Okay, I have a question.  Am I the only one who feels it’s morally right to let people know when your battling mental health issues?

We need to talk more openly and honestly about mental health and breaking down the stigmas…

1 out of 5 adults, that’s 43.8 million people in the United States, are suffering from mental health issues. An estimated 26% of homeless adults staying in shelters live with serious mental illness

Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel and act, as we cope with life. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make choices. Mental health is important at every stage of life, from childhood and adolescence through adulthood.

Depression, anxiety, bipolar and schizophrenia are just a few mental health issues people suffer from.

So, in one way or another, we have all encountered people who are battling mental health issues. I myself found myself in a friendship where I didn’t understand the drama until the friendship blew up and turned bad… very bad but all could have been avoided if I would have known my friend was bipolar!

I’m not saying I wouldn’t have been friends with her if I would have known she was battling a real disorder.  What I am saying is, I would have handled things a lot differently from the start if I would have known she was clinical. Now things are too far gone to salvage the friendship. I choose to keep my distance, but understanding the real issue made it easy to forgive and wish her well…

When you battle mental health issues, it doesn’t just affect you but everyone you choose to bring in your life!


I know, I know, Sistas.  Here I go back to aloe vera juice, but it has so many benefits. I’m not talking about the aloe vera juice with sugar added and the cute pulp in it. I’m talking about 98% aloe vera and above, which can be found in the laxative aisle of most stores like Walmart or CVS. Once you get over the taste, you will love what it does for your body inside and out. Drinking a cup of aloe vera juice a day boosts hair growth and it aids follicles to retain moisture.

Aloe gel applied to the scalp removes dead skin cells and clears excess sebum which can contribute to hair loss and poor hair health. It prevents itching on the scalp and reduces dandruff.

Combined internal and external aloe vera hair support is amazing.

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Cherry, almonds and rosemary also have great benefits for your hair.

Eating cherries gives you all the vitamins that promote hair growth.

Did you know massaging rosemary oil into your scalp also promotes hair growth? Leave on at least a half hour before you rinse out if you don’t want to leave it in.


Did you know almonds stimulate hair growth? This is why one of my favorite oils is our Cherry RoseMary oil, which can be found on


The first part of my morning routine is drinking hot water. Besides the smile I get on winter mornings holding onto that warm cup, it has many benefits besides just opening my pores before a good face cleansing.

Hot water improves the blood circulation. It flushes out toxins, including fat deposits circulating in your body. It helps your blood flow and relaxes your muscles.

Drinking hot water first thing in the morning on an empty stomach will promote digestion, body detoxification and bowel movements.

Hot water is a great gift that can keep on giving because it prevents premature aging! Let Father Time battle one of the most powerful forces in the world…water!

Hot water not only promotes hair grow but helps prevents dandruff.

Hot water aids weight loss.

And last, but not least helps ease menstrual cramps.

Hot water is the real MVP in my life!