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Mind Over Matter: 7 Mindful Ways To Help Fight Cravings

Hey ladies! Mind over matter can help you push through many things, I know. But did you know that includes that weight loss  plateau you may be struggling with? In fact, sometimes food on the brain is a good thing. So bring on the cravings! These tips are all you’ll need to be a more mindful you and ultimately a more healthier you. 1. Harness Your Feminine Power As women, we are naturally in tune with ourselves, our feelings etc. So it’s… READ MORE

Life Lessons We Could All Learn From “The Toil Of Olive Oil”

Maybe in my first life I lived in Italy? Or was it Greece? Could've been Spain... Who knows?! All I do know is my tastebuds are from the Mediterranean. I love me some fresh vegetables (especially tomatoes), wine (especially red), seafood, bread, wine, basil, cheese, all the vegetables and did I mention wine??? Oh and of course olive oil. In fact I buy the industrial size at the store even though I live alone. Why you ask? Because I obviously do… READ MORE

3 KINDa RAD Tips On How To Stay Fit #OnPurpose

Summer is here RADicals and I couldn't be more excited! I feel good about what I've accomplished the first two seasons of 2016 and I'm ready to welcome the sun with some major fun. Speaking of fun and this sunny season ahead, I had the honor to start summer solstice with my KIND® family at the Athleta Flatiron store in honor of the first ever International Day of Purpose® this week. Created by my sister, friend, neighbor and overall RAD girl boss Jovian Zayne - on Monday,… READ MORE

Baked Falafel & Israeli Salad [RECIPE]

If there is one thing (after pizza) that I could eat every single day and never get tired of, it would be falafel. Served with tons of Israeli salad! A little joint on my block has the best falafel pita sandwich my tastebuds have ever met, however after blowing my "eating out" budget last month there I thought I would start making my own (healthier) version. The falafel is baked instead of fried and the Israeli salad recipe is the… READ MORE

Yes I Lost Weight…But Wait Until You Hear How Much I Gained

I wasn't going to write about my recent weight loss because I really didn't think people noticed. Or cared. In fact my sentiments were the same when I slowly but surely gained 15 pounds after my mother unexpectedly passed on July 25, 2013. People gain and lose weight all the time, no big deal right?! Well almost three years, several comments (negative and positive) and tons of changes (physically and mentally) later I figured I would let you in on how… READ MORE

Why I Wasn’t So Fast To Try The Daniel Fast

As I enter the third and final week of my first Daniel Fast I find myself reflecting on all the spiritual awakenings I’ve had the last two weeks and had to document it. Never heard of the Daniel Fast? Well it’s a religious diet based on the biblical book of Daniel that refers to a 10 or 21 day avoidance of foods declared unclean by God in the Laws of Moses. “In those days I, Daniel, was mourning three full weeks.… READ MORE

7 Ways to Stay Fit Under All Those Layers This Winter

Fall is here, and winter will be upon us before we know it. Since the temperature has dropped, it’s also time to drop into those bulky sweaters, some comfort food and those television marathons. If, however, you want to finish these final months of 2015 with that “get fit” resolution you set last January, then these tips can help you enjoy the changing season without changing up your health for the worse. 1. Dress to impress. Maybe I have a… READ MORE

9 Foods That Help Fight Breast Cancer

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, an observance that is particularly significant for African-American women, who have a lower risk than white women of getting breast cancer but a higher risk of dying from it. I know this to be true all too well since I lost my mother to the disease in 2013. Prevention awareness is important to me, so check out what foods I include in my diet to help fight breast cancer in my life. Real quick note… READ MORE

What You Eat Before & After A Workout Is Just As Important As The Workout Itself

“How can I lose 10 lbs in five days?” That’s the number one question I get asked as a pro FitGirl. And the second question I am always asked is, “What should I eat before and after I work out?” Well since the first question is totally against my RAD girl beliefs, I am glad to answer the latter. Many people drastically overestimate how much they “deserve” to eat post sweat and even more folks have no idea what grub they… READ MORE

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