Health and Fitness


How to Prepare for a Spray Tan

Endless Summer Beauty Spa provided us with a free tan to facilitate this article.  It’s that glorious time of year some love and some of us absolutely dread. The weather gets warmer and the clothes get smaller. While I sweat and get hot just like the rest of you, the…


How to Process Community Grief

As I sit and read the story about the beautiful 7-year-old boy tragically killed recently in a parking lot in Covington, I am sobbing. I did not know him, but I ache for his parents, and I, like anyone in this small community, struggles with the question of why this…


Could Your Friend Be a Narcissist?

I had a friendship break up a little more than a year ago and it was an eye-opening experience for me. I think of myself as a pretty discerning person but I was amazed that under the spell of a narcissist even the most discerning person can be bamboozled. When…


Trampoline Fitness {An Honest Review}

The year was 1994 (or something close to that). The place was Metairie, LA, near the corner of Veterans and Bonnabel. Nothing beat a fun Friday night at Trampoline World. It was a time of great innocence, great fun, and probably no liability insurance.  I can still see the trampolines…


Body Pump {An Honest Review}

I joined a gym a couple of years ago and was going almost every day to run on the treadmill, lift weights, bike, and do whatever machines I could figure out without making an ass of myself. It wasn’t long before “Regularly” turned into “periodically” and my “workout routine” turned…


Handling Grief During the Holidays

  For some, the holiday season is enjoyable for all the common reasons. Driving around and looking at lights, going to parties, decorating, participating in family and spiritual activities, cooking and eating, and giving to others are traditions for many. For others, the season brings with it the duality of…




Norovirus: What to do when it comes for you

Few words can strike fear into my heart like the word “norovirus.” Once, I was among the norovirus uninitiated. I had heard stories of “norwalk virus” on cruise ships, and I had probably had a “stomach flu” a time or two, but I never gave it much thought. And then,…