Art and History Collide

The Fire Hydrant Walking Tour of South Boston Author Chuck Klosterman said, “Art and love are the same thing; it’s the process of seeing yourself in things that are not you.” Inspiration was simple for f...

Celebrating Mothers

Throughout history the physical strength of men is well-documented. There’s the story of Atlas and his strong shoulders. Hercules and his Twelve Labours. But more impressive than the feats of physical vigor a...

JR Rider. Who?

In an interview with famed author Stephen King, he was once asked, “How do you write?” King’s reply was, “One word at a time.” At face value, King’s answer may seem a bit snarky. But take a minut...

The Nutrition Paradigm

A Well-Oiled Machine “I want to get in shape.” That’s one of the most common things people say when evaluating their lifestyle. Maybe you’ve put on a few extra pounds. Maybe you’ve developed new pain...

The 2014 Wedding Planner

You said,” Yes.” Now, the fun begins. Planning a wedding can run the spectrum between two words that begin with the letter E —exhilarating and exhausting. Along the way there could be other adjectives ...

There’s a Month For That

The month of February is best known for Valentine’s Day and the celebration of African-American History. But while I was doing a little research, I discovered a lengthy list of things recognized in February. ...

The Follow-Through

Well, 2014 is here. A new year presents a clean slate for us to change, or build on things, from the previous year. Each year I make a few resolutions that I’m confident I’ll keep and usually by March, I’...

The Black Friday Survival Guide

You’re sound asleep. A high pitch wakes you from slumber. You open your eyes, the blur matches the haze of convoluted thoughts. “Is it happening? Am I prepared for the zombie apocalypse?” As the pitch gro...

End-of-Life Decisions

“How long do I have to live?” It’s one of the hardest questions to consider for those with advanced, incurable diseases, such as terminal cancer. But it’s a question that deserves the most honest and a...

Stand United Against Cancer

Cancer affects all of us in some way or another. The American Cancer Society projects 1,660,290 new cases of cancer will be diagnosed this year alone. Strength in Numbers In conjunction with the care and supp...

Overcoming Cancer Fatigue

The term fatigue is looped in with “tiredness” which everyone experiences. A good night’s sleep usually refreshes the body. But fatigue is a lack of energy not relieved by sleep. Fatigue can be hamperin...

Sleeping with Pain

Sleep is one of the most important components of a healthy lifestyle. But, at times, pain can make sleep nearly impossible. Insufficient sleep can have a chain reaction effect on your wellbeing. In many cases, ...