The Warriors' guide to becoming healthy, content, & prosperous

About the book:

The Warriors' Guide to Becoming Healthy, Content, & Prosperous is a book about remaining focused and motivated in the face of adversity. When I found out I was pregnant at the age of 15, I resolved to stay positive and work hard to achieve my goals. I was determined that my adolescent decisions would not define me or my life. In this book, I share the strategies and practices I used to improve my health—physically, emotionally, and spiritually—while pursuing graduate degrees and a career as a single parent. The strategies helped me keep a positive attitude, stay focused on my goals, avoid burnout, and learn to live a balanced life while managing my health problems. They will assist you in doing the same.

Table of Contents


Chapter 1: Mindset

Chapter 2: Weight Consciousness vs. Fit Consciousness

Chapter 3: Grounding and Self-care within the African Context

Chapter 4: Sleep

Chapter 5: Water

Chapter 6: Black Women, Our Hair, and Exercise

Chapter 7: Warrior-Friends, Sister-Warriors, and Accountability in Exercise

Chapter 8: Delicious, Nutritious, and Sometimes Deadly: Nightshade Vegetables

Chapter 9: Smoothies and Soups or Soups and Smoothies?

Chapter 10: Diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and Other Life-Changing Diseases and How to Cope