5 Reasons You’re Running on Empty

“So many of us invest a fortune making ourselves look good to the world, yet inside we are falling apart. It’s time to invest on the inside.” ― Iyanla Vanzant Have you ever found yourself feeling empty? Do you find yourself engaging in negative conversations? Are you guilty of negative self-talk? If you answered yes…

A Reflection of Me

Life has a way of bringing events full circle. I recently attended an Authors Row event where I shared my journey about anxiety and depression. As I began to speak about the signs and symptoms, a beautiful lady in her forties began to come alive. Her eyes widened with anticipation as she sat up in…

Transformation Tuesday: 52 LBS. LIGHTER!

Name: Latoya McNair Occupation: Retired Nurse Location: Pearl, MS Age: 37 Why did you decide to lose weight? The first reason was because I was tired of looking the way I did and not able to wear the kinds clothes I liked. The second reason was because I knew that this wasn’t the kind of lifestyle I was…

Zumba 101 with LaTasha Estus

Name: LaTasha Estus Occupation: Licensed Zumba® Instructor Location: Madison Baptist Healthplex & Quest Fitness Club What is Zumba? It is a dance fitness class that mixes low-intensity and high-intensity moves which creates a dance fitness party to music from all over the world! What made you want to be a Zumba instructor? I needed to…

JUST DO IT!

It’s a photo you are tagged in on social media, a comment a loved one makes off-hand, or your favorite pair of jeans that now have betrayed you, -“Et tu, Brute?” Once again, you have added a few more unexpected and unwanted pounds to your physique. So how do you bounce back? It’s exhausting to…

Beginners Guide to Finding Balance

Have you been feeling overwhelmed lately? With so much going on in the world, it’s easy to get bogged down. Whether it’s love, money or the war of politics, they can all leave you feeling a bit unbalanced. There are a lot of things you can do to clear your head and catch your second wind….

Things You Shouldn’t Say To Sick People

After being hospitalized and released earlier this week, I am thankful to be back at home. Rolling my eyes as I write this, I am in bed, weak and achy like I have the flu. For those that don’t know the background of my illness, you should read Author’s Note: My Testimony…Am I Dying? Cross Your…

SOS: Signs of Suicidal Behavior

The recent events of Kehlani’s suicidal attempt has plagued the music industry and its fans. Many are questioning why someone at the pinnacle of their career would want to end it all. Fame and fortune has masked the underbelly of depression and suicide. Recognizing the signs of suicide can lead to countering this vicious cycle and…

Earthing 101 with Mocha Moma

  WHAT IS EARTHING? According to an entry in the Journal of Environment and Public Health,  Earthing (also known as grounding) refers to contact with the Earth’s surface electrons by walking barefoot outside or sitting, working, or sleeping indoors connected to conductive systems, some of them patented, that transfer the energy from the ground into…

New Year New You got you hopeful?

New Year New You got you hopeful? Here are some great tips on how to turn that universal mantra into real motivation for healthy changes in 2016. Happy new year! There is nothing like the fresh blank -slate of a new year to give many of us the much needed boost to make great changes…