Monday, February 23, 2015

AGCM Book Club // Wild by Cheryl Strayed


The CEO of the company I worked for was my Secret Santa and he gifted me with this book. Always down to read a book especially about adventures that push us to be better people, I was excited to crack it open. Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed, is about woman named Cheryl Strayed who in her early to mid-twenties, after she loses everything including her mother to cancer, her marriage and self control; she decides to embark on a solo hiking trip through the Pacific Crest Trail.She expects to "run away" in a sense and clear her mind with less distractions but discovers and experiences so much more. Filled with trials and tribulations along the way, she gains courage, strength, friendships, adventure, acts of kindness from many people and a deeper perspective when it comes to life and her life. It got kind of slow to me in the middle because I was just ready for her to be done hiking, lol, but you grow seasoned with her as she spends her whole summer blazing the trail meeting new people and stumbling upon various revelations.




Milan is a New York City based, creative writer and the founder of AGrlCanMAC. She's a self proclaimed accessories junkie who's passionate about healthy living, adventure, books, crystals, the Law of Attraction and arts & crafts. AGrlCanMAC is a resource for women of color all over the world who want to look good, radiate good and feel good at the same damn time.

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Monday, February 16, 2015

Health Tune Up Calendar


I am on an exciting wellness journey and the things that I am learning are blowing my mind, in a good way. I'm gaining way more adoration and respect for the human body. Our bodies are truly expert running machines designed to do awesome shit. Just like any other machine, as it gets older it needs maintenance. In order to have longevity and run at their most optimal performance, our bodies need regular maintenance; occasional tune ups. Maintaining our health is a deliberate and rewarding practice just like maintaining a car or home is. The better maintained a car is, the longer it will run with fewer problems.

I recently felt that I needed to do certain things frequently and came up with an annual schedule for how often I should/wanted to do them. Below are some tune ups I put in place for my health throughout a given year. I'm excited to implement this and I'm sure as the years go on and my knowledge expands, some of these frequencies may be adjusted. That's OK, so long as I do them. These are not to be confused with check ups or doctors visits which are routine progress reports for your health. Do you have calendars for your health? Do your health tune ups include any of the things that mine do?

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Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Girl Get Your Money Right

There's enough to go around. Let's get (and keep some of) this money!


These are some of my favorite financial resources by pretty brown girls who have made it their mission to help people across the globe to make their money work for them and not the other way around. If you're in debt or actively eliminating your debt or are totally green to budgeting and personal finance, these ladies have you covered. They each have different styles of teaching and I have learned from all three of them in different ways. I'm thankful for the variety. Rather you have a great relationship with money, bad relationship with money or a neutral one, there is something for everyone and all lifestyles.

Monday, February 9, 2015

The Book is Finally Here!!! // Fine Natural, Hair Don't Care

Yay, my book for fine natural hair is finally available! I had talked about it over the past few months and how I was almost done and I'm finally done! It is titled AGrlCanMAC Presents: Fine Natural Hair, Don't Care: Tips to help natural hair with fine strands and medium to low density thrive. As the title spells out, the e-Book is dedicated to those of us with fine natural hair of medium to low density. I couldn't find many resources out there for us all in one place. I would find bits and pieces scattered about in tiny morsels here and there so I decided to share tips all in one place to help others. I would have loved a resource like this earlier in my journey when I was still feeling things out.

This is my first published piece of work. It's a quick and easy read, about 23 Amazon Kindle pages, and I hope that it will be a helpful guide in alleviating some frustration and confusion. It's available on Amazon for now, but in the future, I may research making it available through other resources and making it available in print!

If you don't have an Amazon Kindle, you can totally still read the book! You will need to download the Kindle reader app, it's free, and then purchase the book through the Amazon website. This is important because the app doesn't allow you to purchase books on it, it's only a way to read Kindle e-Books.You have to download the app and then buy the book from Amazon website.

This is a dream come true for me and only the beginning. I have more e-Books coming. Thank you so much for all your support, kind words, comments and readership. I appreciate it all and though this is my blog, I write and create to share with you all and help lift others up. I want to see us all thriving and living well and AGrlCanMAC will stand for no less than that. Please check out the book and share with family, friends and anyone you may know with fine natural hair of medium to low density. Thank you!!!!


Milan is a New York City based, creative writer and the founder of AGrlCanMAC. She's a self proclaimed accessories junkie who's passionate about healthy living, adventure, books, crystals, the Law of Attraction and arts & crafts. AGrlCanMAC is a resource for women of color all over the world who want to look good, radiate good and feel good at the same damn time.

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Monday, February 2, 2015

My First Time Getting a Colonic and I Lived to Tell About It


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If you've been following along with me on Instagram then you know that last month I got my very first colonic in life done. For the past 2 years I've been on a genuine wellness journey to improve my mental, spiritual and physical health. I cleaned up my diet, drastically cut down meat and dairy consumption (I even tried going vegan but it wasn't for me so I'm a part time vegan instead.), started drinking water and tea almost exclusively and got back to running and practicing yoga consistently. My journey towards the end of last year led me to learn more about my body and the organs that it’s made up of more to build on taking better care of myself. I had been wanting to try out a colonic for a while but the whole thought of the process always made me hesitant until last November.

I've been doing a lot of reading and research about the human body. I learned that most diseases, illnesses and cancers are a result of something going on with the colon. The colon is another name for the large intestines. This organ works around the clock removing waste and toxins from our bodies. Think of the colon as the trash man that comes on a regular schedule to pick up and remove your trash. After all the organs have gotten what nutrients they could from your food, it’s the colon’s responsibility to properly dispose of the leftovers and any toxins that the liver extracted. When your colon cannot move the waste along and eventually excrete it, we can get sick and/or experience things like constipation, diarrhea, etc. Think about it, if that waste isn’t moving along and out of us like it should, it just hangs out in our colon! This is not good and creates an environment for disease, parasites and worms. Yes, we have or have had worms or parasites living inside of us. We, many times, ingest parasites or worms from contaminated vegetables and plants we eat and from meat we consume; especially red meat. We can also ingest them from contaminated water. I imagined that in my 31 years of living, there was some stuff hiding out in there that needed cleaning out of my colon to further improve my health.

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