Category: Healing

Storytime: My Lace Front Wig Made Me Fat

Posed by a professional model. By Mika Njoku, Six Brown Chicks Correspondent Disclaimer: I’m not fat-shaming, or wig-shaming, you. I’m telling you about what happened to me, currently a fat person, who is trying to lose weight to improve my overall health. Now, let’s tackle some fake news: You know that extra 20 pounds Americans... Read more »

African American Women and Bone Marrow Disease

African American Women and Bone Marrow Disease
  How many of us wake up each day fully healthy with no medical worries? If there are worries, wouldn’t you want someone to help if they could? In honor of women’s history month, we wanted to shed light on an illness that affects many, especially African American women. Bone marrow is considered the flexible... Read more »

Do You Know When To Own Your Truth?

Do You Know When To Own Your Truth?
It’s been almost 4 years since my husband’s death. I wanted to do a quick video to help others that may be dealing with healing during their grief. Be Well and let me know how you own your truth during the healing process Dawj is a professor, strategist and lover of food, wine, travel, dogs... Read more »
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Hey Girl: Broken Heart Syndrome Can Kill You

Hey Girl: Broken Heart Syndrome Can Kill You
By Shemeka Michelle Last month, one of my best friends was diagnosed with Stress Cardiomyopathy, aka Broken Heart Syndrome. Hearing that her heart was failing was puzzling to me, to say the least. Last week we lost a family friend suddenly to what has been assumed to be a heart attack. She was only 50-years-old,... Read more »

Tinita talks: "I Had Lost Faith in Myself"

Tinita talks: "I Had Lost Faith in Myself"
From Hopeless to Hope-FULL By Tinita Tennant When enough is enough, you stop and look yourself in the mirror and ask the tough question, “How did I get here?” As an imaginative little girl, I was full of life, passion, and dreams.  I discovered at a young age, a passion for writing short stories, poems... Read more »

Green Smoothie Bliss: Rhonda's Recipe for Weight Loss

Green Smoothie Bliss: Rhonda's Recipe for Weight Loss
By Rhonda Alexander I discovered the green smoothie lifestyle as a result of actively working to reduce my carb intake. Initially, I was in search of a healthier way to enjoy fruity drinks, which have always been my weakness. It’s the one part of my diet that I’ve always struggled to overcome. As a child,... Read more »
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Photos: A Toast to Women, Wives, & Wellness!

A Toast to Women, Wives, & Wellness, presented by Anointed Wives Ministry and Wife Kouture, was an exciting exchange of health facts, food, and fellowship.  The event took place Sunday evening at the Jacob’s Well Church in Evergreen Park Illinois. Guests enjoyed fresh smoothies, vegan cuisine, and healthy snacks as the Q&A topics covered exercise,... Read more »

The Night My Husband Became My Enemy--and How I Fixed It

The Night My Husband Became My Enemy--and How I Fixed It
By Toni J. Spearman When the choir started singing, I Don’t Look Like What I’ve Been Through by Deon Kipping last Sunday, I could barely contain myself as the tears fell. Almost two years ago, my marriage began a vicious decline. The man I loved the most became the man I hated the most. I... Read more »

My Battle with Endometriosis--What If I Never Have Children?

Michelle N. Johnson and Celeste T. Parker.
Ain’t I a Woman? By Celeste T. Parker On December 26th 2013, parents everywhere were lounging at home, breathing a sigh of relief at having purchased, put together and presented another year’s holiday toys, perhaps even complaining about the expense and exertion of it all.  I, on the other hand, was laying in a hospital... Read more »
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I've Been Dumped Without an Explanation

I've Been Dumped Without an Explanation
Pardon My Transparency By A Comeaux Consider this my ode to rare form. This is usually the season of two things: raging hormones I affectionately call my mating season where any and everything is ‘fire in the pants for me’. Like, literally everything looks good enough to eat. This can be detrimental as I take... Read more »