BENEFITS OF BEING IN NATURE!

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7 Scientifically-Backed Health Benefits of Being in Nature

1) Vitamin D – The sun supplies us with best source of Vitamin D. Getting enough of this hormone (that’s right hormone, not a Vitamin) is essential to maintaining a healthy immune system.
2) Eye Health – Preventing Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS), the term used to describe eye problems caused by staring at a screen close to your face for prolonged periods. Furthermore, Artificial Light Provokes Nearsightedness.  New research is showing that our ever increased exposure to artificial light may be having a negative impact on nearsightedness.
3) Improved Sleep – Poor sleep is often caused by poor sleep patterns.  Our sleep patterns are regulated by an internal body clock called the circadian rhythm.  Our circadian rhythms are naturally tied to the sun’s schedule.  Spending too much time inside – away from natural light and with increased exposure to artificial light, can alter our circadian rhythms.

4) Clean Air – Someone telling you to get some “fresh air” is more than a subtle way of saying “go away”.   As it turns out, outdoor pollution is bad for your health, but indoor pollutants are far worse.  The EPA New England states that indoor pollutants are normally 2 to 5 (and up to 100) times higher than outdoor pollutants.

5) Grounding – Perhaps still on the fringe of mainstream science is the practice referred to as grounding (or earthing), which results from bare skin contact on a natural surface (dirt, sand, etc.).  The theory states that because the earth is negatively charged- and has a greater negative charge than your body- we absorb earth’s electrons.

6) Exercise – Let’s face it, it’s hard to get outside without exercising.  Even a light walk has immense health benefits, especially contrasted with sitting- which has been referred to as the smoking of our generation.  Sitting too much results in impaired fat burning capacity, decreased bone density, increased blood pressure, and a shortened life span.

7) Psychological Health – Spending time in nature has been linked to improved attention spans (short and long term), boosts in serotonin (the feel good neurotransmitter) and shows increased activity in the parts of the brain responsible for empathy, emotional stability, and love (whereas urban environments do the same for fear and anxiety).

How often do you get out in nature?

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SUMMER GRADUATES!

Last night A Lady Named Pearl graduated 10 students from her modeling course. Congrats to our graduates! Special thanks to our guest speaker Loren Lott (American Idol Finalist), DJ Rasyrious and our partners One Talent Inc and The Society Atlanta.

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THE TRUTH ABOUT BEAUTY

Pearls….have you read the Dove study on beauty entitled “The Truth About Beauty”?

Here are some statistics:

  • Only 4% of women around the world consider themselves beautiful (up from 2% in 2004)
  • Only 11% of girls globally are comfortable describing themselves as ‘beautiful’
  • 72% of girls feel tremendous pressure to be beautiful
  • 80% of women agree that every woman has something about her that is beautiful but do not see their own beauty
  • More than half (54%) of women globally agree that when it comes to how they look, they are their own worst beauty critic

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What are your thoughts on these statistics?

Download the full report below.

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GIVING BACK

Volunteering has always been viewed as good for your soul. We at A Lady Named Pearl, LLC believe in giving back to our community.

 

image.axdBenefits of Giving Back:

1) Giving makes us feel happy.

2) Giving is good for our health.

3) Giving promotes cooperation and social connection.

4) Giving evokes gratitude.

5) Giving is contagious.

 

What organizations are you contributing to, and what have you gained from the experience?

PEARL HOSTS WORLD NATURAL HAIR SHOW!

World Natural Hair Show

Pearl interviews Bravo’s Reality TV Star of Atlanta Housewives and Married to Medicine.

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Pearl interviews fashion designer Patrick T Cooper.

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A Lady Named Pearl serves as host of the Social Circle for 18th Annual World Natural Hair Show.

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Pearl interviews WeTV Reality TV Star of Cutting It In The Atl, Beautii J.

World Natural Hair Show

World Natural Hair Show

The 18th Annual Taliah Waajid World Natural Hair Show is the largest show globally catered to the natural hair market. It draws thousands of attendees from around the world, seeking knowledge and the best products for natural hair.

From winning the crown as 2013 World Top Natural Hair Model to serving as the host of the Social Circle for the Spring show, it is always a pleasure to come back. I had a great time interviewing some of the most interesting sough-after personalities such as Naturalista blogger Naptural Nicole, to Dwight Eubanks of Bravo’s Atlanta Housewives and Married to Medicine, to International Singing sensation Leela James, and much more!

If you are considering going natural or seeking an event to attend for additional knowledge and products on natural hair and healthy body, this is it! Next show will be in the Spring of 2016!

For more information on this event visit www.naturalhair.org

SPRING SEMESTER GRADUATION

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15 Students graduated from our first level course, PSM 195 – Intro to Modeling – Spring Semester 2015.

Special thanks to our Teacher’s Assistants Joylette Dulaney and Torie Daniel, and to Highland Bakery for serving as a sponsor.

SEIZE THE OPPORTUNITY

Seize The Opportunity flyer(1)Thursday, April 16th, A Lady Named Pearl will be serving on the panel for “Seize The Opportunity” at Clark Atlanta University! Come out and hear the stories and the journey. Special presentation by Pearl School of Modeling

MAKE-UP EXPERT SHERILYNN MARILYN VISITS PEARL SCHOOL OF MODELING

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DESIGNER CLEAH MURRAY STOPS BY PEARL SCHOOL OF MODELING!

DSC_0020_smlDesigner Cleah Murray came by the Pearl School of Modeling, and selected two of our students to walk in her upcoming fashion show. Congrats to students Olivia and Sunjori.

Our summer session begins on May 7th, sign up for classes today at www.pearlschoolofmodeling.com!

PEARL MAGAZINE LANUCH

PEARL MAGAZINE OFFICIAL LAUNCH PARTY

SUNDAY, MARCH 29TH FROM 7PM TO 11PM

NEGRIL VILLAGE (30 NORTH AVE, ATLANTA, GA)

IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE SOCIETY SALON ATLANTA

 *DOWNLOAD OUR SPRING ISSUE BY CLICKING ON THE LINK BELOW! Pearl Mag Spring 2015-web(1)

 

Like a pearl, leaders are not born, they are cultivated with an intricate balance of pressure, stringent conditions and time for development.

PEARL, the magazine, cultivates leaders also known as “pearls”. Our content provides readers with beauty, fashion, and leadership techniques to transform your self-image.

I served as a professor at Clark Atlanta University teaching Leadership and Professional Development in the School of Business from August 2011 to December 2014. PEARL, was created from my desire to maintain the connection formed with my students. I want this publication to serve as a voice and mentorship to the many of you seeking guidance and understanding of leadership. Furthermore, due to my extensive modeling background, we cultivate “pearls’ to be leaders with style.

It is our hope that you enjoy our first issue of PEARL, and continue on this journey with us.

Feel free to contact us at anytime on our social networks, with feedback about our magazine.

Pearl Fils-Aime,

Editor-In-Chief of PEARL Magazine

CEO of A Lady Named Pearl, LLC