Posts in category "health"

Yoga and training my cats to stay off my yoga mat

TWOOOOO CAAAAAATS!!! *in my 2 Chainz voice* That’s how many cats I have, which means I have two bodies to fling off my mat every time I lay it down. Each time it’s the same routine:  I unroll my mat. The cats proceed to lay on it and sometimes bathe themselves. I pick them up... Read more »

Do You Know Your Joy Jumpstarts? Figure Them Out and Use Often to Maintain Your Sanity

It’s autumn and my favorite hashtag of the moment is #AllPumpkinEverything. I want pumpkin pie, pumpkin cake, pumpkin candles, pumpkin nails, and my absolute pumpkin favorite – - pumpkin chai with almond milk from Argo Tea! I’m overdosing on pumpkin right now, but it’s little things like these that make me smile; make me do... Read more »

But black women hit HARDER!: My unsolicited response to CBS Chicago and the racial disparity in their “Healthwatch” reports

But black women hit HARDER!: My unsolicited response to CBS Chicago and the racial disparity in their “Healthwatch” reports
“They are not going to save you.” It was only a week ago that I spoke these words to a group of soggy, yet smiling, black women and children. March 10, 2013, was the centennial anniversary of the passing of Harriet Tubman, a heroic and in my eyes, superhuman, woman who came to be known... Read more »
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Use micro choices to get back on and stay on the healthy wagon

Use micro choices to get back on and stay on the healthy wagon
We’re only halfway through the first month of the new year and already some of us may have stumbled keeping up with those lofty goals and resolutions we set. Who knew “eat better” would prove to be so challenging? Resolving to eat better and actually doing it are two very different things, but it doesn’t... Read more »

I don't do scales: Tales from the light(weight) side

I don't do scales: Tales from the light(weight) side
If you want to send a thin woman into a depressive episode, just tell her she’s lost weight. We DO NOT, under any circumstance, never ever ever ever want to hear that. Not from friends, not from family, not from total strangers, not even from the doctor.  I had a friend Facebook message me not... Read more »

In the kitchen: Ganesha Sweet Potatoes 1.3.13

In the kitchen: Ganesha Sweet Potatoes 1.3.13
I looked in my cabinets the other day and  grinned like a proud mommy at at all the spices I have now. A year ago I think my spice collection consisted of salt, pepper, lemon pepper and seasoning salt. Now I have all kinds of goodies like cumin, curry, coriander, Himalayan sea salt and turmeric.... Read more »
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Can I Blame 2 Chainz for Men Thinking Kidnapping Is Cool?

Can I Blame 2 Chainz for Men Thinking Kidnapping Is Cool?
I’m not against rap. I’m not against rappers. But I am against those fools that aspire to live every lyric they hear, even the most misogynistic and illegal ones. For women like me who value simple things like safety and staying alive, life imitating art can be life-threatening. It’s one thing to hear about kidnappng in... Read more »

Pimp in Distress: Katt Williams is dying before our eyes and all we see is how “aged” he looks

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Gapers’ block. That’s what it felt like trying to weed through all the comments of the repeatedly shared video of Katt Williams announcing his retirement from stand-up comedy today.  Most of the comments were about how “old” and “horrible” he looks. Some said he “wasn’t in tune with his star player,” using his own jokes... Read more »

Soy in tea: Your favorite hot beverage has a surprise

Soy in tea: Your favorite hot beverage has a surprise
I gave up soda as a kid. As an adult, I upgraded from soy and drink almond and rice milks now (oh, I’m fancy, huh!). I thought I was doing even better drinking tea instead of coffee, but apparently I need to think again. To my COMPLETE surprise, I found out some of my favorite... Read more »
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Increasing Your Prayer Life Through Mindfulness

Increasing Your Prayer Life Through Mindfulness
Last night, I was commuting home later than usual. I said a prayer of protection over myself as I was exiting the train (a particularly wise practice ANYTIME you’re traveling on the Green Line) . As I walked, I also prayed for others who were commuting late just like me and I thanked all the... Read more »
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