Sunday Service for Millennials

While many of us spent Easter Sunday celebrating the good almighty lord at the house of worship, a handful of us decided to go rogue and praise him right at home streaming Kanye’s Sunday service which was headlining at the Coachella festival early Easter Sunday. This year my family chose not to run out the house at 10 am in our Godly like outfits; instead, I put a pot of joe on the stove and logged on to Coachella live on youtube. The set is on a grassy knoll, sectioned off away from the other stages. That didn’t stop the thousands of people from coming over to spectate the most anticipated piece Yeezy has been putting together for his fans.

Sunday service began with the choir walking over to the top of the hill in mauve colored, monk-like outfits, all similar in a style which gave a sense of unity through diversity; singing gospel tunes, with much grace and in beautiful harmony. As I blasted the volume on my Bose system, the energy was instantly filtered into my living room and somehow brightened up the place. After giving us transcendent, classic gospel melodies, Kanye kicked up the beat and brought out amazing talents like Teyana Taylor who performed the beautiful tune “Never would have made it,” as Chance, the rapper danced freely to the pure modern-day sounds of gospel. DMX who also appeared gave a moving performance. Kanye performed a few songs, including his new song, “Water,” and hitting them nostalgic tunes like, “All falls down,” While having his family, the KarJenners’ and kids nearby enjoying the early praise.

Yeezy has made himself a trailblazer of faith and good spirits. He featured well-known gospel songs and remixed them with nostalgic 90’s house hits for all millennials to enjoy. Ye’ inspired a new form of praise; going to your home of faith doesn’t have to be as dull as we may imagine. Those of all different beliefs can enjoy the show; It’s not about religion, but about spreading hope, wellness, and as Yeezy always preaches, leading with love. He without a doubt came through with that energy. Unfortunately, if you didn’t catch this live, you missed it and can catch small clips on youtube. Hopefully, Kanye will surprise us with a documentary special.

A beginning tip on fitness motivation

Nothing taste as good as Healthy feels!

I’ve been pretty rebellious with my salud lately. Let’s say more like for the past two years; I binged on yummy a** food like no one’s business. I was indulging in the best pizza in NYC, gourmet hot dogs from Crif dogs, ufff to die for, I could not be more serious about these dogs haha. Gourmet Jamaican ice cream con’ a touch of Henny, yea you read right! Hennessy in handmade ice cream in Mount Vernon! I mean I can legit right a list and recommend the best places to curve that piggy craving. But I’m a changed woman now. You see, I don’t fool around with them thangs’ anymore. Well, not for a while at least. I gained 30 whole libras binging on “por queria” en ingles please, lol, “ CRAP.” I had to find a way to get motivated to be healthy again. So I figured out a little secret that helped me back to the wellness journey. I finally found my strength and made my way to the gym, LA fitness, Te amo. Firstly, this place is like a fitness palace, if you haven’t been, then you absolutely must. They provide Great customer service, so many machines to chose from, basketball gym, jacuzzi, a smoothie bar preventing you from making poor choices upon leaving the gum, hungry, and lastly, most importantly, very clean. The locker room is not merely a locker room pero a place where you can relax without feeling gross. I’ve been a member for about 18 months now, yet barely went, but let me tell you, I got the strength to get my sexy back!

The next phase of this kick starter is to get moving, and this is the hard part. It’s challenging to light that fuego in you and get up, forever feeling as heavy as a ton of bricks; and the thought about moving around like Lebron James already made you tired, and you haven’t even packed your gym bag. However, don’t let that discourage you! Detoxing my cravings decreased my bloating and got rid of that heavy feeling that hindered me from getting up and movin’. I dragged my booty into a spin class to get that boost of life I was missing. It was, without doubt, torturous the first 20 mins, but I fought the urge to give up and said, “nothing tastes as good as skinny feels.” Repeated that mantra until I began feeling the rush and excitement. It was around minute 30 that I began getting pumped! It felt incredible. Shout out to my amigas for that mantra!

To sum this all up, for any of you struggling with how to begin your wellness journey I highly suggest beginning by detoxing your cravings first. Once you’ve reached the point where you feel your bloating has downsized, or you begin to feel “lighter,” move on to your next step and take 1 fun class at your local gym or recreation center. I would suggest choosing something fun like; spin, Zumba, kickboxing, swimming, dance classes, and my fave hiking if the weather permits.

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Here’s a healthy bathing tip!

Ditch the bath towel and use the blow dryer

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Sounds crazy right?! If there’s anything most of us have in common is drying off with a towel, after a shower. It was a request made by one of my Patients after a refreshing shower, I began pat drying, the patient asked if I can blow dry her body instead. I stared at her, confused, wondering, should I laugh, is this a joke. The wheels quickly began to turn. Then with a bit of research, it was concluded she was right! Blow drying your body can prevent a multitude of bacteria growth and it also saves us a few bucks.

Bacteria are found all over our body. Some of it is good, but it’s the icky bacteria that can create skin infections. Bacteria grows in dark, moist places; you know like mold. But, Did you know your towel can harbor dangerous bacteria and host the biggest microbial party? After a bath, Normally you’d hang up your towel to dry in a dark bathroom. As a result, making it the perfect place for bacteria to make love and have lots of bacterial babies, or in other words, reproduce. Consequently, reusing that towel can put you at risk for different infections.

For instance, MRSA is an infection that is caused by a bacterial strain called staph which is found on skin and surfaces including towels. When raised in the right environment it can grow into a scary bacterium That irritates the skin and create painful blisters or even cellulitis. Hence turning into MRSA. Yikes!

Ever put your clothes on while you’re body creases are damp? If so, you’re putting yourself at risk for yeast build up like jock itch, yeast infections, athletes foot, or skin irritations that develop into a severe infection. Admittedly, I didn’t believe that my skin couldn’t get thoroughly dry with a towel. It’s like one of those practices that you don’t even notice you’re doing. So I put it to the test and went an entire week blow drying my body and ditched the towel. I have to admit I paid attention to the difference and there was a significant distinction.

Overall, Towel drying doesn’t mean your body gets thoroughly dried. However, I would say you don’t have to ditch your towel entirely but rather use with caution. I would suggest pat drying with a towel and then blow dry your body, on COOL, to get that remaining moisture out. Don’t forget to pick a new spot to hang up your recently used towel. I’d even go a little further and apply some A&D ointment in my groin area for an extra added layer of skin protection.

Check out this cool resource I used: