Remember, Life IS Precious!

Due to recent events that have been observed on television (for me, social media) and during our own life journeys, LIFE.IS.PRECIOUS!


I continue to work on my health fitness journey to pursue and maintain a healthier lifestyle. However, when you hear about someone experiencing a life transition with a loved one, it makes me reflect more on my own life. Tomorrow isn’t promised to any of us. We do the best we can as human beings with what we have. The monthly biological changes with my body don’t really motivate me to keep moving, but I have to, in spite of them occurring. Right now, I’m on my way to an appointment. Fortunately, there’s a breeze in th


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If you haven’t paid attention to the news, there was a mass murder of nine Black people in a church in Charleston, SC by a young white male who saw and thought of nothing but hate towards other human beings. How is this justified as an accident?!?! It was an act of terrorism, simply because someone wanted to start another current version of a 19th century Civil War, and wanted to relive the institutions of apartheid that was under white rule in South Africa, as well as slavery of African people around the world. He had the flag of Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) on his jacket. The nine people who were murdered were expected to return home after their moment of prayer. They invited this young man who came to the church, which makes us wonder, where CAN we be safe?

I have also observed surgical procedures, recovery, and rehabilitation of others dealing with illnesses. In addition, I found out that a relative recently made her transition, and I can only imagine what her children and grandchildren are thinking right now.

I find myself saying this more each day: “May God look upon you with kindness and give you HIS peace.”

IN MEMORY: This blog post is dedicated to the lives and legacies of the men & women in Charleston, SC that were at Emanuel AME Church and my cousin, Mrs. Dorothy Cottrell of Birmingham, AL.




Interested in your survival? Ask Yourself This Question

Interesting blog post. I said on mine that I gotta keep moving. There it is!

WNC Active Lifestyle and Wellness

Want to predict your improved survival? Ask yourself this question:
At least 3 times a week, do you engage in some form of regular activity such as brisk walking, jogging, bicycling, or swimming, long enough to work up a sweat, get your heart thumping or become short of breath?
A major Clinical Research Study showed those answering no to this question to be 36% more likely to die in the next 10 years than those answering yes.
In the American Journal of Medicine April 2015 issue, Dr Jonathan Myers, with a group of researchers, described a revealing body of work. This project involved almost 7000 people followed for just under 10 years. The subjects were mostly male and about 59 years old at the start of the study. Also known were their history of blood pressure, cholesterol, heart disease, stroke, symptoms of peripheral blood vessel disease, diabetes and smoking. Novel…

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I Don’t Wanna Lose the Momentum

I know it’s been a moment since I posted something regarding my health fitness journey.  Since I’m using more of public transit, it helps me to keep moving.  Additionally, what I eat is also a determining factor to pursuing and maintaining a healthier lifestyle.


I reported in my last blog post that I lost two pounds, bringing my current weight to 182.  That’s a BIG accomplishment from being 191 pounds.  I’d like to get it under 180.  I haven’t been within that frame since I moved seven years ago.  I’m also noticing changes in my skin and I don’t move as quickly as I did in my 20s.  And I’m overdue for a fitting this year.

I received several compliments about this picture.  The one with me in the red T-shirt was taken in August of last year.  The other two pictures are me RIGHT NOW.  That’s why I say I don’t wanna lose this momentum.  I continue to purchase healthier food.  I admit, I do fall short.  Overall, I feel I’m doing better and slowly becoming more aware of the changes going on with my body.  I continue this health fitness journey with a renewed spirit!


DISCLAIMER: I got a little “swank” in my step, so excuse me for feeling myself with the music.  You’ve been warned LOL

15 Things You Should Stop Putting Yourself Through

This was a good post to see and read!

Our Better Health

“Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.” ~ Thomas Jefferson

A lot of people put themselves through unnecessary pain because of the many unhealthy thoughts, beliefs and behaviors they have. They are so unconscious of their unconsciousness that they blame outside forces for how unhappy they are… They want the world to stop hurting them, when in fact they themselves are hurting themselves.

We are the center of our own personal universe. The thoughts we think, the words we speak, the beliefs we hold and the things we do, they all set the tone for how people, and life in general will treat us… If we want the world to stop treating us unkindly, we have to make sure that we ourselves stop doing the things that cause us pain and…

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Celebrate The Small Victories Anyhow (an Impromptu Poem)

I see I lost two pounds from my 5’2″ frame.
It may not be a lot, but I celebrate anyhow!
It’s the small victories that continue to motivate me to better health.
One day, it’ll all come together.
I’ll continue to celebrate even in the worst of times because the lessons will make me better!
The Most High told me to trust him and not to worry.
Being a human isn’t easy but the journey is rewarding.
I continue the journey because I feel closer in seeing my dreams and goals coming to fruition. I can’t stop. I REFUSE TO STOP!
I’ve come too far to turn back now! Allow me to see the dreams come true. Allow me to be a testimony to someone else to say “It CAN be done. Don’t give up!”
This journey I’m on right is nothing but a setup for a comeback. And I’m gonna bring it!
In the meantime, I celebrate the small victories…anyhow!