Tamika Morrison Okeleke
Writing w/a passion for innovation, imagination and wanderlust focused on self-help/relationships, health, and wellness, yoga, food + wine. Feeling inspired and generous? Support my work with a tip and follow @1stLadyofPR on IG & Twitter.
The Marriage Vows
The mood was calm, considering the emotional blizzard that was running rampant in the Armani household. The melodious Christmas music set the tone, with Mariah Carey bellowing out “All I Want For Christmas is youuuuuuu”, encapsulating the perfect mood to invoke Liza’s fantasies of happier times with her husband.
These 7 Thanksgiving Foods Tastes Good and Promote Skin Health
Thanksgiving is a time for families to come together in unity around the kitchen table. It’s one of the few days out of the year we give ourselves permission to overindulge! As you pile your favorite dishes onto the plate, you can indulge guilt-free with these 7 Thanksgiving food staples that will leave your skin glowing.
3 Reasons Why SPF is the Holy Grail of Perfecting Your Skin
Whoever made up the phrase "Black Don't Crack" wasn't telling the whole truth. In fact, Black, Brown and White and any other color will crack if SPF isn't part of a skincare regimen. This misleading mantra that Black and Brown people have been following can lead to serious yet preventable skin issues down the line.
Tragedies Like AstroworldFest Is the Reason I Vowed to Never Club Again
It was an “us against the world” kind of Saturday night. My best friend and I made a quick weekend trip to Atlanta from Charlotte, only about 3.5 hours of driving. Anytime me or my girls headed towards 85 South, a good time was sure to be had. Unfortunately, this would be the night that I vowed never to club again.
Halloween at Lake Lanier
Rumor has it there is a forgotten city at the bottom of that Lake. No one can seem to confirm or deny it, but no one can refute the deaths that keep happening either. Every week a soul is sacrificed -- giving that Lake an invisible supply of insatiable deaths. This year alone, 60 people have died and two more were added five days ago. There are two and a half more months left in this year and plenty more bodies to be added.
Beware: These Cold Weather Irritants Can Trigger an Asthma Attack
The changing of leaves signals the onset of Fall and fall-like weather which indicates colder weather is around the corner. It’s not uncommon to feel flu-like symptoms or even develop a cold with this change. It's also not uncommon for asthma suffers to start experiencing difficulties. This dip in temperature generally affects those who are asthmatic more since cold, dry air restricts airways that trigger an asthma attack.
Managing Menopause Symptoms with Meditation
If you've been feeling like you don't know whether to laugh or cry because you're unable to find the right solution for managing menopausal or perimenopausal symptoms, then this is for you. Someday every woman will experience menopause and when that day comes, you'll want to be prepared.
Red Wine Headache Hacks to Save Your Day
Have you ever had a headache wake you up before your alarm? The kind that makes it impossible for more than one eye to open from the throbbing headache that began as soon as you entered your dream state, but you tried desperately to ignore it.
5 Things to Consider When Dating After The Death of a Spouse
Reality TV Star NeNe Leakes recently lost her husband, Gregg, who was her soulmate to cancer. I was stunned and heartbroken for her, you could tell they really loved one another. I personally know two widowers, who are now in their early 40s but lost husbands in their 20s. According to them, it has been a struggle to find companionship after the death of their spouses and I’ve been a witness.
R. Kelly and the Myth of The Pied Piper
I never for one second ever doubted R. Kelly was guilty of sex crimes against young black girls and women. It’s sad it went on this long and America wantonly ignored all the cries and signs these girls and their families needed help.