As a white woman I feel guilty for referencing my own personal experiences with sexism and oppression because in truth I can not even begin to understand the experience of the day to day fear involved with breathing in this society while black. As a white woman I can not even begin to understand the experience of a black mother, Adrienne, who has to explain to her teenage son--full of youth and invincibility, that he can absolutely NOT go...
The most important decision that you make every day is what you decide to put in your body. Your food has the power to transform your physiology, your health, your local economy, our medical institutions, and our...Read more
If you go to the doctor they will tell you to take these antibiotics 2 times a day for the next 10 days. If you go to the physical therapist they will tell you to...Read more
I just finished up a clinical rotation in Mental Health this semester. It's enough to make you suffer from depression! Or at the very least need a massage for your Mental Health. Our instructors and books...Read more
Ben Climbs Cross in the Skyline When you have a small business and you are a full time nursing student and you have four sons, it's important that you grab every moment...Read more
I wrote this post last year and never published it. Since then the #metoo movement took off and more women have been speaking up about sexism and sexual harassment. The culture of silence. "You have to pick...Read more
I teach a dance class with my friend Nicole on Fridays at 7:45a.m. at Be One Yoga Studio. We were talking at class last week and we both have kids who experience Vasovagal Syncope. If they...Read more
Sunflower My mom has lived in the same cute little house for about 15 years now. Out her back door there is a cute little patio. She was trying to decide what...Read more
Thai Massage Class in Ft. Smith Statues from Wat Pho demonstrating Stretching Techniques Traveling to Thailand has spoiled me for traveling to other countries. The culture is rich and...Read more
The “What’s Wrong Fayetteville” Facebook group is the most irreverent group of weirdos you’ll ever love. Their conversations range from disdain for the lack of social distancing on the trails, to random self-love posts from the entertaining Jay Phillips, half naked, discussing all aspects of...
COVID stress is so prevalent right now. Our bodies are tensed for impact. Our discussions are stinted. Our focus is intense. Our decision making is impaired by stress. I have been watching the people around me trying to make decisions under stress for the past few weeks. Heightened stress can be a
We are at the tipping point of this pandemic here in Arkansas. It's like watching a tsunami coming at us in slow motion. We can see it coming. There are critical...
these numbers mean that COVID 19 has a mortality rate, at this time, of 0.03, and influenza (2018-2019 numbers) has a mortality rate of 0.001. That's kinda huge.
July 11 and 12, 2020 – Fort Smith, Arkansas
May 16 and 17, 2020 – Fort Smith, Arkansas
Today’s trail run was a wailing day. Mt. Kessler Trail The first time I ever experienced wailing was in the arms of my good friend Candace, at the funeral for my other friend Jennifer’s 5 year old daughter Elleya. Candace held me in her arms and what came out of my
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