15th Amendment

I exercised my civic duty and 15th amendment right by voting early today. It was great. I was able to go early and get it out of the way. The line was short, there were some glitches but those were man made and had nothing to do with the voting machines. I was in and out within about an hour. I think that timeframe mainly had to do with where I was and what time I went. The voting location that I went to was near my home but in the middle of a business heavy area. I went around their lunchtime. A number of people were there because they decided to pop over on their lunch break as well. There was also the issue of two chatty Cathy type workers taking information that slowed things down a bit. I think that if I went earlier than I might not have had a wait time.

So anyway, I feel good that I was able to exercise my 15th amendment right and cast my ballot. I can’t expect change or have a voice if I don’t vote. You should do the same. Every vote counts.

This Has To Stop

This really has to stop. I know we’ve been target practice since we were brought over here against our will as slaves but at some point this has to stop. When are people going to realize that we are not the threat that they think we are? When will police get the proper training that is needed to deescalate a situation? Pulling your gun should be the last and final option not the first and only option.

This is what Colin Kaepernick is protesting. Injustice. Where are the people that villified him for taking a stand, or rather not standing, against injustice? Yeah they’re all quiet now. 

We need to realize that black people can’t make this change on our own. We didn’t cause the issue so we shouldn’t be the sole responsible party for fixing it. This is a group effort bit first white people need to realize that they are a major part of the problem. Once they realize and accept the damage that they have helped to create then and only then can we begin to heal.

Today Was Not A Good Day

Having type 1 diabetes, or any autoimmune disease for that matter, comes with its share of good and bad days. Today is turning into a bad one.  It started out fine, but then for some reason made a turn for the worst.  

I woke up this morning feeling great. Got up earlier than normal and went for a run. Came home took a shower, checked my levels, gave myself a shot of insulin, ate a muffin and drank some tea. I was feeling kind of tired so I went back to bed. This was about 7:30am. 

So I’m sleeping away peacefully, only to wake up and make a mad dash for the bathroom that would have given Usain Bolt a run for the gold. I forcefully got rid of the tea, muffin and anything else that was residing in my stomach. At first I’m thinking that this happened because of the muffin. I hadn’t eaten a muffin in a while and maybe that was the culprit. I still think it was but I’m not 100% sure so I’ll let it off the hook this time.

After that I have just been feeling like crap. I’m tired, nauseated, sleepy and just all around lethargic. Normally when this happens it is because my blood sugar levels have dropped but when I check, about every hour, they are actually normal. 

So I have concluded that I am just having a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day.  I haven’t been able to keep anything down, I’ve tried to force myself to eat and I end up just forcing it back up, so I feel like it’s pointless to continue trying to eat. Uggh, this is so frustrating. I just want to be healthy and happy.

New Product Alert: Organic Whipped Shea Body Butter

If you’re anything like me then you have this ongoing battle with dry skin. It is a daily fight to keep my skin moisturized and healthy. One of the ways that I am able to keep my melanin Poppin’ is with this homemade Organic Whipped Shea Butter Body Cream. Yep, homemade as in I made it myself.

 

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The key ingredients are Organic Shea butter, coconut oil and vitamin E. You can pick yours up here. The Shea butter is filled with vitamins and natural minerals to soften and treat your skin. The Vitamin E attacks the dryness while the coconut oil helps to keep and lock in that natural moisture that your body produces. This will definitely leave your skin feeling soft, smooth and moisturized. The great thing is that only a small dab is needed. You don’t have to lather yourself up in it in order for it to work. Do yourself and your skin a favor and purchase some of this Organic Whipped Shea Butter Body Cream. You’re welcome, because you’ll thank me later.

Keys to Healthy Skin (video)

In this video I share my daily regimen and what I do to keep my melanin poppin’! It’s very important to take care of your skin and make sure you’re just all around healthy. Be mindful of not only what you eat but also what you put on your body as well.

The keys to healthy skin, in my opinion, are:

1.Exfoliate – remove that dead skin and dirt from your body.

2. Moisturize – Once you’ve removed that dead skin and dirt, you need to replenish your skin’s natural oils and minerals.

3. Hydrate – Water is your best friend. Water can not only help clear out the toxins in your body but gives your skin a nice glow as well.

So here’s just a quick video about how I keep my melanin poppin’ and a little snippet into my healthcare regimen.  If you like it subscribe!!!