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Gratitude Confessions

Posted by – January 25, 2016

Three days before Thanksgiving!

Three days before the end of our 40-Day Gratitude Challenge!

We've spent 37 days counting every way in which we have been abundantly blessed, kept through the storms, clothed, fed, loved, supported and healed.

And now we gather around the table with our families. We share our #GratitudeConfessions. We bless the food and the hands...

The New Orleans Advocate: GirlTrek Makes Strides Towards Health, Involvement

Posted by – September 30, 2015

Charlene Buckner wakes up at 4:30 a.m. to go to work at Lil Dizzy’s Cafe from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. She sensed “something was going on” with her body but “didn’t connect weight with fatigue.”

But over the past three years, Buckner has lost 130 pounds, first by changing her eating habits and then pledging to walk 30 minutes a day as a member of GirlTrek.

When she first began exercising, Buckner was unable to scale the incline of the Lower 9th Ward levee. “Now, I run up and down,” she said.

NBC News: GirlTrek is Transforming Lives of Women Through Walking

Posted by – September 11, 2015

Surgeon General Vivek Murthy unveiled a call to action Wednesday, encouraging walking and walkable communities with the Step It Up initiative.

"We are facing an explosion of chronic illnesses," Murthy said. "Seven out of ten deaths can be prevented by lifestyle changes including physical activity such as walking."

Surgeon General Murthy says just 22 minutes a day of brisk walking can help reduce diabetes and heart disease and it's important to make sure that there are safe walkways available all for adults and children, in order to truly address the lack of physical activity.