Winter Hair and Skincare with Mielle Organics

Winter Hair and Skincare with Mielle Organics

Living in Chicago, winter can really do a job to your hair and skin.  Negative wind chills, heavy winds, and below zero temperatures can leave your hair and skin dry, flaky, itchy and dull.  There are a few things I use to keep my hair healthy, shiny, and moisturized and my skin glowing even if I’m hiding it behind scarves, hats, and coats. 

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The Power of The "P": The Yoni Egg and Healing

The Power of The "P": The Yoni Egg and Healing

For centuries, it has been believed that the fastest track to healing is through the walls of a spiritually-aligned woman’s vagina. But what happens when a woman’s greatest healing asset needs its own healing? For far too long, women have bore the brunt of healing the world, but never taking the time (or having it, for that matter) to heal themselves. Not every woman has access to clinical mental health care, and certain traumas make some women mistrustful of revealing their traumas beyond their own hearts. All these barriers bare one question among the masses of broken women in need of wholeness: how can I heal MYSELF???

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Danielle's Favorite Things: Gifts to Start Your New Year Off Right!

Danielle's Favorite Things: Gifts to Start Your New Year Off Right!

The New Year is the perfect time to start over with a new sense of purpose and commitment.  We all have goals and things we would like to achieve every year.  Why not give a gift that helps someone you love start the New Year off on the right track! Here are a few of my favorite things to help jump start your goals!

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Danielle's Favorite Things: 5 Gifts for the Naturalista in Your Life!

Danielle's Favorite Things:  5 Gifts for the Naturalista in Your Life!

It’s the Holiday season and the time of year when we are all searching for the perfect gifts for our loved ones.   In the spirit of “Oprah”, over the next few weeks I’ll be sharing a few of my favorite things that would make great gifts for your favorite people!  Today, I’m sharing a few of my favorite things for the naturalista in your life! Naturalista’s are women who take pride in wearing their natural hair.   We are women who are obsessed with making sure our hair is healthy and looking good at all times.  If you know someone who is a self-proclaimed, naturalista, chances are she will love some of these products under her tree!

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Holiday Traditions: Ornaments That Tell a Story!

Holiday Traditions: Ornaments That Tell a Story!

I love the holiday season so much.  *Cue Donny Hathaway’s “This Christmas”* It is full of the things I love the most; family, friends, good cheer and traditions that have been passed down from generation to generation.  Over the holiday season, I’ll be sharing a few of my treasured memories from my own family.  Today on the blog, I’m sharing my family’s tree trimming traditions. 

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#SaturdaySwag: 8 Outdoor Picnic Must Haves!!!

#SaturdaySwag: 8 Outdoor Picnic Must Haves!!!

Summertime usually means spending more time outdoors. Whether at the beach, a music festival, movies in the park or a romantic date out, packing a picnic requires certain essentials.   I love picnics and have different décor depending on the event but these are a few of my essentials. Start here and build your outdoor picnic kit from there!

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#FridayFunday: Where to Enjoy Free Music In Chicago!

#FridayFunday: Where to Enjoy Free Music In Chicago!

Despite what the national news says, Chicago is a beautiful city, especially during Summer. One of my favorite things about Chicago during the summer is the free music that you can hear.  Music played under the stars with a beautiful Chicago skyline, and the lakefront view is a perfect way to spend a summer night.  Chicago has something for every musical taste. From Blues, Jazz, Classical, Folk, Rock, and Dance the music reflects the diversity of this city.  The best part is that it doesn’t cost you a thing!  It’s an affordable night out for the entire family!

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#WellnessWeds: Dry Brushing Your Skin

#WellnessWeds: Dry Brushing Your Skin

Dry Brushing is the process of brushing the skin with a natural brush to stimulate lymph flow, improve circulation, exfoliate, get rid of dead skin and prevent cellulite.   As a self-proclaimed “skin freak,” I’m completely obsessed with having clear and healthy skin.  Now that I’m older, I’ve become more concerned with preserving a certain youthfulness and healthy glow.  Dry Brushing helps to keep your skin clear, your melanin poppin and your “glow” on point!

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#WellnessWeds: The Benefits of Oil Pulling

#WellnessWeds: The Benefits of Oil Pulling

Oil pulling is a trend that has become popular amongst wellness experts but idea of oil pulling is actually quite old. It is an ancient form of oral therapy from Ayurvedic medicinal practice that is over 3000 years old.    Oil Pulling is the process of pulling bacterial from your teeth and gums.   Your mouth is full of bacteria and oil pulling is a great way to improve your oral health.  

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#SaturdaySwag: Great Gifts for Dad!!!

#SaturdaySwag: Great Gifts for Dad!!!

Fathers are such a gift! They are our providers, protectors, and our knights in shining armor.   It’s time to show the Dad’s some love!  Here are a few ideas for your Dad or prominent male figure!

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#TransformationTuesday: Grocery Shopping on a Budget (Guest Post)

#TransformationTuesday: Grocery Shopping on a Budget (Guest Post)

This week, I partnered with my fellow Blogging Sister, Dana Harrell, Founder of La Curlista.  She started blogging in 2013 as a natural hair blogger and now blogs about hair, fashion, lifestyle, and all things in-between. This week, Dana is talking about how to shop for healthly ingredients on a budget!   Thank you Dana for helping us shop better, smarter and healthier!

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