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Compromise Saved The Day!

Oftentimes, I forget the best way to settle a dispute is through compromise.  Just this morning, I asked my husband if he wanted me to make some homemade soup and his answer was, “You can make YOU some soup.” SMH

Here’s the problem… While I am focused on practicing a healthier lifestyle, my husband is going off the deep end with his eating habits.  My biggest concern is the chance of my eating habits taking a turn for the worse if I make his taste buds top priority.  I didn’t say this out loud, but my initial thought was, “You’re gonna eat this soup today or starve.”  I then thought to myself, “How much time will it take for me to just create two separate dishes?”  I also thought, “Do I really want to expend my energy being mad today or at peace?”

The fact is, after a little creativity, it didn’t take me very long at all to create my healthy choice meal and his hardy man meal.  I used the same basic ingredients to include ground turkey, onions, peppers, and chopped spinach.  Of course, I opted for zucchini noodles for my soup and I incorporated white rice into his dish.

At the end of the day, It was a win win situation!!    It was just that simple…because I chose to compromise and create two similar styled meals, I didnt have to compromise my peace of mind on a beautiful Sunday afternoon. 😉

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Definition of Compromise

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Shorty Hits Forty!!

You’re probably saying to yourself, “Dang, that’s all!”  I thought she was way older than that!”  Truth is, sometimes I feel older than that.  Let me give you the rundown… I’ve been blind every since 1st grade. Lol!  Uh, I’ve had bad knees every since college.  That comes from being late for class everyday and bumping my knees on those small desks.  What you looking at me like that for…?   Ok, you got me… That comes from dropping it like it’s hot!!!  Perhaps, I may have a little arthritis in my back and shoulders from standing out in the cold in that long line wrapped around Xanadu’s with hardly anything on trying to be cute. (That was the spot back in the day BTW …Myrtle Beach).  I also noticed that I can’t run as fast as I used to.  I reckon that comes from my days of hanging out at Solid Gold in Atlantic Beach.  It never failed, I always had to run for my life, no shoes or nothing Jesus!! (Sweet Brown) Lol!  Well, to sum it all up, I have a patch of grey hair right smack in the middle of my head and laugh lines from here to Cali.  I guess that’s all the clues you need right there.  I’m officially a grown woman!  Happy 40th to me!!  #NewYearsBaby  #BetterThanBlessed

Natural Hair Photo Shoot and Styling Tips

Not only do I like the look and feel of my natural hair, I am easily intrigued by every woman I see wearing their natural hair.  As a service to all of you ladies out there who are contemplating taking the Natural Plunge, here is a slide show of a recent photo shoot featuring myself and two natural beauties, Alnita Reaves-Vaught, and Sade Allen-Steele.  I hope you enjoy!!

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Four Years Natural (Sade-Allen Steele)

How They Achieved The Look

“This photo shoot style was achieved with flat twists and just oil.  I prefer a flat twist out when styling my hair because it’s less work for me and the style is already in place.  This style gives me extra body and volume.  When I’m not in the mood for big hair, I will do a tuck and roll.  My hair products of choice are…Taliyah Waajid Healing oil, African Pride Moisture Intense Leave-In, and Shea Moisture Hair Milk.  I shampoo my hair only if it’s really nasty and dirty with Aussie but the majority of the time I co-wash using Aussie conditioner.” –Sade Allen-Steele

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Six Years Natural (Alnita Reaves-Vaught)

To achieve this photo shoot style, I used these Carol’s Daughter Hair Milk products:  Leave-In Moisturizer, Styling Foam, and Styling Butter.  I did smaller flat twists for more twist definition and longer hold.  I also like flat twists for protective styles.  I shampoo approximately every ten days, unless I’m in the gym during the week.  In that case, I co-wash at least once a week using Wen cleansing conditioner.  My go-to style is the pony puff when my schedule is tight.” –Alnita Reaves-Vaught

Two Years Natural (Sheryta Spears)

Two Years Natural
(Sheryta Spears)

Normally, I pull all of my hair up to the top of my head because humidity and I don’t get along very well.  When I do video and photo shoots with my band, Tru Sol, I can wear my hair down because it’s only a couple of hours.  For this shoot, I did a regular mid-sized twist out with a spritz of oily water (olive oil or coconut oil) and my favorite hair product, White Sands Orchid Oil.  When I shampoo my hair, I use White Sands Shampoo and Conditioner.  These products are sulfate free and leave my hair soft, smooth, and manageable.” –Sheryta Spears  

Girls Gone Natural (Behind The Scenes of Photo Shoot)

Do you recognize the hair?  Watch behind the scene footage of this natural hair photo shoot.

Full article with natural hair maintenance tips and photos coming soon at MoBettaU.com.  Stay tuned…

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Welcome

Hello Beautiful,

I am excited to announce the launch of my newly revamped blog, Mo Betta U!  As I embark on this journey with you, I want you to know that I am willing to share anything that has helped ME whether, physically, spiritually, or emotionally.  I’ve been called down-to-earth, Jill of all trades, strong-willed, creative, silly, and talented.  Not one of these descriptions add up to what I really want to be.  I simply WANT TO BE BETTER!

The purpose of this blog is to open the windows of the mind to let fresh new ideas enter and to inspire the souls of the readers.  Being a female in this society has it’s challenges because we’re always trying to find ways to look better, feel better, and do better.  Here at Mo Betta U, I’ll share with you articles of my experiences and tips on beauty, fashion, career, and healthy living.  The older I get, the more I realize it’s all about inspiration.  If my input can help you discover a breakthrough to a better version of you, then I’m truly blessed.

Thank you for visiting and come back to see me!

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