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5 Things I Wish I Knew Before Becoming An Entrepreneur

5 Things I Wish I Knew Before Becoming An Entrepreneur

Entrepreneurship is one of the hardest yet rewarding experiences. I launched my company, Keys to Abundant Life Inc. seventeen years ago and have learned so much in the process! If you’re an aspiring entrepreneur or have just launched your own business, here are 5 tips...
Battling The Holiday Blues

Battling The Holiday Blues

The holidays are hallmarked by warm sweaters, festive drinks, and fellowship with family and friends. While this can be a wonderful time of year, it is also the hardest time of the year for others. It’s common to have feelings of sadness that last throughout the...
Ease Into the Holiday Season

Ease Into the Holiday Season

It’s officially Fall and while I am excited to embrace the cooler months, I know there are many of you who have mixed feelings about this time of year. So, consider this a check-in. I want to remind you that it’s okay to slow things down, to take more time for...
When is the last time you focused on your emotional wellness?

When is the last time you focused on your emotional wellness?

Emotional wellness: Our ability to process feelings in a healthy, positive way and manage the stress of everyday life. Our hectic schedules and buzzing devices have made it more crucial than ever to maintain a sense of calm and balance. The more we have going on in...
The Best Ways to Cleanse Your System

The Best Ways to Cleanse Your System

What you need to know about detoxing It’s that time of the year! Pumpkin spice lattes, Halloween candy, holiday desserts and comfort meals are about to be in full effect. If you’re like me though, you’re marking this time of year as an opportunity to flush the system...

‘Fall’ Into Fun

With summer (and the summer heat) making way for Fall, it’s the perfect time for you to start planning your autumn activities so you can ‘Summer’ all year long! While fall does not officially kick-off until September 21, early bird tickets and reservations for many...
Black Farmers are Business Owners, Too

Black Farmers are Business Owners, Too

When is the last time you supported a Black farmer? Despite the agriculture industry steadily growing, Black farmers in the United States have declined over the last century with just 1.4% of farmers identifying as Black or mixed compared to 14 percent 100 years ago....
Celebrate National Black Business Month

Celebrate National Black Business Month

Did you know that August is National Black Business Month? That’s right! August is a time to acknowledge, celebrate and support Black-owned businesses in the United States. The history of Black-owned businesses in the United States stems back to the 1700s, when free...
Detox Your Mind

Detox Your Mind

We’ve all seen the headlines – the shootings, the supreme court rulings, gas prices, discrimination against farmers, supply chain demand issues – and the chaos of it all can feel all-consuming. I want to encourage you to mentally step away from all the things in life...
Let’s Get Moving!

Let’s Get Moving!

So many things in life are replaceable. You can buy a new car, a new house, new clothes; you can buy almost anything – except a new body. Well, I guess you can do that too! Lol. However, I’d rather work with the body I was gifted at birth. This motivates me to...
What Does Juneteenth Meant to You?

What Does Juneteenth Meant to You?

Juneteenth (June-Nineteenth), also known as Emancipation Day, Freedom Day or Jubilee Day, commemorates the freedom of enslaved Black people in 1865 when Union soldiers reached Galveston, Texas, declaring the Civil War to be over and the end of slavery in the U.S....
Lean Into What Makes You Special

Lean Into What Makes You Special

A special blog from Keys’ CEO, Kyira Harris Since its inception, my company has grown exponentially over the last 5 years addressing the whole body with enrichment activities, physical fitness activities, professional development and academics for more than 5,000...
Are You Prioritizing Your Mental Health?

Are You Prioritizing Your Mental Health?

It’s no secret how important your mental health is but do you know why? We’re going back to the basics to educate you on the power of your beautiful mind. Your mental health impacts your physical and emotional health There’s a reason your mood, eating, and sleeping...
How to Sell Your Company on Corporate Wellness

How to Sell Your Company on Corporate Wellness

Here’s Keys’ quick guide to convincing your boss your health is worth the investment You’ve heard it before: people are an organization’s biggest asset. Every company’s success, from the quality of its products to its office culture depends on whether its employees...
Join Keys’ Active April Work Week Wellness Challenge

Join Keys’ Active April Work Week Wellness Challenge

Wellness is one thing that can’t wait until after work. That’s why we’ve made it our business to make healthy habits easy with our Work Week Wellness Challenge. Get up and actively engage with your health this month by completing at least one wellness activity...
You Are What You Eat: How what you eat affects your sleep

You Are What You Eat: How what you eat affects your sleep

We’re all juggling many things throughout the day and having enough energy to manage it all is important. Getting a good night’s rest is dependent on a lot more than what time we go to bed at night and get up in the morning. Our quality of sleep is impacted by how...
Celebrating Women’s History Month: Black Trailblazers in Medicine

Celebrating Women’s History Month: Black Trailblazers in Medicine

Happy Women’s History Month! This month, we’re proud to highlight revolutionary Black women who made strides in the medical field and ultimately, unlocked doors that led to advancements in medicine. Black women have been practicing medicine for centuries, starting...
Claim Your Health by Reclaiming Your Heritage

Claim Your Health by Reclaiming Your Heritage

Try these African heritage foods for Black history month. The standard American diet includes large quantities of meat, refined sugar, and processed junk food. No matter where your ancestors are from, I’m confident their diets were much healthier. Our current cooking...
14 Valentine’s Day Ideas for Any Kind of Love

14 Valentine’s Day Ideas for Any Kind of Love

Who says the only type of love worth celebrating on Valentine’s Day is romantic? Here are 14 platonic date ideas to help you spread love no matter what your relationship status is. Undress your stress at the spa with a day of rest and relaxation.Fall in love with your...
Nourishing Timeless Skin from Within

Nourishing Timeless Skin from Within

As we anticipate colder temperatures, don’t forget to renew, refresh, and wrap up your body’s first line of defense – your skin.     The cold air and low humidity during this season can be brutal on our skin. Harsh winter weather ...
7 Diet Myths to Leave in 2021

7 Diet Myths to Leave in 2021

As much as there is to gain in 2022, consider our first blog of the year a liquidation sale. Everything must go including your poor relationship with food and nutrition! Ditch these dieting myths and transform your food choices, preparation, and your outlook on health...
10 Fitness Resolutions Worth More Than Weight

10 Fitness Resolutions Worth More Than Weight

Every year on New Year’s, millions of people commit to transforming their lives through weight loss. More than half of them abandon those hopes before achieving their goal. So, toss the scale in 2022 and commit to weight-free goals instead. 54% of Diet Resolutions...
Unlock the Secret to Holiday Portion Control

Unlock the Secret to Holiday Portion Control

Don’t let a wild ride on the holiday gravy train derail your 2021 health journey as you reach the finish line. This holiday season purge the urge to splurge at any winter holiday celebration with Keys to Abundant Life’s tips on portion control. The key to successful...
Push Past the Potluck with a Culture of Gratitude

Push Past the Potluck with a Culture of Gratitude

This year alone, full-time employees on average will work 261 days and 2,088 hours. Throughout our lives, this adds up to nearly 90,000 hours. With so much time spent working instead of resting or practicing wellness, I challenge you to consider the following...
Hold Fast to Dreams with Accountability

Hold Fast to Dreams with Accountability

Whipping up a dream is easy. Mix a dash of confidence, passion, and imagination to taste — and Voilá! You have a dream! Now, how will you use it? Sometimes, we treat our goals like forgotten leftovers. After making them, we have a helping and store the rest in...
Fall in Love with Gardening

Fall in Love with Gardening

When people think of fall foliage, they seldom imagine fields of green. They think of brittle grass and close-to-being-bare brown trees being hugged tightly at the feet by mountains of dying leaves. They think of grey overcast skies, full moons, and brisk air. They...
Engage, Empower, Enrich: Enhancing Your Remote Work Community

Engage, Empower, Enrich: Enhancing Your Remote Work Community

COVID-19 has changed the way we live, work, and have fun. Over the past year alone, we’ve touched on topics like virtual learning, virtual celebrations, and adjusting to social life indoors. We’ve been challenged to find new ways to connect, recognize inequities, and...
Preparing Your Young Ones to Return to In-Person Learning

Preparing Your Young Ones to Return to In-Person Learning

I know what you’re thinking. Change? Again? A little more than a year ago, each of us made life-altering adjustments to our families’ everyday lives. Many began working from home while simultaneously overseeing their students’ virtual learning. Work and home dynamics...
Rise & Shine: Waking Up with Intention

Rise & Shine: Waking Up with Intention

Let’s talk about intention. Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines intention as: in·​ten·​tion |  in-ˈten(t)-shən a determination to act in a certain way: RESOLVE We often hear the word used in the context of wellness in phrases like “intentional...
Mindfulness, More Than Meditation

Mindfulness, More Than Meditation

If you, like me, have experimented with different types of meditation, you may have heard the term mindfulness to describe the act of breathing deeply and focusing on your thoughts, feelings, and sensations in the current moment. This form of meditation helps you...
Have a Healthy Homemade Summer Part II

Have a Healthy Homemade Summer Part II

We are only a few weeks into Summer 2021, and with more than two months of high temperatures and extended daylight left, there are still endless opportunities to get active, explore, and whip up some fun healthy homemade recipes with Keys to Abundant Life. ICYMI, Part...
Have a Healthy Homemade Summer

Have a Healthy Homemade Summer

Summertime is finally here bringing with it an abundance of sunshine and vacation time, family barbecues, beach trips, festivals, day camps, and outdoor sports to name a few. Needless to say, for Summer 2021, we are heading outside! It’s going to be a summer full of...
19 Historically Relevant Ways to Celebrate Juneteenth

19 Historically Relevant Ways to Celebrate Juneteenth

Image by Bettmann Archive/Getty Images Juneteenth, a holiday recognized by African Americans and their allies in 47 US states, has been called many names throughout its 155-year history. To some, it is known as Freedom Day, Jubilee Day, Liberation Day, and...
Practice What You Plant: Lessons Learned From 7 Easy Houseplants

Practice What You Plant: Lessons Learned From 7 Easy Houseplants

Practice What You Plant: Lessons Learned From 7 Easy Houseplants For an aspiring or new plant parent – even old ones, a nursery full of colorful foliage can leave you awe-struck pondering where all these beautiful shades of green have been hiding all of your life. You...
No Diet? No Sweat!

No Diet? No Sweat!

No Diet? No Sweat! ICYMI, May 6th is the annual International No Diet Day. Yes, you read that correctly! It is No Diet Day, and though it has already passed, it is never too late to set aside just one day to forget about your body goals and show appreciation for the...
Make This Mother’s Day Special

Make This Mother’s Day Special

make this mother’s day special In anticipation of next Sunday, display racks across the country are filled with flowers, perfumes, balloons, greeting cards, and jewelry any mother would love. Many of us have already purchased gifts to present to our mothers,...