Category Archives : Healthy Mind

Give Me a Cheer!

(Originally published in World of Westchase)   A team activity that often overlooked as an elite sport is cheerleading. Cheerleading, however, takes the conditioning, strength, flexibility, and coordination of an athlete to perform its vigorous tumbling, dancing, and jumping. Fords resident Karrie Hawkins began cheering at 7 years old. In high school she cheered for […]


Don’t Believe Everything You Think

Becoming more aware of your thoughts is a path to creating change.  Often we accept are personal reality as our personality.  In other words, we have been feeling, thinking, and behaving the same way for so long, it has become automatic.  Feelings of anger and resentment, for example, can result in actions that we consider […]


Meek Not Weak 1

Growing up with the duality of being a loving Christian who turned the other cheek (Dr. Martin L. King, Jr.) and being a warrior who is ready to fight ANYONE who disrespects me or mine (early Malcolm X), I struggled internally with how to be both in one body. When my mother smiled and did […]