Herald Beauty #23
I often empathize with The Color Purple quote from Miss Sophia played by Oprah Winfrey: “all my life I had to fight”
To achieve my beautiful dream of becoming a physician, I had to fight: racism, sexism, classism, capitalism, ableism, Islamophobia and many other “isms and phobias.” People are often surprised by how much fight I have in me. People who don’t realize how much fight you have to have in you to survive harsh places like Cleveland, East Cleveland, and most places in America really. Fighting is often a means for survival. Read More...
Herald Beauty #22
I named my brand “Health is Love” because I was searching for a title for my book. From my perspective as a Geriatric specialist, health is about living longer and maintaining most functions of your mind and body. That was the easy part. The harder part was finding a word to pair with “Health”. Read More...
Herald Beauty #21
Improving your sleep habits is one of the best ways to contribute to your health and beauty efforts. Many people underestimate the power of sleep. I used to be one of those people. Training to become a physician leads to many sleepless nights so I became accustomed to not sleeping well. Years after training I still had trouble sleeping but I did not discuss it with my family medicine physician because I did not consider my insomnia a “problem.” Read more...
Herald Beauty #20
I have been fighting a lot of battles this past year. One of the largest was the next level of my cervical cancer battle: hysterectomy due. The past 2 years have been challenging for the health of multiple family members but this year it intensified. Suddenly, we were battling cancer, heart disease, kidney disease, gun violence, anxiety, depression, COVID-19, and more. Many family members lost their lives....Read More
Herald Beauty #19
I let football season inspire my fashion and beauty choices. I wear red nail polish for all of football season. This year, I added red braids to my fall repertoire. I am looking red hot chili pepper fresh, but I was missing one key ingredient: lip gloss. Read more...
Herald Beauty #18
Several months ago, I introduced a new product to my bath time routine. The goal was to have a fresh face after each bath time. Thus, I visited my favorite store that offers fresh face masks: Lush Fresh Handmade Cosmetics...read more.
Herald Beauty #17
May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Remember, beauty starts from the inside. Dr. Anisa Shomo is sharing a few thoughts this month for all of us to keep in mind. Let’s make sure we are taking care of the inside pretty as well as the outside...
Herald Beauty #16
Valentine’s Day is coming up, let’s also keep in mind that we need to love ourselves first. Beauty starts from the inside, so I would be neglectful if I did not talk about self-love and the importance of doing the work of our inner beauty...
Herald Beauty #15
I know what you are thinking. Herald Beauty? Bugs? Yes. This is your favorite running, hiking, adventuring doctor. Enjoying nature helps my body stay healthy and my spirit stay beautiful. In my world, bugs are a part of the territory. I spend so much of my professional life fighting bugs that cause illness or carry illness. Alas, my hobbies are also plagued with bugs. Outside of the office the chief bug is the mosquito...
Herald Beauty #14
Summer is in full swing. Our lips are vulnerable to cancer. Lip cancer falls under the category of oral cancer which affects 40,000 people each year. Sun exposure is a known risk factor for this condition so when you pack your pool and beach totes this summer, don’t forget the lip protection.
Dr. Anisa Shomo