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Nurturing Your Creative Soul

I am in the process of reading a book called "Power Choices: 7 Signposts on Your Journey to Wholeness, Love, Joy and Peace" by Brenda Wade, Ph.D.    Dr. Wade is a San Francisco based psychologist, TV host, author and speaker.  I met her when she spoke at the Black Enterprises Women of Power Summit in February, 2011 on a panel dealing with relationships.  She had a lot of very insightful...

Bellydancers of Color Association’s Movement and Wellness Expo 2011

Most people spend Memorial Day weekend travelling to see relatives and friends, entertaining or being entertained by relatives and friends, and shopping.  What did I do?  I travelled to Silver Spring Maryland to attend the Bellydancers of Color Movement and Wellness Expo (the "Expo"). I know.  The term "bellydancers of color" sounds (as my mother would say) repetitively redundant since most...

Eight Myths About Exercise: Does Muscle Weigh More Than Fat?

Myth No. 1: Exercise is supposed to be miserable Reality: Exercise should be pleasurable and fun. The trick is to find workouts that challenge you but that you also enjoy. If you love playing tennis or soccer or beach volleyball with friends or going bike riding with your hubby or making those coins on your hip scarf jingle in bellydance class or the calm and peaceful feeling you get after a good...

Finding Workouts and Activities You Enjoy Leads to Weight Loss

A friend of mine told me that her sister lost more than fifty pounds by watching what she ate and doing extreme exercise programs like Insanity by Beachbody. She would complete one extreme exercise program and then look around for the next thing that would help her reach the rest of her weight loss goals. I started to do the Slim in Six program by Beachbody myself but I didn't like it. The...

Exercise Videos Actually Work

Hello, my name is L.J. and I am a video exerciser.  At least three times a week, I do all sorts of video workouts, ranging from ballet to bellydance, from kickboxing to yoga, from Pilates to in-home walking, from step aerobics to ballroom dancing.  I've even tried strip aerobics and a hula dancing workout.  Anything to get my behind moving for at least 30 minutes.    I own 2 lb., 3 lb,...