What We Can Never Forget About Surviving R. Kelly

What I find most fascinating about social media is the role that we play in the court of public opinion.  With a few strokes of the keyboard you can cast your opinion about any topic in a matter of minutes with a shield of animosity if you so choose.  The court of Public Opinion greeted 2019 with a litany of questions, summations, and judgements on the trending #survivingRKelly.

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Baby Making Music For The Saints Or Nah?

Many of us know Tamela Mann as a multi-talented gospel artist and actress with numerous awards and accolades to her credit.  Well she’s adding a little something new to the mix just for married Christians.  Tamela and her husband, David Mann are celebrating their 30 years of love, life, and marriage with their new album, Against the World, The Love Project.  It sounds great, right?  Well there’s more.

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3 Tips for Christian Who Practice Yoga

When I started practicing yoga in 2008, I was very naïve to what others thought about yoga especially in faith-based communities. With a diagnosis of osteoarthritis in tow, I made my way to my first yoga class at the recommended of my doctor.  I was seeking physical relief from lower back pain but what I found on the mat was so much more.

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Taraji Goes Vegan And Here's Why

I believe that we are reminded of our humanity during those times when we come face to face with our own personal health challenges.  When access to money and healthcare falls short in the end I believe that each one of us is responsible for maintaining and improving our health and well-being with those things that God puts into our hands.  Even someone like Taraji P. Henson, who has access to more resources than most is taking responsibility for her health by using what’s in her hands

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It's Time to Unplug: 5 Signs of Nomophobia

Have you ever found yourself without your phone or tablet?  It’s jarring, right?  A few months ago, I left my iPhone at work.  Without a second thought I hopped back on the train for an hour-long commute to retrieve my phone because I couldn’t be without it.  How many times has that happened to you?  If you know anything about that anxious feeling that comes over, you whenever you are separated from your mobile devices then you may be suffering with no mobile phobia (nomophobia).

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In God We Trust?

s the number of people who attend church declines in the U.S. and Europe, there seems to be more interest in the bible and how scriptures are viewed and interpreted through the lens of those currently in the White House.  The Bible a sacred text for some and a crafty oppressive weapon for others is now on the front lines as immigrants' families are being separated from their children.  The U.S. has a sorted history.  The roots of hate, greed, oppression, thievery, and power run deep but somehow someway I believe those defected roots were watered with the blood and tears from our ancestors while God provided his sunshine in the form of grace giving us fruit in the form of leaders and warriors for social, economic, and spiritual change. 

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Transform Your Health with Yoga

One of the great things about the wellness industry at this point and time in our society is the variety and the availability of holistic tools and techniques available for those who are seeking transformation.  That transformation may be internal, external, or both depending on where that person is on their life’s journey. 

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5 Mental Health Myths

This month is full of gentle reminders to release and let GO.  The leaves are falling and colors are changing as the earth prepares for winter.  During this month of transition, we pause to observe some very important health observations such as Breast Cancer, Domestic Violence, and others.  Today I would like to highlight Mental Health Awareness week. 

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National Relaxation Day

Join me for the "Road to Relaxation".  Now more than ever we need to relax and not just on vacation.  The act of relaxing doesn't require money, fancy clothes, or an exotic location.  To relax is to be less tense or anxious.  Sounds simple, right?  So why is it so hard for us to relax? Some may say that life is just too busy to relax and that may be true.  Life is busy.  Yes, we can all agree with that but there is a thing called "burn out". 

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Mental Health: Vitals

In the span of just a few months, the world lost Kate Spade, Anthony Bourdain, and today Tina Turner's son, Craig Raymond Turner, died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. There are countless others each and every day.  According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in 2016, suicide was the tenth leading cause of death in the U.S. 

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