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It’s Wednesday! Get to know our Woman Crush this week…Nikisha Brunson!

Nikisha Brunson is a Toronto, Canada native but spent the majority of her upbringing in Brooklyn, New York. Brunson is the co-founder of one of the most prolific lifestyle blogs – Urban Bush Babes – and for the past decade, she has been immersed in the international beauty, health and wellness scene.

She is the owner and founder of an all-natural skincare line called “Folie” where everything is handcrafted in small batches. With 260k + Instagram followers, you can find Nikisha indulging in a minimalist lifestyle promoting healthy eating, working out and being a beautiful person both inside and out. With countless features in Vogue, Glamour Mag, Cosmopolitan and nearly every chic blog, she has garnered the attention of thousands in having a voice for wellness lifestyles. As a natural born creative, Brunson has been privileged to partner with some of the most profound conscious fashion, beauty and health food brands currently in the market place. Using her platform to drive change, this trend-setter magnifies the importance of cultural ethics and social/environmental sustainability.

Her killer sense of style is evident but her impact and voice as a mother of color, is what really transcends. Having openly discussed battles with anxiety, depression, ADHD, Nikisha Brunson pushes to spread holistic knowledge, especially within the minority communities. Although residing in Austin, Texas, this holistic maven continues to evoke resilience by combining a passion for research, teaching and creating people to live healthier and happier lives.

3 ways she practices self-care:

  1. Putting on music and getting in touch with my body through exercise, yoga, & dancing. I love music and I love dancing, so it boosts my mood a ton.

2. Meditating throughout the day when my mind wants to wander outside of the present moment. I use a mantra to pull me back to the present and help me to relax.

3. I say something beautiful to myself daily. And if I mess up, I’ve learned to make a joke of it and laugh at myself. It’s being kind to myself and not taking myself so seriously. 

Get to know our Woman Crush – Chef Ahki!

Sepsenahki “Chef Ahki” is a celebrity chef, natural food activist, resident vegan chef at The Wendy Williams Show and author of Electric – A Modern Guide to Non-Hybrid & Wild Foods and The Fibroid Elimination Recipe Cookbook. She is the new voice of the young generation who is f’n pissed at big agriculture and its mono-cropping frenzy of science lab food and GMO corporate tyranny all resulting in obese, sick and dying generation whose being outlived by their parents.

Chek Ahki transitioned to a plant-based diet at the young age of 18, and became a colon-therapist shortly thereafter. She studied under Dr. Mark Armstrong and received a bachelor’s degree in naturopathic science and holistic theology. As a black native, Chef Ahki has always been intrigued by the healing power of herbs and eastern traditional medicine.

Raised by four generations of medicine women in her native home of Oklahoma, Chef Ahki was introduced to indigenous foods and alternative modalities before she even spoke her first word. Growing up working in her grandparents’ garden, she knows what real food is supposed to taste like. She teaches that humans are electrical and need electrical foods for optimum health. “I ain’t eatin’ salad, I’m eatin’ sunlight” is the phrase coined by Chef Ahki to promote her daily Big Ass Salad. She uses seasonal, organic, fresh, non-hybrid fruits and vegetables to create living food recipes designed to heal bodies and enhance lives.

In the midst of this, she also shared three ways that she practices self love:

1. Clean Foods

2. Massages

3. Orgasms

Celebrate yourself – you did it!

When was the last time you celebrated yourself?

It’s SO important to celebrate all that you are everyday. Especially if you’re putting forth an effort to change for the better daily. Celebrate the fact that you’re trying…and keep trying. It will come. Celebrate yourself, Celebrate others, Celebrate this beautiful world.

And especially, celebrate that you made it through this challenge today! It has been 28 days where you focused on working on yourself, growing and becoming a better version. And you should be PROUD of that! Not everyone is ready to embrace change like you just did.

I am proud of you!

It is important to celebrate victories, big or small, every single day – you deserve it. Some days the people around you will be the ones celebrating you and that is awesome, but they won’t remember to do that everyday, so you will need to!

Any time you feel that you accomplished something, even if it’s getting out of bed on a day you were feeling lazy and didn’t want to do anything or getting a 30 minute workout when you were about not to move.

And also celebrate the ones around you! It might be something very simple and easy for you, but you may make a huge impact in someone else’s life if they are going through something. You can make their day and remind them how awesome they are doing in life when they don’t even remember themselves.

Go celebrate someone for participating in this challenge right now!

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