GIVE A FIST BUMP TO THE “SLOW MOVEMENT” or better yet, “CAN WE JUST TAKE IT DOWN A TAD”

YOGA FROM A NATURAL: By Jeanie Sallah
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I’ve come to the conclusion that we’re just too damn busy being busy. We really no longer think it’s cool to just relax and do nothing, or at the very least slow down. From the minute the clock goes off in the morning we’re on a mad dash to beat the traffic (as if that were really possible). If kids are a factor we have to hurriedly get them to day care, school, somewhere. Let’s add in getting to work or school early (with the slim hope of leaving ahead of schedule-NOT), maybe later making it to the gym for a little blow-off steam session. You know some basketball-zumba-a quick trek on the tread mill, maybe a little TRX (talk about high intensity relaxation), and were back on the road again. Excitedly in route, we get to join the traffic line dance and slowly inch our way home. We’re now back home to deal with STUFF; maybe kids, significant others, bills, phone calls, house work, dinner, etc. Boy, now that was a relaxing day. Read more

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April CURLIE Feature of the Month: Ashley Cooper

image image Growing up as a child the women in my life would always instill in my that a woman’s hair is her crown & glory.For years I,like so many other black woman would keep my hair permed & constantly chemically & heat treated in order to maintain the “European standard” of what our crown & glory was supposed to look like.  Read more

April LOC Feature of the Month: NyTasia McGee

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As an adult, I had seen pictures of myself as a child with my hair in french braids. I only saw ponytails with bows or knocker balls when photos were professionally done. I inquired the reason so I asked my mother. She told me because my hair was so thick, that french braids were quick and last a long time. I remember as I was approaching my teenage years I wanted to do my own hair because of the french braid styles made me feel young.  Read More

THE PROVOCATIVE, SENSUAL, STIMULATING YOGA PANT

YOGA FROM A NATURAL: JEANIE SALLAH

 

Let me give you a little insight into my thought process, I never really know what I’ll write about in this column until I begin. So with the help of The Today Show on NBC my topic came into our family room and delightfully spoke to me, YOGA PANTS. You know those pants that have become the new go-to-outfit for the grocery store, school dress (usually anything under middle school and over high school), the new age Mom jean, and for my Mother in particular; a very dressy classic pant that fits her ass like a glove. I can’t tell you how much I love the ease, the thoughtless simplicity, and the feeling that I get when I have on the “I-Look-Fit” style of yoga pants. Really except for my husband (who I know secretly wishes I’d change my “uniform”) I don’t know anyone in my circle who doesn’t like them. I suppose I’m somewhat weak because I can’t walk into a Marshall’s, TJ Maxx, or any department store for that matter and not walk straight to the workout wear as if in a trance. Yoga pants are my personal addiction; I guess you could call it my drug of choice.  Read More…. www.curlielocs/fitness

February LOC Feature of the Month

Sequoia Symone Clark

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Sequoia’s Hairstory:

As a little girl my hair was very long and took my mother forever to style it so one day I cut it off. Since my mom was use to styling long hair the short curly hair was frightening to her so I got my first “Just for Me” perm at age 5. I continued to perm my hair as an adult since it was all I knew to do. I tried short hair cuts, ponytails, weaves, lace front wigs and braids. I even became a licensed Cosmetologist…. Read full Hairstory here https://curlielocs.com/feature-of-the-month/

“Happy Valentines to ME” or “Love Yourself”

Yoga From a Natural-Jeanie Sallah

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Alright it’s practically Valentine’s Day again, that time of year where our thoughts run more in the romantic direction. As a consequence, the ads flaunting his or her admiration because “He went to Jared’s” (Kay’s Jewelry, Macy’s jewelry counter, or whatever jewelry store strikes your liking) will show you just how much your loved one really cares for you (Ahh). Or does this sound familiar, “Hallmark Cards say “Make Every Heart Happy” (have you priced greeting cards lately? It’s expensive making hearts happy). Ok, indulge me one more time because I’m on a roll, Kohl’s Department Store says, “Gifts From The Heart, It’s Love At First Save”. From your heart to their pockets, now that’s what I call love. Something else that’s a little unsettling to me is that we celebrate love officially only one day a year, but don’t we love every day? It’s much like Black History Month that we celebrate once a year; for those of us that are black aren’t we black year round? Why the labels on everything, can’t we just be?

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