The ultimate symbol of luxury and accomplishment for some remains an expensive cigar, smoked with like-minded peers in a sumptuous environment, perhaps accompanied by a fine glass of whisky. Whether or not this meets your definition of bliss, chances are that someone you know is either living that life or wishes they could. To understand the lure – and the vocabulary – of this classic luxury product, what do you need to know about cigars?
Meditation. Yoga. Exercise. All of these are ways in which people try to achieve a state of mind that is calm, focused and productive without the use of prescription medications. If they’re effective, in theory at least, they should lead to greater success at work. And greater overall happiness in life. Now comes word that keeping a daily written journal (or diary) could have the same effect.
In the beginning, there was the Wing. Then the Coven. And now the Broad. Combination shared work spaces and social clubs designed exclusively for those who identify as women have been a Thing for quite a while now. If you’re thinking of joining one, or just keeping tabs on them, here are some new locations and new variations on the theme that we’ve heard and read about in recent weeks.
We have explored the phenomenon of “forest bathing” as a way to experience spiritual connection with nature and a calmer frame of mind. Another valuable practice that we recently experienced for the first time is walking a labyrinth, which is an ancient form of taking a spiritual journey that is still highly relevant today.
Beyonce. Rihanna. Letitia Wright. Yara Shahidi. Tiffany Haddish. Tracee Ellis Ross. Lupita Nyong’o. Zendaya. Slick Woods. Issa Rae. Aja Naomi King. Laverne Cox. Naomi Campbell. The September issues are here! And their covers are the best ones we’ve ever seen. Why? Because for the first time, as black women we can see ourselves, our family members, and black women we admire and respect in the faces of so many of the women featured on their covers. And more importantly, we can see issues of importance to us in the editorial features inside. History is being made this month. And its a magical experience.