Welcome to Well Diva Wednesdays – First Up, Nicole Melton of Melton Digital

Nicole-Marie-Melton-DivaHey Divas!

Yesterday morning I came across a post on Erin Baynham’s facebook page, Scandalous Beauty.  I left my house all smiles after reading the testimony of this extra fly Diva, Nicole Melton.  Nicole tells her story of stepping out of the comfort zone, because, in case you didn’t know, that’s where the blessing is.  We can all use some inspiration at any given time, and I’m thankful to have come across Nicole’s story for me, and for you.

I have to admit my current project (transitioning from Soul Food Therapy to Well Diva Lifestyle) is a work in progress.  I knew I wanted to write a blog post on Wednesdays that had something to do with wellness.  But when I read Nicole’s story, I knew then I wanted to feature a Well Diva each Wednesday.  Yay!  Don’t you just love it??  BTW, my definition of a Well Diva is also a work in progress.  LOL!  But when a woman has a story that tells how she leaned on God for her next step and came out fabulous on the other side, who can deny that she is both doing Well AND a Diva?

I think Nicole’s story excited me so much because it reminds me of my life about 12 years ago.  That’s when I quit my job, packed up and moved from Atlanta to Oakland, 3 weeks later eloped, a year later had my beautiful daughter, all because I trusted Him.  Have you done something so daring because you knew it was God leading you?  I’d love to know about it, and I’m sure the Divas would too.  Share your story below.  You can read Nicole’s story here.

Oh, and Happy Well Diva Wednesday!

 

Celebrating Women’s History Month with Minister Ginger London

I recently had the honor of speaking with Minister Ginger London of Ginger London Ministries.  What a great time I had chatting with her in celebration of Women’s History Month.  We mainly discussed being a woman entrepreneur, and the importance of taking care of the temple.  This was an awesome sister chat that I was truly blessed to have had the chance to be a part of.  I think maybe I value female connections so much because I grew up as the only girl, with two brothers who would lock their door when they heard me coming. LOL!  Anyway, the audio is here for your to enjoy, and share.

Black Girls Juicing for Health – Our 3 Day Cleanse

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Willette, Nicole, Kareen, Kelly, Carla, La’Tila

A couple of months ago I did a post on my green smoothie party.  It was really nice to get some sistas together for a healthy cause.  This month, which at Soul Food Therapy is Juicy June, we were inspired by Kareen of I am Eating Right to do a 3 day juice fast/cleanse/detox.  When this was mentioned on the facebook page, the response was amazing.  Many of you have requested to join in, and I am so thankful to have you along for the health ride!  Kareen shared how she was inspired to do a 60 day juice fast/feast (and lost 40 pounds) after watching the movie Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead, which you can watch at the end of this post.  Below, I’m sharing a list of a few juicing sistas I’ve found on the net who we will use as resources to guide us along in this fast.  All this stuff about us being the most obese, least healthy – I’m choosing not to focus on that.  Instead, I’m enjoying seeing my sistas make healthy choices AND educate others on doing the same.  Take a look at the links below and let me know what you think.  Have you used any of their services?

Our Juicy June 3 day juice cleanse starts Thursday June 13.  If you would like to join us simply make your request to join in the comments below and the details will be emailed to you.  We will utilize the services of the following:

1. Kareen of I am Eating Right – creator of The Juicy Life series of 15 videos on juicing 101 – watch the series so you’ll be well prepared.  Here is video #1.

2. Willette of WillHealthy – detox and cleansing coach extraordinaire – Willette will prepare and ship your juices if you’d rather not make them yourself.  Join me and Willette on Tuesday evening (June 11) at 6:30pm PST, 8:30 central, 9:30 EST for a brief pre-cleanse Q&A session about detoxing and cleansing.  You must join the Soul Food Therapy circle in Google + first.  Second, download the Google Hangout app.  And third,  check your email for a link to get into the hangout a few minutes ahead of time.  If you must join by phone rather than video, visit the facebook page and leave a private message with your phone number at least an hour before the session.

3. Nicole of The Sweeter the Juice – fabulous FREE ebook of juice recipes – download her ebook to use during the fast.  Choose which juices you would like to drink, making sure to include the recipes containing leafy greens.

4.   Carla of Raw Raw Life – raw food blogger with an extensive supply of raw, vegan, juice and smoothie recipes, videos and ebooks – Visit Carla for her grocery list as a guideline to make sure you are well stocked and ready to go.  Also, Carla has juicing ebooks as well – more recipes for you to choose from.

We will not use the following services but I certainly wanted to let you know about these juicing sistas in case they are in your area.

5. La’Tlia of Juicy’s Flavor – juice bar and products sold in multiple Virginia locations

6. Kelly of Juice Hugger – 1/2 of a duo with a cafe in Brooklyn and a huge selection of products online

Do you have a link to add?  If so, please leave that info in the comments section.  Now let’s get busy juicing!