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I’m sitting at Busboys and Poets, a”cultural hub where racial and cultural connections are consciously uplifted.” I’m surrounded not only by this beautiful vision of the establishment but also by an awesome array of conscious cuisine, amazing art, and inspirational quotes. A true creative’s haven. Originally this trip to Virginia was planned because I was running the Richmond Marathon, but after being diagnosed with a significant stress fracture in my heel, the trip has morphed into something bigger. My injury allowed me to put my energy elsewhere and to be  ...

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Yesterday I went to an amazing conference entitled “The Habits of Stress-Resilient People.” It was sponsored by the Institute for Brain Potential and given by psychologist Dr. Dennis Marikis. We covered topics such as resilience, empathy, stress, mindfulness, and vulnerability. I had signed up in order to get some continuing education credits for my nursing license, but what I got in return was priceless.  You know when you get to laugh, cry, be humbled, and inspired you are getting some good shit. And that was only the first six hours of my day! After the conference ended I  ...

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This endeavor, this journey of healing, this transformation would have not been possible without the friendship of some brave women. I am not a feminist; nor a man basher. I am a strong woman who deserved more support and desired to create more beauty. To all the girlies in my tribe that have cheered me on and been there to LISTEN, you mean the world to me. My tribe is unique as is yours.  We are teachers, coaches, healers, students, and artists. In case I go hungry I can rely on my fish farmer friend for an endless supply of trout (for real, my friend Reagan owns a fish farm). Should I  ...