SciHonor Devotion

SciHonor Devotion, CD, CPD, CCCE, CMA, CWSP is a contributing writer to the Hood Health Handbook set. She is a Labor Doula, Postpartum Doula, Childbirth Educator, Homebirth Midwife Assistant and Womb Sauna Practitioner who serves women and girls in her community through workshop, ceremony and rites of passage. She is an accessory designer and is also Co-Owner of Queen’s Quisine: Vegetarian and Vegan Catering Company.

Hood Health 101: Diabetes Ain’t Sweet

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There are three different kinds of diabetes; Type 1 Diabetes, Type 2 Diabetes and Gestational Diabetes. So what’s the difference? Visit for more information Type 1 Diabetes Type 1 Diabetes has a few names. Some people refer to it as Insulin-Dependant Diabetes, Juvenile Diabetes or Early Onset Diabetes. People usually get this type of […]

Hood Health101: Self Destruction! Leaving Those Toxic Behaviors Behind

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“Not only does America have a very serious problem, but our people have a very serious problem…” – Malcolm X Visit for more information That problem that we have is called “Self Destruction”. We’re moving on to a new year. This is the time that people attempt to shed old habits and start new […]

Hood Health 101: Stress on My Shoulders: How to Re-Up

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We all experience stress on some level and in actuality, stress can be healthy. It can be used as motivation when working under pressure. Too much stress however, can literally harm you…or someone else. Do you ever get to the point where you feel like you just want to give up? Do you ever feel […]

Hood Health 101: 12 Steps to Health and Wellness Goals

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Over the past couple of months, I have watched two women post on social media going super hard with their daily workouts. I kept trying to figure out how they were able to find the time and discipline to keep going. Turns out that they were both dissatisfied with their health and wellness and wanted […]

Hood Health 101: Suicidal Thoughts: Depression is Real

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This weekend, a child who attends one of the local high schools in my city commit suicide. It was hard news to hear. Some of her friends and people who knew her said that they would have never expected that from her because she didn’t show any signs of depression; at least from what they […]

Hood Health 101: 14 Tips for Keeping Yourself Together Through the Holidays

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This time of year can be overwhelming and stressful whether you celebrate the holidays or not. So many people are out shopping for gifts, traffic is high, travel is expensive, children are demanding, people are emotional and everybody wants to eat. Here are some simple tips to help get you through these times. Visit […]

Loving the Way It Hurts: The Many Faces of Emotional Abuse

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We all know that physical abuse in a relationship can be very damaging, but we don’t often hear how damaging emotional abuse can be as well. Emotional abuse can damage your self-esteem and have you questioning and doubting your own value, worth and abilities. One interesting thing about emotionally abusive relationships is that it can […]