Snapshot: My Health & Fitness Journey

One piece of “sticky” advice that I remember hearing growing up and will never forget is that everyone has a story. I remember watching Oprah in high school and loving the episodes where she would randomly choose a person from the audience and then they would get to tell their life’s story on her show – the struggles, victories, and life lessons that they had learned – and it was always soo powerful to watch. Since then, I’ve always tried to[Read more]

HSI Professional Salon Model Flat Iron | A Product Review

Any wavy hair or Curly Sue readers out there? Although I didn’t have any hair until I turned 2, boy did it grow in and compensate for those years of lost time. So many times, I have been told that I have a horse’s mane. The composition of my hair is so weird. I say that it has 2 “layers” – a top “thin” layer that is stick-straight, while the rest, or the “bottom” layer, is super wavy. I’m talkin’[Read more]

Quick Guide: 5 Websites Where You Can Learn Something New in 2017

Happy Monday, ya’ll! Today we celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., a husband, father, minister, and activist who used his words and non-violent protests to inspire and move people to take action during the Civil Rights Movement.  While I love countless MLK quotes, one of my favorite ones is: “Intelligence plus character: that is the goal of a true education.”  With that in mind, today I’m going to share a quick guide with you that lists 5[Read more]

4 Free Fitness & Nutrition iPhone Apps That Will Help You Reach Your Goals This New Year

Happy Saturday, ya’ll! Last night, I went to my very first Skimm’bassador ladies night in the city, and it was soo much fun. Lots of wine, laughs, and cards against humanity were involved.  Side Note: For those of you not familiar with theSkimm, it’s a daily newsletter delivered to your inbox at 6am every weekday that makes it easier to know what’s happening in the world. To me, watching the news is such a dismal experience these days because it’s[Read more]

Desert Essence Natural Deodorant | A Product Review

We are halfway through this week, ya’ll! Today I have a serious question for you. What’s in your deodorant? How does that stuff make you less stinky – do you know? If you’re using a deodorant from a common brand that you can find at any store, chances are that it’s the aluminum compounds that are plugging your sweat ducts to stop the flow of sweat. Great, right? Sure, you don’t stink (and nobody wants to stink!), but what happens[Read more]

My One Word Mantra for 2017

I’m an avid believer in the idea that there are seasons in life – seasons of growth, challenge, prosperity, and seasons of immense joy, challenge, and even redemption. With each season in life being as different as the 4 seasons themselves, it’s only fitting to have a different one-word mantra for each one that you experience.  What is a Mantra? Put simply, a mantra is a statement that is repeated frequently either verbally or mentally and used to help someone focus.[Read more]

Follow Friday: 4 Gut Health Food Bloggers To Go Stalk Right Now

‘Tis the season for everyone to be obsessed with their New Year’s resolutions to eat better and spend more time at the gym. While I am still recovering from a crazy winter break sickness that has carried on into the new year, I wanted to share  4 gut health food bloggers that will hopefully inspire you to keep your healthy eating routine on point. They definitely have been motivating to me, even with my sickness. Stalk away! A Balanced Belly[Read more]

What I Got for Christmas | A Haul

Hi everyone! I hope the first week of 2017 is treating you right. My first day back at work on Tuesday was a little rough, but I’m looking forward to getting back into the swing of things. Now that Christmas and New Year’s is over (although I will keep up my Christmas tree until the end of January!), I wanted to take a minute to share some of the gifts that I received this year – I think you’ll like[Read more]