health

THE 411 ON CELERY JUICE

Happy Sunday + Happy New Year, too! I know it’s been a while since a new DARLA post has been published. As EIC, I’ve been real focused on my health and nurturing my wealth of knowledge. During this time of thorough self-care and a lil grind, I’ve published a poetry book, joined a dance class that focuses on balancing energy flow, worked with some inspiring creators, created an E-book of 21 plant-based recipes, curated some playlists, and read lots of books (naturally) — all of which I’ll be sharing details on, later… But what I’m thrilled to tell you about today is how I’ve been drinking HELLA celery juice.

THE 411 ON CELERY JUICE

AN INSIDE LOOK AT BROOKLYN'S 1st ENVSN FESTIVAL

On October 20th, the first ever ENVSN Festival took place in Brooklyn, NY at Industry City. Founded by Sharifa Murdock + Laura Stylez, #ENVSNfest is designed to provide an interactive learning, networking, shopping, and entertainment experience for a multi-generational group of creative female hustlers — the dreamers, go-getters, and future leaders.

AN INSIDE LOOK AT BROOKLYN'S 1st ENVSN FESTIVAL

TO LIVE + S.L.A.Y. (SELF-LOVE AND YOGA) WITH TEACHER, ADRIANA ADELE

It was an overcast afternoon, yet still one to appreciate during this new transition into fall, when I went to meet Adriana Adelé for tea and a conversation about her experiences as a yoga instructor. I first came across Adriana’s work on Instagram during a search to find a yoga studio and instructor to begin practicing with. As a black woman myself, Adriana’s account was one that instantly stood out to me for connection.

TO LIVE + S.L.A.Y. (SELF-LOVE AND YOGA) WITH TEACHER, ADRIANA ADELE

#SELFCARESERIES: DEVELOPING HEALTHY SLEEPING HABITS

Whenever you find yourself feeling off-balanced and out of sorts, the cause can usually be discovered within the ways you've been taking care of yourself. It's no secret that our eating and sleeping habits have a direct correlation to the way we feel and are, arguably, the most important aspects of our lives... But somehow we still find it hard to maintain healthy patterns in these areas; especially sleep.

#SELFCARESERIES: DEVELOPING HEALTHY SLEEPING HABITS

#SELFCARESERIES PART 3: DARLA + FRIENDS SELF-CARE ROUTINES

Still stuck on what types of self-care routines you can practice? Don’t worry, a few DARLA contributors + creative friends are willing to share some insight to their self-care routines for part three of our series. All practices vary from physical, mental/emotional, spiritual and social. Check them out below and join in on the conversation this week via Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram @DARLAmedia!

#SELFCARESERIES PART 3: DARLA + FRIENDS SELF-CARE ROUTINES

#SELFCARESERIES PART 1: WHAT IS SELF-CARE?

When many people think of self-care they may think of face masks, meditation, pedicures, or even #WineWednesdays. While those all can be valid ways to practice self-care, do we really know what it means?

DARLA has decided to tackle the topic of self-care to give you all the ins and outs in a four part series for November:

#SELFCARESERIES PART 1: WHAT IS SELF-CARE?

ATTRACT LOVE, FEED YOUR SPIRIT, AND MANIFEST YOUR DREAMS WITH CRYSTAL BLISS BY DEVI BROWN

A copy of Devi Brown's new book, Crystal Bliss was delivered to me about two weeks ago and it was exactly what I needed in preparation to make some major lifestyle changes. For what seemed like an extremely long time, I was feeling worn out, uninspired, and unmotivated; finding it hard to keep pushing in just about every area of my life. Devi Brown's words and guidance in Crystal Bliss truly resonated with me, inspiring me to find clarity and healing through what I was experiencing.

ATTRACT LOVE, FEED YOUR SPIRIT, AND MANIFEST YOUR DREAMS WITH CRYSTAL BLISS BY DEVI BROWN

THE FOURTRESS SEEKS TO HELP HOMELESS WOMEN IN NEW YORK CITY WITH #PROJECTQUEENV

The Fourtress — four New York City roommates have come together to use their talents to help others. The Fourtress, which launched this summer, is described as a specially curated space that inspires, empowers, and unifies women of color to fulfill their purpose and stand in their power. This collective is made up of Kiara Bass (Publicity Director), Tierra Taylor (Creative Director), London Coleman-Williams (Account Director), and Candice Frank (Content Director). While also having full-time jobs in places such as Essence and The View, these women created The Fourtress as a solution to the lack of platforms specifically for millennial women of color.

THE FOURTRESS SEEKS TO HELP HOMELESS WOMEN IN NEW YORK CITY WITH #PROJECTQUEENV

CEO OF NATURALL CLUB, MUHGA ELTIGANI, IS DISRUPTING THE HAIR CARE INDUSTRY WITH FRESH FRUIT PRODUCTS

If you've ever spent time mixing up ingredients from your kitchen to create your own hair care products due to the lack of good quality, in-store options... Or if you've spent your hard earned money on "natural" product lines only to be disappointed in the results, you're not alone. According to Natural Hair Care Expert and Entrepreneur, Muhga Eltigani: one out of every fiveblack women are dissatisfied with current options on the market, which has caused one out of every two black women to make some sort of hair care concoction at home.

CEO OF NATURALL CLUB, MUHGA ELTIGANI, IS DISRUPTING THE HAIR CARE INDUSTRY WITH FRESH FRUIT PRODUCTS