Healthy Living

Healthy Living

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What’s On Your Bucket List? (and How to Check It Off)

It seems to be tradition to examine the direction of our lives twice a year: once at the beginning to set resolutions, and once...
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Your Healthy Living Guide: 5 Easy Tips to Eat More Mindfully

Being more mindful when you eat is my number one tip to help my clients not only lose weight, but also maintain vibrant health...
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8 Ways to Kickstart Your Healthy Lifestyle

So this is it, you’ve decided that your body has had enough and you are now ready to embark on a brand new journey...
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Out With the Old, In With the New: 7 Habits to Leave in 2016

2016 is just about behind us. How did this year play out for you? For most of us, the end of the year means reflecting...
8 Things Confident Women Just Don’t Do Nia magazine for black women

8 Things Confident Women Just Don’t Do

There's nothing like a confident woman. A woman who is sure of herself can rule an entire empire. But what if your confidence isn't where it...
5 Things that may be draining your energy Nia Magazine

5 Things That May Be Draining Your Energy

Have you ever felt like you are dragging yourself through the day? Or you feel tired and weak and it's not even lunchtime? It is...
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Why You Should Always Celebrate During the Process

I have a tendency to wait until a project is completed to celebrate my accomplishment. For example, when I was in the process of getting my...
3 Keys to Navigating Your Hectic Life nia magazine for black women

3 Keys to Navigating Your Hectic Life

I’m a full-time working mother of 4 daughters - oh, and a writer too. Life is full, even with my new found ability to say NO...
We too are #BlackGirlMagic Nia magazine for black women

We Too Are #BlackGirlMagic

In the fall of 2002, while walking through the vibrant HBCU campus I attended, I heard hip hop music blaring from a huge, red,...
Health or Beauty Nia magazine for black women

Health or Beauty?

“Is this going to make me look bulky, like a man?” I am a fitness trainer specializing in strength training, and if I had a...
A Broader Definition of Self-Care nia magazine for black women

A Broader Definition of Self-Care: A Wellness Story

I first began working out after the birth of my son in my early twenties. With a consistent routine, losing the baby weight was...
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A Fit life is a Long Life: Consistency is Key

Many times people become frustrated because they are not losing weight at the rate they would like to. It is important to remember that just...
talk to aging parents about health nia magazine for black women

How to Talk to Aging Parents about Their Health

If you are like me and in the unfortunate position of living far away from your parents, when you do see them it is...

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6 Everyday Things That Can Ruin Your Marriage

Six everyday things that can ruin your relationship. Though they may seem simplistic, it is always the little things that usually lead to a relationship’s undoing.

His Thoughts: Choose Her Every Day (or Leave Her)

I spent 5 years hurting a good woman by staying with her but never fully choosing her. I did want to be with this one....

Madness or Masterpiece: Are You Focused on the Big Picture?

I just finished another agonizing board meeting which was filled with me selling the accomplishments of my team and trying to find the right...