New Year New FOCUS

I'm stepping into 2019, with my keyword being: FOCUS. If you look at my blog categories now, you will notice that I added a new category, WELLNESS. Moving forward on the blog, I really want to talk about more topics around health and wellness. Now these topics won't be your typical "stay healthy" and "get fit" topics, either. I won't bore you with that. Instead, as we age, (and our parents age) I want to really talk about the things that affects our health as African American women.

With statistics that says, "African American women between the ages of 35-44 (my target audience), have increased breast cancer death rate of more than twice the rate of White women in the same age group -- 20.02 deaths per 100,000 compared to 10.2 deaths per 100,000 (" This is only one of the reasons why, I want to focus more on health and wellness amongst African American women, moving forward.

Women's health and wellness has consisted of a variety of public health issues such as diabetes, choosing the right contraceptives, HIV/AIDS, cervical cancer, fibroids, low birth rates, high blood pressure, heart disease, strokes, obesity, menstrual cycles and menopause, just to name a few. In this category of blog posts, I want to talk about it all and more.

Of course I am not some health expert or professional. So I will be opening up this platform for contributors who will either have experience in this category, work in the field or want to simply share their knowledge or concerns about a particular topic.

I am committing myself to utilizing my neighborhood park more and focus on building a better and healthier life, by staying physically fit. I am always, behind a desk (or in my bed) typing away on my laptop, producing content which means I don't get out much. I know I eat mostly healthy food but I still need to learn about the wellness of my body overall.

I realized that in order to inspire women in this world, we have to be present, holistically and I am joining in with you to take care of myself better daily. In this new year, I want you to take more time to educate yourself on your health issues, self-care regimens, medicines you're taking, etc. Don't leave the health and wellness of your temple into someone else's hands (ex., doctor). Focus and educate yourself this year.

You can order your FOCUS hoodie at or visit their gym to learn more about their gym membership and other services located in the south suburbs of Chicago:

Icesculpting Fitness

17110 Southpark Avenue South

Holland, IL 60473



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