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HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!
May is a very special month for mothers and the people who love us. Sunday, May 13 is Mother's Day, a time when moms will be pampered and treated like queens. EmJay celebrates with a special Mother's Day coupon offer to thank all mothers for the wonderful ways by which they influence the world.
May 13-19 is National Women's Health Week, a health observance underscoring the importance of preventive screenings, physical activity, healthy diet, nurturing mental health and avoiding harmful behaviors.
Make an appointment to get a physical on Monday, May 14 which is National Women's Check-up Day. Visit www.womenshealth.gov/whw practical information on empowering yourself to become a better you...naturally!
IN THIS ISSUE
Our N.E.W. S.T.A.R.T. series continues with five tips to help you drink more water and revitalize your natural beauty. Read on to get to know Cylinthia, EmJay's Top Natural for May, and learn about CURLS, our featured haircare product line for multi-ethnic curlies.
Mellanie "EmJay" Hunter
| EmJay's Top Natural
Location: Reston, VA
BEEN NATURAL SINCE 2003
NATURAL BEAUTY TIP Exfoliate skin regularly, pig out on fresh fruits, veggies and nuts, drink plenty of water, and exercise in some way.
FAVORITE VEGETABLE Kale
ON HER TO-BE-READ LIST The Bible, cover to cover
WHERE SHE GETS HER RISK-TAKING SPIRIT
That still small voice always saying, "Now or never"
EVER THINKS ABOUT FAILURE Yes. think that it's not an option. It should really be referred to as "a learning experience."
HOW SHE DEFINES SUCCESS Having no regrets and finding the courage to move forward from your "learning experiences"
FAVORITE FRUITS Mango, papaya and blackberries
PLACES SHE HAS LIVED Huntsville, AL; Queens, NY; Ocala, FL; Tampa, FL; Augusta, GA; Louisville, KY; and currently Reston, VA
MOST THANKFUL FOR My children and life itself
WHAT SHE LOVES ABOUT LIVING IN RESTON I love the diversity here, socially and in the business sector. The entertainment in this area is well suited for singles, couples, teens and families. Loudoun and Fairfax county school systems are a couple of the best in the nation. My location puts me in the middle of most major cities/states in the northeast and a few in the south, e.g. New York, Philly, Jersey, Baltimore, D.C., North Carolina.
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Make a Natural N.E.W. S.T.A.R.T.!
"W" is for "Water"
Our bodies are about 70-75% water, so proper water drinking is critical for optimal health. Here are a few tips and info bites:
#1 - Among the many benefits of water drinking are hydration of hair and skin, system detoxification, protection and moisturization of joints and nutrient absorption by vital organs.
#2 - Fruit juices, sugary drinks, sweetened coffee and tea, and soda are not adequate subsitutes for clear, pure water. If these are a regular part of your diet, replace one of them with water every day until the majority of your fluid intake is water.
#3 - Because water dilutes the digestive fluids that break down food in your stomach, avoid drinking large amounts of water within one hour before or less than 30 minutes after eating a meal. This maximizes the digestive process because the digestive fluids are at their highest concentration and strength.
#4 - If you're having trouble remembering to drink water throughout the day, set repeating electronic calendar reminders or mobile phone alarms at spaced intervals to alert you to drink your water. Another effective method is to set time-constrained water-drinking goals, such as always drinking two bottles of water before you leave work for the day.
#5 - A good rule of thumb (but not an exact scientific calculation) for how much water to drink is to divide your weight in pounds by 2 and drink that many ounces of water daily. So a 130-pound person would drink about 65 ounces of water daily. Also, the old "eight 8-ounce glasses of water daily" guide still has value, although you may find that this amount is not sufficient for your body.
STAY TUNED for our next issue when we learn about the "S" in N.E.W. S.T.A.R.T.!
"You...At Your Best...Naturally"
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6 - National Teacher's Day
8 - V-E Day (WW II)
13 - Mother's Day
19 - Armed Forces Day
16 - Love A Tree Day
18 - International Museum Day
25 - National Missing Children Day
27 - Sunscreen Protection Day
28 - Memorial Day
31 - World No Tobacco Day
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Although all of our products make amazing gifts, here are few of our favorite Mother's Day picks that are sure to make you or your mother feel awesome!
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- Shea Butter: African Black Soap and pure, raw shea butter Shop Now
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