Category: Lifestyle

FBW Health: The Difference between Perimenopause and Menopause

A woman’s reproductive cycle is a journey of milestones, often dictated by hormones. Perimenopause occurs around the time we begin to make a transition into menopause. The term perimenopause translates to mean “around menopause.” Menopause marks the end of menstruation and reproductive years in women. There is not a specific perimenopause age that experts can […]

How To Care For Your Natural Gray Hair

Gray hair can make its grand entrance at just about any age,  but for most of us, our hair follicles don’t start to run out of melanin until we enter our 30s and 40s. Suddenly, we find that those pigment cells that were responsible for providing our hair with its vibrant natural color begins to […]

Microaggressions and Black Women

As people around the world awaken (seemingly and also—WTF?) to the insidious nature of systemic racism, this is as good a time as any to discuss microaggressions against Black women. Again… At face value, “microaggression” might sound like another corporate buzzword that can be adapted and utilized by well-meaning HR departments to address racism in […]

Wendy Ida: “It’s Never Too Late to Take Back Your Life!”

One would think that the woman who is known as “America’s number one expert on ‘living fit and fabulous after 40’” would have lived an entire life devoted to health, fitness and well…fabulosity. But the path to the present for this fitness expert, best-selling author, speaker, Guinness World Record holder (Oldest Active Instructor in multiple […]

Take Care of You, Sis: FBW’s Mini-Guide to Putting Yourself On Your “To-Do” List

  It’s not the load that breaks you down, it’s the way you carry it. – Lena Horne “Love you.” “Take care of yourself.” How many times have we said this to our loved ones? Countless times a day, right? Now ask yourself this question: how many times do you say those words to YOU? Don’t […]

Ladies We Love: Tamela Mann Shares Her Joy

Be honest—the first thing you think when you see Tamela Mann is “Coooorrrrraaaaa!!!” This is actually a thing. A good thing. But Tamela Mann is far more than the character she plays in the Tyler Perry film, (also the stage play and TV show of the same name): “Meet the Browns”. The 53 year-old wife […]

Ladies We Love: Tabitha Brown Shares Her Light

Tabitha Brown holds on to dreams. From a very young age, the 41-year-old wife, mother, actress and fashion designer from Eden, North Carolina longed to be an entertainer. She has shared childhood memories of watching The Cosby Show and wishing she could be Rudy’s friend. While she wanted to pursue an acting career in college, […]

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