Healthy Ways in 2012

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Many African Canadians are plagued by a number of illnesses like hypertension, diabetes and some cancers. This trend will continue if we do not start taking control of our health. Though there are African Canadians that are aware of their health, many do not take the necessary steps to include a healthy lifestyle into our […]

Finding Balance…What’s Tipping Your Scale?

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Most companies today promote work/life balance as one of their priorities when trying to recruit new employees. But what does that really mean? Should we really be depending on corporate Canada to define what work/life balance is for each of us? Or should we be making our own path to the balance that we seek? […]

Following your Passion

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There is a beautiful line in one of my favourite books, “The Alchemist” by Paulo Coelho that reads “When you go on the quest for your personal legend, the Universe conspires to bring you to your goals.” This is one of my favourite passages in the book (which is full of so much wisdom). I […]

Heart Disease and Women of African Descent

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For women of African ancestry, the risk of heart disease and/or stroke is especially great. The American Heart Association 2006 statistics report that the prevalence of heart disease in African American women is 44.7% compared to 32.4% in Caucasian women. In fact, the death rate from heart disease is 35% higher among African-American women than […]

Overcoming Resistance

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I recently wrote an article about attracting prosperity and outlined some key principals needed to achieve wealth.  I had mentioned in that article the simplicity of this process, but its difficulty due to the negative stories we create and imbed into our subconscious mind.  These stories grow into our reality and form our perception of […]

Attracting Wealth and Prosperity

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Do you know someone who just seems lucky in all areas of their life? Does this person set goals and achieves them with what seems like ease and calmness?  He or she may hear the same news as their co-workers, family and friends and where most panic and think the worse; this person is positive […]

Take Control Of Your Blood Pressure

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Research has shown that people of African descent are more likely to have high blood pressure and are at greater risk of heart disease and stroke than the general population, due to diet and life style. According to a survey in Canada, high blood pressure affects one in five Canadians. It is the number one […]

Beautiful Hair is Your Crown of Glory

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As people of color, we can suffer from dry, itchy and brittle hair at some point in our lives.  There are no instant solutions, but I say “Beautiful Hair is Your Crown of Glory” and it is a long-term commitment to attain healthy, lustrous and fine-looking locks. In this series we will define some scalp […]

Your Business Image: How and Why to Dress for Success

The nature of your work and the culture of your work environment will determine the business image you present. The dress codes for business attire are formal business wear, professional business wear and business casual. The most important thing for an employee to remember is, it’s all about the whole presentation. Your clothes help people […]

Demystifying Diabetes Mellitus

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Diabetes mellitus (commonly referred to as diabetes) is a health condition in which the body does not produce enough insulin, or does not properly respond to it. Insulin is a hormone, produced in the pancreas, which is needed to turn sugary and starchy foods into energy. Like many diseases, diabetes has been found to be […]