Posts in category "Wellness"

Breaking it off with my fat friend is hard to do on Mother's Day weekend, but it must be done!

Breaking it off with my fat friend is hard to do on Mother's Day weekend, but it must be done!
That’s it. I’m done. I have tried to maintain our friendship for all of my life, but I can’t any longer. My fat friend must go! The bottom line is, she is just unhealthy for me. Every time I get myself on track to work my fitness program or eat right or try new things,... Read more »

Can mountains really move? They can through prayer!

Can mountains really move? They can through prayer!
Have you ever felt like there was a mountain in front of you that there was no way possible you could get around or over it? Have you ever prayed so hard about something, not knowing how you would make it through? I have time and time again. Most often people relate this experience to finances,... Read more »

'Food, Inc.' has made me think...Now what do I do?

'Food, Inc.' has made me think...Now what do I do?
I teach a class called “A Healthy Lifestyle and You” for students at Moraine Valley Community College, and today we watched “Food, Inc.,” a movie I’d never seen. I thought I would be educating them with this documentary, instead the floodgates of heaven have opened for me as it relates to my own health and... Read more »
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Hair-ror Stories: My dreadful journey with my hair and dreadlocks continues...

Hair-ror Stories: My dreadful journey with my hair and dreadlocks continues...
I hate my hair.  Plain and simple.  After 8yrs of having my hair “loc’d”, I’ve come to this one simple conclusion: I dread having dreadlocks.   The negative connotation of the term “dread” has finally and unfortunately made it to my consciousness and feelings for my hair. I didn’t always feel this way though. I... Read more »

April showers can make you almost kill somebody!

April showers can make you almost kill somebody!
This morning in Chicago was a typically beautiful Spring day. You might think sunshine, green grass, and runs along the lakefront, but it wasn’t that way at all. Right after the alarm clock went off, it thundered with that wonderfully intoxicating sound to snooze on for hours, but I couldn’t–I had to be at the... Read more »

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 »
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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 »

From domestic violence to DePaul University graduate--it was the day that changed my life.

From domestic violence to DePaul University graduate--it was the day that changed my life.
Today is a foggy day in Chicago. And whenever that happens, I can’t help but remember the day I’ll never forget. We all have that one day when something so magnificent, so marvelous, so mind-blowing happens that you know you will never forget it. Well, mine wasn’t the first two. Mine was awful. It was... Read more »

Help! My college bound kid is stressed out...and so am I!

Help! My college bound kid is stressed out...and so am I!
This is my third daughter’s senior year, and she’s stressed out trying to get into college, and so am I.  I wish we were like all the other cool, “together” families that have already gotten their acceptance letters and offers, but we are not.  I do a great job keeping myself encouraged and hopeful for... Read more »
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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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