Category Archives: Challenge 7 Haute or Not

My Natural Journey to a Healthy Inside and Out

My Natural Journey to a Healthy Inside and Out

Natural Hairstyle by Lydia Young
Natural Hairstyle by Lydia Young

Challenge 7: Naptural Roots Website and Magazine 

Healthy living has not always been a priority in my life…daily I splurged on custard, French Fries, Pizza and Chinese food…yes…DAILY.  It took many years to lose weight, but also get my mind RIGHT. Because of my choices in college, not it is extremely important for me to not only be healthy physically, but also mentally and spiritually.

When I browsed through the Naptural Roots magazine and looked around online, I loved the fact that real people were spotlighted and concrete ideas were mentioned to help inform people about being healthy and natural.  (I really loved Poets Peace as well as the pieces on wellness and spirituality, as well as natural hair and skin care!)

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Napturally Beautiful

Napturally Beautiful

Jayme's Natural Hairstyle
Jayme's Natural Hairstyle

To begin I would like to thank the sponsors of this challenge for providing us with awesome tshirts and earrings that promote natural hair and beauty. Naptural Roots Magazine positively reinforces the concept of loving oneself and natural hair. This magazine also strives to educate real people on real issues, which is something that I appreciate.

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The Naptural Bill of Rights

The Naptural Bill of Rights

Natural hairstyle by Lydia O
Natural hairstyle by Lydia O

Background

Naptural Roots is all about physical, mental, and emotional health.  It really is about so much more than just hair.  After reading a couple Naptural Roots articles and looking through the pictures, I came across The Naptural Bill of Rights.  The Naptural bill of rights really stood out to me.  Article 2, “I have the right to pursue excellence in health, wealth, and personal welfare without man-made limitations, judgments and obstacles” stood out to me in particular.  This is something that I strongly believe.   From starting out on my own at the age of 17 and working 2 to 3 jobs just to get through school, to attending a full-time Master’s program while running my non-profit, the past couple of years have been challenging.  However, no matter what life throws my way, I have always strived for excellence and it is my right to do so.

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