I’m not a “conventional” Cancer Patient

I often get comments from people about how I choose to live my life while battling cancer. Some ask how I do it all? Some make comments about living my life to the fullest and taking chances, some even make snide and innapropriate comments that I don’t conventionally live as a cancer patient. Honesty I…

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Authentically Uncrowned

I have been thinking about this article all week.  Going back and forth with my true feelings and those of a bruised ego.  When I started the journey of pageantry at a very young age it was all about the crown, the scholarship dollars and how I looked.  I would spend hours in the gym to be…

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…

Benefits of Tai Chi

Tai Chi is a low-impact, slow-motion exercise that was created in China centuries ago. It’s a martial art that is often referred to as “meditation in motion” because of its power to relax and rejuvenate both the mind and body. Literally translated, Tai Chi means “supreme ultimate fist.” Although those sound like fighting words, Tai…

Ayurvedic Monday

Today I will be discussing one of the three Dosha’s. Stay tuned for the following Monday’s this month as I will be sharing more information. Kapha, or Kapha Dosha, determines the structure and lubrication of the body and mind. It is the principle that governs the formation of the tissues in the body, which include…

Ayurvedic Monday

Ayurveda teaches that each person is a blend of three doshas, or vital energies within the body–Vata, Pitta and Kapha. Each person is born with an optimal balance and a unique harmony among the three doshas. Later in life, negative health may arise from an imbalance in the three doshas – and the science of…

Ayurvedic Monday

For the month of July I will be sharing about living a Ayurevedic lifestyle and how you can too! Thousands of years before modern medicine provided scientific evidence for the mind-body connection, the sages of India developed Ayurveda, which continues to be one of the world’s most sophisticated and powerful mind-body health systems. More than…

12 Habits of Happy Women

The common theme for this month is how as women, do we take care of ourselves?  We often forget we are our number 1 priority.  If you notice #1 on the list of all happy women- They practice self-care.  I will admit I am not great at this step. I need reminders and to set…

Self Love on this Mantra Monday

How many of us practice self- love? How many of us makes US a priority? It’s been said a million times, but you can’t pour from an empty cup. Here are some affirmations you can practice in the mirror, to yourself, write them down, or yell it to the universe. Practice what we preach to…