Just Say NO!

Just Say NO!

Saying no can be difficult for anyone!  Whether you have to say no to your boss, friend, parents, or significant other, it is just difficult to get out.  But here is the thing, saying this simple word can keep a healthy mind, body, and soul. Saying no gives you a voice.  A voice that is just as important as anyone else.  Knowing when and how to say no can take some time, but remember, YOU CAN SAY IT!  I always find it difficult to say to friends, especially because of…

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Part-Time Facilitators (SIHLE)

Part-Time Facilitators (SIHLE)

Are you currently looking for a Part-Time Job? Do you have great communication skills? Are you African American Woman? Are you 18 years of age or older? Do you want a rewarding career helping out youth in the community? If you met all the requirements listed above, then we are definitely looking for YOU! Sisters Informing Healing Living & Empowering(SIHLE) The Philadelphia SIHLE Project, a program of Public Health Management Corporation (PHMC), is a healthy lifestyles workshop for young african american girls ages 14 to 18. We focus on reducing…

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Come Be Apart of SIHLE!!!

Come Be Apart of SIHLE!!!

Sisters Informing Healing Living and Empowering  (SIHLE) WE ARE CURRENTLY LOOKING FOR——>>>>>>YOUNG BLACK/LATINO GIRLS AGES 14-18 TO JOIN A PROGRAM FOR 4 DAYS AT:   WIDNER LIBRARY 2808 W. Lehigh Ave. Philadelphia,PA THE PROGRAM IS FREE—>>>FREE—>>>FREE The Philadelphia SIHLE Project, a program of Public Health Management Corporation (PHMC), is a healthy lifestyles workshop for black teen girls ages 14 to 18. We focus on reducing HIV sexual risk behaviors, improving personal communication, identifying & maintaining healthy relationships and promoting gender & ethnic pride. WHEN JOINING THIS PROGRAM YOU WILL GET…

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How to Rid Yourself of Toxic Friends

How to Rid Yourself of Toxic Friends

As young women we are taught (barely) about toxic friends and how to identify them. Sadly some women learn too late that a toxic and or abusive partner isn’t inclusive to just violence. For many of us our friends are a huge support system. We cry together, we laugh together, we shop together, we Netflix and actually chill together, the list goes on. Given all of this, it’s evident there you’re support system. So what does a woman do when her platonic ride or die is actually a toxic friend?…

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Practice Mindfulness in 2016

Practice Mindfulness in 2016

Mindfulness is this new “buzzword”.  Maybe you have heard people talk about it or have seen it written up on a Buzzfeed article.  Whether you have heard about it or not, it is out there and it is POPULAR!  Simply put, mindfulness is one’s awareness about how they are feeling, what they are doing, and taking time to accept these emotions and thoughts.  Now, this sounds fine and dandy, but in reality, life can throw some things at us that just make us busy.  I know that I do not…

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What’s “The Red Door” and Are You Stuck Behind It?

What’s “The Red Door” and Are You Stuck Behind It?

What is The Red Door? Is it a metaphor, a clothing store? A good book, film, group or song? Hopefully you are curious about what is and what’s behind this mysterious “Red Door.” Well, unfortunately I won’t give up the tapes just yet, I have to make you wait a few days. On Friday December 4, 2015 at noon Plain Talk Philly, a STI & pregnancy prevention program for teens, will host another lunchtime chat about being stuck behind “The Red Door.” This week’s chat will be brief but powerful….

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Plain Talk’s first chat-n-chew was a major success . . .

Plain Talk’s first chat-n-chew was a major success . . .

. . . it was so refreshing to see how a parent valued strong communication with their child regarding topics on sexual health. It was even more interesting to view a parent’s reaction toward the possibility that their child would choose to be sexually active outside of the confines of marriage. We at The Hype realize that being a parent is a tough and serious job. We also recognize that a parent (or guardian) is the most influential figure in a child’s life. We’re so grateful for the parental participation…

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