NATURAL JOURNEY

Yahuah’s Cucumber does the body good.

Forget Milk. Cucumber does the body good. | June's Journal image 1

Discover Why the cucumber is a must in your diet… plus a cool song and recipe! I stumbled on this video that features a clever song to list the benefits of cucumbers!  It’s easy to forget that such a tiny veggie can have such a significant impact on our bodies. But of course it does,…

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“What are you? Is your mama White?”

My dad and I took a DNA Test. For Father’s Day last year, I bought my dad a DNA Test from Ancestry.com.  I bought one for myself, too. No, not the kind of DNA paternity tests featured on Maury Povich, where he famously says, “You are… not the father!” We took the DNA ethnicity test, the kind that…

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Sesame All Natural Nutty Crunchers

Sesame All Natural Nutty Crunchers | June's Journal

Today I had Sesame Nutty Crunchers for my evening snack. Right on the front of the see-through wrapping this unique treat boasts, “100% pure ingredients.” The ingredients are: Sesame Seeds, Sugar, Corn Syrup, Honey, Corn oil.

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Essence Talks With Solange Knowles About Her Natural Hair

Essence Talks With Solange Knowles About Her Natural Hair | June's Journal

Shortly after Solange Knowles did the big chop, she was in news everywhere.  Gone were the weaves and extensions (similar to what her sister Beyonce wears).  She now sports her natural hair.  Nothing more.  And nothing less!  And she’s gorgeous.  I applaud her bravery for making such a move. I saw the Oprah episode where…

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The Nothing But Hair Care Line for Natural Heads

The Nothing But Hair Care Line for Natural Heads | June's Journal

As so aptly shown in the Transition video posted by the New York Times this past week, natural hair care is taking the African American community by storm.  So as you can imagine, there are many different lines of products out there for natural heads.  Here’s another one I ran across on Facebook.  Below are…

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New York Times Documentary on Transitioning to Natural Hair

New York Times Documentary on Transitioning to Natural Hair | June's Journal image 2

Check out this 6-minute video on black women “transitioning” their hair.  I loved it.  It was posted on the New York Times website three days ago.  The video is called “Transition.”  And Zina Saro-Wiwa is the filmmaker.  It focuses on black women’s decision to embrace their naturally kinky hair in lieu of chemical relaxers or straighteners. To read…

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Juicing: From Selection to Drinking

Juicing:  From Selection to Drinking | June's Journal

This week my hubby and I juiced some fresh vegetables.  From Produce Junction.  In the juicer that my mom-n-law got us for Christmas.  It was a lot of fun.  We get a little carried away because the video of us juicing (below) is 12-minutes, so we understand if you fast-forward some parts.  We aspire to…

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