F.A.B. Life 101: Boundaries

This week’s lesson covers the importance of creating and maintaining healthy boundaries Before you even THINK about saying yes press play. Required Reading: Boundaries by Dr. Henry Cloud & Dr. John Townsend Quote:“No” is a complete sentence.” ~ Anne Lamott   Advertisements

F.A.B. Life Principle #3

TRUST YOUR GUT. The moment I was diagnosed with cancer I knew an integrative approach was best for me. I hadn’t done much research, nor did I know the severity of the condition, but I was certain I was going to give my body a chance to heal itself. Friends and family voiced their concerns,…

F.A.B. Principle # 2

  Know Thyself, then Check yo’ self. I was born a Madison in the great city of Detroit, under a Leo sun. I am a graduate of the mighty HU and I’m left-handed! That means I’m generous, courageous, loyal, full of heart, passionate, smart, arrogant, uber sensitive, bossy and full of DRAMA! Check it, this…

F.A.B. Life Principle # 1

STFU and LISTEN. A woman’s primary source of power on the earthy plane is communication.  We ask for what we need.  We speak our intentions. We use words to communicate our visions.  Sweetness spills from our lips when we are called upon to soothe a battered soul. Most Western religious traditions are built upon the promise…

The REAL Reason African-American Women Continue To Be Obese. …

Earlier this week while clicking around the Internet, I came across this article.   As a Certified Holistic Health Coach and Yoga teacher,  I’m always looking for  resources I can share with my clients who are struggling to release  extra weight.  I clicked the link hoping it would offer a fresh perspective.  Unfortunately, what I found…

Dear Human

This letter landed on my Facebook feed this evening.  I haven’t found the words to describe how free I feel after reading these words.     For now all I can say is Ase! Dear Human: You’ve got it all wrong. You didn’t come here to master unconditional love. That is where you came from…

It’s not the act but the reaction that counts…

A good friend shared that little gem with me earlier this year during one of our weekly girl-talk sessions.  I accepted it, processed it and stored it away in my “be better” toolbox for later. Later came yesterday, when I discovered my beloved had walked out of the house with the only remaining box of…

One Day At A Time….

It was a beautiful Sunday morning.  The air was still damp from the night’s rainstorm and we were standing on the deck drinking coffee looking out over my newly cleared yard.  The yard  I spent 10 years and way too much money trying to control.  The yard that out of revenge had slowly but determinately reverted…

Pssst, I’ve got a secret…

The people you depend on for guidance, your yoga teacher, life coach, bartender or hairdresser, are just as  likely to be frustrated and confused about some part of their life as you.  Do you know why?  Because they’re  human and human beings, no matter how together they seem to appear on the outside, deal with…

F.A.B. Girls aren’t afraid to get their hands dirty

Lettuce, cucumbers and peppers oh my! At least that’s what I hope to be singing in a few months. You see, I am determined to make this the year my modest little backyard garden proves that I did indeed inherit the Madison/Crawford gardening gene. The same gene that allows my father to grow roses as…

100% natural hangover cure: You’ll thank me in the morning

Happy Friday my loves!  More importantly, HAPPY FOOD REVOLUTION DAY EVE!!!   Tomorrow, hundreds of chefs, health and wellness advocates and foodies are coming together to answer the call of celebrity chef Jamie Oliver: Food Revolution Day is an opportunity for everyone around the world to do something. The Food Revolution and Food Revolution Day is about…