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A Reason to Smile: The Smile Space is now open and we've expanded outside oral care products!

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A Reason to Smile: The Smile Space is now open and we've expanded outside oral care products!

Hi Smile Fam! For those that follow Smile Natural Products on Instagram, you’ve probably heard the news that we had the Grand Opening of the Smile Space this past Saturday in DTLA. The Smile Space is a retail concept store and community place created for up-and-coming entrepreneurs, creatives, designers and educators. Each day at the Smile Space, people will gather to sell their products, share their ideas, collaborate and build a strong community in a peaceful, yet energetic environment. In celebration of opening the Grand Opening and MLK Day we will be offering a 15% discount on everything on our website today—including...

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Q&A on Black Mental Health with Psychotherapist, Christian Howard

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Q&A on Black Mental Health with Psychotherapist, Christian Howard

 

What are some of the biggest stigmas facing mental health in the Black community?

I think that we don’t talk about it. Mental health and going to your therapist are considered a white thing. In the church, you are taught to pray it out. I know in the islands and parts of Africa if you have a mental health disorder, people think you are possessed, and you should be thrown away. If we as black people communicated in a healthier way and had more open communication, I think we as a people could heal. We could all have healthier relationships in our family structure.

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A Reason to Smile: Q&A with Plant-Based Culinary Expert, Chef Bo

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A Reason to Smile: Q&A with Plant-Based Culinary Expert, Chef Bo

Tell us a little about your business and when you got interested in cooking? I was dealing with a lot of personal situations and out of those situations, I used most of my energy to create this cookbook and platform - Cooking with Bo. I created dishes and recipes and gave out tips and that’s how it started. I started cooking through the pain. I was in Atlanta and moved back to California which I now realize was a bad move. I basically hit rock bottom – relationships went bad I went through a bad depression and a space of...

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