1. Economic insecurity will slip away…Really?

    It is the beginning of the month or the end for some, and that means bills are due, or past due.  Yesterday, I paid all of my bills (rent, gas, water, electric & cable) on time and had enough money left over to float me until the next payday.  It...
  2. Lifestyle Intervention guest pass giveaway

    Come and be a guest of Shades of Hope! Do you live in the Las Vegas area? Join us at the Four Seasons! Fit-RX and The Change Institute are introducing the first national conference on Obesity, Intervention and Treatment. Shades of Hope will be there, and we want you to...
  3. Acceptance is the answer…Ouch.

    When I hear the word “acceptance”, I think about Coach Ham, yellow squash and this little thing we deal with called, LIFE. Last night I was lamenting beautifully to my  Sponsor about my day. I was explaining to him the many trials and tribulations that lay ahead of me… and...
  4. Dr. Oz: The FLAB card, what’s in your wallet?

      F-L-A-B (Frustrated – Lonely – Anxious – Bored) Yesterday on ‘The Dr. Oz Show’ the famed health guru and friend of Oprah asked TV land,  “Are you addicted to food?”. “Why yes, yes I am”, I replied back emphatically. The focus of the show was on three women who thought, but...
  5. Meal plan safe smoothies, thank you higher power!

    So, okay. I live in Abilene, TX… a place short  on “Smoothie” shops. Apparently the Smoothie King closed down before I moved here. Bummer. Oh, how I dream of my big city Jamba Juice’s and such! Oh well, let’s stay in today, shall we? In my addiction I was a huge...
  6. 81 million views…and they keep Rolling In

    I heard her voice in the store, I heard the melody in my car, who Is she? Who sings that song?! I could never catch the name of the artist or retain the lyrics long enough to make it to the all knowing Google.  When I heard the song playing...
  7. My last night at Shades of Hope – Day 5

    Hell Week is over! I have survived and will be leaving a Shades of Hope Alumni!  My love and gratitude to Tennie & Kim… what they do is amazing! I also want to thank my six day girls for their support during the process. I’m not sure if we will...
  8. The Six Day Intensive – Day 4

    This was my Process day. Please forgive the audio… My voice was hoarse from screaming. Well, I did it! I faced my anger and let go of my shame. The experience was completely rewarding and I am so thankful for the experience. I slept like a baby that night…. My...

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