How to Cut Your Wedding Guest List & 20 Wedding Pet Peeves

How can I cut this wedding guest list down?  Why are we spending so much money? Questions of a bride to be!

A bride can be intimidated into a much larger wedding guest list than her handbag desires when listening to parents, friends, family, etc.

I am going to give a very simple suggestion for combating this.

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An Uncontroversial Chiropractic Experience

Do you have a chiropractor on your health care team?  Do you view the practice of chiropractic care as unconventional?  When you mention going to visit a chiropractor, do you get responses that might comprise the word quack?

I do currently have a chiropractor on my team.  I did once view the practice as unconventional and I still get tossed quack statements if chiropractors come up.

Today, I am here to share my experience in adding a chiropractor to my health care team.

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35 Tips on How to “Live Healthy & Active. Be Prosperous.”

I turned 35 in June!  Hello September right?  I know this is late.  I wanted my birthday post to be a list of nuggets I’ve learned or developed to make life easier.  Here on PFL,  the focus is to deliver practical information and share the events along the way that accomplish the theme “Live Healthy & Active. Be Prosperous.”.  Welcome to my virtual birthday party where you get to receive the gifts!   Here are your party favors…

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Good Selfishness Will Allow You to Make Time For Your Hobbies

When I was a little girl, my mother took me to the library every week in the summer to switch out books.  I am not sure when the transition from parenting to flat out falling in love happened.  Somewhere along the way, reading became my favorite past time.  It was there long before I thought about bouncing a basketball and it has stood the test of time past the collegiate basketball years.   My reading has evolved since I was an adolescent.  I still read fiction novels, but as a collegiate and young adult, I grew more interested in non-fiction books and magazines, and then a few years ago, I fell heavily for blogs.  I also love to see creative writing displayed in programmed T.V., movies, and plays.  I am all about the art of writing.

Immediately, when I got out of pharmacy school, I was invited to join a book club, SWEET. It ended 🙁 .  Then I was invited to join another book club, YES.  It ended 🙁 .  Then I decided to create my own Book Club 😉 ! My experience with the former clubs led me to a few conclusions.

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3 Ways To Use A Challenge To Develop Your Fitness & Health Journey

Monday I finished up a 21 day challenge with my girl Janice Shephard and almost 250 other people within her circle of influence.  Janice is known as the Zumba princess and it’s nothing for 75 to 100 people to show up for her classes weekly.   Beyond her Zumba super powers, she is a stellar fitness and health influencer.  Her foresight to host these occasional challenges is much appreciated from people at all stages of their fitness journey.  Here were the rules….

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Black Women: There’s NO Room for Hair Shaming in Fitness

Hair shaming!  Are we really doing this?  Are the internet trolls really ignorant enough to judge the appearance of someone’s hair that has made the lifetime accomplishment of competing in the Olympics?  My struggling thoughts for the past week!

The Olympics are a series of games where the world’s top athletes compete for the opportunity to win medals while representing their country!    I know you know what it is.  I am just baffled that the internet is acting as if they don’t.  When you take a stab at Gabby Douglas and other women for the appearance of their hair, you hurt all of us.

I mean seriously, I was boiling, 38, big mad when I saw posts speaking on Gabby’s hair AGAIN. I take it personal and so should you if you are an African American woman.  I have written about it time and time again. One of the top reasons why black women will not work out is for fear of messing up their hair.  When a woman is competing at life (Olympics, WNBA, Hypertension, Diabetes, stress, etc.), she is not expected to look like Cookie on Empire, Olivia Pope on Scandal, or Mary Jane Paul on Being Mary Jane.  There is a time and place for everything and BLACK WOMEN: There’s NO Room for Hair Shaming in Fitness!

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Fitness Never Fails Me When I Wanna Be Stress Free

I read a shirt while I was teaching BODYPUMP the other day that said “Exercise??? I thought you said Extra fries!”, HA! I’m sure extra fries is an easy way to handle a stressful  day!  For me, even as a child it was always some form of fitness.

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Take These Steps to Find Time to Workout

With all the children’s extra curricular activities, where do I find time to work out? This was one of the prompts I got from readers at the end of last year!  With lots of kids heading back to school next week, it’s a good time for us to find a routine of our own.

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I am not a mother! In fact, some of you may remember, I’ve mentioned being verbally “attacked” as in the only reason I’m able to maintain my shape is because I don’t have any children yet!  I didn’t take offense to that ignorance but it’s sad how people see what they want to see.  This post is generated out of keen observation in the fitness industry and my own personal experiences!

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A Day at Sandy Beach Water Park at Lake Tobo

Last summer a new water park opened here in Macon, GA and I finally got the chance to visit.  I have read a wide range of reviews on social media so I was very interested to check it our for myself.

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This started as a day for me to find some interesting things to do with my Goddaughter.  What a day it turned out to be.

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How to Take A Lunch Break in A Retail Pharmacy

Does it shock you to know that there are a massive number of retail pharmacists out there that don’t take lunch breaks?  You’ve heard my tales of working the overnight shift in the pharmacy.  As a day shift pharmacist, I discovered a new challenge.  I was shocked to find I had to orientate my new coworkers to my lunch break method.

I run across a lot of pharmacists that look like a deer stuck in headlights when I inform them that I take a lunch break EVERY day.  It has sparked many of conversations so I decided to share it in a post! On Friday, July 1st, I celebrated 10 years with the same retail pharmacy company! Here’s what I learned in that time as it pertains to taking a lunch break…

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