The Wonders of Foam Rolling

Quite a few people have been curious about what types of workouts I do from week to week, so I thought I would share my typical schedule. What’s nice is that with a couple of free weights, a mat, and a foam roller, I can do these at home, at the gym with an instructor, or even while a travel. … More The Wonders of Foam Rolling

Let’s Get One Thing Straight

Hopefully by now you’ve found some sanity in your quarantine life, whether you’re in a “safe at home” state, participating in self-quarantine, or otherwise. If you read my previous post on how to get fun, full-bodied, curly hair, some of this may be a repeat, but in addition to comments from people struggling with how to keep curl in their hair, there’s the opposite problem that needs addressed: how to get frizzy hair smooth and straight. … More Let’s Get One Thing Straight

Add a Little Curl to Life

Since we’re all spending a bit more time at home these days, some people are bored, some are going crazy (metaphorically speaking of course), those that are still able to work are having longer days than the old normal, while those at home may be picking up the slack. In addition, we’re not able to do a lot of the things we previously did, and honestly, none of us truly know when that’s going to change. While something like getting your hair cut and colored isn’t on the “necessities” list, whether you’re a man or a woman it sure does make us feel good. … More Add a Little Curl to Life

9:02

Sitting in my third grade classroom we were suddenly interrupted by another third grade teacher rushing in; her son being in my class. She spoke to our teacher, hugged her son, and checked him out for the day. None of us knew why at the time. This Wednesday wasn’t going to be normal. … More 9:02

Dip Nail Removal

When I started having a little bit of financial freedom, one of the first things I started doing was getting regularly scheduled manicures. It might seem girly or silly, but having perfectly done nails made me feel like I looked more professional. I discovered gel polish, which made my tendency for cooking and washing my … More Dip Nail Removal

Made for More

They say the first step is admitting you have a problem. About a year ago my obsession with Rachel Hollis started. Don’t get me wrong, this has been a good problem to have. At a time when I was beyond frustrated, feeling that I’d been let down, and putting all the blame on myself, I … More Made for More

Five Things to Counter Stress

There are a lot of words we could use to describe what’s going on in the world lately. There are even more to describe how we all feel about it. The word I find myself using the most is “weird.” It’s weird out there you guys. The world is weird. While hundreds of things happening on a “normal” day will wind up in a history book somewhere, it is an odd feeling to realize what is happening with COVID-19 will be in everyone’s history books around the world. Even more, the chapter is still being written and we don’t know how it’s going to end. … More Five Things to Counter Stress

Anatomy of a Baby Blanket: Take Two

Afternoons started with her grandmother quietly waiting outside the prefab building where the little girl would spend first, second, and even the fourth year – with a different teacher – of her elementary education. Their walk would ensue with passing across the breezy campus down a decently busy street that ran through their neighborhood. They continued over what was a drainage culvert on one side, but on their side, looking below the bridge was a view with rocks, discarded concrete, and the overgrown foliage produced by the negligence of whatever city worker forgot to trim it back. … More Anatomy of a Baby Blanket: Take Two

Research Instead of Hysteria

It is easy to pull a fire alarm and cause panic, feet rushing through the halls to the exit. Others stopping to grab valuables on the way. Very few checking to see if there are any wisps of smoke. Right now the sirens are blaring but no one has stopped to question whether this is just a test or perhaps something that a single fire truck can manage. Instead we’ve got the whole crew out there and people are flocking to the scene. … More Research Instead of Hysteria