Alisha Reed

Alisha Reed

I Don’t Celebrate the 4th of July

It’s that time. Red, White and Blue everything. BBQ’s, hot dogs and pool parties. As a kid, all I remembered was hamburgers and fireworks on that day. As an adult, I don’t celebrate the...

I Need a Refill :: Essence Festival of Culture

Our culture is not cancelled. This year the #essencefest has gone virtual. The Essence Festival of Culture is Unstoppable. Starting today through July 5th, you can refill your cup virtually by tuning in on...

It’s OK to Not Be OK {Mental Health Awareness}

There’s a meme floating around about how people should be using this time to better themselves. I thought to myself that whoever made that meme couldn’t be human! As I sit here with my...

How My Peloton Bike Saved My Sanity

Yep, I bought a Peloton bike. I know what you are thinking. “Is it worth it?” “That’s a lot of money for an exercise bike!” Well, let me tell you why I bought mine...

When A Woman Cuts Her Hair

I know you've heard that saying, "When a woman cuts her hair, she's about to change her life." Is it true? Absolutely. Cutting your hair is a major decision. I'm not talking about a...

How to Practice Self Care During the Coronavirus Quarantine

How to Practice Self Care During the Coronavirus Quarantine We should all be staying inside to stop the spread of the coronavirus, and if you are anything like me, then you are stressed! Take a...

I Washed My Hands Before the Coronavirus

With all of this hysteria about the Coronavirus, there’s one thing that surprised me. Well, two. For the record, I washed my hands before this Coronavirus started. Did you know that there are people...

A Pharmacist’s Response to The Pharmacist on Netflix

This weekend, I “Netflix and chilled” and binge watched the latest docuseries that everyone is buzzing about, The Pharmacist. As a pharmacist of 16 years, I am no stranger to the opioid addiction crisis. Pharmacists...

Ladies, Let’s Have a Heart to Heart

When the month of February comes around, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? Mardi Gras? Black History Month? Or maybe it's Valentine’s Day? Well this year I want you to think about...

5 Things That I Would Tell Vanessa Bryant

Good mourning Vanessa, I know you didn't sleep well last night, and yet you still feel like this is all a bad dream. Let me tell you, I hate Monday mornings. This is not...
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If Your Husband Died Tomorrow

“I was supposed to spend the rest of my life with you…and then I realized you spent the rest of your life with me.” When you get married and you repeat the last part of...

Is Sunscreen Really Safe?

We are told apply sunscreen to protect us from skin cancer, but what happened to my son after applying sunscreen has me concerned. One morning, I was getting him ready for water day at...

YouTube Babysits My Son

I remember being pregnant and saying that I would never let my son watch an iPad because it was “bad” for him. Fast forward three years and guess who makes sure that thing is...

10 Free Things To Do for Self Care in New Orleans

One of the most common myths about self care is that it is expensive. What if I told you that I had 10 ideas for self care that you could do right here in New...