Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Thinking of going natural??

Or, are you in the process of going natural? Here are some sites that have helped me in my transition, and will probably help you, too.


BTW, Fotki is where many naturals post photos of VARIOUS hairstyles, and list products they've used to achieve different looks. I learned a lot by finding people with similar hair textures to mine & seeing what they do. There is a TON of info out there, ladies. And if you want to find more than what I've listed, Google searches are great, too!!

If you have any specific questions for me re: natural hair, transitioning, products, etc., feel free to ask me. You can email me directly: tayah97@gmail.com, or leave a comment here.


Thursday, August 20, 2009

The Coil Review :-)

Naturalistas! Remember, the Coil Review's site is now up & running. www.thecoilreview.com - Pretty interesting!


Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Good Health - Mental & Physical

Good Evening, Ladies and Gents :-)

Anyone who knows me well knows that I prefer the natural things over medicine/science. There were quite a few times in the past where I've gotten stressed out over things, and I feel like there certainly are ways that we can reduce stress in our lives. Mental & Physical Health is so important. No, most of us don't get to the extreme of needed psychiatric help or having to be hospitalized or anything, but we all stress out to the point where it may cause some of us to be irritable, angry, sad, depressed, and so on. So, here are a few tips that may help you to reduce the stress in your life -- they have helped me, especially during "that week" (ladies) *sorry fellas for the TMI*. OK here it is:

  • Eat breakfast in the a.m.!!! - When they said it is the most important meal of the day, they weren't lying! If I don't eat before I head out to work I am a grumpy little mess. And you don't wanna talk to me til after 12pm. LOL Besides that, if you eat breakfast you can focus better and you also won't overeat come lunchtime.
  • SLEEP! -- You need sleep. It's the way our intricate bodies are designed. People will try to tell you that they can function on like 3 or 4 hours, but they're hurting themselves in the long run. 7 - 9 hours is what the average person needs. And ladies, did you also know that a study was done where they found women who got 5 hours or less sleep per night on average weighed more than women who got more rest? I read that in Essence. Get ya sleep on!
  • Exercise!! - Yeah, I said it. Now I will admit I've slacked for the last 1.5 weeks. But from January of this year up until then I was doing aight! LOL I'm back on the wagon tomorrow, though, no fear! Typically, if you're at your ideal weight and in pretty good health, 3-4 times per week of 30 min activity will suffice. You'll need more per week if you're trying to lose weight. And do remember, use those weights! Strength training builds muscle which in turn speeds up your metabolism.
  • WATER!! -- Your body needs it to function!! 6-8 glasses per day is the recommended amount. More if you're exercising/physically active. Sometimes when we're tired or feeling sluggish, all our bodies are telling us is that we need water, mannn!
  • Take a daily walk -- Maybe walk around outside your place of business on your lunch break; take the stairs instead of the elevator; walk to the store or mall.
  • Set goals/have a plan -- Not just in your head, but put it into existence by writing it out, whether on a post-it or a journal, whatever. And place it somewhere that you'll see it everyday (or most days) to keep you focused on that goal.
Remember to take it easy. Life should be taken seriously enough, but not so seriously that you don't enjoy yourself or appreciate your blessings each and every day.

love. life.


Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Thank You!

I now have 22 Blog Followers! Yay!!! This blog actually started out as just a little something to do when bored... maybe vent... and totally random (it still is random, though, I'll post about anything - LOL) -- But I really appreciate you all and THANK YOU for following me!!! Aww.


Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Bitchie Pod: Big Bank ft. Kandi - Try It Out, Johnta Austin -10 Love Commandments

Bitchie Pod: Big Bank ft. Kandi - Try It Out, Johnta Austin -10 Love Commandments

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OK, listen to the song by Johnta (pronounced "John-Tay") Austin. I like it, and agree with most of the "commandments". I really like #6 and #9. Thoughts?

Friday, August 7, 2009

Cancelled - September 19th Natural Gathering

I regret to inform you that the Natural Gathering scheduled for September 19th has been canceled. If you have RSVP'd with Teshia already via her website (mentioned in previous post), please contact her at the email listed on the site.

Sorry for any inconvenience.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Natural Hair Gathering - September 19, 2009

Good Morning, All!

A friend of mine is hosting a Natural Hair Gathering on September 19, 2009, from 6pm to 10pm. Unfortunately, I will not be able to attend - it is in Tampa, FL. However, if you're in the area and interested, please contact Lateshia for more information. You can RSVP/contact her via her blog: MyNaps. It is a great way to meet/network with other women who share a common interest, and find other things you have in common! There will be games, contests, and prizes. So, check out the link!!! :-)

On another note, I FINALLY got my hair into a low ponytail today. That's a big deal for me. LOL I can't wait until my hair gets even BIGGER!!! What I did:
  • co-wash in the shower with Herbal Essences Hello Hydration (didn't rinse it all out when done)
  • left hair soaking wet when I got out (didn't towel dry)
  • parted and smoothed hair back with hands, applying EcoStyler gel to the top as I smoothed it down
  • pulled it back and used my black elastic ponytail holder (by Goody - no metal/plastic to "break" the hair)
  • used 3 bobby pins on the sides for a few shorter pieces that didn't wanna cooperate
I have not seen my hair back like this since early November 2008. So I'm liking it. Very simple, but again, a big deal for me. LOL