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March 27, 2021

Self-Care for Chronic Illness

Trust me when I say, we do not wish anyone a moment of what we endure in these bodies. But like most things, you can’t know what this feels like mentally and emotionally, let alone physically, until/unless you walk a day in our chronically ill bodies – forget the shoes.
March 20, 2021

Positivity Corner: March Into Spring

I know this last year has been difficult for many staying home, quarantining when necessary. I am an introvert, yet even I am saying, “Where are my people”?! Walking for health – or any other reason – has fallen off almost everyone's radar. Survival is all we've been thinking about – not what makes us healthy and happy.
February 27, 2021

Race You to the Finish: A Look at Virtual Races

And then, just when everything seemed to be going right in my running world, the bottom somehow imploded on itself. Hello, 2020. Suddenly races and plans and vacations already mapped out came to a screeching halt, along with the part of my life that brought me so much joy. 
February 26, 2021

The Fight Starts Here: Review of “Fight Write”

Your head has left the story, because the fighting doesn’t jive with reality.  You’ve been left dissatisfied at a pivotal moment, and while you may still go on to enjoy the rest, your subsequent recommendation will forevermore come with a caveat:  “If only...” But what if you are the author?  How do you keep your readers’ heads firmly where they belong – in your story—despite the epic duel that must be fought with weapons you may know nothing about? Enter Fight Write, a recent book by Carla Hoch that dives headfirst into the brawl to save you!
February 24, 2021

Rekindling Creativity Through A Healthy Lifestyle

When stress strikes, it affects many things. The weight of the world seems to rest solely on your shoulders while your drive and joy for things you once loved melts into mud, creating this unscientific feeling of “meh.”  So, for those who rely on their creative outlets, whether by trade or hobby, how do you combat the effects of stress when it comes to achieving your creative best? 
February 21, 2021

For An Elegant Cuppa: Twining’s English Afternoon Tea Review

That first cup told me one important matter had been resolved: this brew is absolutely, one-hundred percent suited to a quiet afternoon cuppa, whether paired with dainty tea sandwiches or a window gazing out on snowy parking lots and dangling icicles.
February 15, 2021

The 18 Best Fantasy Novels of 2015-2020

The same intricate worldbuilding that enthralls one reader will spark an outburst by another bemoaning the novel’s insufferable pace. Further, the task of composing a best of list is extra tricky when applied to the fantasy novel as the lines between that genre and sci-fi have become so blurred in recent years that many curators metaphorically throw up their hands and lump the zany tales together. 
February 14, 2021

It Was Supposed to Be About Being Well-Loved

Love is a risk every single time. A worthy one. One I have by His grace been able to go all-in on. When we love, we jump. We risk it all for the hope, the promise, the forever. It feels like a miracle to be able to do this when you have been hurt mentally, emotionally, and physically. To me, it reveals God’s grace, his mercy, his healing, and the tenacity He created me with. I have been told many times that I have a gift of love. There’s a reserve within me with which only He could have gifted me.
February 8, 2021

8 Exciting POC Directed/Produced TV Shows

Despite the odds,  TV creatives of color have been hard at work conceptualizing shows that spotlight Black stories and voices, as well as other out-of-the-box, thrilling projects. Here's a roundup of some of the best and most anticipated new POC-led TV shows directed and/or produced by people of color coming soon.
February 6, 2021

Wonder Woman 1984: The Film I Wish I Could Have Loved

So, when I say I personally had high expectations for Wonder Woman 1984, I genuinely expected this to be another film I'd walk away from feeling deeply inspired, motivated, and encouraged by, excited to face a new year and new goals. Maybe even some new inspiration for my fitness goals and plans for the year to help through the dark winter months of COVID-19. (INCLUDES SPOILERS)