The thing is not the thing

"Until you learn to heal the wounds of your past, you will continue to bleed into the future. You can bandage it with food, alcohol, drugs or work, but eventually it will stain your life and you will continue to bleed."   -Iyanla Vanzant Healing the wounds of the past begins by acknowledging the wounds of the past. … Continue reading The thing is not the thing

On the flip-side: the weight loss smackdown

Let's get to the meat of the matter and for once, nothing else. Yeah, I know- extremely hard for me. I'm all about the "something else". But for today, meat of the matter ONLY. You want to lose weight and you want to do it yesterday. Preferably without the bells, whistles, and what you may … Continue reading On the flip-side: the weight loss smackdown

Can I have…

If you're trying to eat healthfully, can you have junk? This is a question I get asked often. If yes, how much won't derail a solid wellness plan? If no, does that mean- never? As in "are you really telling me that I can't have ------(name your poison) ever again?" First off, the term "junk" … Continue reading Can I have…

It’s 2019. Forget willpower! Try this:

An insightful comment on our last post got me thinking about intentions, leading me to my following suggestion- rather than an entire list of resolutions for the new year, why not set just one intention for yourself? To honestly set an intention, you must first understand what it is that you're actually after. Whether in … Continue reading It’s 2019. Forget willpower! Try this:

How to access #beastmode

I'm going to be honest with you: I don't wake up most days raring to hit my workout hard. Or hit my workout at all. The only thing I feel like doing, if I didn't know not to ask myself, is crawling back into bed. This is why I've learned not to let myself feel at … Continue reading How to access #beastmode

Are you solid?

If I had to pick just one ultimate goal behind my passion for continuing to educate and strengthen my mind/body/spirit it would be my aspiration to become solid. The picture I'm given is of chocolate Easter bunnies. Hollow bunnies crumble at the slightest poke, whereas solid bunnies need a good gnawing to do them in (and even … Continue reading Are you solid?