• BrownHippieChick

Like it or not we are all in the same boat. Same boat meaning we are all something what you called quarantined. To be honest this is nothing unorthodox for my family and I because as you all know the girls are home-schooled and Donovan and I are unemployed, but I know for some this is out of the ordinary. Now that life has slowed down quite a bit you can take the time to reflect on things and on the goals, you have set forth for yourself. You can take the time to talk to your kids and get to know

what’s going on with them and school and if they’re into that boy or girl. You get to talk to your spouse and maybe you guys realize you both have time for a vacation after all. There is no limit to the amount of conversation you can have with your loved ones. I find this time to be a blessing in disguise because it gives us “the American family” some good quality family time. If you can’t tell by now, I’m a big fan of family time and the whole strong family vibes. To all the single couples this is good for you as well because you guys get to spend good healthy quality time with one another as well. You guys get to learn how one another think and feel about one another’s feelings and goals and aspirations. So, guys let’s not look at the glass as half empty lets look at it as half full.

What have you been doing since the quarantine order came down? How have you been spending your time with yourself and your family?

If you guys need any suggestions on how to occupy your time during this quarantine, I have some suggestions below:


READING

Its always good to pass the time with reading. There are some great novels out there that are currently on my to read list for example I must finish “The Yellow House” by Sarah M. Broom so far this autobiography is nothing short but of amazing the author Broom has done a great job of being descriptive to a point where you can imagine yourself in 1960s New Orleans. Another book I would like to read is by Zora Neal Hurston “Hitting a Straight Lick With a Crooked Stick” This book by Zora Neal Hurston is an outstanding collection of stories about love and migration, gender and class, racism and sexism that proudly reflect African American folk culture.

Another good thing to read is all about your electronics and find out things about them you never knew. You can do this with your apps as well. I find that reading deeper into my apps helps me to understand and maneuver through them so much better than just downloading them and using what’s on the surface you can say.

If you need some daily affirmations or looking for something to read to lift your spirits go to my beautiful friend @absolutedoll blog she has great content that will uplift you and have you feeling like the baddest muthaf*cka walkin. So click the link below to see what I'm talking about:

linktr.ee/absolutedoll

ORGANIZE/DE-CLUTTER

We all can use a little de-cluttering and organizing in our life. You can start with your closet and work your way through out the house. On YouTube they have so many videos that will show you little hacks and ways to de-clutter and organize. Once you start to de-clutter and organize you are going to see how much stuff you have and don’t need. By throwing out the things you don’t need and organizing the things you have it will give you a sense of relief and your home will have such a better flow through out.


Meditation

Meditating is not only relaxing it is also good for you. There are many benefits to meditating it helps to reduce Stress. Stress reduction is one of the most common reasons people try meditation. Meditation also controls Anxiety. Less stress translates to less anxiety, promotes emotional health, enhances self-awareness, lengthens attention span, may reduce age-related memory loss, can generate kindness and may help fight addictions. So, meditation would be a great and beneficial way to past time.


IG LIVE CONCERTS

Since the quarantine there have been a host of celebrities that have given live concerts on Instagram right from their living rooms. It has been so nice because not only are they helping to try to heal through music they are giving their time in which they’re not obligated to given the circumstances. In order to look out for who’s given a concert I just go on the celebrity gossip pages one of my favorites is The Shade Room.


DIY PROJECTS

The time is now to try out some of the many of millions of DIY projects they have out there on the internet. They have so much you can choose from. Practically anything you can think of from decorative DIY to food DIY. There is also so much you can do with kids from all ages. You guys DIYs are so fun to do because not only are you spending quality time but it is also cool to see if you can accomplish the project in hopes that your project looks exactly like the theirs at the end. Pinterest and YouTube are the best routes to go when inquiring about DIY projects. It’s best to start off with something simple so you won’t get discouraged and just give up on all DIY projects. You can also check out my good friend Deidre aka The Bad Bitch Home Maker at the link below:

https://www.findingdeidre.com/

She do her thing with the DIY projects you guys and she keeps them very simple. Go for it you guys because nothing is stopping you from trying the many DIY projects there are out there because there are many and many different categories.


Exercise

You can never go wrong with getting your sexy on. There are so many exercise routines you can do from home. YouTube have so many FREE routines as well as Pinterest. There are even meal plans you can look up to go with the routine to help you to lose weight, maintain weight, get toned or whatever you are trying to do in order to improve your health as well as your fitness. So what the gym is closed you can just create a gym in your home because on YouTube they have where you can look up ways to use objects around your house as gym equipment and you don’t have to work out every day of the week but 3xs out of the week will help keep that body nice, tight and right!



You guys remember to stay safe and to keep up good hygiene!

We will get through this together!

For information on the COVID virus click the lick below:

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/symptoms-testing/share-facts.html



After all is said and done, more is said than done....

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~BrownHippieChick~

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  • BrownHippieChick

There are many things I have learned on this journey known as life. One being when it knocks you down you have one of two options: stay down or get up and live the FUCK out of your life. Yes, there are times where life could be a bit tricky. I mean, what can I say? That's life and although it feels like you have pressure on your neck you can NOT let that stop you from being DOPE! Getting up and motivating yourself everyday is key. Tell yourself that you are going to accomplish something different each day you wake up. Do not keep putting off living your life because something else comes along and distracts you from the goals you have set or things you want to do. Traveling, reading a book or any other hobbies you have are just as important. Sometimes life takes us away from our self because we’re so focused on taking more hours at our jobs or on other people that we have no time to just stop and smell the roses.


If you can't motivate yourself into doing the things you want to do, then who will? Everything starts with you.

Everyday you should tell yourself "I am my own biggest fan, supporter and motivator. There is nothing that can stop me from what I have planned for myself."

When your life gets a little on the tricky side continue to tell yourself:

To believe, believe that you can do whatever you put your mind too.

Tell yourself to love yourself unconditionally.

Tell yourself that you are loved.

Tell yourself that you can conquer any fears you have.

Tell yourself you can defeat all the mental demons you are battling.

Tell yourself that you are the best version of you, but continue to work and make yourself better than the day before.

Tell yourself to just believe that anything is possible.


Everybody wakes up with the same 24 hours in their day. Nothing should ever stop you from wanting to take that vacation, reading that good book, painting that picture or just taking the time out to reflect on you. NEVER STOP WORKING ON YOU! When you stop you lose yourself and sometimes it can be hard to find you again.



After all is said and done, more is said than done....


Thank you to all who read this. Please LIKE.. SUBSCRIBE.. and FOLLOW! Tell your friends so they can tell their friends. I guarantee a good read if you do. As always, I wish you all love 🖤, peace✌🏽, and much much much happiness! 😀


🖤✌🏽🌻

~BrownHippieChick~

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For about three years now my family and I have started our loc journey. Needless to say the

journey has been an unexpected adventure! We first started with using over the counter product but, as we continue to use over the counter our locs were getting rather gunky. So after much research, I decided it would be better to make our own product.Now we roll our hair with aloe and flax seed gel. To keep our hair full of moister we use rice water infused with several different types of essential oils and of course we use base oils to keep our scalp moisturized. I get asked often how do we maintain our locs and really once you get in the swing of things it's quite simple. I can not

stress how much moisture plays an important role in the loc process. Moisture is key! We also changed our method of re-twisting as well. When we first started we use the palm roll method, we palm rolled up until about four months ago. Our new method is the latch hook method and I have to say it takes a bit of work and attention to detail but, it's very worth it. With latch hooking your re-twist last a bit longer than what it would if you used palm rolling. We started with single locs but, then we decided to two strand them because we didn't want our locs to have that thinning look.Honestly I feel as though this has been the best decision because before her locs Ameenah

my seven year old) was very terrible at getting her hair combed. She would cry to the holy heavens as if someone was killing her. When I approached the girls about putting locs in their head I already had my presentation ready. I showed them pictures of other little brown girls with locs as well as women and of course I used the fact I wouldn't have to do their hair every week. It took them no time to decide in fact they were a bit more excited than I expected! I strive to continue to remind my girls to use the word loc or locs when it comes to their hair because there is nothing dreadful about the crown you wear. I always tell them that their hair is their glory because

it teaches one to be patient, self love, self confidence and to live unapologetically. We have also t

alked about how there are going to be times where people will look at you and judge you because of the way you choose to wear your hair but, heavy is the head that wears the crown. In life people will judge you before even talking to you but that's just a burden that we have to bare. People who judge others are never happy with themselves or their lives.I make sure that my girls continue to live confidently, carelessly, unapologetically and in their truth. Honestly I'm happy that as a family we decided to take this journey together because it has helped us to have a devotion of purity and because our locs are our crown they act as a constant reminder that we own force, wisdom, and we are expected to generate goodness onto ourselves and others. They also give us strength of our spirit and of conviction.



After all is said and done, more is said than done....

Thank you to all who have read this and please go LIKE.. SUBSCRIBE.. and FOLLOW! I guarantee you a good read if you do so. As always I wish you all love 🖤, peace✌🏽, and much much much happiness😀

🖤✌🏽🌻

~BrownHippieChick~



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