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Part V. – Transform Your Health- Transform Yourself!

Posted by on Jan 15, 2014 in Wellness | Comments Off on Part V. – Transform Your Health- Transform Yourself!

Nothing is ever lost. From every experience, whether perceived as good, bad, or neutral, something can always be gained or learned. In essence, everything we do has the potential to be fertile ground to rethink, re-evaluate and create resilience.   That is our next invisible force: #4- The Ring of Resilience. A circle that feeds on itself             Imagine building your emotional, spiritual, and mental muscles like your biceps? Well, you can…it’s called ‘getting outside your comfort zone!’ Yes- that’s right, stretching beyond your comfort zone and then rebounding will make you stronger in all things. And what better time to strike out into new territory than in the New Year! Also known as pattern interrupt, it is the key to resilience. Think of it like a circle that never ends: Trying new things = learning = growing = self-efficacy = confidence = stronger identity = willingness to try even more new things, and so on.   Identity creates certainty Hidden in the many chapters of our stories are places to take a second look and see if we could do more, stretch more, be a little uncomfortable for a while to test ourselves. If you branch out and  accomplish new things, your confidence grows; competency builds confidence, and your self- image grows too. Certainty...

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Belly Dancing – Showcase Your Female Form!

Posted by on Jan 10, 2014 in Wellness | Comments Off on Belly Dancing – Showcase Your Female Form!

There has recently been an explosion in fitness options with the surging popularity of new exercise formats such as Zumba ®, Birkram or hot yoga, barefoot running and even pole dancing. But how about trying something older? Much older. We cannot accurately say exactly when or where belly dance originated. However we do know that it was introduced to America during the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair by dancers from the Middle East. The dancers did not call it belly dance; their promoter did to make it sound more intriguing to the passersby. In the 1970s, our country saw a resurgence of interest in the dance form on the west coast. Popularity grew into the vibrant belly dance culture we see in the United States today. And belly dance is currently very popular here in Baltimore. Traditionally, belly dance is performed primarily by women and is structured specifically to showcase the female form. This makes it a great option for women of every shape, size and level of health. The shimmies and hip bumps are gentle on the joints but still provide a great workout. As Lora Marion, a Title 1 Intervention Teacher in Hagerstown and a belly dancer of five years tells B Woman, “I have osteoarthritis in my spine…and I’m over 40. When...

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Positioning Your personal Brand for Maximum Impact

Posted by on Jan 9, 2014 in Beauty, Fashion | Comments Off on Positioning Your personal Brand for Maximum Impact

Written by: Natalie Jobity We are all familiar with the branding of a product or a company. If I say “Apple” what images come to your awareness? Because of its strong positive brand associations, Apple products are extremely successful, so much so that people will pay a premium just for the privilege of owning an iPhone or iPad. The company has a clearly differentiated brand that hinges on innovation and top notch quality which is communicated at every touch...

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The Androgynous super hero! – Highlighting Baltimore’s most vibrant women in the Arts.

Posted by on Jan 6, 2014 in Fashion, Local | Comments Off on The Androgynous super hero! – Highlighting Baltimore’s most vibrant women in the Arts.

By Brock Photography by Charmed Focus Female manikins with button downs and bowties surrounded me in the Mt. Vernon office of Baltimore’s favorite androgynous fashion guru Chase thestylegui Asar owner of C.U.E. Style Consulting (Chic Urban Emo). C.U.E. Style Consulting is dedicated to offering amazing personal services in the areas of event styling, wardrobe consulting, personal styling and tailoring; focusing on men’s fashion for masculine of center women, trans-men, and other gender nonconforming folks. That’s right, I said it!...

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Quench Dry Thirsty Winter Skin

Posted by on Jan 6, 2014 in Beauty | Comments Off on Quench Dry Thirsty Winter Skin

By Kristen Floyd It’s the time of year when wind can be icy cold, and heat indoors is turned up high.  Both of these extremes can wreak havoc on skin leaving it dry, tight, and begging for moisture.   There are several easy steps you can take to treat your skin with a little extra TLC this winter season.  First, make sure you’re using an appropriate cleanser morning and night; your skin should not feel tight after cleansing.  For more...

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Clean Makeup Brushes = Clean Skin and Better Application

Posted by on Jan 6, 2014 in Beauty | Comments Off on Clean Makeup Brushes = Clean Skin and Better Application

By Kristen Floyd It’s a New Year, time for resolutions and restructuring.  Clear away the clutter and start fresh and new.  Speaking of clearing away clutter…when is the last time you went through your makeup bag?  When is the last time you cleaned your makeup brushes?  Makeup has an expiration date, not just in trends, but an actual shelf life.  And makeup brushes can harbor all kinds of bacteria and you can be applying that to your face, over...

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Holiday Love – Reflecting On Your Relationships And Planning For The Future

Posted by on Dec 19, 2013 in More | Comments Off on Holiday Love – Reflecting On Your Relationships And Planning For The Future

Although it was not at all planned, I couldn’t have picked a better time for my debut column as the brand new Relationships Columnist in B Woman Magazine. That’s because during the holiday season, we pause for reflection and look back on the passing year. We take stock of where we are in our lives. We pause for gratitude toward what’s great…and we can’t help but notice what could use some improvement. For those who are in a good...

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10 Easy Steps to Throwing the Best New Year’s Eve Dinner Party

Posted by on Dec 14, 2013 in Dining, More | Comments Off on 10 Easy Steps to Throwing the Best New Year’s Eve Dinner Party

Regardless of the occasion or holiday, I’ve noticed that a lot of people tend to shy away from dinner parties and opt for the easy cocktail party these days. But what is holding you back from having your closest friends over for dinner? Below are my tips on hosting a dinner party for New Year’s Eve without all the preconceived stress and hassle. Stick to your BUDGET: Create a budget by thinking of all the components you want at...

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Staying Financially Fit During the Holidays

Posted by on Dec 5, 2013 in More | Comments Off on Staying Financially Fit During the Holidays

It’s the end of the year and the holidays are in full swing. Holidays usually signal the time of year when you get more time off of work (for most) and get to see friends and family you may not get to see as often. People are generally in a good mood as they prepare for holiday traditions and celebrations, as well as gifts for loved ones. Planning for the holidays can be exciting, but at the same time...

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Q&A with Judy Pressman – Image Consultant Expert

Posted by on Dec 4, 2013 in Fashion | Comments Off on Q&A with Judy Pressman – Image Consultant Expert

Judy Pressman is a certified Image Consultant with twenty-eight years of experience in the Baltimore-Washington area. She has transformed thousands of men and women, both individually and through her seminars. Judy trained with Robert Ponte the Internationally known fashion consultant and legendary pioneer in the industry. Judy truly loves what she does, and as an artist, she has an incredible eye for fashion and for what will enhance her client’s best features. She also has the ability to totally...

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4 tips to De-stress Your Christmas Holiday

Posted by on Dec 3, 2013 in More | Comments Off on 4 tips to De-stress Your Christmas Holiday

So, Christmas is less than 30 days away and each minstrel sounds more like disemboweled chants rather than yuletides, “Mer-ry Christmas, Mer-ry Christmas, fa, la, la, la, la, blah, blah, blah, blah”.  The decorations, the crowds, and the late holiday plans seem to get the best of you but all of your tasks have just begun.  You put extra effort into creating a mental record of the items that you need to accomplish before December 25th. .   There are...

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Anjali Sunita – Founder of Baltimore Yoga Village

Posted by on Dec 2, 2013 in Inspirational, Wellness | Comments Off on Anjali Sunita – Founder of Baltimore Yoga Village

Anjali Sunita has been studying yoga philosophy, North Indian classical chanting, deep breathing techniques, postures, and meditation ceaselessly for the past 13 years and has taught in India, Canada, and the United States in ashrams, private and public schools, embassies, yoga studios, and private homes since 2005. She is the founder of Baltimore Yoga Village and Director of Jivan Yoga Teacher Training. Her recent training includes a trip to Mexico, where she became certified to teach AcroYoga. “I have...

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