Vol. 1 | Journal of ReignBow ReNEWed | Issue 14
Faith @ Work Messages is a free resource, to help the community balance wellness, which includes 8 dimensions -- emotional, environmental, financial, intellectual, occupational, physical, social, and spiritual. We curate info from diverse resources and publish on Sundays. The journal's features include:
In some communities, differences create divisions. We were all intentionally made different, so let's embrace them. We implement the African principle, UMOJA. It means we seek to maintain unity in our community, family, nation, and race.
Empowering thoughts from the heart of Elder Pamela D.R. Smith, to help us live the African principle, NIA. It is making our collective vocation to build and develop the community. We can help restore our people to their traditional greatness and purpose. If you ever need prayer, feel free to Ask Ms. Pam.
TUNE IN! Elder Pam's Live Messages Educate, Inspire, and Entertain Your Soul.
" These 3 types of physical activity can help you stay healthy and independent: Aerobic activity, Muscle-strengthening activity, and Balance activity :"
Tea of Life Herbal Tea (20 bags): This fragrant tea is a simmering source of health and energy, because of its beneficial ingredients...
The flavor and aroma of this tea include sweet cinnamon and clove. Cardamom and fennel add a pleasant, natural herbal flavor that makes the taste and fragrance even richer.
Ingredients: Black Seed, Moringa, Ginseng, Cinnamon, Clove, Cardamom, Fennel and Selected Young Green Tea.
(Yield: 10 to 14 Pancakes)
2 cups all-purpose flour
¼ cup brown sugar
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
2 bananas, mashed
1½ cups milk
1 tsp vanilla
2 bananas, sliced
butter for cooking
1. In a medium bowl, add the flour, brown sugar, baking powder, soda and salt. Mix thoroughly with a spoon.
2. In another bowl, add the mashed bananas (or just mash them in the bowl), eggs, milk, and vanilla, then mix. Add the dry mixture from the other bowl into the second bowl. Gently stir it with a spoon until everything just comes together. Tender pancakes come from not over-mixing the batter. If there are still a few pockets of flour, don’t worry about it. Let the mixture sit for 10 to 15 minutes.
3. Place a non-stick or cast-iron pan on medium heat. Once it’s hot, melt a small amount of butter, about ½ teaspoon, then ladle some pancake batter into the center of the pan. You can make your pancakes as large or small as you like. A normal amount is about 1/4 to 1/3 cup of batter. If it’s your first time making pancakes, make them smaller: they’ll be easier to flip.
4. As soon as the batter is in the pan, place 3 to 4 banana slices atop of the uncooked side of the pancake. Once the edges of the pancake start to dry up and you can see the middle start to bubble, flip the pancake over. Cook until it is browned on both sides. Stack the finished pancake on a plate in a warm oven and repeat the above process until you run out of batter.
5. Serve hot, with butter and syrup.
SOURCE: "Eat Well on $4/Day - Good and Cheap" by Leanne Brown
Grace Your Space features works created by artisans. It helps us implement the African principle, KUUMBA. It means we always do as much as we can to leave our community more beautiful than we inherited it. Why not start in your home? A visually appealing room can improve your mood.
If you want to exercise your mind, learn and practice new words in English, Swahili, Spanish, and French. Your increased knowledge could improve communications with old and new friends.
"Where there is love there is life (Mahatma Gandhi)."
"Palipo na upendo kuna maisha (Mahatma Gandhi)."
"Donde hay amor hay vida (Mahatma Gandhi)".
"Là où il y a de l'amour, il y a de la vie (Mahatma Gandhi)."
These basic translations are taken from Google Translate.
The best way to enhance wellness is to build upon your knowledge. We believe learning means we're truly living our best lives. Why not embrace the African principle of KUJICHAGULIA? It means self-determination and that we define and name ourselves, create for ourselves, and speak for ourselves.
"Approximately 1 in 4 Americans have no life insurance coverage. There's certainly no judgment here. After all, for a household living paycheck to paycheck, life insurance may feel like a luxury they simply cannot afford. Some folks may also assume they don't need life insurance because they don't have anyone in particular to name as a beneficiary.
This begs a question, though: What happens when someone dies without life insurance (FULL STORY)?"
"For years, the autism community has grappled with a linguistic controversy: Is it better to describe someone as “autistic” or as a “person with autism”?
The use of “autistic” is identity-first language, focusing on disability as identity, while “person with autism” is person-first language, focusing on the person irrespective of disability (FULL STORY)."
"In today's world, the concept of personal branding has become increasingly important in building a successful career, and this applies equally to the corporate wellness industry. Personal branding is the practice of developing a unique and recognizable identity that sets you apart from others in your field. It involves creating a reputation, establishing a strong online presence, and consistently delivering value to your target audience (FULL STORY)."
If you want to stay in the know about upcoming activities, you're in the right spot!
The dictionary says: Stress is "a physical, chemical, or emotional factor that causes bodily or mental tension and may be a factor in disease causation (Merriam-Webster)." If we collectively work as a team, we can reduce our stress. UJIMA (an African principle) says we build and maintain our community together and make our community’s problems our problems and then solve them together.
"Almost every day, Dr. Namrata Singhi at Atrium Health Primary Care Steele Creek Family Medicine says she treats a patient who is dealing with stress. There are certain signs you might notice that can mean it’s time to see a doctor. It’s a good idea to seek help if your stress is causing a major decline in work or school or if you find yourself simply unable to cope with everyday life (FULL STORY)."
"Every year, the number of candles on your birthday cake indicates your age. But how old are you really?
Your chronological age is the number of years you have been alive. That one’s easy. Your biological age, on the other hand, is used to decipher how old your body behaves and feels.
It is often used as an indication of overall health and can be influenced by lifestyle factors (FULL STORY)."
"Nurse Knuckles joins is with stress tips and to remind us that self-care is never selfish (FULL STORY)."
Our goal is to learn how to minimize stress for you and the community. It's important to achieve a healthy balance between personal and work life.
It's An African Principle - UJAMAA!
Build and maintain our own stores, shops and other businesses and to profit from them together.
Passionate About Natural Health and Beauty? You'll receive the personalized coaching, tools, and training resources necessary to start a business naturally. With initiative and curiosity, you'll be a trusted subject matter expert.
REQUIREMENTS: Empowered entrepreneurial spirit, creative mind, and at least 10 hours weekly.
Curious About Financial Literacy? You can receive free money education and team guidance. With your efforts, you could become a paid and licensed advocate for financial wellness.
REQUIREMENTS: Ignited entrepreneurial energy, strategic thinker, and at least 10 hours weekly.
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