From Rage to Redemption

  I recently spent two months in jail on three counts of aggravated assault. I will spare you all the details (even though it makes for an interesting story). I was off my medication, very stressed out and not coping well with life. I can remember sitting in the back of the police car feelingContinue reading “From Rage to Redemption”

Mastering Habit Change

A few weeks ago I watched a documentary about a  man, who was extremely overweight, starting a journey to lose this weight by consuming only water for 40 days. I thought about my own struggles with weight loss as I watched him lose the weight, pound by pound, as each moment of the show ensued.Continue reading “Mastering Habit Change”

Our Differences Make Us Unique-Part 2 of the Series on Body Image

Every body is the perfect body! This week has been one filled with many conversations about body image, mostly negative, and the effects that it has on our every day life. I think back on all the words that were spoken amongst friends and I can clearly hear these beautiful and unique women picking themselvesContinue reading “Our Differences Make Us Unique-Part 2 of the Series on Body Image”

Our Differences Make Us Unique-Part 1 of a 2 Part Series on Body Image

“And I said to my body.softly. ‘I want to be your friend. it took a long breath. and replied. I have been waiting my whole life for this’.”- Nayyirah Waheed As early as the age of 4, I can remember feeling different and not like the other girls. I started pre-k and during recess weContinue reading “Our Differences Make Us Unique-Part 1 of a 2 Part Series on Body Image”

The Battle Within…Food Addiction

  I have been on a doctor prescribed diet for the last two weeks that consists of removing any foods that will cause my gut’s inflammation to worsen or prevent healing to take place. The removal of all sugar, gluten, any bread like products, soy, all dairy, and the “food like” items that have consumedContinue reading “The Battle Within…Food Addiction”

Damage Control

I have been dieting for as long as I can remember. I have tried the cabbage soup diet, Atkins, the 3-hour diet, the juice diet, Best Life diet…etc….you get the idea. Any and every diet I have ever been on has failed but with each new diet I would have a new-found source of energyContinue reading “Damage Control”

Birth of a Supershero

My first memories of childhood are lonely ones. I had always felt alone for as early as I can remember. I was an only child but always surrounded by a large family inclusive of many aunts, cousins and grandparents. My mother was a single parent and spent much of her time away from home workingContinue reading “Birth of a Supershero”