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Illuminating health from within Fashions of Jun E Caniel
By Ta'Meka Brelaixl
So many times, we look for a solution that
promotes instant gratification without hav
ing to put in much effort. However, when it
doesn’t give us the results wanted and ex
pected, we get mad and try to blame it on
something or someone. This holds true to our
We get suckered into the recent fad diet
that promises us results that are unreach
able, and when we don’t have the expected
outcome, get discouraged and give up. Don’t
be fooled and fall into the ridiculous trap of
diets! Fad diets and misleading weight-loss
products give a false perception of weight-
loss. Dieting is viewed as restricting your
body from certain foods for a period of time.
Oflen a quick five to 10 pounds will come
off, but then your old eating habits return. If
you stick with it to attain your weight goal,
you may still find yourself back at the same
weight or higher in a few months.
On many diets you are not eating the way
you will eat for the rest of your life. You eat
foods you may not like very much and don't
find satisfying. If you are determined enough,
you stick with it until you reach your goal.
But you know this is "just for the diet" rath
er than finding healthier foods you enjoy in
amounts that don't cause weight gain. Los
ing weight is all about having a healthy life
style, according to Emily McNair, the direc
tor of Fayetteville State University’s Student
Health Services. A healthy lifestyle consists
of a combination of diet and exercise.
Wellness involves both choice and action.
The choices you make each day and the ac
tions you take on those choices can lead to
a healthier lifestyle. Making positive choices
in the areas of physical fitness, stress, work,
relationships, medication, and nutrition - and
then acting on those choices - promotes a
sense of accomplishment and well-being.
In order to create and maintain a healthy
lifestyle, start by making small changes - one
at a time.
Here are just a few steps that you can try:
1. Walk to work.
2. Use fat free milk over whole milk.
3. Do sit-ups in front of the TV.
4. Walk during lunch hour.
5. Drink water before a meal.
6. Eat leaner red meat & poultry.
7. Eat half of your dessert.
8. Walk instead of driving whenever you can.
9. Avoid food portions larger than your fist.
By Chamell Harris
Jay and Tiya
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E?” is a
is starting to
make its way
to the campus of Fayetteville State Univer
sity. In the winter, a few students walked the
brick sidewalks of campus rocking those in
famous hooded scarves, while now as spring
erupts, the t-shirts with the vibrant colored
lion’s head is making its mark in campus
When you walk into the Jun E Boutique,
you experience the Jun E Caniel fashion
brand. The first thing that visitors notice in
the store, besides the color splashed walls, is
the welcoming smell of incense. Everything
in the store is environment friendly. All items
sold in the store are either up-cycled or fair
The store sells everything in both men’s
and women’s fashion, from button-up shirts,
scarves, earrings, sari totes from India (by
Handmade Expressions), as well as their own
designer hoodies, t-shirts, hand-made bags
Most of the items in the store are designed
by Mrs. Caniel herself
“Since we’ve opened the store. I’ve been
creatively awake,” Mrs. Caniel said excitedly.
“Coming up with new ideas, I have hundreds
ionable items embody the Jun E brand.
“I do research via internet and find inter
esting things, or the kinds of things you just
can’t find in Fayetteville,” said Mrs. Caniel.
Jun E which is a term coined by store
and brand founders. Jay and Tiya, means
positivity, greamess, creativeness and overall
“It’s the name of your ideal self We chal
lenge everyone to unleash the lion in you,”
said Mrs. Caniel. The lion’s head is the store
and brand logo. And can be seen on various
items throughout the boutique.
And although they didn’t have an actual
grand opening, the store is doing well in an
economy that has been very unforgiving to
“We make a sale almost every day, [which
is] better than what we anticipated. We get a
lot of foot traffic,” she said.
Mrs. Caniel added that the boutique has
gotten very good feedback from the commu
nity and she expects a healthy growth for the
business in the fiiture.
“We won’t be in Macy’s,” she said with a
laugh. Mrs. Caniel and her husband Jay Can
iel, want to remain in the area, where they can
be more hands-on and involved.
“I don’t want to be in mainstream. 1 want
to keep our grassroots feel and be more in the
community,” said Mrs. Caniel.
The Caniel’s created a blog to help push
their Jun E movement. Their blog promotes
positivity. They hope to encourage others to
do great things.
in five years, people all over the world will
know what we’re about. And be a part of the
Jun E movement,”
The Jun E Boutique is located just off of
Raeford road; at 1009 Marlborough road.
Currently the store has a 15 percent discount
on all accessories.
Photos Courtesy of Ray TIKHI13S