Jul 07

Cancer, A Relocation & Other Monkey Wrenches In Life

After my husband’s week-long hospitalization, the diagnosis is Multiple Myeloma (cancer of the bone marrow). We were surprised by the diagnosis and sought a second opinion. After confirmation, we immediately began his treatment two days a week. According to his doctor, he should receive the chemotherapy treatments for approximately four to six months, depending on …

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Aug 19

The United States Is Not FUBU

In the early 1990s, five Black men founded a clothing company called FUBU. The original meaning of FUBU was “Five Urban Brothers United” but the “For us, by us” motto later took root as the clothing line expanded. The “us” is Black folks.  I think about or discuss race and racism fairly frequently.  As a Black …

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Jul 18

The Nutrition Nook with Zahra ~ How To Stay Hydrated & LOVE IT!

The Nutrition Nook is a monthly column featuring nutrition information for healthy eating. This month we’ll hear from Zahra, who writes The Natural Journey For Life blog.  * Remember to consult your primary care physician or dietitian before beginning a new nutrition regimen.* Greetings! My name is Zahra and I am on a life journey …

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May 29

Book Review ~ “Lost & Found: Finding HOPE in the Detours of Life” by Sarah Jakes

Disclosure:  Recently, I had the opportunity to read Lost & Found:  Finding HOPE in the Detours of Life by Sarah Jakes so that I could write this book review.  I received the book for free from Bethany House Publishers in exchange for writing this book review.  This book review represents my honest opinions, findings, beliefs …

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May 11

National Women’s Health Week 2014 ~ Pledge To Be A Well Woman

May 11-17, 2014 is National Women’s Health Week.  I am participating in several ways.  I have taken the pledge to be a well woman. I will get active, eat healthy, pay attention to mental health and engage in safe behaviors.  I am also spreading the word by writing this blog post.  Why don’t you join …

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May 09

The Nutrition Nook with Zahra ~ An Apple a Day Really Does Keep the Doctor Away!

The Nutrition Nook is a monthly column featuring nutrition information for healthy eating. This month we’ll hear from Zahra, who writes The Natural Journey For Life blog.  * Remember to consult your primary care physician or dietitian before beginning a new nutrition regimen.* Greetings! My name is Zahra and I am on a life journey …

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May 07

A Wonderful Word for Wednesday ~ Who Do You Love?

On Wednesdays, the My Faith and Fitness Blog will feature a passage of scripture and questions to encourage us to reflect on how we can each live a life that pleases God and allows us to fulfill the plans that God has prepared for us.

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May 03

In Sickness & In Health ~ What My Husband’s Week-Long Hospitalization Taught Me

My husband was hospitalized during the last week of April for seven days.  He was dealing with issues concerning his heart, liver and kidneys.  We were married in August 2010.  This was the first time that either of us has been hospitalized since our wedding.  I learned a lot about him during that time.  I …

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May 01

National Day of Prayer

On this National Day of Prayer, cast your cares on God because God cares for you.  I pray that God will meet you at your place of need.  Let God know what has been weighing heavily on your heart.  God is waiting to hear from you.  Be blessed.  Remain encouraged.

Apr 30

A Wonderful Word for Wednesday ~ The Blessing In The Exile

On Wednesdays, the My Faith and Fitness Blog will feature a passage of scripture and questions to encourage us to reflect on how we can each live a life that pleases God and allows us to fulfill the plans that God has prepared for us.

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