Our hands turn black at the end of April when the dewberries are ripe for picking. Fresh blooms on the country side give fragrance to the air reminiscent of lush mountains, and I can almost see them rising up around me. When spring comes, nature produces outdoor treasures that make staying inside less tempting than…… Continue reading How to Spring Clean Your Home, Body and Mind
Physical movement is imperative for a healthy life. Simple actions can trigger healing effects that can be life changing. Without movement, we can experience depression, anxiety, weight gain. A life without motion is one that can lead to complete immobilization and, in some cases, death. These things we know to be true from countless studies…… Continue reading The Gospel of Movement
Studies show that humans function better during crises. It is the changes that happen in our lives that bring out our best. I’m facing a series of changes, all of which show me how capable I am of just living. I’m finally starting to find my rhythm in the world. I can feel the push…… Continue reading Finding My “Hum”
My mom has been trying to get me to be her guest at the new CycleBar since the October soft opening. Finally, on the last week of December 2016, I found the time to give it a shot. This indoor spin class features over 40 Schwinn bikes arranged like an amphitheater in a dark lit…… Continue reading CycleBar Hattiesburg Review
Jesus, take the wheel. That’s all I can say. Today has been weird and snappy. Apparently, I’m being a total nightmare but I honestly can’t tell. Is this what sugar does to our brains? I detoxed from sugar all of last week until yesterday when I had a small slice of Marie Calendar’s chocolate creme…… Continue reading Detoxing from Sugar and I’m CRANKY!!!
Around this time last year (2015), I was starting to get ready for the beginning of a weight-loss journey. Topping the scales at 215 pounds, my confidence was at an all-time low and my health was suffering from the bad habits I adopted over the year. Excessive alcohol, fast food binges, and little to no…… Continue reading My Fitness Journey: 2016 in Retrospect
Let me open by saying it is shameful, disgusting and down-right manipulative that this nation is so money-hungry, agenda-driven and corrupt that I have to search high and low for information about what is actually acceptable to enter my body. The more I learn about the “food” industry in the United States, the sicker I…… Continue reading The 21 Day Sugar Detox