Monday, September 25, 2017

Yoga Strengthens My Core

I admit it – I LOVE Yoga! Incorporating it into my daily life has empowered me to stand tall and speak from the heart. As you may know, yoga is a very personal practice which makes one stretch myself past their limits, physically and mentally.  Practicing yoga encourages me to persevere and ignore negative thoughts; it […]

Releasing Emotion Can Set You FREE!

Is it just me, or does it seem as if violence in our country has reached a pace at which it is the ONLY topic of news these days?  I must admit that I am almost frightened to leave my house some days, in anticipation of being a victim myself.  What’s almost MORE scary to […]

Top Ten Medication Exercises You Should Do For Better Vision

Since eyes are the most important and most commonly used part of the body, they get strained easily. Eye exercises have been practiced for many years in order to maintain a healthy vision. These exercises not only help in strengthening eye muscles, but also improve the blood circulation to the eyes. Following are some exercises […]

Mental Holocaust

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I am currently reading Healthy Selfitude by NORMAL President Robyn Hussa and this month I am more aware of the shift toward mindfulness but also realize that as an African American that grew up in the Protestant church how foreign this concept may come across. I would like to speak to you as you consider […]

Are You Getting Enough Sleep?

Graciously re-posted courtesy of Gurze Publications. When I interviewed Dr. Craig Johnson of the Eating Recovery Center in Denver in 2010, he told me a surprising statistic: “The average adolescent patient coming in for eating disorder treatment is reporting an average of 4.2 hours of sleep per night.” According to the National Sleep Foundation, teens […]

#29 of 108: Win the Love Championship

This is #29 of 108 Ways to Livin the Moment. Let’s take back our lives one beautiful, funny and delicious moment at a time. #29 of 108:  Win the Love Championship Last Friday night, I saw an old man walking near my apartment in the East Village (see pic). He had a cane, a limp, […]

#17: Practice Voodoo…It Works

This is #17 of 108 Ways to Livin the Moment. Let’s take back our lives one beautiful, funny and delicious moment at a time. #17: Practice Voodoo…It Works We all have those dark days where we can’t help but think “if only I had a voodoo doll of my ex- lover or nasty boss or […]

The Real Me Photo Shoot

So, over the last year, I embarked on a challenge for myself … to experience more “yield” in my life and less “push.”  In so doing, I resisted going to the gym for an entire year (read more about that here).  Going to the gym (for me) means “pushing” — running, sweating, grunting to lift […]

Rejuvenation, Relaxation, Reconnection, RETREAT

“The myth is, when you focus on yourself you are being selfish. The reality is, if you don’t know your true self and cultivate an ongoing relationship with her, you can’t truly be with or give to anyone else.” – Jennifer Louden, The Woman’s Retreat Book I attended my first retreat about 15 years ago, […]

108 Ways to Livin the Moment: Unravel a Roll of Toilet Paper

This is the fifth of 108 tips to Livin’ the Moment. Let’s take back our lives one beautiful, funny and delicious moment at a time. #5 of 108:   Unravel a Roll of Toilet Paper If a roll of toilet paper represented the 5 billion year history of our planet, the existence of humans on the […]

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