Virtual Town Hall Meeting

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The Center for Leadership of Afrikan Women’s Wellness is hosting a Virtual Town Hall Meeting as Facebook Live on Sunday May 17 at 4 pm (CST). We will have speakers representing the Cream City Medical Society, the Black Health Coalition, Sebastian Family Psychology Practice, and Asentu Rites of Passage Institute. The goal of the Town Hall meeting is to educate … Read More

Can Pre-Diabetes be Reversed? Clearing the Clutter…

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I like to think of clutter as those extra pounds that many of us carry around on our bodies. Not only may this extra weight hurt our back and joints, but it can also affect our self-image and self-esteem. Obesity is a risk factor for depression. But for some of us, being overweight is a precursor to diabetes. Pre-diabetes does … Read More

Whet the Edge

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I have been thinking about my recent blog post titled “Sharpen the Knife.” I wonder how often I put something out into the world that may be unclear, poorly written, or just overall causes confusion. I remember when I was in a summer program during high school. We were a group of about six girls and six boys, getting used … Read More

Sharpen the Knife

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A quote attributed to Abraham Lincoln states: “if you give me six hours to cut down a tree, I will spend the first four hours sharpening my ax.” One of the principles in the book, The Seven Lost Secrets of Success by Joe Vitale is “Sharpen the Knife.”  For me, this means that I am constantly striving to become a … Read More

Heartbreak and Black Burnout

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The recent homicides in Milwaukee of this month have shed a striking and palpable light on the breadth and depth of actions that can result from the rising angst of this current age. I read a recent blog post titled, “This is What Black Burnout Feels like” by Tiana Clark. In the blog, she describes how “so many of us … Read More

Are you “Should-ing” Yourself?

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A recent article I read showed that only 1 in 10 overweight or obese adults who were told or encouraged to lose weight by a healthcare provider actually sought help for weight loss. Even though, studies show that those who seek help have better weight loss results and tend to keep the weight off longer than those who don’t. The … Read More

KILLING BLACK BABIES

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  Did you know: *An African American baby born in Milwaukee today has a 2 to 4 times increased risk of dying within the first year of life. *In 2017, there were 120 infants in the City of Milwaukee that died before reaching their first birthday. *Between 2013 and 2015, Wisconsin had the highest infant mortality rate for black babies in … Read More

Making the Present more Perfect

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As I think about a time I made my present more perfect, my mind goes back to a perfected past experience, when I challenged myself by doing something that really scared me. This past summer, I went to Hawaii for the first time. I gave a presentation at a medical conference. That was fun and I was happy and proud … Read More