Do you feel like you’re always starting over?

A few years ago, I was going through hell. I don’t know how else to explain it, hell seems to be a pretty accurate description. I was a single mom, raising two daughters alone, and my youngest was having some issues that were affecting school. I was in constant meetings with the middle school and trying … Continue reading Do you feel like you’re always starting over?

Could Pain Be Causing You To Overeat?

I’ve had periods in my life when I’ve been really into working out; I’ve been into weight lifting, kickboxing, step classes, running, the elliptical. Then life would, at times, get busy and I would fall out of my routine and my workouts were more infrequent. But for the past 20 years I’ve been a pretty … Continue reading Could Pain Be Causing You To Overeat?

An Open Letter to My Father

I grew up without much of a relationship with my father.  I haven’t seen him since I was 12. A few days ago, my sister Arial called to tell me her husband had called her and said there was a letter from our father in the mail. As she drove home, we talked and then … Continue reading An Open Letter to My Father

Stop Waiting for Perfect

Growing up I wasn't very athletic and I was never comfortable with body; my weight was always a struggle. When I got into working out in my early 20s, I became a gym rat but I still didn't think I looked fit enough. And even when I fell in love with cardio kickboxing, pushed hard … Continue reading Stop Waiting for Perfect

The connection between physical and emotional pain

Lack of activity destroys the good condition of every human being, while movement and methodical physical exercise save it and preserve it. –Plato About five years ago I started to have severe back pain. I didn’t have an accident, nothing happened, I just woke up one morning with the most unbelievable pain in my lower … Continue reading The connection between physical and emotional pain