I Will Never Be a Tall Black Man

One of my friends, Susan, has a phrase that she’s said to me many times over the years when I was full of self doubt; “People can tell you you’re a tall black man, but that doesn’t mean you are. It’s just not the truth.” There was more to the saying, like a tall black […]

The Love Club – Kick Your Emotional Bully’s to the Curb

I have always been a People Pleaser. I don’t like to admit that, but I am. It’s a behavior trait that makes me very good at my various jobs in the wellness and fitness industry.  I am service minded, and I take care of my clients.  I want them happy when they are with me, […]

Perception Becomes Reality

This is a mini blog today.  A baby bloggy.  I had quite a profound little experience the other day, and I’d like to share it.  In the Tapping blog a few blogs back (say that five times fast), I was repeating the mantra, “Because I deeply love and respect myself.”  That’s a lot for many […]

The Best Days of Our Lives

Good Morning, Sweet Friends. It’s December, and I’ve sprained my writing muscle.  My brain is crampy.  I’m listening to Stan Getz and looking at our Christmas Tree, and writing utter garbage. Even though nothing is flowing smoothly this morning, I wanted to share something with you that keeps occurring to me, and I think there […]

I Affirm (Well), Therefore I Am (Well)

Good morning, good morning. I had to take a brief break from my beloved Cheeky Yum. I experienced several layers of lifeshaking, bonequaking events all at the same time, and although they are still in process I am able to breathe a little deeper now. I have some coping tools that I swear by, but […]

On the Bright Side…

My Dad was out in his garden the other day, weeding and breaking up dirt. He saw a frog, and moved it to safety out of the garden hoe’s way. When he looked back, the frog had one leg inside a snake’s mouth. Instead of moving the frog out of harms way, he pretty much […]