The Mirror Exercise: Reflecting on Your Own Reflection

Photo by Dmitry Bayer on Unsplash. About five and a half years ago, my husband and I participated in a weekend, marriage retreat. It gave us a greater appreciation for one another and made our union stronger than ever. Everything about the retreat (or Love Reboot as it is called) was impactful and insightful but…

Confessions of a Serial Over-Committer

Photo by Jason Leung on UnSplash I am a Virgo and by nature, Virgos love serving others and acting as caregivers. Being of service to others is both a blessing…and a curse! In my constant pursuit to serve others, I often say “yes” WAY too often. My husband has noted that I will help another…

A Black Women’s Guide to Comparison

We all do it. Everyone is guilty of it, no matter how immune we think we are. It happens daily, subconsciously, and all too frequently. What is IT you may ask? Comparing yourself to others; specifically comparing yourself to other women. Comparison can occur at any time. Church, grocery shopping, the freeway, during a meeting…24/7/365….

Having a Healthy Relationship with Food

I have a soon-to-be-Kindergarten with the appetite of an NFL lineman! He is a growing boy without weight issues and he eats good quality food so I don’t deny him food very often. With that being said, I do limit the amount of sugar he eats. So when he asked me for a cupcake before…

Making Summertime Fitness FUN

I am like Olaf from Frozen – I am obsessed with summer! Naturally, I am thrilled to have my favorite season back. Technically summer does not begin until Summer Solstice on June 21…but everyone knows Memorial Day marks the “unofficial” start of summer! DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince said it best; “Summer, summer,…

The Science Behind the Seven Minute Workout

Photo & GIF from Business Insider There are not a lot of things we can do in just seven minutes. Maybe take a quick shower (no leg or armpit shaving) or toss together a quick meal, but let’s be honest – seven minutes is not a lot of time. So now that we agree that…

Fitness IG Follows: Seven Women You Need to Double Tap

Everyone has their own fitness journey and even though it’s important to be a trailblazer, sometimes you need inspiration from others along the way. Sir Isaac Newton said it best: “If I have seen further, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.” That is what I am encouraging you to do today… find…