I'm Still Alive Because of One Brave Person

Everyone knows someone, who knows someone, with cancer. It is a hard thing to go through, or watch someone you love go through, but knowing there are folks out there sacrificing their own lives to save others brings me great joy. If he had ...more

Closest Drugstore to the Hotel and Other Tips to Keep Healthy During the Conference

When you come home from the BlogHer conference, you will hopefully have a camera full of photographs, a pocket full of bloggie business cards, and a suitcase full of swag. But what you don't want to bring home is exhaustion, or even worse, a cold.  ...more

Create Your Own High Intensity Interval Routine for Maximum Calorie Burning

HIIT or High Intensity Interval Training is rising in popularity amongst the masses at supersonic speeds. Besides body weight training, HIIT is the top fitness trend of 2014. This upbeat, fast-paced method requires dedication, commitment, ...more

Zumba Class is Like Running a 5K in an Hour

My friend Sheryl invited me to join her in a Zumba class. This was my very first Zumba class, so I didn't know what to expect. I'm kidding -- I knew exactly what to expect. Because I did my research, people! I read TWO whole articles online about ...more

My Kids Reported from the White House for the Kids' State Dinner

Grillin' Out Veggie-Style Black Bean Burger.  "What! You Don't Like Tofu?" Stirfry.  Barack-oli and Mich-room Obama-lette.  These are just three of the 54 recipes that made it into the 2014 Kids' State Dinner at the White House on July ...more

Bridging the Thigh Gap: Crossfit Got Me Over My Thigh Hate

When I was seven years old, my mother proudly showed me the space between her thighs as she stood with her feet together. Yes, my mother had achieved the coveted thigh gap. Even being so young, I was in awe. I couldn't believe such a thing was possible. My thighs collided at the knees. ...more
I think it is cultural because in the AA community we are not that big on the thigh gap. We have ...more

One Person Can Change the World: I'm Living Proof!

Everyone knows someone, who knows someone, with cancer. It is a hard thing to go through, or watch someone you love go through, but knowing there are folks out there sacrificing their own lives to save others brings me great joy. If he had given up on his dream anywhere along the way, I wouldn't be here now. ...more
Laurend1985 Hey Lauren,  It is available on Netflix online.  Also, I think you can watch it ...more

6 Tips to Keep You Healthy and Happy at the BlogHer Conference

When you come home from the BlogHer conference, you will hopefully have a camera full of photographs, a pocket full of bloggie business cards, and a suitcase full of swag. But what you don't want to bring home is exhaustion, or even worse, a cold. Before you leave for BlogHer, check my list of things to bring with you or do while you're there in order to come home refreshed instead of drained. ...more
Denise Oh. Good reminder! I need to make sure I have hand sanitizer packed in my carry-on. ...more

Are YOU Struggling with Sexuality?

The more I look around, the greater the evidence that America is struggling with sexuality. In the media, sexuality is exploited to grab your attention and manipulated to sell you something (beauty trends, diet fads, etc.). Photoshop is a tool of the trade to hide blemishes, scars, stretch marks,  and to elongate parts of models' bodies to make them even more sexually 'appealing'....more

Galveston Beach Weekend

Hello! Here’s hoping you had a great weekend. Ours was spent on the beach with friends in Galveston, Texas and was every bit of wonderful and relaxing as I was hoping ....more

Weight loss products are 'fairy dusts'.

I am a part  time holistic nutritionist working in a health food store.   Ever since the beginning of spring, people have been rushing in to buy  weight loss products like garcinia cambogia and green coffee bean extract.  These products have been on the Dr. Oz show and people believe everything he says....more

Need Another Reason to Exercise, Eat Well and Maintain a Healthy Weight? How About High Blood Pressure?

A few decades ago, we had a totally different definition of "high." Today, as Baby Boomers, we often associate "high" with body temperature (translation: hot flashes), numbers when we step on the scale and, for some of us, blood pressure....more

Happy 4th Birthday, Sweet Cici!

Our sweet girl is four....more

I’m okay with Crossfit haters but don’t hate on me

A while back I wrote a post about Crossfit and dating. It...more

Another Special Shower

This is the season of babies and I love it. Several of my best friends are expecting or just delivered and I couldn’t be happier for them. It’s such an exciting time and there’s lots of baby holding in my future! ...more

My Current Routine

If you follow me on Instagram, you would know that my breakfast every morning consists of oatmeal in some form, whether it is stovetop, ...more

Recovery from the weekend

It was a big weekend because I did my 20 miler on Saturday. ...more

I've decided to look my age

Sometimes,...more