The Slow Fix

The Slow Fix

The other day a woman walked into a doctor’s office and issued a demand that summed up why the world is in such a mess.

“Look, I know I got a million things wrong with me, but I really don’t want a lecture,” she announced. “I just want a pill that will make it all go away.”

A Woman Should Have...

A Woman Should Have…

This poem has been said to have been written by Maya Angelou, but it is written by none other than the brilliant Pamela Redmond, New York Times-bestselling author of more than 20 books of fiction and nonfiction, including the show that I binged watched, Younger, when COVID started last March. It’s an honor to have her personally share her poem with us on EricaDiamond.com today in honor of International Women’s Day.

International Women's Day: 20 Inspirational Quotes To Celebrate Women

International Women’s Day: 20 Inspirational Quotes To Celebrate Women

Today, March 8th, marks the 105th anniversary of International Women’s Day, a day that honors the fight for our rights as women– to end hunger, end poverty, end domestic violence, fight for gender equality and rally around each other as women.

You all know how much I love a great quote, but I have never put together a compilation of all of my favorites in one post. On this day, on this blog, over the years, I have honored different women for #IWD. I have spotlighted trailblazing women (both known and unknown), but today I will keep it simple. I would love to share a page full of my favorite inspirational quotes for women.

23 Productivity Tips That Will Actually Make You Happier

23 Productivity Tips That Will Actually Make You Happier

These productivity techniques will keep you on track and happy.

1. Turn Off Alerts

It’s terribly tough to get into your Zen zone when your phone is buzzing every few minutes. Depending on how chatty your phone is, you may get notifications for everything from emails to retweets. It’s essential you shut these notifications off! Trust me, you’ll see efficiency skyrocket once you tell your phone to shut its blabbering mouth.

Top 11 Superfoods for Glowing Skin

Top 11 Superfoods for Glowing Skin

The plane has landed. I guess I deserve it. I did, after all, write a blog post called ‘Born Skinny.’ My metabolism, the metabolism that had been overly kind to me for so many years officially retired a few years ago. I think due to overwork! I have since joined the rest of humanity- ass fallen, boobs headed south, beautiful cellulite, and finally the inability to eat whatever I want (that’s the worst part of all). Ahh, the wonderful world of aging. It was great while it lasted. Now I actually have to do something called, **gasp** … WORK.

How To Make a Vision Board for 2021

How To Make a Vision Board for 2021

It’s a brand new year. And a brand new year, means a brand new start. There is no more perfect time than NOW to make your vision board, and put your plan into action. I spoke about how to make a vision board on this morning’s weekly Global TV segment. And you’ll just have to watch to see what surprise I am sticking on this year’s vision board!

Yes, 2014 is about ACTION. This year, we’re not just talking – we’re walking our talk. And it’s gonna be powerful. This year, we’re DREAMING BIG.

Crushing The Stigma of Depression #LetsTalk

Crushing The Stigma of Depression #LetsTalk

The first time I was diagnosed with depression, I took three weeks off from work but still managed to keep my job. I wasn’t sleeping well at night. Worries kept me awake, and when sleep did come, I’d awaken in a head to toe sweat. Stomach aches every Monday morning, heartburn and headaches Sunday nights. There were too many symptoms to ignore.

How To Stay Healthy During The Winter Months

How To Stay Healthy During The Winter Months

It’s December. December, people!! When did THAT happen?

Beside beautiful falling snow, winter often brings something entirely different — flu season! In fact, my family’s skin has already faded from golden brown (summer lovin’) to pale white to green-like. My boys have started their first runny noses, and you can feel the winter chill in the air fast approaching. We slacked off with our health regime all summer long, because we had the benefits of natural sunlight, the great outdoors, and we ate a ton of fruit. However, with a bunch of kids packed into close quarters at school, for hours on end, it’s only a matter of time before everyone is sick again.

Healthsgiving: Recipes for a Healthy Thanksgiving

Healthsgiving: Recipes for a Healthy Thanksgiving

This year, it’s a different kind of Thanksgiving as we know it. Small to immediate family gatherings, due to a pandemic, of course. But the show will go on. You don’t have to deep fry your turkey or use four packs of butter in your “mashed taters” to have a great, tasty Thanksgiving.

Here are some healthy alternatives to help make your Thanksgiving a Healthsgiving this week:

4 Ways To Help Fight Stress and Anxiety on #StressAwarenessDay

4 Ways To Help Fight Stress and Anxiety on #StressAwarenessDay

It’s fun to watch this old Global TV segment when I was just a new yoga instructor, and I brought it back today in honor of International Stress Awareness Day!

As a Certified Life Coach and Certified Yoga & Meditation Teacher, I’m most interested in yoga for stress and anxiety. In this video, I shared four yoga poses that are proven to reduce anxiety and stress. They are for a zen mommy, but really, they are for everyone. I hope you try them. Speak to your doctor first. They help me.

And for your reference, I wrote the yoga poses out for you if you want to try them at home.