Posts in category "Lifestyle: Wellness"

From brokenness and bitterness to forgiveness—the best advice I ever received

From brokenness and bitterness to forgiveness—the best advice I ever received
My life almost thirty years ago now today almost seems unreal. Sometimes I find it hard to believe that the woman I am now was the young, naive girl I was then. When I think of my childhood of happy moments playing in my backyard laying in the grass watching the clouds pass by, I... Read more »

21-Day Flat Belly Challenge

21-Day Flat Belly Challenge
We are finally having some beautiful weather in Chicago which makes you just want to get out and do something F-U-N! And you know what warm weather in Chicago means: scantily dressed women in crop tops, short shorts and even tinier skirts, sheer dresses, and the always big problem of the dreaded swimsuit selection. The... Read more »

The Secret of Success

The Secret of Success
Years ago everyone was all in a tizzy because Oprah covered the fascinating story about “The Secret.” People believed that they had uncovered some new truths that would catapult them into financial, social, career fame and fortune. It was an exciting time. We had all been told “the secret!” However, there were some who weren’t... Read more »
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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 »

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 »
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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 »

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 »
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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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