My word of the year has been intentionality. Over time, I’ve been guilty of living at just above a functional level. To be alive is a blessing. Isn’t there a wise aphorism by someone great stating that as long as there is life, there is hope? I’m in agreement; however, I can admit to allowing… Continue reading Be Intentional
I’ve been away for a while. Don’t worry, it was all good things that kept me away. Nevertheless, I feel it’s been long enough that it wouldn’t hurt for me to reintroduce myself and chat more about what it is that I’m trying to do with this space. I’m Joi. I’m a southern girl and… Continue reading Let’s Get Reacquainted
I am a self-proclaimed anti-dieter. I promote health, fitness, and weight loss if needed. But, pretty please and thank you, let’s not use the “D” word. In all seriousness, is diet truly a four-letter word that should be cast from your vocabulary and into the fiery pits of hell??? Maybe…and maybe not. If… Continue reading Why You Should Go On A Diet
It’s been a heck of a year and it’s just now March. Last we spoke, I talked a lot about setbacks and overcoming failure. Mishaps, misfortunes, complications, or whatever in the world you want to call them seem to drift in and out of life on their own freewill and we are left to deal… Continue reading Reframe Your Brain
Do you have aspirations, hopes, or dreams? Have you ever worked towards something with the hopes of improvement? Have you ever dedicated hours to the pursuit of a goal and then missed the mark? I thought so. We’ve all been there. I wanted to touch on this subject because it’s certainly related to the over-arching… Continue reading Setbacks: Lessons in Disguise
Time is fleeting and this realization comes with age. But, goodness, this year has flown by! I can hardly believe that as I’m writing this, we’re less than 48 hours from 2019. Like most everyone else, I’m eager to establish new goals, resolutions, and intentions. But, first, I’d like to take a few moments… Continue reading Year in Review
"It's the Most Wonderful Time of the year!" I really do love the holiday season. Really, I do. But, let's face it, the traditions, familial obligations, and social interactions can get quite stressful and draining if we're not careful with our space and commitments. Besides setting clear boundaries and protecting yourself by saying no when… Continue reading 5 Healthy Ways to Destress Without Spending a Dime
"Yoga teaches us to live and be in the present, to be accepting, to let go of the things you don’t need and to live non-violently."
When I was a kid, I had a vision. I could see the me of the future. I would be thinner, more outgoing, involved in fun activities, and radiating happiness. I had three older cousins who I truly admired. They were cool and their lives seemed so interesting. I remember thinking in my 10-year-old head… Continue reading SMARTer Goal-Setting for the Win!
For the sake of full disclosure I'm going to go ahead and put it out there, (if I haven't already previously) I enjoy going to the gym. The poor lighting, the lines of weights stacked neatly against the walls, and the fresh energy from other humans on the same mission pushes me to reach a… Continue reading Must Haves for Your Home Gym