Dr. Sebi’s daughter – healthy life advice for black women
Are you ready to get healthier?
Is it difficult for you to determine where you should start?
Well, Dr. Sebi’s daughter, Kellie Bowman, recently shared some tips during an interview with Essence magazine for Black women who aim to live healthier lifestyles.
Bowman founded Sebi’s Daughters and seeks to educate customers on the importance of whole foods, intracellular cleansing along with learning how to eat and build more nutritious meals.
The product line currently focuses on a lifestyle of healing, cleansing, and nourishing the body at the cellular level.
Allow me to elaborate on what each of these 5 tips truly means. We deserve all the advice we can get these days.
Research shows that those who learn and practice to forgive themselves have better emotional and mental well-being, more positive attitudes, and healthier relationships.
A related outcome links self-compassion to greater levels of success, concentration, focus, and productivity. Yes, all these things are signs of being healthy mentally and emotionally.
To function effectively in our friendships, relationships, and even in our “alone time,” we have to be able to forgive ourselves. It’s okay to make mistakes, we’re only human so don’t beat yourself up. This doesn’t mean you should make a mess of your life and act irrationally, but each moment can be used as an opportunity to choose to do better.
Choose to release guilt and shame, focus on what is and let go of what was. Remind yourself to take things one day at a time, as long as you have life, you can make a positive change.
I’m sure by now you’ve heard the very true statement, “Knowledge is Power.”
If we educate ourselves thoroughly about the things that affect our health today, we will be able to identify the dangers and take the necessary steps toward living healthier lives.
When you hear about health conditions or complications, do some research, find out what the symptoms and causes are, search for natural remedies, listen to testimonies from persons who dealt with similar conditions. Be proactive!
As African-Americans or wherever your Black heritage lives, we ALL need to get more serious about modern-day issues affecting our generation, our health, our rights, the wellbeing of our families, our businesses as a collective, and our future as a community.
Understand That You Are The Sum of Your Experiences
Our experiences shape the people we are. Every experience is like a missing piece to a puzzle. These puzzle pieces contribute to our way of thinking, our habits, our temperament, our intellect, our memories, and every single decision we make.
The good thing about this is that we can create our own experiences and have the power to take what we want from each experience. The mind is extremely powerful, use it for good, make it a safe space for you, release what does not serve you, and add the things that will contribute to your growth. Choose to make the most out of every experience and be your best self every day.
If you don’t love yourself, how will you be able to receive and reciprocate GENUINE love? How will you be able to tell the difference between love and manipulation? It all starts with you, sister. Loving yourself is a paramount principle of living a healthy life. Love each and every part of you.
Love your mind, your body, your skin, your voice, your hair, your character, just love you! Be kind to yourself, take care of yourself and do whatever you need to do, to keep yourself happy and healthy.
Loving yourself is more than just dressing up and putting on a face mask every Sunday.
Loving yourself is also going to the doctor and the dentist, taking your medication on time, getting enough sleep at night, drinking lots of water, and eating a balanced diet.
Loving yourself is saying “NO!” and setting firm boundaries. If you neglect to love yourself you will always be stressed and depressed, who wants to live like that?
Oh, and I hope you guys understand by now that stress leads to physical illness also, so whatever is stressing you out needs to go through the window. Literally!
Walk in Your Truth
Nobody knows your truth better than you do. There’s not a person on God’s green earth that can tell you who you are, what you’ve done, and what you’ve been through. Your story is yours to tell and you have to own it.
Never be ashamed or afraid to speak up and let the world know that they are wrong about you.
Express yourself through your style, words, hair, art, and actions. Don’t allow society to cage you in and tell you who you should be, you can be whoever you want to be. Placing yourself inside the box of society’s standards is detrimental to our mental and emotional well-being.
Be proud of who you were created to be and never apologize for being you!
Some sage advice from Dr. Sebi’s daughter. Touché, sis.
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