Winter 2022 Featured Maker: Naa-Sakle Akuete of Mother's Shea
Naa-Sakle Akuete is the CEO and founder of Mother’s Shea, which sources its products from Ghana. What’s something about shea butter that Black women may not know, even though it’s our go-to moisturizer?Rich in vitamins A, E, F and K, shea butter is multipurpose. Customers also turn to it as a hairstyling aid or deep conditioner, makeup primer and remover, or beard pomade, among other uses. How have mothers and...
4 Health Benefits Of Tea To Savor
Whether it's warm or chilly in your city, tea can invite calm and renewal. After you brew your luxurious cup, you can sip mindfully for a few minutes of self-care. Certain tea varieties can come with health benefits. Happy sipping!
3 Research-Based Ways to Cultivate Joy
Sis, if seasonal calls to be cheerful leave you wondering how to do it, don’t fret. It’s possible to cultivate joy at this time of year—and beyond. Consider these research-backed tips.
Cozy Up To This Winter Playlist
We love the winter weather. Don’t you? When the forecast is frosty, we can stay active by taking a brisk walk, ice-skating or hitting the slopes on a Black Ski weekend. Wintertime also invites us to stay warm and cozy at home. Even if where you live is balmy year-round, it’s nice to hang out by the firepit when the temperature dips below 60 degrees. As Jack Frost is nipping,...
Try This! Kitchen Stencil Art
Here's an easy, elegant way to take dessert or coffee from scrumptious to showstopping! Kitchen klutzes and novices, it’s your time to shine. This stylish serving trick can save you money—and your waistline. A 2-tablespoon smear of vanilla frosting? Around 140 calories. It’ll take 40 minutes to walk that off, Sis. A 2-teaspoon dusting of powdered sugar? Walk off those 19 calories in just five minutes. Also, we “taste” food...
The Best Time to Cut Yourself Slack? Now.
Do you know there’s an overlooked warning during times of stress that signals it’s time to take a break?
The Life-Changing Gift Of Being Present
Wouldn't you love to lower your stress and anxiety levels naturally? Want to sleep better? Would you like to increase your self-awareness or improve how you manage your weight? Meditation can help with these things and more.
Backyard Bliss: Savor The Joys Of Summer
It doesn't matter whether you’ve got a sprawling yard, a cozy balcony, a paved patio or a screened-porch she-shed. When the weather’s nice, that outdoor space is an effortless everyday escape, isn’t it? So, why not spend an hour or two elevating it from the everyday?
Drink to Your Health — And Our History — With Hibiscus
Discover how hibiscus has been relied upon by people around the world for thousands of years, plus tips for how you can enjoy it today!
Meet Our Featured Maker: Christina Arenas — A Modern Take On Ancient Healing
Plant-based Indigenous healing traditions align with keeping the planet healthy. Burning sage for its fragrant smoke—or smudging—is one ancient ritual. Meet Christina Arenas, founder of Blue Sage Eco Boutique, whose products include aromatherapy oils, candles and smudge blends for daily living.