I have moved 3 times.  I’ve been everywhere that I have wanted to go.  Currently, I am in Ontario with my little ones.  I  Here is what I have found:

1. Demand your worth.  As women, we can sometimes get caught up in the ideals that other people have for us and we lose our own identity when trying to fit into those boxes.  Know that who you are, as your natural self, is more than enough to give this world.  You are beautiful, talented, and no one else on this planet can offer the gifts that you have in the way that you are capable of giving them.  No one.  Just you.  So do not allow others to tread on you.  Not mentally, financially, or physically.  You are special and you should be treated as such.  A part of this process is to recognize just how special you are and demand to be treated accordingly.  You have to recognize your own worth in order to be able to require that others respect you as such. This could be from a job, from a parent, by a lover, or whatever the case may be.  You are worth the effort.

2. Health is important.  Do not take it for granted.  You only have one body and one life to live and seldom do we get second chances for it.  Your health is literally your wealth, for when your mind and body are in a healthy state of being, you can literally achieve anything.  Honor your temple by feeding it with live foods full of nutrients and vitamins.  Drink plenty of water daily.  Of course, you will have cravings for other things, and that is okay.  Moderation is key.  Your health also depends on your mental state as well.  Feed your mind the things that are helpful in regulating its functions.

3. It is okay to be the boss.  I am a boss and I would not have it any other way.  In this year, I have begun 3 online businesses.  I am so happy with the progress of them, each one aimed at helping other women.  For some reason, things get a little hairy when people find out that a woman is the one that is in charge.  We are called names like “bossy”, “witch”, “man in a skirt”, and so many other derogatory names.  Even by other women!  Regardless of the inner issues that these people have that they try to reflect on you, stand in your purpose and make this money! Be a mom, be a sister, or be an auntie, and be a boss, all while changing the world.

4. Gossiping is not the business. I don’t do gossip.  It is a waste of time and adds absolutely no money to your pocket (at least for most of us). If you’ve got a gossiping friend, you need to unfriend them now or put them on probation.  Or at least, watch how you spend your time with them.  Gossiping does no good for neither the person doing the gossiping, the listener, or even the person being talked about.  It is idle time that you are wasting when you could be productive in achieving your goals.  Talking about or putting someone else down will not make you look or feel better.  It actually ages you as you walk around with pent up hostility towards another human being. Look at it like this, gossiping won’t pay your bills, get you closer to your goals, it won’t put food on your table, it cannot make love to you at night, it does not tuck your children into bed, and it does not make you happier.  Why waste your time on it?

5.Karma is real.  And, you do reap exactly what you sow.  So, make sure that what you put out into the Universe is something that you would want to be returned to you, three fold.   The Universe conspires to give you back what you give.  If you give out good vibes and positive behavior, that is what you will get back.  But, if you are negative, and gossip about people, the same will happen to you.

6. Ask for help when you need it.  I know that I used to hate asking for help.  I still fight with myself about it.  Asking for help is not admitting defeat.  It is actually being proactive to get to a certain goal.  Don’t let your pride get in the way of getting the help that you need.  Sure, if you can work it out yourself, go for it.  I have found, that when reaching out and asking for assistance, not only am I able to get to my end game at a faster rate, but I am able to get there without expending as much energy or taking on a lot of stress.  I am then able to fill my cup faster to reach back and pull up the next person.  Get into it!

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7. Have courage.It is not how fast you go, it is about getting there.  Put one foot in front of the other and make the next best move.  It doesn’t make how long you take, just as long as you get there.  Bumps in the road come with success and moving forward in life.  Don’t let them deter you or cause you to give up on your dreams.   Expect those bumps and plan accordingly.  No matter what, have the courage to face the next day.

8. Fear holds you back.  Let it go.  It only holds you back from getting to where you want to be in life and succeeding.  Instead of allowing yourself to be crippled with fear, think of it this way:  Fear means go!  That means take a leap, jump, and push forward with your dreams and what it is that you want to do in life.

9. The beat goes on.  So keep going.  Life does not stop for you or because of you.  Time does not pause, rewind, or fast forward for anyone.  It only moves in real-time.  No matter what happens, just keep going.   Embrace that time will change and keep moving forward.

10. Independence and self-sufficiency are the way to go.  Now I am not saying to go out there and declare that you don’t need anyone.  It is okay to be able to depend on others and mutually give to one another.  In fact, I believe we all need someone to be able to depend on.  Never be afraid to ask for help when you actually need.  But, be strong and be able to accomplish tasks on your own.  The high that you get knowing that you have done something and that you did it yourself is indescribable.  And it pushes you to continue to pursue new goals.

11. Stop trying to please people.  Live your life for you, not in the likeness that others imagine for you. Happiness does not come from living your life on someone else’s terms, but from those, you create for yourself.

12. Say no.  It’s okay to do so.  You are not obligated to be everything for everyone, especially at the expense of your own health.  Set clear boundaries for yourself and stick to them. Boundaries allow you to keep your own cup full so that you can continue the work that you do, but also to be able to continue to help others.  Don’t allow yourself to become overwhelmed.  Only take on what it is you feel confident in doing.  There is no manual on what helping others means.

13. Stop comparing yourself to others.  This is so very detrimental to your success.  Each and every one of us goes through life at our own pace, with out own unique path to get to each milestone that life has to offer us.  Your story is different from someone else’s, just as your success and even pain is different from that of others.  The way that another woman conducts herself may not be the way that you need to do so and vice versa.  Embrace your uniqueness and allow it to propel you into greatness.

14. Sisterhood is a must.  Having meaningful relationships with other women can help you in so many ways.  I, for one, cannot exact the number of times that have a sisterhood with someone or a couple of women has helped to make me a better person.  There have been times that I could have acted out in maliciousness, and my sisters have helped me to humble myself.  There have been times when I just did not know what to do at all, and I have had my sisters to uplift me.  Having like women around me is just amazing.  We spent time together, our children play together, we bounce ideas off of each other, travel together, eat together, and so much more.  The experience of life is enriched so much when there are supportive women around.

15. Men will always be there.  Or women for that matter (depends on who you prefer). True, having that special connection with a man, if you even want one, is fulfilling to the soul, but it is not the only way to feel fulfilled.   Physical intimacy is a rush and is addictive, but do not allow it to put a veil over your eyes.  Do not give up on your dreams in pursuit of a relationship.  You may not have the opportunity more than once.  Concentrate on making yourself a better person and that your happiness is genuine.  When the right one comes along, the relationship will be so much better because you are bringing your whole self to the table.  When your cup overflows with self love and happiness, you will have more of it to share with someone else.

16. Embrace your mistakes.  There is a saying that it is better to learn from the mistakes of others than from your own. This is true, to an extent.  But, human nature causes most of us to make our own.  Don’t be embarrassed.  Learn from them. Your mistakes have helped to shape who you are by teaching you valuable lessons about what works and what does not.  No other action prepares you better for success than your failures.

17. Mental illnesses are real.  Anxiety, Depression, Bipolar feelings, all of these are real.  And, so many women suffer from these and do so alone.  It is very sad.  Society can sometimes make a woman feel guilty about needing to take some time and step away.  Do not allow others to put their phobias on you while you suffer in silence.  Take care of yourself.  You are important too.  I was super blessed to be able to take some time away from work and focusing on feeling better.  I was a little embarrassed about being diagnosed with anxiety, And, I was also blessed to have people around me that understood.

18. Avoid stress.  If you know that a situation will cause you stress, you can avoid it.  If the situation is not avoidable or something that is needed, you can prepare yourself for it.  Get into the habit of practicing relaxing and anti-stress techniques.   You could go for walks, go swimming, do yoga, journal, or use your hands to create things.  The possibilities are endless.

19. Drive.  Okay, so I am a little late with this.  I literally have been driving less than a year.  Ha!  But, it has taught me so much about independence.  And more than that, driving is a wonderful way to explore, no matter where you are in the world. Although the roads are rough, one of my favorites places to drive is Puerto Rico.  You can drive the entire island in 24 hours if you wanted.   But the scenery along the way is some of the most beautiful things that have been created by God that you can ever see.  And it is so relaxing.  I had found my mind a few times doing this.

20. Do Travel.  One of the fastest ways to change your life and find out who you really are is to travel.  Traveling pushes you outside of your comfort zone and forces you to see new possibilities in how things in everyday life can be accomplished.  Traveling is something that you just cannot afford to do.   Seeing the world through your own lens, or even those different from what you are accustomed to is amazing.

21. Love Yourself.  You are worth it and you deserve it. Kiss yourself.  Hug yourself.  Touch yourself.  Be kind to yourself.  Forgive yourself.  Invest in yourself.  Feed yourself good foods.  Secure educational experiences for yourself.  Build financial security for yourself.  These are so many ways to love on yourself.  Do whatever works for you.  When you love on yourself, you allow your light to shine.

22. Practice Self-Care. It is so easy for us as women to neglect ourselves as we are so busy taking care of others. Wether it is time to get in a walk, go see a movie alone, get your hair or nails done, do it.  We need those mental and physical breaks from the hustle and bustle of busy everyday life.  No lie, one of my favorite self-care practices is to have a nice hot bath with bath salts and roses and then get a good eight hours of sleep.  On average, I sleep about 4 to 5 hours a day.  When I have the opportunity to get eight hours, I jump on it and it feels so good.  I work, I go to school, I take care of my children (their father, the ex-husband, does not participate), I homeschool them, take them to their activities, and more.  Eights hours is like a trip to the spa for me.   If I am able to get a massage or to a salon, I am even happier.

23. Be yourself.  Everyone else is already taken.  Why would you want to be like anyone else anyway?  You may have heard this before.  I am saying it here because it is indeed true.  Everything that I have seen, experienced, and learned makes me who I am and contributes to the unique gifts that I have to offer the world.  Since embracing myself, in the light, I have been so much happier.  I also find that I am able to accomplish so many more goals because I do not have the excess baggage or fucks to give.  Happiness is a state of being

24. Save for the unexpected.  Being broke just is not fun at all.  My dad rang this into my ear over and over so many times that I thought that I would go crazy.  But, it is the truth.  Saving for the unexpected is just smart business.  As an adult, I cannot tell you how many times something just came out of nowhere and then I needed to dip into the bank, especially when it comes to something with my kids. Having a little cushion (or even a big one) helps with it all.  I have learned that living paycheck to paycheck is just not for me.  I spend several hours each week working towards generating extra and passive income that can be saved.

25. Live life on your terms.   I have seen fellow friends jump on money making opportunities for the pure sake making money.  Sure, money is great.  But, the illusion of what it can bring to you can make you jump on opportunities that are not worthwhile to your being and spirit.  A quick dollar is not worth the sacrifice of your spirit.  At the same time, staying in a situation that does not give you back what you put in, also is not worth that sacrifice.  Through time, I have been blessed with the ability to attract what I have wanted and needed in life.  Sure, I have taken the low paying job with super long hours because I had no other option at the time and I had mouths to feed.

26. Give back. This can mean different things to different people.   This could be offering shelter or offering meals or volunteering time.  I like to spend time with children that may be in need of a  little extra attention, big sister, or just someone to help with their homework.  I also like provide meals for the hungry.  I participate in Girl Scouts and a couple of other groups too.  Helping others does something for the soul that money cannot buy.  It also brings clarity and appreciation.

27. Practice forgiveness. This is definitely harder than it sounds, but forgiveness is needed.   It is so cliche to say that forgiveness is for you, not the other person.   But, it is true.  Forgiveness allows you to open up that space and channel that energy into something else.  In fact, my project Wombology was birthed from this same place.  I would by lying if I said that I never acted out or reacted from pain, because I have.  But, I have grown.  I sought council of a therapist and was blessed to have a great sisterhood circle.  The energy that has been freed up has been redirected into doing things that make me happy as well as helping others.  I am so much more fulfilled in life now.

28. Remove negative people from your life.  Some people like to walk around talking about how they have “haters” and how these “haters” motivate them.  This is one of the biggest misnomers.  Hate does not fuel success nor happiness.  Coming from a heart centered place does.  You are the sum of the people who are around you.  If negative people are in your circle, chances are that you are also exhibiting some of those negative behaviors that you see in them.  Surround yourself with people who seek happiness and have healthy goals that they are determined to accomplish.  These are the kinds of people who will truly motivate you.

29. Embrace change.  Changes come no matter what.  There is nothing that any of us can do about it.  But, we can lessen unexpected blows by allowing ourselves to move with the currents of change and learning to improvise.  This also allows us to grow into ourselves and become the persons that we are meant to be.

30. Enjoy the little things.  For most people, an emphasis of importance is placed on larger, more material things.  But this causes a sense of resentment when those things cannot be attained.  Jealousy strikes when others have those material things and you do not cause a rift in your interaction with those persons.  When you embrace and enjoy the little feats and simplicity of life, the larger things add to your happiness rather than having your happiness revolve around them.  You take ownership of your happiness and allow it to flow internally rather than allowing objects to give it to you.  This could be as simple as appreciating the beautiful sunshine or the emblazoned night sky.

31. Own your truth.  Some people, for whatever reason, try to ignore things that bother them or hide their past.  Fear keeps them from wanting others to know and it also at the root of being scared of what others may think.  When you live like this,  you live your life walking on the eggshells of other people’s shadows.  All the while, your unhappiness, and frustration builds as you are not able to be yourself and walk in your own truth.  Owning and embracing your truth and who you are at the core will enable to you not only be at peace and be grateful but also enable abundance to flow into your life.

After looking over my list and reflecting over the past year, I have accomplished so much and have grown quite a bit not only as a woman and mother but as a human being.  I have had great success in my personal and business life, have traveled thousands of miles with my little ones, and I have successfully homeschooled then while on the go.  I have also been able to work in an environment that I enjoy and build businesses that I love.   I have realized that happiness is not an emotion but a state of being that you constantly work on.  At this point in my life, I am truly happy.

How has your life changed in this past year?  Let us know and reply in the comments.

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On Losing Dr. Sebi

Just a few weeks ago, we lost one of the greatest holistic healers of the world.  On August 11, 2016, Alfredo Bowman also known as Dr. Sebi was laid to rest in a traditional ceremony in Honduras, his place of birth.  He was a Master Teacher, a World Healer, and more importantly, a Baba.  He is survived by his beautiful family which consists of 17 children.  May he travel in peace and rest in love and light.


Just a few months ago, in June, Sebi was arrested upon returning to Honduras after working with his clients in Los Angeles, California.  At Roatan Airport, he was arrested for having $37,000 in cash. Because Sebi, was running an international business as well as having high profile clientele,  it was not unusual to have large sums of money.  And, Sebi had followed proper procedure for documenting the money.  He was released only to be rearrested shortly after that for money laundering as he was not able to account for the cash to their satisfaction.  His family and friends pleaded for his freedom for over a month but were unsuccessful in getting the Honduran government to release him.  Sebi was never actually officially charged with any crime.  After his second arrest, Sebi passed away on August 6, 2016 while in custody reportedly due to complications from pneumonia.  There have been many speculations as to what may have happened to cause this illness.  Instead of fueling rumors, we at Wombology choose to honor his life and legacy of health.  Sebi was known to be a loving and giving man.

Sebi was born in Honduras in 1933 and cared for by his maternal grandmother as his mother was not able to care for him at the time.  Sebi also never went to school.   During the 1960s, Sebi came to the United States having being impotent, having diabetes, and overweight at 291 lbs.  After curing himself, he opened his Usha Healing Village in Honduras and began helping people all over the world heal themselves.  Sebi became known to cure various dis-eases with the focus of removing mucus and toxins from the body.  He is most notably remembered for curing AIDS.   During the 1980’s, Sebi was charged with practicing medicine without a license, but after bringing more than 70 clients in court to testify, those charges were dropped.

Here is a video of a very close friend paying his respects to Sebi and shedding light on his last days.

Dr. Sebi believed in and used Bio-Electric Cell Food Therapy as a part of his healing process.  This included using a variety of herbs that gave heal the body and alkaline foods that nourish the body.  His prescribed diet contains foods rich in over 92 minerals and vitamins that replenish the body’s systems while removing toxins from the body.  The diet also avoids hybrid foods, processed foods, animal products, and alcohol.  The full recommended diet and nutrition guide can be found online on his site at

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How You Can Continue to Honor Sebi

1. Reflect on your own healing journey.  Assess where you are and where you need to improve.  You owe it to yourself to be at your best physically, emotionally, and mentally.  If you can also improve your financial health as well, the better.

2. Participate in a 14 or 21 day fast.  This can be eating only alkaline foods, a fruit fast,  juicing, smoothie feasts, or even a water fast.  The point is to reboot the body and rid it of toxins. You can do this in the manner that you feel you can start at.  Your body and your mind will thank you for it.

3. Reach out to his family.  Respectfully give your condolences. Sebi’s family also serves as a plethora of information and also can provide you with consultations for your particular needs.

4.  Continue to share his legacy with all you come into contact with.  Sharing is caring and health is wealth.  The more people who can be healed from dis-ease, the better.  Healthier people equates to a better world for us all to live in.

You can continue to purchase his herbal products on his website where his legacy will continue.


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The 10 Best Practices to Calm and Relieve Your Mind


There’s no denying that our life is full of hustle and bustle, and especially as a working woman, there may be a lot of things that you need to take care other than work. We have family obligations, errands, and even personal needs as well.

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Among all of this, it can obviously get quite a bit stressful.  And this is why you might need to take a rest and relax. But how do you make most out of this time? Here are some of the best practices to relieve and calm your mind:

1.   Yoga: Yoga is one of the most popular, inexpensive and effective ways to relax your mind. And don’t worry, you won’t be expected to perform the complicated moves done by expert yogis, you can simply stick to the basic and easy moves in a variety of classes held at different levels.  You will still feel the differences as you have more energy, more flexibility, more endurance, and a peaceful mind.

2.   Herbal remedies: Forget your commercial painkillers as they won’t do anything other than providing temporary relief and causing much more bodily harm in the long run. Herbal remedies, although sometimes slow in effect, will benefit your body in more ways than one. Some great teas include chamomile, red raspberry, and lemon balm.  Also, a drink from sea moss, also called Irish Sea moss, has 92 vitamins, minerals, and elements.  It also contains proteins.  Eating a food rich in nutrients helps to alleviate symptoms and keeps the body functioning at its best.  Herbs such as ginger, lemon peel, and lavender can be added to a hot bath to promote relaxation and a feeling of calm.

3.   Diet: Let’s face it, the 21st-century diet is nothing but a bunch of fried foods that decrease our activeness, our peace of mind and our overall health. Free radicals in our foods also cause various dis-eases and cause mucus to build up in the body.  While they might taste good, we believe it’s not worth the tradeoffs that you get. Instead, changing your diet to something a little bit more natural such as fruits, and whole grains is much more beneficial as well as tasteful (there are a bunch of different recipes just a search click away). Keep in mind that switching to a healthy diet is a slow process and any attempts of completely abandoning your current eating habits to a new one wouldn’t work unless you are a person with absolute control over her willpower.

4.   Fasting: It has been scientifically proven that actually refraining yourself from eating anything can have a lot of benefits, even if you temporarily feel hungry and weak when you first begin. Studies show that during a fast, you can actually notice lower blood pressure, weight loss and many more health benefits provided that you stay consistent.  Now there are many types of fasts, both long and intermittent.  There are water fasts, juice fasts, and even dry fasts.  Abstaining from a particular type of food such as no burgers for a week is not fasting.  Even the lemonade diet is not a fast, but a tool.  You may also want to have doctor approval or the support of friends and family while completing a fast.

5.   Walking or Biking:  These gentle exercises allow for large doses of oxygen to immediately get to the brain which enables your brain to better function and allow you to decompress pent up feelings or stress.  In addition to the oxygen increase, walking and biking also improve blood circulation to the brain and body.

6.   Avoiding Caffeine:  Although caffeine works great as a “pick me up” and initial improved concentration when you are feeling drained or agitated, it is not something that you would want to put in your body.  Consuming caffeine will make those symptoms worse and also may cause brain fog.  High doses of caffeine can cause dehydration, trouble sleeping and insomnia, anxiety, and an upset stomach.  A typical morning routine may include coffee, but coffee is not the only drink or food that contains caffeine.  Caffeine can also be found in some teas, soda, chocolate, some ice creams, medications, and energy drinks (including some energy water brands).   Even decaf coffee contains up to 20 milligrams of caffeine.

7.   Journaling:  Journaling allows you to get out your feelings and thoughts on paper so that you can safely and privately release how you feel.  It allows you to really get to know yourself and understand your own point of view.  When you write in a journal, you can get out how your truly feel inside without having any fear or anxiety of how someone may take it or feel about your thoughts.   Since you are then able to be more honest about how you feel, you are able to gain a deeper insight into your emotions and the possible root causes.


8.   Talking About It:  Talking about your feelings with someone you trust, like a friend or therapist, will strengthen you both physically and emotionally.  These therapeutic sessions can help to release stress, anxiety, and other emotions such as anger or depression.  Having someone to listen to you, rather than judge, can make you feel safe.  This is something that we all need.  You can also work with this trusted individual to come up with a plan that includes some positive steps that you can take to resolve the issues that you may be having in your life.

9.   Meditation:  Meditation is one of my favorite things to do.  I love the quiet and the alone time with myself and my thoughts.  Meditating can help to give you a sense of calm and peace, which allows you to be more focused.  Some people couple meditation with yoga or deep breathing exercises.  You can as well or use it alone.  I personally prefer the quiet time.  Meditation helps to be able to assert self-control over your own actions and experiences.  Through meditative states of mind, you can shift from negative to positive and also learn to remain in that positive space throughout your day, week, or so on.

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10.   Crafts or Hobbies:  Crafts and hobbies allow us to keep ourselves busy and thrusted into an activity that we may find calming and relaxing such as knitting, scrapbook making, painting, or even boat making.  The list of possibilities is endless.  Designated time can be spent each week participating in something that is enjoyable and does not feel like work.  Crafting can release stress and promote relaxation, especially when you are having fun or laughing.  When you accomplish something new, your self-esteem will also be boosted.  In addition, when participating in crafts that reuse and recycle materials, you can also potentially declutter your home.

What ways do you relax from a long day?  Do you have any practices that you use to ease your mind?  If so, please share with us at


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