Stop the fat shaming, people.

I know you might have heard of this plea for the nth time already. But fat shaming is still rampant in our society today, it's becoming a norm and it's just not acceptable. Fat shaming doesn't happen only on the internet. It happens IRL. It doesn't happen to celebrities only (ICYMI, it happened to the awesome, beautiful, superbly talented Kelly Clarkson recently). It happens to people from all walks of life, regardless of the gender they identify with....more

I'm brining sexy back

Summertime is already here in South Florida. The heat index has been comfortably resting at 90 degrees since mid to late April. Fortunately my runs are now in the evening around 7pm since my oldest daughter is in volleyball practice at that time. I'm so happy that I get to use her practice time for running because not only can I avoid the high heat (most of it at least) but I can get back to training five days a week. ...more

Hair Free... My Ten-Year Old Daughter's Hair Journey

She kept asking to get her hair straightened and I kept avoiding the conversation......more
euniqueskin  Yes!  I think that is the lesson that really stands out for me... we each have our ...more

Hair Free... The Path to Loving My Natural Hair

He chuckled as he saw me quickly duck inside to avoid the rain...more

What in the World Is My Damn Neck Doing?

The youngest of the Baby Boomer women turned 50 in 2014 with Gen Xers, right behind. Even though Boomer women are more confident in their beauty than they were in their 20s, they still aren’t ready to look like their mums and many are not ready for invasive cosmetic procedures.  Sadly a woman’s neck begins to show age before anything else leaving these vibrant, vivacious, beautiful women asking, “What’s happening to my neck and why not my face as well?”So, let’s talk about the Why and the What You Can Do About It… ...more

I am NOT a Quitter!

My friends and family all share the same response when I tell them I’m starting a new fitness regime or diet. They say that’s great, that they will support me, but the tone of their voice sends off alerts in my head....more

Rites of Passage

It’s funny, the things you remember about adolescence.When I was in fifth or sixth grade we learned about the process of menstruation via educational video in health class. Other kids giggled and squirmed. I fell off my desk, passed out cold....more

How to Take the Awkward Out of Pictures

Getting your picture taken is awkward. I won’t try to deny that. Did you know they don’t have to be? What if I told you they can be fun?One major reason people don’t like to be in a photo is because they are self-conscious. Sure, even the super models have body parts they wish were different. What we see in a magazine isn’t even true to real life so please don’t compare yourself to any of them. Want to know how to get around this? Let your personality shine in the photo. Are you loud and exuberant? Are you more quiet and serious?...more

Getting-Ready-to-Get-Ready Syndrome

The symptoms of Getting-Ready-to-Get-Ready syndrome include feeling like you can’t possibly move forward until you lose ten pounds,get a degree, receive permission, know the right people,have enough money, get more experience, pay your dues, or obtain the right equipment....more