You can’t be totally healthy if you don’t look at health through multiple lenses. It can be difficult to grow your hair, lose weight, maintain a healthy weight and avoid health complications if you don’t drink enough water, eat a balanced diet, have healthy ways to relieve stress and know what things to use in moderation or avoid. I am in no way a professional when it comes to the human body or women’s health, but I do know that as a woman and a woman of color, it is important to know our bodies to physically and mentally be the best we can be. Some of the top killers in women are heart disease, cancer, diabetes and maternal health issues.
It is important to take action by maintaining a healthy weight and diet, avoid smoking, continue all regularly scheduled prenatal and women’s health visits, increase physical activity and avoid stress. Mental health is something our community just began talking more openly about. It has recently become a topic we are encouraging dialogue around to address trauma, fear, discrimination, generational curses, stress and much more. Healthy outlets are being highlighted more and more as we are seeking therapy, strengthening positive relationships, making dietary lifestyle changes and so many more things. Black women are three times more likely to die of pregnancy-related complications and underlying health problems like high blood pressure, fibroids and exposure to chronic stress and trauma.
We are more than just a hair oil company because it takes more than just an amazing oil to grow your hair. We are promoting and encouraging a lifestyle. Head to Toe is all about lifestyle and the many things we participate in—we hike, we cook, we write, we do yoga, we create and explore!
‘Round Midnight Dinner
When I made up my mind that I wanted to quit my office job I told a few colleagues the news. Most people met me with excitement, others had a look of concern or worry on their faces. The question that I was asked most was “what are you going to do next?” or “what…Read More »
What’s The Tea?
My Name is Angela Gilmore, creator and founder of Angel Teas, a woman owned loose-leaf herbal tea business that started off as just a personal experiment and ultimately proved to be a divine purpose. Months prior to introducing myself to the use of herbs and herbal teas, I fell into the habit of binge watching…Read More »
The Magic Is In The Moss
I get asked all the time, “what made you want to start selling sea moss?” The more I’m asked, the more I try and find this deeply rooted, profound, awe inspiring answer. But truthfully, the answer is insanely simple, I really enjoy helping people. Coming up as a first-generation American, my Haitian parents always had…Read More »
I started Tasty Tings within a few weeks of losing my job as a server. I was very unsure of how it would play out since the shelter-in-place order was administered in the Bay Area amid the rise of Covid-19. My idea was to make these Jamaican Patties for people to pre-order and come pick…Read More »
Reach One, Teach One
Hello phenomenal people, My name is Tashma (ta-shh-ma) Greene. First and foremost, I must state that I am elated by the opportunity to write about myself as a way to bridge communities by sparking conversation about daily life experiences and wellness. I am a recent graduate of the University of San Francisco receiving my Master…Read More »
Bodhi & Lace
It all started the moment I noticed holes in the bottom of my moms’ shoes. Glancing at the kitchen table, I remembered the weekend she spent skipping meals for the sake of her student’s papers. As I continued through to the living room, I instantly recalled my mother sitting on the floor, hot-gluing rhinestones on…Read More »