Fox TV's "Empire" Creates Controversy in Black Community

Fox TV's "Empire" Creates Controversy in Black Community
Love it or hate it, but Fox has struck a chord in the Black community with its new hit series “Empire”.  And is it any wonder, since the show is centered around the chaotic and controversial world of Hip Hop?  Created by the infamous Lee Daniels of “The Butler”, “Precious”, and “Monsters Ball”, Daniels has... Read more »

The struggle and expense of eating clean

The struggle and expense of eating clean
  I never thought being healthy would be as challenging as lifting weights or running a marathon, but I have come to see that it’s hard, and there is a struggle and expense to eating clean. And I must confess: I struggle with eating the right things. I exercise at least five times a week.... Read more »

Realistic resolutions that last

Realistic resolutions that last
As the new year begins, so do the resolutions. Lose weight. Exercise. Save money. Get organized.  All is well before the magical new year ball drops, but afterwards, it’s time for serious business.  For many, the #1 resolution for the new year is to lose weight. And how do you do that? Easy. Decrease portion... Read more »
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Lecture me on pork and beef? Puh-lease!

Lecture me on pork and beef? Puh-lease!
I am an open-minded person, believe me. But I must admit, that I do find it quite disturbing, and downright amusing, when people attempt to lecture me on the negative effects of eating beef and pork, when I’m sitting there lean and fit, and they’re sitting there as big as a cow and a pig!... Read more »

Remembering Bobby Womack: His death lifts the lid off my heart

Remembering Bobby Womack: His death lifts the lid off my heart
Death is inevitable. We know this. But there are some people when you hear about their passing, it just hits you hard. Bobby Womack is one of those people for me.  I never knew him personally, never met the man, but his music was an integral part of my upbringing and the psychology I have... Read more »

Heal your heart, practice forgiveness

Heal your heart, practice forgiveness
Recently a dear friend betrayed me by creating all kinds of chaos, drama, and distrust within my family.  As a mom of six daughters, that’s not too difficult to do with our feelings as fragile and frayed as our skirts and dresses. A peaceful, pleasant, family occasion turned ugly with people using “fighting words” which,... Read more »
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Part 2 of the Exercising Your Faith Series

Part 2 of the Exercising Your Faith Series
Exercising your faith: a completely different concept on the way to improve your health. You can find any number of workouts for your body, but very few that tell you how to weather the storms in life. What do you do when that job you’ve been desperately waiting on just doesn’t come through? What do... Read more »

Kroc Center Chicago celebrates 2yrs. in West Pullman area Saturday, free and open to the public

Kroc Center Chicago celebrates 2yrs. in West Pullman area Saturday, free and open to the public
Everyone knows about the issues that plague Chicago. We know about crime, murders and violence, and the challenges of the public and charter school system. We know Chicago has unpredictable weather, and we know of our city’s longstanding sports team rivalries.  I mean, when you think of Chicago, you can think of any number of... Read more »

Faith and fitness, the perfect blend

Faith and fitness, the perfect blend
You can train the body, and you can do exercises for your mind. But, what I’ve found is that faith and fitness is the perfect blend. I didn’t always emphasize the spiritual aspect of diet, nutrition, and exercise. I mean, I loved God, but my focus on my “spirit man” was like a mint the... Read more »
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Exercise your faith: 3 ways to build spiritual muscles--Part 1

Exercise your faith: 3 ways to build spiritual muscles--Part 1
We exercise to improve our heart health and we lift weights to build and tone our muscles. But what about our spiritual walk? What do we do to stay hopeful, encouraged, and faithful when it seems as if God isn’t listening or answering our prayers? We may feel despair, dejected, and plain old depressed. But... Read more »
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