Three HoCo Politico Women to Watch

Three HoCo Politico Women to Watch

I know how badly you want to read and hear more about the election tomorrow so here’s my opinion for what it’s worth. I am big supporter of women in politics. From the challenging of women’s reproductive rights, to idiots in Congress recklessly “defining” rape to the fight against raising the minimum wage and granting … Continue reading

Art Classes for Kids with Special Needs

Hey guys!! Remember when I blogged about how I would love to see the Columbia Association offer something for Special Needs kids? If not click here. Well they heard me. And they answered my call. There will be a NEW art class for children with Special Needs. This sounds fantastic. I am ever so grateful … Continue reading

For Once…Sensible Dieting Advice

Juicing. Meal replacement shakes. Low carb meals. No carb meals. Paleo diet. Jenny Craig. Nutri System.  Eat Special K for two meals a day. Eat Subway sandwiches only. Master cleansing. Starvation. OH MY GOODNESS!!! STOP IT!!! I detest diet fads. I refuse to cut out an entire food group or drink my meals or deny … Continue reading

Synergy Chronicles: ROCK HARD

Synergy Chronicles: ROCK HARD

See the title alone should have been my warning. Rock Hard. A high intensity strength training class taught by Ron, co-owner of Synergy and the only male instructor on staff. I knew I had to try this class as strength training is my Achilles heel. I can still hear Ron’s voice bellowing like a PE … Continue reading

Synergy Chronicles: Update

Hey there!! So I’ve been going to Synergy Women’s Fitness in Columbia for a little over three weeks now and I think I’m liking this gym. How do I know? For one, I’ve lost two pounds. Wooo hoooo!! And for two (if I can say ‘for two’) I can’t get there this week and I’m … Continue reading

Urban Bushwoman- the reluctant tree hugger

Urban Bushwoman- the reluctant tree hugger

Well, well, well. Another fine mess I’ve gotten myself into. So this is another instance of me acting without thinking it through. I got this email from Baltimore Gas and Electric (BGE) saying that they were giving away free trees to customers to plant. Well I’m environmentally friendly…sorta kinda… so I went through the proper … Continue reading

The Best News I’ve Heard All Week

The Best News I’ve Heard All Week

Soooo let’s see. We’ve had the Donald ‘Big Balls’ Sterling White Sheet Parade. The RepubliCANTs rejecting the minimum wage bill (not surprising but still disappointing). More than 250 precious Nigerian girls abducted from their school and sold as child brides to a bunch of sick bastards. A comedian who thinks that women who accuse men … Continue reading

Them bones!!! Osteoporosis Awareness Month

  Good bye April! Hello May! I look forward to more sunny days, more blooming flowers, and of course Memorial Day weekend. But May is also Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention Month so as a health advocate I must share something important to keep your eye on this condition. For those of you who don’t have … Continue reading

Who needs men? I do

A friend of mine posted this picture on Facebook and got a flurry of comments rolling. Her comment went a little like this: I’m self motivated, a self starter and not too girly that I cant get dirty if I have too. To men, this translates to you don’t need me, you don’t make me … Continue reading

Synergy Chronicles: My First Spin Class

Well I decided to try a class yesterday. I haven’t been on the gym scene in more than a decade so classes have most definitely changed. I’m not afraid of a challenge because that’s usually where the results come from; doing something new with your muscles. Off to Synergy I go!! So I decided to … Continue reading

What Obama Isn’t “Doing” For Black People

Sooooo I gotta little pissed when I read a particular Facebook post yesterday regarding my President not doing enough for Black people (Note to self: avoid all political conversations when Aunt Flow comes to town.  My emotions cannot be contained.) Six years in office and a slew of legislations that help lower and middle income … Continue reading

Ken Ulman aka The Ho Co Health Hero

Ken Ulman aka The Ho Co Health Hero

Say what you want about our County Executive (and I know you will) but I have noticed something about him over the years. He takes health in Howard County seriously. He’s a man of action for health. He doesn’t underhandedly  fat-shame the public the way some leaders do. He doesn’t send out some worthless press … Continue reading

Bravo Howard County Health Department!!!

You can’t see me but I am giving you a standing ovation in my pajamas (at 2:36 am no less). I just read this teeny tiny blurb in the Columbia Flier about the health department creating a Community Based Care Team.  This group helps clients who have been recently discharged from Howard County General Hospital … Continue reading

African-American Culture Fair at Columbia Mall this Saturday

It is my distinct pleasure to invite you to come by Columbia Mall on Saturday, February 22, 2014 for the Annual African-American Cultural Fair. Learn about African-American history here in Howard County and abroad. Meet representatives from the many African-American organizations that support the community in Howard County. Bring your kids, learn something new, and … Continue reading

Holding my applause for CVS/pharmacy

Holding my applause for CVS/pharmacy

Take it easy and read this entire post before you start giving me dirty looks. I’m not hating on CVS.  Please don’t send me emails talking about how I need to be grateful about the recent announcement regarding their cease on the sale tobacco products. I am actually extremely grateful. I am proud of my … Continue reading

Party Over Here!! Blog Party tomorrow!

Hey y’all!! Those Ho Co Bloggers are at it again. It’s time for a party in the dead of winter. Let the church say AMEN!!! This time it’s not the bar scene as we know it. Come on out to Alexandra’s Restaurant at the Resort at Turf Valley (yeah the golf course/hotel joint on Route … Continue reading

Ultimate List of 45 Man Tips

I found this list to be rather interesting. Thought you might like it too especially if you’re raising a boy (although many of them are applicable for girls). My personal favorites are #9, 11, 26 (OOOH!! 26 is good), hallelujah for #35, 37, 41 (that one will bless your life), and 43 (AMEN!!) So many … Continue reading

Are you ready for Commitment Day?

Are you ready for Commitment Day?

If you follow my blog, you would know that I am a runner and nearly certified health nut. I am always interested in ways to help people maintain good health and have fun simultaneously (healthy doesn’t always have to equal boring). Anyway, I just found out about this event taking place here in Columbia and … Continue reading

The Phantom of the Ex

This post may not make a whole lot of sense but if you’ve ever been screwed over by a man and haven’t fully healed from it, you’ll feel me on this. Yesterday I went to the Apollo Theater in Harlem, NY for the day to cover a very special forum about HIV and healthy relationships … Continue reading

The Plot Thickens at The Verona

Well it looks like the County Government isn’t taking this apartment business lying down. They’re getting up. Tom Carbo, Director of the Howard County Department of Housing and Community Development, Marsha McLaughlin, Director of Planning and Zoning, and the Honorable (and apparently “Dreamy“) Dr. Calvin Ball, Councilman representing District 2, are presenting a community discussion … Continue reading

Give the Verona Apartments sale a chance

Give the Verona Apartments sale a chance

Lemme be honest with you about something: I didn’t pay attention to this issue at first because quite frankly I didn’t care. But something bugged me about it once I heard a few things. And let’s face it, when there is talk about subsidized housing more than likely it involves my people so I guess … Continue reading

Faith not fear (yes that is corny)

WHEW!!!!!!! I ain’t gonna front on this one y’all. My life is a grand mess these days. For the past two weeks, I’ve been putting out fire after fire. It’s been sunshine for two minutes then a thunderstorm for two hours. I couldn’t even enjoy my blessed birthday. I’ve been working extremely hard taking every … Continue reading

How to pitch to an editor

How to pitch to an editor

First of all, give me a round of applause. This is my 100th post on this blog. WOOOO HOOOO!!!! If you follow my blog regularly, you know that my part time job is a freelance health writer. I get all kinds of email requests for media coverage. Most of it is very unappealing (it’s so … Continue reading

Sharing my joy from the weekend

I finished my second half marathon yesterday. The Rock and Roll Philadelphia Half Marathon. And may I just say it was sooooooooooo much better than Zooma in Annapolis. Flat and fast course. Good music. Perfect weather. Lots of crowd support on the course. Scenic view of the Schulkyll River. In other words: Awesome times ten!!! … Continue reading

Black Men as introverts. The plot thickens…

One of my favorite blogs is Very Smart Brothas. Two provocative, articulate Black men who blog about life, relationships, and anything else in between.  Many times they piss a lot of folks off including yours truly. Many times they say the things that everyone else is thinking but don’t want to say out loud (again … Continue reading

Mothers getting Father’s Day cards

I’m going to keep this one brief. I get the whole concept of honoring single moms on Father’s Day. But I simply do not agree. I am a mom who has to serve both roles in my children’s lives even though I’m married. However, I wouldn’t have children at all if it wasn’t for their … Continue reading

Things That Make Me Smile: A Synergy Selfie

So I walk into Synergy this morning for Boxercise class and see the staff gathered together taking this selfie. The breathe strips are in support of California Chrome, the horse that is a nose length’s away from the Triple Crown. Apparently the Belmont Stakes said ‘No’ to the strips at first but are changing their … Continue reading