I created this blog in 2011 both to document my ongoing quest for optimum health as a mature Black woman, and to share the knowledge I have gathered along the way that has been invaluable in helping me make informed choices. As Black women, our beauty comes in many shades from dark to light brown and numerous hues in between – and in a variety of shapes. We should value this diversity and celebrate our unique cultural, physical and aesthetic assets. Be mindful that natural beauty comes from within – this means nourishing, hydrating and exercising our bodies to achieve the skin, hair and shape we aspire to. I hope this blog helps you reach your own goals!