A Heart-to-Heart in Support of Women’s Health

February is not only a time to celebrate and show appreciation for our sweethearts, it’s also a time to remind ourselves of the importance of our actual hearts. As we take time to recognize American Heart Month, it’s imperative that we remember just how much maintenance and care the most important muscle in our body really needs. Heart disease and stroke kill 1 in 3 American women – more than all cancers combined. With that said, 80% of heart disease is preventable through diet and exercise. It’s truly as simple as making a choice to dedicate yourself to healthier living. Below Read More

5 Tips For Shaking Off The Winter Blues

Christmas, New Year’s, and most recently, Valentine’s Day — this stretch of winter holidays can seem utterly endless. Many look forward to these circles on the calendar as time to spend with family and friends. But for many others, it’s simply not the same. In fact, for a lot us it can be downright depressing to even think about approaching holidays. That feeling of dread can rise from a plethora of sources – from not having any family or friends around to spend them with, to suffering the effects of Seasonal Affective Disorder, or SAD. Also known as the “winter blues”, SAD Read More

Kala’s Big Chop!

“What made you cut your hair?”  “Why would you want to start over?” These were questions I was consistently asked after announcing that I was planning a Big Chop (BC) on my 32nd birthday. Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Facebook, Snapchat — virtually every social media platform I had a presence on — had a theme of, “Why is Kala cutting off her hair?” Honestly, I expected a few questions, but not as many I as received. In addition to the questions, there were requests from followers to not move forward with the cut — to call it off! I didn’t realize how invested others were in my hair journey. Yet, as Read More

How Ann McIntosh Found Her Funk

Like many of us, Ann Marie McIntosh leads an incredibly busy life. As a registered nurse and pediatric case manager for a children’s hospital in West Palm Beach, FL — and a single mother of three — Ann doesn’t exactly have a ton of free time to invest in styling her hair. So when a co-worker with natural hair recommended she try Uncle Funky’s Daughter Curly Magic Curl Stimulator a little over a year ago, Ann was initially a bit reticent to go the natural route. “I told her ‘My hair is so coarse. I don’t think my hair can curl like that’,” Read More