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Whose Body Is It, Anyway?

Breast Augmentation $6,450. Eyelid Surgery $4,500. Facelift $12,125. Liposuction $6,025. Injectable fillers $1300. 100% Virgin Human Hair $500. Your body? Really? Priceless. It’s mine. It’s not like I am going to become a pastor or a pastor’s wife, I thought. So, I took my first fitness model shots. For the most part, I really liked the [...]

What’s in a Name? God’s Brand

What's in a name? Is a name just a name? For example, what is a brand name? Is it just a name to represent a company? According to Angela Bain, co-founder and one of two partners of CA Design Group Inc., a brand name is more than a “visual element used to represent your company. [...]

By |2019-10-02T11:50:41-05:00April 4th, 2016|Health and Wellness Bible Study|Comments Off on What’s in a Name? God’s Brand

To My Nieces with Love (on Body Image)

One of the best things that ever happened to your aunt was when she went into the world of bodybuilding. Yes, ONE, of the best I said. For the most part, life has been good to me. There has consistently been  a Guiding Presence throughout my life, even when I entered seemingly dark places.  Naivete [...]

By |2019-10-02T11:51:03-05:00July 19th, 2015|Christianity, Spirituality, Wellness|Comments Off on To My Nieces with Love (on Body Image)

Mental Health and the ‘New Normal’

May is Mental Health awareness month. Mentalhealth.gov says, “Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make choices. Mental health is important at every stage of life, from childhood and adolescence through adulthood.” This [...]

By |2019-10-02T11:51:13-05:00May 11th, 2015|Blog, Christianity, Health, Spirituality|Comments Off on Mental Health and the ‘New Normal’

Preparing for Resistance

I have used resistance training for most of my adulthood to strengthen myself physically. But, little did I know that, for me, this type of training would also contribute to my mental and spiritual development. Over the years, I have come to realize that the resistance we impose on ourselves through physical exercise, for example, [...]

By |2019-10-02T11:51:16-05:00April 14th, 2015|Blog, psychology, Spirituality, Wellness|Comments Off on Preparing for Resistance

3 Reasons You Should Do Weight Training If You’re Over 40

  It is so important to develop good habits when you’re young because it certainly makes aging less difficult. I was introduced to weight training in my twenties, but I took it to a whole ‘nother level in my mid-thirties when I started competing competitively.    However, it didn’t take me long to figure out that [...]

By |2019-10-02T11:51:47-05:00August 27th, 2014|Christianity, Fitness, Wellness|Comments Off on 3 Reasons You Should Do Weight Training If You’re Over 40

Self Esteem Uncovered

Growing up I found my self esteem in playing basketball. At a very young age, I began playing basketball. Because of my height, I became very valuable to my team.  I found myself working very hard on a day to day basis to be the best player I could be.  Thirteen years later, I graduated [...]

By |2019-10-14T05:47:45-05:00April 30th, 2013|Balanced Fitness, Balanced Living, Self Esteem|Comments Off on Self Esteem Uncovered

Health and Wellness Bible Study: What’s Love Got to Do with It?

I’ll never forget the song by Tina Turner “What’s Love Got to Do with It”? What if this same question was asked in the context of health and wellness?  And the answer would be: EVERYTHING.  The Ten Commandments given to Moses was the moral code showing the Israelites how to love God and how to [...]

By |2019-10-02T11:53:01-05:00September 27th, 2011|Health and Wellness Bible Study|Comments Off on Health and Wellness Bible Study: What’s Love Got to Do with It?

Exercise your Windshield Wipers

I am not referring to the windshield wipers on your car but I am referring to an exercise to target your abdominal muscles. This muscle targets your oblique abdominals, that fan like muscle on each side just under your arm. The key to this exercise is maintaining control of your legs as you move them [...]

By |2019-10-02T11:48:36-05:00April 4th, 2011|Fitness|Comments Off on Exercise your Windshield Wipers