Hair….I think Not

I’ve been thinking about the comments that were all over the blogs and social media yesterday about the young gymnast  Gabby Douglas.  The highlights of her performance seemed to have been overshadowed by all the comments surrounding her “HAIR”.  What was really behind those comments?  Was it jealousy, envy, or sheer disdain.

In 2012 after all the struggles, marches and sit ins the most important thing to a lot of people was the fact that her hair wasn’t representative of how a “black girl should look”  Comments where being thrown around like, “she should have represented better than that.” Represented What exactly?  Doing the type of work that she was doing and putting in the effort and skill that she displayed I doubt very seriously her hair and makeup was on the top of her priority list nor should it have been.  I have to believe that we are better than this garbage we are spewing behind the screens of our computers in the quite of our homes.  I have to believe that somewhere inside we are teaching our kids how not to be biased and superficial.  I have to…..otherwise the future generations will ultimately destroy everything that everyone fought so hard for and each other.

When I saw her perform I saw myself winning. I saw my children winning. Gabby Douglas just proved as so many other athletes on that grand stage that when you dream big and work hard the two put together makes for an attainable, fulfilling, and profitable future.  She showed such grace and elegance with each performance.  Her hard work and dedication bared fruit.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The truth of the matter is we have got to stop making ourselves such easy targets.  Learn to be more supportive of each other. Especially those that are moving in a positive direction.  We have got to spend more time trying to uplift one another instead of tearing each other down. Those that don’t want to see us prosper can do enough of that alone they don’t  need help. How about taking that energy and putting it in to making sure the young men in your community are keeping their pants pulled up. How about spending that energy teaching kids the art or entrepreneurship.

Congratulations to the U.S. Women’s Gymnastic Team for bringing home Olympic Gold!

Learn to embrace the skin you are in. God made us each unique in our own right. Last I checked He don’t make mistakes.  Seize your own opportunities.  Where there are none make some. Life is about what you make it.  Don’t let your current state determine you life’s path.  Aim high past the stars that way if you fall you will float among the clouds.

Build a Better Community, Build a Better YOU,

Tamara Brown ~ www.thebrownnetwork.com

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Fiber

 I’ve come to realize so many adults and young adults have no idea what Fiber can and will do for your body and the significant role it plays in your heath.  I hope this clears somethings up for everyone. I know even I learned a lot while putting this together.

What is fiber and what, specifically does it do for your body?

Fiber is defined as carbohydrates that cannot be digested by the body. It comes from plant sources and is found in two different forms. Soluble fiber becomes a gel when mixed with liquid in the body. Soluble fiber is found in foods such as oats, beans, peas, apples, and oranges. This type of fiber is essential to the body due to its ability to lower cholesterol and regulate blood sugar. Insoluble fiber is a type of fiber that remains solid when mixed with liquid in the body. It is found in foods such as whole grains, green beans, cauliflower and fruit skins. This type of fiber is essential in moving waste through the intestines and balancing the pH in the intestine. It is recommended that individuals consume 20-35 grams of fiber each day in the ratio of 75:25 insoluble to soluble fiber. Fiber helps to flush the toxins from your body. Without this component, the food wastes would not move inside your body. In fact, the wastes would remain in your intestines forever. It has been recommended that dietary fiber should be consumed as it essentially benefits the bod

A diet rich in fiber has been shown to decrease hypertension, arthritis, diverticular disease, and diabetes. Researchers performed 10 studies in the United States and Europe with 91,058 men and 245,186 women over a period of time extending from six to ten years. These studies showed a direct correlation between the amount of fiber consumed and the incidences of heart disease. It was found that for every ten grams of fiber people took in each day the risk of developing heart disease decreased by 14%. The risk of dying from heart disease decreased by 27%! Imagine the decrease in heart disease in the US if the average person attained the recommended 20-35 grams of fiber per day!

Okay, so we see that fiber is important, but what are some ways you can apply this concept and increase your daily consumption of fiber? First of all, whenever you have the chance, opt for whole fruits instead of juice. Fruit skins are an excellent source of fiber! Select whole grain cereals and breads whenever possible. You can look on the ingredient list on the package to make sure that the product has whole grains. Substitute beans for meat at least 2 times a week. Beans are high in fiber and meat has none. Eat lots of raw veggies as snacks. It is easy to attain the fiber you need if you change a few simple habits. Fiber supplements are a great way to get the Fiber you need when you aren’t a good eater, you don’t have time or the money to buy healthy, or you just don’t like eating certain things.  However in any case you need fiber, better yet Your Body Needs Fiber!

Adding Fiber to your diet will have allow bowels to be more regular, your heart will be healthier, and your cholesterol will lower.  I say these are pretty good reasons to want to add fiber to your diet any way you can.

JUST TO RECAP

Functions of Fiber Foods:

* Lowers the level of cholesterol

* Lowers Triglycerides

* Reduces the risk of colon cancer

* Enhances the factor of weight loss

* Improves Diabetes

* Moves bowel

What does Fiber do for your body ?

* They would help you to lose weight as your body would easily flush toxins and other colon wastes

* The dietary fiber moves stools at an accelerated pace through colon as carbohydrates are not allowed to absorb

* Further the soluble component can easily attract, hold and collect cholesterol, move bowel and toxins

* The dietary fibers can help you to avoid colon cancer as it can flush toxins from the intestines

Water should not be ignored. One must add more quality of water along with the dietary fiber as this factor would help your body to flush toxins at ease.

Drinking water is important for any dieter undertaking a low carb diet. This is because most diets low in carbohydrate have much less fiber, which is an important remedy for constipation. A minimum of eight glasses of water in a day will go a long way in ensuring that the fiber in meals works effectively. This will consequently enable the dieter to avoid constipation. The dieter may also experience dehydration; water can help them counter this problem.
Skinny Fiber is an all natural 100% plant based product.  That promotes natural health stability and weight loss

Skinny Fiber contains Three ingredients:

GLUCOMMANAN

CARALLUMA

CHA DE BUGRE

Skinny Fiber contains these enzymes:

Amylase Powder-

Protease Powder

Lipase

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To Our Success,

Tamara Brown

 

The Three W’s to a Healthier Better You

The Three W’s are Walking, Water and Writing. I chose those three to be the powerful steps to starting your own War on Weight because of their importance.

Water is a very important source to a healthier you. Be it bottle or tap you need to drink 8 or more full glasses of water EVERY DAY

ImageYour body is estimated to be about 60 to 70 percent water. Blood is mostly water, and your muscles, lungs, and brain all contain a lot of water. You need water to regulate body temperature and to provide the means for nutrients to travel to your organs and tissues. Water also transports oxygen to your cells, removes waste, and protects your joints and organs. You lose water through urination, respiration, and by sweating, and you lose more water when you’re active than when you’re sedentary. Lost fluids must be replaced by the fluids in the foods you eat and the beverages you drink. If you don’t get enough water, you may suffer from hydration. Symptoms of mild dehydration include chronic pains in joints and muscles, lower back pain, headaches and constipation. A strong odor to your urine, along with a yellow or amber color, may indicate that you may not be getting enough water. 

My mother-in-law was recently hospitalized for her kidneys being severely dehydrated. This is a serious condition.  Increase Your Water Intake.

Walking is something I feel is important as it allows you to get in those necessary steps everyone needs in a day. It allows for you to stretch those muscles out that become tight as you sit in your cubicles everyday or chose the elevator over the stairs.

ImageWalking is an easily accessible activity that can be done anywhere, anytime, anyplace. And, other than a pair of decent walking shoes, no fancy equipment, special clothing or expensive paraphernalia is required. Numerous studies have shown that walking regularly can result in a significant reduction of the so-called heart risk factors, such as high blood pressure and high cholesterol. We are all subject to stress, but going walking is definitely better than going the cigarette, booze or drugs route. And in addition to stress reduction, you will also gain a greater sense of well-being, better productivity at work and a more intensely experienced sensual life. In essence you are creating a healthier better you with every step you take.

I take measures such as parking in the back of parking lots, taking stairs instead of elevator, using the stairs in my home often, and doing things myself instead of asking my kids to do it. Walking is something we take for granted.

Writing I feel is just as important to a healthier, better you because it allows you to always have someone to talk to. Not getting a response to what you have to say is not as important as saying what is on your mind.

ImageThis is a hugely powerful way to focus your attention, keep track of life, create a permanent record for the future, and much more. When you’re faced with a knotty problem or a difficult situation in life, try writing about it. Setting aside some time to write about it will help you to process emotions, see the problem in a different light, and work your way towards a solution.

Writing is another way to remind yourself to stay focused.  It allows you to hold yourself accountable for your actions or inaction’s. Writing has also been shown to reduce anxiety and panic attacks.

These few simple things, the Powerful 3 W’s will start you on your journey to a healthier better you.  As you begin to implement these things and routinely do them you will be more likely to take further steps to bringing your health full circle.

All The Best,

Tamara Brown

Tamara's Column

 I wanted to Introduce myself.  My name is Tamara F. Brown (maiden name Justus) I was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia. The Peach State.  My nickname is ‘Peaches’.  I talk, walk and breath the South. I am a true Southern Bell with the southern hospitality and all.  I love the south having the ability to over look it’s faults and marvel in it’s beauty. I was an only child for 22 years, and then my mom decided to have another child. Yeah, I know a bummer.

I studied Early Childhood Education at Atlanta Area College in Atlanta, Georgia. My love and passion for children led me to this field and I learned so much.  You would be surprised at how much children will teach you when you think you are teaching them.   Never underestimate a child’s ability to learn before they are able to speak, or to understand when you…

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Hello, My Name is Tamara Brown

 I wanted to Introduce myself.  My name is Tamara F. Brown (maiden name Justus) I was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia. The Peach State.  My nickname is ‘Peaches’.  I talk, walk and breath the South. I am a true Southern Bell with the southern hospitality and all.  I love the south having the ability to over look it’s faults and marvel in it’s beauty. I was an only child for 22 years, and then my mom decided to have another child. Yeah, I know a bummer.

I studied Early Childhood Education at Atlanta Area College in Atlanta, Georgia. My love and passion for children led me to this field and I learned so much.  You would be surprised at how much children will teach you when you think you are teaching them.   Never underestimate a child’s ability to learn before they are able to speak, or to understand when you speak to them as if you are talking to an adult.  Before the age of 5 they are little sponges soaking up any and everything you put in their paths.  If there was a field that I would go into right now it would still be teaching.  I would love to teach young children.  As I feel that if you can mold them at that early age it will stay with them always.

I found my true love when I was in high school.  He told me when we started dating that I was going to be his wife. I didn’t believe him. We eventually went our separate ways, but as fate has it we were brought back together. We had our first bundle of joy in February 1995.  A bouncing baby boy that we would later learn was visually impaired.  We later added two more bundles of joy to our family in ’98 & ’99 both boys.  It gets lonely sometimes being the only girl. I was hoping the last one was a girl, but no luck.  I’m looking forward to the next chapters in my kids lives as they are now 16, 13, & 12.  I wouldn’t trade my fellas for the world as they complete me!

To learn more about Achromatopsia you can visit http://www.achromatopsia.org.  This is a rare eye condition that can mimic other eye conditions such as macular degeneration.  Persons with ‘A’ are extremely light sensitive, they have nystagmus, they are color blind, they have little to no vision acuity.  I use the movie ‘Pitch Black’ Starring Vin Diesel to help explain how they see to some degree as A’s have day blindness.  Public awareness of Achromatopsia has greatly increased in recent years as a result of the publication of Dr. Oliver Sacks’ book, The Island of the Colorblind.  When I realized my son was special I decided then to put my life on hold and dedicate myself to his needs.  My son despite his disability has accomplished high accolades in school. He has even gotten a gold seal & pin award from the President of the United States.

I was introduced to Network ~Internet Marketing, MLM about 5 years ago and I’ve been hooked every since.  I don’t believe it’s so much the products or the compensation plan as it is the Ideal that you have you life in your hands. You control your income, & you work schedule.  Working for myself with little overhead cost. Being in control of my financial standing is what has  drawn me to this industry. Everything else is the cherry on the cake.  I have grown in this Industry more so in the past 2 years because of someone that took me under his wing to mentor me.  I don’t profess to be were I want to be, but I just acknowledge my growth.  I enjoy helping introducing others to this industry and helping them be successful. I like to be as helpful to my team as possible.  I have developed so many wonderful relationships within the States and Out as this Industry goes beyond my boarders.

Being a Libra in this Industry is perfect for me as I am a home body.  Maybe that explains why I don’t get out and socialize much – – I’m a home body.  I enjoy the simple pleasures of life and don’t require high maintenance.   I enjoy reading, writing, baking, watching a good movie. I enjoy traveling, watching the sun rise & set.  Now that my youngest son plays football and my middle son plays basketball I have come to enjoy sports.  I absolutely love having sleep overs with ALL my nieces and nephews.  The girls and I hang out and do girl stuff and the boys hang out with my husband for boy stuff.  I love sweet and salty things such as Peanut M&M’s with my Popcorn, Oreo’s with my Doritos, or a Wendy’s frost with the French Fries.  My favorite color is RED!  My favorite food would have to be the hamburger.  I love going to new restaurants, but I’m not a fan of trying new things. That is something I’m working on. I am a quite person. I think of myself as shy.  I’m not very talkative especially around those I’m unfamiliar with.  I am a Church of Christ Christian.  I was added to the church on October 22,2006.  I would love to hang out more — a girls night out(adult time).  Winter months are not my friend.  Summer months are not my friend.  I love FALL.  I love the changes in the leaves.  I am Me no matter where I am or whom I’m around.  I don’t believe in changing with my surroundings to suit those I’m with.  I am Me ~ Tamara B.

I hope you have enjoyed getting to know me.  I’ve enjoyed inviting you in.

All the Best,

Tamara Brown


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~~TREAT OTHERS THE WAY YOU WOULD WANT TO BE TREATED~~

Whether you believe in God and reaping what you sow or karma or what have you – it’s important to treat other people well.

Never allow the actions of another dictate how you will interact with people. Let your light shine in all situations despite how others feel or think. Your authentic self will carry more weight with people than your people pleasing.

I’m a giving and caring person and I try my best to do what I can for those that are in need within my abilities. The biggest test for me is to not let the actions of others take that kindness I have for helping away from me because they are acting in a manner that isn’t deserving. I try my best to stay true to me…However, this is a struggle because I realize some people in my eyes aren’t deserving of my giving spirit. I do realize that I can’t look at them through my some times slanted eyes of judgement no matter how right it is. I have to be just as open hearted as the God that I serve has been to me.

The power of giving works in all areas of your life…
Do you want to be treated with respect? Give respect to everyone around you.
Do you want people to like you? Start liking other people and show them you care.
Do you want the world to be a better place? Start giving your time and energy to help make the world a better place. Perhaps you would you like to have a million dollars? If so, don’t think about trying to make a million dollars. Instead, think of a way you can give a million dollars worth of value.

If you put positivity out there in the universe, you will receive that same positivity back. Not necessarily immediately or exactly the way you want it, but you will definitely receive it back. So start sowing positivity by treating others in a kind manner today.

My wish is that this changes the mind and heart of at least one person, and that, that person passes the message on.

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