Nutrition & Wellness Tips for Young Athletes

With the transition from summer to fall comes an upswing of sports in our neighborhood. This means both parents and kids are juggling many tasks and activities, which usually equates to frequent fast food stops. Most of us know that our children need to consume a healthy, well-balanced diet, and the need for nutrition is even more prevalent for our…

A Self-Care Guide

As a woman, I know all too well about the demands that life places on us. We are often responsible for managing our lives, in addition to obligations like kids and/or aging parents. We do all this while balancing our home, job and/or business. We women wear many hats, which sometimes means we get lost in the shuffle. Many of…

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Packing Tips for School

Believe it or not, it’s already time for the kids to head back to school. If you have young children in school and you’re anything like me, you’re excited, anxious and struggling to get back into the school year routine, all at the same time! It seems like the summer flies right by. I’m sure many of you go back…

Yummy Summer Fun: Blueberry Picking Tips

If you’re looking for something fun, healthy and inexpensive to do with your family this month, I have the perfect suggestion for you! Consider taking a trip to a local blueberry patch. Believe it or not, you can actually find a lot of farms that offer blueberry picking in Georgia. To find the location closest to you, visit PickYourOwn.org.

5 Key Screenings for Men’s Health

It is common knowledge that men are not rushing to the doctor’s office for their annual checkups. Sadly, not scheduling regular checkups can lead to undiagnosed illness, and in some cases, premature death. Annual checkups are vitally important to maintaining optimal health. While married men often depend on their spouses to schedule annual checkups for them, single men oftentimes don’t…

Healthy Gifts for Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is right around the corner, and if you’re anything like me, you’re frantically trying to find the perfect gift for one or several of the special ladies in your life. If you’re looking for a healthy gift that she will enjoy, I have listed several options below:

Implementing Healthy Eating Into a Busy Lifestyle

As women, we know all too well about the race against the clock. It just seems like there are never enough hours in a day. Due to our overwhelming and demanding schedules, many of us are not getting the nutrition that our bodies need to maintain optimal health. Many women feel that eating healthy is just too difficult and time…

The Non-Surgical Alternative: Uterine Fibroid Embolization

Uterine fibroids are often a huge nightmare for women who experience them. They are most commonly seen in women between thirty and fifty. These hard and firm benign tumors can cause heavy periods, abdominal and/or pelvic pain, and increased urinary frequency.

Ask the Expert: A Word on Eye Fitness from Dr. Martin Wilkes

The eye is a unique organ that fortunately the majority of people are able to take for granted long into their adult life. However, many of us learn at an earlier age that not all eyes are created equal. My introduction to glasses and contacts for the correction of near-sightedness (myopia) began at age 9. Fortunately, myopia and other refractive…

Your Faith Farms

"Mom, when I grow up, I’m going to have a house so big I will have a dolphin in my backyard.” Those were the dreams of a young boy from East St. Louis, Illinois. Fast forward 20+ years and that little boy is one of the largest African American land owners in South Fulton Georgia. Patrick S. Muhammad and his…

Let the Work I’ve Done Speak for Me: The Story of Chasidy Adams

According to HealthFinder.gov, heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States. Every year, 1 in 4 deaths are caused by heart disease. The good news? Heart disease can often be prevented when people make healthy choices and manage their health conditions. Communities, health professionals, and families can work together to create opportunities…

A Healthy New You in the New Year

Nearly every January I see a peak in business from clients who've made a new year's resolution to get in shape. Most of these clients fall off the wagon by February, and of course, there are those who manage to accomplish their goals. In my experience, there are some common traits and steps that can be taken to help you…

12 Days of Sanity

It’s the most wonderful time of the year. Christmas carols, holiday cards, endless dessert, unlimited parties, and don’t forget those unwanted visitors… stress, anxiety, and depression. For many of us, the holidays bring about the very opposite of what society suggests. By December 31st, at the stroke of midnight, we are drained and we swear to ourselves that next year…

Your Livelihood vs. Your Calling

What happens when the company you love does not love you back? Or, when you give 100 percent in the day-to-day race for your career and still leave the office feeling stuck, empty, overlooked and underutilized?

Summertime Safety for Kids

Finally, it is summertime: a time of relaxation, fun, family time, and long and lazy days. Summer is a time when children are a little more independent, they are off with friends, away at camp, on vacations and field trips, and other things. As parents, we do a pretty good job of preparing our children for these adventures. We pack…

Three Easy Steps to a Healthier You

There’s nothing like the smell of weathered leather, rubber mats and that odd mix of cologne and sweat that usually fills up the gym on any given day. While some may disagree, my love affair with the gym is only enhanced by the usual activity that most people fear. Why is it that so many of us shy away from…