F’ Your Beauty Standards, This IS Fabulous Friday!

For the next few months I will be switching things up and posting recipes on a different day.  Friday’s are going to be directly talking about body image, self and all inclusive acceptance.  This has been on my mind and directly in my path for so long that it would be amiss to not confront…

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Strength Training and Cancer

One of the most difficult things about living with cancer and its treatments is fatigue. Most patients experience fatigue that goes beyond normal tiredness. It is an overwhelming feeling that prevents a person from even wanting to get out of bed. With fatigue, everything about life is more difficult, from the necessary things like going…

Ayurvedic Monday

Vata Dosha Vata carries the traits of air and space. As the wind is cold, dry, light, rough and mobile, so too is vata. As space is subtle and all-pervading, vata is as well. Vata’s primary quality is movement. The other two doshas are incapable of movement without vata; so, any movement in the body…

New Year’s Eve thoughts

Every year we all make New Year’s resolutions.  Some small, some big, and some we know we never plan on keeping.  I ran across and idea that I wanted to share with you all. This Year A bad habit I’m going to break is…….. A new skill I’d like to learn is…………… A good deed…

Acts of Kindness and Human Rights Day

Human Rights Day is observed by the international community every year on December 10th.When the General Assembly adopted the Declaration, with 48 states in favor and eight abstentions, it was proclaimed as a “common standard of achievement for all peoples and all nations”, towards which individuals and societies should “strive by progressive measures, national and…

We are all inspiring Role models

The most powerful leadership tool is your own personal example. As I was thinking about this month and the list of inspiring role models; I wanted to take this opportunity and talk about YOU. To talk about ALL of us.  We are all inspirations to someone. It is not what we take but what we…

Training for the mind

A runner who is training for a marathon will run hundreds of miles to prepare for the 26.2 mile race. Each week has been planned out month’s in advance to build the proper stamina and speed for the race.  Let’s put this into perspective when it comes to mindfulness and gratitude. Continuing with National Gratitude…

Don’t believe everything you think

“In any given moment we have two options: To step forward into growth or to step back to safety.”- Abraham Maslow When starting this article this quote spoke volumes to the topic I will be discussing.  After  my cancer diagnosis every doctor I saw told me I should be seeing a therapist or at least…