Community Wellness

When people get sick with an illness that can’t be cured at home, it often leads them to the hospital. In the waiting room, you might notice people from all walks of life, each sitting there for a common goal, to get well. Wellness is a collective effort. It is a result of solution oriented…

Living Healthy: As Defined By You

In today’s culture, more people are becoming health conscious. Most will agree that this is positive! We now have more ways to start and maintain a healthy lifestyle. As we define health for ourselves, let us take a minute to recognize what makes us feel healthy and why are we doing it ? As with…

Conversations that matter

I’m often met with different ideas and opinions about life. We all have different perspectives on why world problems exist. We look for solutions to our biggest complaints. We look to friends, family, politicians, teachers, social workers, pastors. When will we look within ourselves ? Do we stop to think that we are a part…

A healthy mind

A healthy mind acknowledges life’s twists and turns. When life doesn’t go as planned, a healthy mind knows that it’s time to regroup. Regrouping might mean coming to a place of acceptance, healing and moving on. Life is a journey. Talk it out and walk it out, literally. Get physical activity regularly and realize what’s…

Be here now: You Matter Too

Life gets busy. We often don’t think to slow down and pause. Pausing is essential to wellness. While we may have another item on our to do list, we must learn when it’s time to say, “it can wait”. Each day we must take time to relax. Even when we do not feel stressed, we…

Writing about wellness

As I look around, I see many individuals suffering from diseases, low self esteem, poor habits and a sense of despair. In some communities, wellness is in a far away land. I see in my own life how beneficial a healthy lifestyle has been for me. It has been liberating, empowering and joyful. Living well…

Without holding back

There are many injustices in the world. Not every space allows you the freedom to tackle them. For each person change may look different. One persons battle is not the same as someone else’s. Instead of getting frustrated with systems that fail us, let us channel our passion into what we love. We can let…

Art

My art is important to me. It gives me the space to create new life. My art does not hinder me or box me in. It literally sets me free. My art speaks back to me when I’m searching for answers. My art gives me reassurance and validation. It lets me know that what I’m…

Seasons: Change or Stay the Same?

Life has many seasons. In each season we must embrace both change and contentment. Don’t be so content that you resist change but also don’t be so eager for change that you miss what the present moment has to offer. When it’s time to grow, grow. When it’s time to rest, rest. But understand that…