SuperFood Berry Chia Smoothie

Chia Seeds have become all the rave in the past few years but back in college when I was looking for a natural way to hep boost my energy, I began making chia gels and they actually worked! So today, I had a sweet tooth and decided to make a smoothie. First, I added frozen…

Summer Happens on Sundays

Originally posted on Detroit Bike & Brunch:
Our first trip of the season couldn’t have been better. The temperature was in the high 70’s, clear skies and the perfect breeze at our backs. The only thing missing was more time to together and a 24 hour brunch restaurant. DB&B seasoned riders after biking Corktown &…

The Day of Peace: A Re-Cap

The Day of Peace at Central High School encompassed so many of the topics on this blog from eco fashion to organic, healthy foods, to community building, yoga and aromatherapy. It is always such a pleasure to watch a vision unfold and to see people enjoy themselves while supporting a great cause. So, I know…

Moshood: The Legacy Lives On

MOSHOOD/Afrikan Spirit has been a staple in Brooklyn for 19 years providing Afrikan Designs for fashion forward, conscious consumers. Originally from Lagos, Nigeria, Moshood began to make a name for himself through his artwork in the early 1980s and fast forward to today, his movement is still thriving. Stop by their store at 698 Fulton…

Nigeria: A View from the Mountain

We climbed as the police watched us from across the street. Or at least we thought they were looking. The view was well worth the risk of getting in trouble. It reminded me of the sunset I watched in Cape Town while climbing down from Lion’s Head Mountain. Some moments I wish I could freeze…

Blends of Nature

Passion Fruit, Ginger, Agave, Alkaline Water, Sea Moss This juice is nothing short of amazing! I ran into the Blends of Nature booth today at the DanceAfrica BAM Festival.  So here’s what I love about this juice and the mission of this company: The EXTRA Ginger was so lovely, warming up my digestive tract on such a…

Have You Been Bamboozled?

Bamboozle jewelry is owned, operated and created by Abe Lavalais, a photographer with a deep appreciation for nature. He is inspired by indigenous peoples and their interactions with nature and has developed his own methods for coloring, shaping and cutting bamboo and bone. Below you can see the exquisite unisex earring that have been carved…

10 Ways To Help Protect Our Water

  The Great Lakes are 20% of the world’s fresh surface water and there are in trouble.  Lakes Michigan and Huron at their lowest levels ever and Lake Erie is experiencing harmful algae blooms which deplete oxygen, and destroy habitat.  I grew up spending summers in Canada on the shores of Lake Erie. Knowing the…

Meditation: Dusty Foot Philosophers

Excerpt from ‘Dusty Foot Philosophers by Ayanna D. Gouch’: “Sasha and Devontae were skeptical at first, resistant but not militant, which was a relief to Nawiri. The next part would seem like the easiest but in fact it was the hardest. The key to this mystery idea of ‘meditation’ was the mind and the breath….

soleRebels: Footwear You Can Be Proud To Rock

soleRebels is the kind of eco fashion you can be proud to rock and tell everyone you see how, where, and why you purchased them. soleRebels is the first fair trade shoe company in the world, meaning they pay all of their employees above minimum wage. The founder, Bethlehem Tilahun Alemu, has a unique dedication…

Analog Girl in a Digital World

My uncle once referred to South Africa as a sleeping giant. Standing on top of Table Mountain in Cape Town, certainly revealed this to me. It was one of the most memorable trips I’ve taken thus far. With hikes, township gardens, fashion shows, women’s circles, teaching nutrition and computer skills to high school students, dancing…