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Wellness

Mindfulness and Gut Health. Wellness beyond Recipes and rigid checklists.

As the seasons transition from winter to spring (or spring to summer; and so on) there are a few things you can do to make sure your skin looks healthy, feels healthy and actually is healthy– no matter your environment. The most important thing to remember about skin health is that it needs to come from within. By that, we mean your mood, what you eat, how you sleep and whether you’re exercising or not all have an impact on how you look and feel – and that includes your skin. Let’s Talk Melanin WELLNESS will present far more than superficial things like clothes and skin-care creams; our articles will focus on the factors that affect our skin’s natural glow from within.

Conversations about Mental Health: Normalize Malaise

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One lie that I expect we’ve all told at least once in our lives is, “I’m fine,” when we’re not. It’s an understandable lie to tell because we’ve gotten this far as…

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Melanin Trailblazers – Welcome, Autumn

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September is the late afternoon of the year. There’s a little less light, a little less heat, and there’s the first signs that it’s time to move towards hibernation mode. There’s enough…

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5 Ways Reading Makes You Happier and More Successful

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I have a confession: I’ve become a compulsive non-fiction reader. Like many freelancers and entrepreneurs, personal and business development literature has dominated my reading list in recent years. I’ve waded through books…

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We Need to Talk About Grief

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In modern Western society, grief is taboo. The reason for this is that death is taboo. We have learned to pretend death doesn’t exist — or at least, that it doesn’t exist…

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Geographical Constants and Boosting our Immunity

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Sunshine Boosts the Immune System We’re spending an unprecedented amount of time indoors lately, as you may have noticed. There are a lot of good reasons to do it and take shelter.…

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Air Pollution and the Skin

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This is by far one of our favourite timely and relevant articles by our Resident Scientist: Giorgio Dell’Acqua. It affects us all and brings to light the fact that air pollution and…

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8 Ways to Build Psychological Immunity in Tough Times

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There’s another sickness that has spread across the planet even more quickly than the coronavirus has. It unfortunately will possibly continue to be around for a long time in the future, as…

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The Most Powerful Antidote to Shame and 4 Ways to Heighten Empathy

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How many times a day do you have a negative thought about yourself? If you’re anything like me, probably too many to count.   Sometimes, they play on a loop like a…

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Self-Care Basics: 5 Ways To Not Fall Apart

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Self-care is not just bubble baths and treating yourself to a manicure (although those are certainly nice). And while it can be those things, self-care goes much deeper than that. Rather than being…

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We wear what we eat (not an anti-anything blog)

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Why is a healthy gut important for healthy skin? You are what you eat. That’s a thing we say with usually a joking tone. Like, oh, I’m eating witchetty grubs: I guess…

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Crushing it – Beautifully Pregnant

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Every now and again a beautiful pregnant woman captures our eye and a smile paired with a sigh became inevitable. One such moment came to us last week when Style + Travel…

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Never too old for yoga

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For starters, the old adage that you’re never too old to get stronger is totally true. Add to the thought pot these newer slightly hipster sentiments (or are they just a resurfacing…

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Anti Aging Skin Care Guide For Busy Moms

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Aging is super normal, and although your normal routine and regimes may be interrupted by a little bundle of joy, and this is perfectly natural and can be expected…aging overnight isn’t. Finding…

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