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…

Can a jar of juice save your life?

Perhaps.  In the documentary Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead, documentarian Joe Cross chronicles his journey to health as he embarks on a 60 day juice cleanse.  The results?  Amazing!  But don’t think you have to go “balls to the wall” like he did.  In just 3 short days a relatively healthy person will enjoy tremendous…

Maya Angelou Helps Women Stay Healthy

A woman after my own heart, Mama Maya Angelou recently announced she is opening a Women’s Wellness Center in her hometown of Winston-Salem NC.  The Maya Angelou Center For Women’s Health and Wellness will provide clinical programs affecting women’s health, including heart, wellness, cancer and surgical services, as well as maternity, emergency, bone and joint health and…

Confessions of a Junk Food Yogi

Flashback:  December 31, 2011.   I was sitting on my bedroom floor waiting for the New Year to enter.  I’d spent the previous 7 days exhausted, stressed out, and feeling like shi**.  To make matters worse, I was racked with guilt because I had also been working extra hard on developing a new series of…

F.A.B. Girls Know When To Let Go

I’m one of THOSE people.  I faithfully check the daily horoscopes,  not so much because I believe an astrologer can predict my future but because I find that if I read between the lines I often find bits of wisdom and advice that I can immediately work into my life.  For example, on Friday I…