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Botanicals MD: MD created and approved BODY & FACIAL SCRUBS!

I am pretty low key when it comes to my skin care regimen.  I don’t use any fancy creams, masks or anti aging serums. Nor have I ever had a facial which almost sounds blasphemous to admit in today’s society!  I would like to think that at least I try to take care of my skin from the “inside” by drinking several glasses of water a day, eating a healthy diet- ok almost healthy diet - and I don’t smoke…

5 Steps You must do to reach your potential

As a father of three teenage children, the oldest preparing to go to college, I have been preoccupied with thoughts about the future. What kind of world will they be inheriting? Will they be happy and safe? How can they achieve their dreams? You might be thinking the same for yourself. In an uncertain world we are all feeling a little apprehensive about the future. Here are five steps to unlock your potential and reduce the uncertainty. Action Steps Engage…

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Pad Thai: Delicious Home Made recipe with Linguine

If you have ever been into a Thai restaurant then you have have certainly seen Pad Thai on the menu: a delicious blend of stir fried noodles, crunchy vegetables & peanuts. My family and I love this warm spicy dish.  It is wonderful by itself but I often top it off with peanut dressing and a salad….It is so good!  What I love about Thai food and many Asian dishes are the layered or complex flavors created using  a balance…

Destiny Blogs

Welcome To The Destiny Blogs

A subscriber suggested we write about destiny. At first, it was planned to be a single post. However, as with many things in life, it became apparent that we were scratching the surface of a greater universal question - Why are we here? To do justice to the subject and to our readers, we are launching a multi-post project in a journey of self discovery and personal growth. What is Your Life’s Destiny? To some it is a holy grail…

What makes Me Happy

I was recently scrolling through my Facebook page after someone commented on an old post I had written back in 2015. I must have been in a reflective mood but truth be told every thing I said then is what I still believe now. I thought I would share it here with you. As a young girl in Nigeria I remember thinking how perfect my life would be if I lived in the USA. It hasn’t been perfect but despite…

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JAMAICAN CHICKEN SOUP the Best Cure for Everything!

Some days you just need a warm hug, a loving embrace or a meal that puts a smile on everyone’s face.  There is nothing like the aroma of all the herbs and vegetables, chicken & scotch bonnet bubbling in a large pot on a Saturday afternoon! The anticipation of a nutritious, delicious and filling meal that transports you to the beaches of the Caribbean or your grandmother’s kitchen. You & your family will love this recipe loaded with protein, vitamins…

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The Sexiest Fruit, Rum & Wine Bread Pudding you will ever taste!!

  Ingredients: 2 cups of heavy whipping cream 2 cups of regular milk 2 loaves of day old or stale bread ( I used half a french bread plus one loaf of wheat bread) 1-2 cups of fruit (cherries, prunes, raisins,currants) soaked in rum & red wine (port) Tip: soak fruit in jar for weeks to months  in advance (click here to see fruit preparation) or for quicker preparation place dry fruit in rum & wine mixture on pot, bring to…

Walking in someone else’s shoes

It is understandable in our busy lives that we are unable to see the forest before the trees. The pressures of personal finances, professional demands, and personal obligations can strain one's ability to empathize with the troubles of others. However difficult it may be, it is essential that we take a moment to reconnect with our universal humanity; not only for the sake of others but for our own spiritual health lest we lose sight of what is good and…

Sex after a hysterectomy – Why is it different?

I  was recently sent a question from a reader who stated she had a hysterectomy last year but still thinks she has her ovaries and wondered why sex felt different and why “it is like no feelings when we have sex?” I thought this was a question that many women may have and not have the courage to ask their doctors so I am answering it here as a benefit to everybody. As I have stated in my previous blogs…

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Different standards of beauty

Who is beautiful?  You? Me? As a child my mother was the most beautiful woman I had seen. Everyone always remarked at how beautiful she was. She was thin and graceful and enjoyed getting dressed up. On the weekends she would spend hours washing, rolling and drying her thick long black hair.  My father enjoyed showing her off and insisted she maintained a certain lean weight and small waist.  Nigerian kids at elementary school said my mother was white- “oyibo.”…