October 14, 2018

If your last meal could be all the favorite foods you often eat, it’s no wonder it’s your last meal. Everything you love, it seems, eventually can kill you.

The most delicious foods in the world seemingly are bad for your heart. They contain too much salt, which can lea...

October 14, 2018

Feeling blue? Why not toss around a little green at Louis Vuitton, Chanel, or Hermès? Feeling better now? Maybe, or maybe not.

The idea that shopping can alleviate mental or emotional ills is informally known as “Retail Therapy”. Instead of lying on a couch and discussi...

September 1, 2018

She is physically stunning with a luscious designer wardrobe, a gorgeous million-dollar home, an expensive sports car, and brilliant diamond jewelry from her equally successful husband. This Black woman has everything.

Including depression.

African American women hav...

September 1, 2018

Depression is the feeling of hopelessness, the inability to function in a normal, and a deep sadness that just won’t let go. 

But the immobilizing effects of depression can be treated before professional help is needed. Mental health professionals all agree on several w...

August 27, 2018

Never under estimate the power of prayer and spirituality in your lives.  It’s no joke that stress more negatively affects African Americans more than any other group. One of the major factors is that many African American women are constantly so much stress that it af...

August 27, 2018

You know you’ve said it, “I just don’t have time to work out. I’m too busy with work and family.” Well, health experts say that even if you can’t block out an extended period of time a day for a workout, a walk, or a run, you can achieve some goals to make you healthie...

August 27, 2018

Can you really have it all? Can you be a “Strong Black Woman” (SBWM) who will have success, happiness, and get your fair share? How many times have you and your girlfriends had this discussion? Too many, right?

“Super Woman” is a label African-American women have worn f...

August 27, 2018

Today we live in a world where it is so hard to turn off the noise. An increasingly number of African-American women are feeling overwhelmed, resulting into prolonged periods of sadness, which could be telltale signs of depression.  The pressure of being a “Super Woman...

African Americans are living longer. The death rate for African Americans has declined about 25% over 17 years, primarily for those aged 65 years and older. Even with these improvements, new analysis shows that younger African Americans are living with or dying of many...

July 3, 2018

Angela Neal-Barnett, PhD, is a professor of psychology at Kent State University, is a leading expert on anxiety disorders among African Americans. She is the CEO of Soothe Your Nerves, Inc., and the author of Soothe Your Nerves: The Black Woman’s Guide to Understanding...

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