Cool Fitness Gear (Part 6)

"Opening Night" Strappy Bra $44.99                "Opening Night" Bomber Jacket $199.99               "Show Stop"  Leggings $149.99

(above and below)     Ballerina Misty Copeland's "Self Designed" Under Armour 2017 collection

Women's Studio Long Sleeve $79.99                 Charged PivotMid Shoe $129.99                    Rehersal Harem Shrine Pants $79.99

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Girl Talk: 8 Tips for Protecting Your Sensitive Skin…..

….by guest writer, Sally Wong

My Quick Notes: After looking at this batch of photos of Fashion Blogger, Model, Fashion Diva "Extraordinaire", Micah Gianneli, I'm officially making her the fashion "Cover Girl" of my cyber-spot.

…..though I know nothing about women's fashion, Micah is simply KILLING the "Cyber Runway" !!!

Anyhooz, I'm glad to see women taking me up on my offer to to come in and write for the "Girl Talk" section of my website. That's why it's here, for women come in and share health and beauty tips.

…so, anyone interested, shoot me a message via the comments section, on any Woman's article idea you have. You write the article, I'll add the photos  (I'm into that "Art of the Blog" thang 🙂 )

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Home Cookin’ !!! “Tell Me What I Gotta Do … To Get To Your House”…. in Costa Rica, For Some “Sweet Treats” Made Healthy

(below) Orange Sherbet Cake  (more info further down)

Desserts to me are like Making Romance….

…in that for me, it may only come around every Blue Moon, but when it does, I savor every morsel, with no guilt, and no regrets 🙂

Sorry if TMI 🙂

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Steph Curry: The Secret to his Success? Brain Training…..

It just hit me,  wouldn't a cool nick-name for Steph Curry be …. "The Boy Wonder" ?

….you know, Robin's nick-name in the old Batman and Robin TV show?

Anyway, one of the main secrets to Steph Curry's success is the "Brain Training" he gets at Accelerate Basketball, Charlotte company devoted to honing basketball player's skills.

Brandon Payne, founder of Accelerate Basketball, says "We use tools to help our players use their brain and body connections better".

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My Top 30 Super Food “Power Rankings” (…numbers 21-30)

The more I got into this project, the more interesting it got!!!

Every health blogger should do this, so people can compare and which superfoods always seem to "bubble" to the top, but this task is hard……

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Body (Part 39), a.k.a., “Computer Blue” (….The “Body Paint” Slideshow)

In case you wanna run off and so some "Googling", the painter is "Ed the Artist".  Great job if you can get it, the one job where I wouldn't mind working overtime and through lunch. 🙂

But, don't even bother writing me asking where I'm going with this one, it just comes out of me like it comes out of me, my mind has a mind of it's own….

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My Top 30 Superfood “Power Rankings” (….numbers 11 thru 20)

Man!!! This project is harder than I thought,  but that's a good thing…..

Any of the these Superfoods in my 11-20 "Power Rankings" could actually be in the Top 10, but I can't squeeze them in, because I can't drop any of my Top 10 Superfoods down!!!

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Misty Copeland: Five Ways She Eats, Trains, and Lives Healthy

…an article I'm reposting from Self Magazine. Self's final print edition will be Feb/2017.

Ballerina Misty Copeland spends hours every day dancing and training to make sure she's performance-ready. SELF's December cover girl…..

……who is the first African-American female principal dancer at American Ballet Theater (ABT), has picked up a few tricks over the years to keep herself happy and healthy.

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My Top 30 Superfood “Power Rankings” (…numbers 1 thru 10)

There is no absolute truth here, just my opinion on which superfoods offer the most overall wellness benefits when taken consistently. Every health blogger will have a different list, and different body chemistries may react differently to different superfoods.

I'm going by my OPINION of superfoods I've extensively researched, and personally used, therefore,  there may be others that should be on the lists that I haven't tried yet (like "maybe" wheatgrass, quinoa, and bee pollen..there are probably 30 more just as great that I'll never get to….).

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Girl Talk: Beauty Behind the Mask (Part 3) ……more DIY Facial Masks

Another batch of "Masks"……and another batch of "Masks",   ENJOY!!!!

 

[below] Strawberries and Yogurt Brightening DIY Facial Mask   (click photo for formula)

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“The Butter Project”: Is any real Grass Fed Butter left on the Planet?

…plus, some amazing flavored butter recipe ideas for your grass fed butter!!!

 

[below] Gourmet Homemade Butter with Garlic, Shallots, and Herbs (click photo for recipe)

The "Pleasure and Pain" of Healthy Eating

The Pleasure?      I'm mean, these first 6-7 food photos (special shout out to the biscuits and Black Pepper Strawberry Butter below). When I went full tilt into healthy eating, no way was I giving real food up, just determined to have the highest quality, most insanely delicious food I could afford.

The Pain?   Truly "Real food" is getting harder and harder to find in the city. You gotta put in in some work to find the real deal if you live in the city……

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“The Art of Tea” (Part 2) : “Plen-Tea” of Style Points

Damn, I was planning the sequel to The Art of Tea (Part 1), six months after I finished Part 1, but now, it's 3 1/2 years later….so many articles in my head, so little time 🙂

 

[below] Cranberry Spiced Tea (featuring my Fav' African Red Rooibos, many health benefits, to Rooibos!!), click photo for recipe

But that's works for me, I'm no longer just an "egghead" wellness blogger, I'm an artist now {chuckle}.

…and I know what my small but loyal "Cult Following" in Cyber-Space wants, great visuals (one fan called my photos "Gut Wrenching", hope that 's a good thing 🙂 ), and some practical health info….

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Black Women’s Beauty Products Likely To Contain Toxic Chemicals… (….a recent study says)

Less than 25% of products marketed to black women got high safety ratings in a new study……

……..compared to 40% of products aimed at the general public.

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Garden Graffiti (Part 6): “Up the Ladder to the Roof” (Rooftop Gardens)

 

"Don't you wanna go up the ladder to the roof, where we can be see heaven much better?"
                           -Jean Terrell of the Supremes (from the song "Up the ladder to the Roof")

 

(below) I must be slipping, I know that skyline, but my mind can't place it [photo source]

..just a "made for browsing" collection of some cool Rooftop Landscaping that I ran across,  ENJOY!!!

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“Inner Strength”: Amna Al Haddad “Raises the Bar”

Amna Al Haddad, 27 years old in 2017,  is a former journalist, now professional and Olympic weightlifter from the United Arab Emirates.

She is signed to the Nike Women's Team, as Nike continues to promote and celebrate women's athletics.

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Home Cookin’ !!! Buddha Bowls while “Walking on the Chinese Wall”, Fujian, China

On the menu:
Vermicelli Noodle "Buddha Bowl" with Pan Seared Salmon               Summer Glow "Buddha Bowl"
15 Minute, Mandarin Orange-Avocado "Buddha Bowl"                      Cilantro-Lime Shrimp Bowls
Miso Veggie Breakfast "Buddha Bowl"                                                     Easy Vegan "Buddha Bowl"
Grilled Chicken Greek Souvlaki Bowls

Not much to say, cause I'm "Zenn-ed" out after putting the photos in. Just tasty "Buddha Bowls", Buddha Quotes, the house, and the Music……..

So, enjoy a "Zen-Browse" in this "Zen -Zone" ……… in Fujian, China…..

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Fifty+, Fit and Fabulous !!! Stephanie Person, Nutrition Coach, Age 50 (…She lives around the corner from the “Fountain of Youth”)

Going into my typical "Super Sleuth" mode on Ms. Stephanie Person, I don't have and exact date of her 50th birthday, but from what I can tell from her Instagram photo and comment, she turns 50 in March 2017.

But let's not split hairs, this "Bundle of Energy" is gonna be a stick of Dynamite for decades to come!!!

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The New [Superfood] Kids on the Block (Part 7): Black Seeds (….and Black Seed Oil)

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I must be slipping……

…because I saw myself, admittedly less humble than I should be, as the "King of Research", but I had never heard of Black Seeds until 2016 (many thanks to a reader of my blog who hooked me up).

So, though a "New Kid" from my point of view, Black Seeds are an ages old Superfood, revered in history. And after research, I had to immediately bring this "New Kid" into my daily regiment.

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Body (Part 38), a.k.a., “Brick House” (….the Abs Slideshow)

Those "Brick House" abs in front of the "Brick House", belong to my girl Lauren Hamlet, up here with me in the Great Northwest…….

…..and she's gonna headline this batch of "taught tummies"

Although a few stragglers may have slipped through the cracks……

…..I intentionally tried to make this a "No Breast Implants" and "No Steroid Girls" slideshow.

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Men’s Health: African-American Men at Higher Risk of False Positives in Prostate Cancer Testing

While an elevated prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test can be frightening news for men…..

……new research shows that sometimes the levels are caused by a naturally occurring hormone, and may not indicate a need for a biopsy.

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New in “The Wanderlust Food Diaries” : “Spend the Night” … The Valencia Lounge Hostel, Valencia, Spain

On the Menu:

"Iberian Eats"
(Spanish and Portuguese Influenced Recipes)

 

to go to the post, click on any of the photos, or click here

 

Portuguese Chicken                                                                              Spanish Healthy Paella

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Men’s Health: Questioning the Necessity of Prostate Cancer Screenings

This article I'm posting as a  collaboration with and organization called The Sexual Wellness Center (for Adults over 50)

The article is copied word for word, but make sure you read my comments added at the bottom, as I always have my own opinion and spin things.

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New In “Dinner and a Movie” : Mississippi Masala

On the Menu:

"Mixed Masala", "Hot and Spicy" Dinner Inspirations

 

to go to the post, click on any of the photos, or click here

 

Chicken Korma Masala                                                                          Mississippi Shrimp Gombo ______________________________________________________________

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Girl Talk: DIY Skin and Body Care (Part 8), a.k.a., “The White Article”

Originally, I had photos of a multi-cultural assortment of "Earthy Girls", dressed in white, for this next article in my well received "Color Series" of DIY Skin and Bodycare articles, "The White Article".

But I called an "audible" (football term), cuz' these photos of Australian fitness blogger and model,
Micah Gianneli, simply blew away the others, at least in my "Professional Girl Watcher's" eye…….

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"Body", (Part 39)
a.k.a. "Computer Blue"
(....the "Body Paint" Slideshow)

 

Miso-Veggie
"Buddha Bowl"

 

Steph Curry
The Secret to his Success?
Brain Training!!!

 

Raw, Dairy Free, Lemon Ginger Chia Cheesecake

 

Ballerina Misty Copeland's
Five Ways She Eats, Trains and Lives Healthy

 

Carrot Cake Pancakes

 

Black Women more likely to be marketed beauty products containing Toxic Chemicals (...a recent study says)

 

My Top 30 Superfood
"Power Rankings"
(....numbers 1 thru 10)

 

The "Gangster Gardener"
He plants food gardens on vacant lots all over South Centeral L.A.

 


 

Men's Health: African-American Men at Higher Risk of False Positives in Prostate Testing

 

Lemon Thyme Cake
(...with healthy baking tips)

 

"The Wanderlust Food Diaries"
"Spend the Night"
Valencia Lounge Hostel, Spain
Menu: Spanish/Portuguese Recipes

 

Girl Talk:
Beauty Secrets from Africa

 

The AMAZING Superfood
"Black Seeds" (...and Black Seed Oil)
..one of the most powerful Superfoods

 

Summer Glow
"Buddha Bowl"

 

Dinner and a Movie:
"Mississippi Masala"
Menu: "Mixed Masala" Dinners

 

Eggs Baked in Tomatoes

 

Fifty, Fit and Fabulous!!!
Stephanie Person, Age 50 !!!
Nutrition Coach

 

Raw, Gluten Free, Blueberry Spirulina Cheescake

 

Men's Health:
Nutrients for Male Vitality
and Well Being (Part 3)

 

Tortillitas de Camarones
(Spanish Shrimp Fritters)

 

Putting Monsanto in Your Vagina?
...Many Tampons Contaminated with Toxic Glyphosate Herbicide

 

Spanish Paella
(....made healthy)

 

Mens Health: New Studies Reveal the Importance of Zinc in Maintaining Prostate Health

 

Easy Japanese Chicken
Yakitori Skewers

 

"I Will, What I Want"
(Professional Tennis Star
Sloane Stephens)

 

Baked Egg Breakfast Skillet

 

NBA Ballers turn to Nutrition to heal bodies, and extend careers!!!

 

Grilled Chicken
Greek Souvlaki Bowls"

 

Food Based Hair Treaments
Part II
(....a "Boho" inspired article")

 

See all articles in "The Healthy Chef's Cookbook"
(The Art of Food)

 

See all articles in "Eat Smart"
(The Science of Food)

 

(BELOW) Links to my favorite sites who are ''Raging Against the Machine''
(and also some fun cooking blogs)

 

One Bold Soul: Artist and Writer

(same name, different blog, no need to fight about it)

Real Food Freaks



Kim's "Nutritionally Well"





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Special 'shout out' to this food blogger. Totally different style than me, but my favorite food blog in creativity. She inspired me to start my 'Dinner and a Movie' and "Wanderlust Food Diaries' articles.



 

 

 

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