There is knowledge and there are lessons to be learned from every religion, even if you are not a practicing member or follower. From Hinduism, we learn about chakras, or energy nodes in the human body. There are seven chakras, each with a specific purpose and location along the base of the spine to the top of the head. The chakras are thought to be associated with emotional and physical aspects … [Read more...] about Hinduism 101
I have only been in Colorado for three days, but I feel like I have already learned so much about myself. The first day I took skiing lessons I was the worst one in the class. During our lunch break I walked back slowly and painfully to the hotel and cried. I was frustrated and discouraged. Everyone around me was progressing and getting ready for the ski lifts while I was still just trying to move … [Read more...] about How My Trip to Colorado Taught Me to Deal with Discouragement
“One in three women will be beaten or raped in her lifetime.” This staggering statistic was the opening line of the Spotlight monologue in the 2013 script of The Vagina Monologues. I had the honor to perform in the show this past weekend at Wesleyan University. Many other universities and communities engaged in vagina love this past week in honor of V-Day. The V-Day movement began fifteen years … [Read more...] about V-Day: Bringing a Voice to Vaginas and an End to the Violence
Have you noticed that many women tend to lose their identity once they are in relationships? Is it possible to maintain the “me” while being part of a “we”? The short answer is yes, but there is much more to this occurrence than just simply being lost in love. Psychoanalyst Beverly Engel opines that many women are hard wired and encouraged since birth to be dependent, whereas males are given more … [Read more...] about The Importance of Personal Growth in a Relationship
Today is my last and final blog as Lady Lennia. I have enjoyed blogging and hanging up the cover of the magazine at my workstation! I am honored to be such an inspiration to everyone and honored to be a Lady Lennia. I hope my blogs and articles will always inspire, even 50 years from now. I just wanted to recap on some key things to remember. The less stress, the better. Don’t sweat the small … [Read more...] about Lady Lennia Courtney Says Good-bye!
Summer is right around the corner, and now is the perfect time to start getting in shape for the sunny days to come. With this in mind, here are a few eating tips for attaining and maintaining your summer beach body: Smaller Portions Try eating smaller meals throughout the day. Research has shown that eating six smaller meals as opposed to three large meals will keep your metabolism (your body's … [Read more...] about Slim Down for Summer: Your Ticket to Looking and Feeling Great
Lady Lennia Sha'da: Maintaining a Polished and Professional Look IMAGE IS KEY! Upon graduating, it is important to maintain a polished image regardless of the field that you are going into. I work in corporate fitness, and while that position may not seem to require as much of a polished look as, say, a news anchor, it is still important to maintain a professional and put together image. I … [Read more...] about Lady Lennia Sha’da: Maintaining a Polished and Professional Look
As a college senior facing your last year, you might've contemplated deleting a good 1,000 or so friends from Facebook. During those four, five, maybe even six years of undergrad, one will most likely experience lots of drama from lots of people they’d prefer not to bring along into the real world. The next step for most is to ask the question, "How do I free myself from pointless and negative … [Read more...] about Re-examining Negative Relationships