Hey guys! This week was busier than usual at the clinic and I am feeling it for sure. I took a loooooong bath Tuesday night with a glass of wine and I honestly could have done that every night and still might feel this tired. Flu season is upon us! Stay hydrated and full of vitamin C. Here are the 5 things on my mind this Friday. Links are embedded in the titles unless otherwise specified. As always thanks for reading and letting me share with you.

Tennessee Weather

There is no link with this one but I have to start off by saying the weather has been wonderful a couple days this week and I’m so grateful! I took the photo above on Wednesday at Steele Creek Park in Bristol when I took Joe to the park in 60 degree weather. Joe has been more adventurous with heights so he climbed to the top of the hill with me where I got this shot. Part of the water was frozen and it was breathtaking. This picture represents to me why people love Tennessee. I call this my sanctuary.

Lush Bath Bombs Sale

Since I was thinking about relaxing in the soaker tub this week I thought I’d share my favorite brand of bath bombs with you. They are running a BOGO sale and just restocked some items. Check it out! They use natural products and are incredibly creative. I love buying some for myself and they are always a big hit as gifts. The BOGO sale is a perfect excuse to try them out. All their bath bombs can be found here if the sale has been picked over.

New Favorite Work Out Song

This song has been on repeat all week. I have been listening to it at the gym to get me pumped up to run or push harder. I even listen to it while I’m getting ready and I can’t help but dance. We have a choreographed dance to it in my class at the YMCA and I instantly fell in love. If you’re looking for a hype dance, let me introduce you to “Burnin’ Up” by Jessie J featuring 2 Chainz.

Agota Springs in Kingsport, TN

When I saw that this spa was located in Kingsport I almost couldn’t believe it. Agota Springs looks so serene. I think I’ll have to do some “research” and go get a massage there so I can tell you guys all about it. What do you think? Comment below if you’ve been there for spa services or if you’d like me to do a review.

Oprah’s Golden Globes Speech

I’m sure this speech has been/ will be featured on a lot of blogs this week but I wanted to give Oprah a shout out. I want to thank her for sharing the story of Recy Taylor. Recy Taylor was a black woman who was abducted at gun point and raped by 6 white men on September 3, 1944 in Alabama while she was walking home from church. In the days of Jim Crow you know how the story played out. None of the men were ever indicted. Recy Taylor never saw justice. She was married at the time and had a 3 year old daughter. Mrs. Taylor died on December 28, 2017 but continued to share her truth until she passed. These kinds of stories cannot leave our memories. We cannot become callous to them. I’m glad that Oprah reminded us of Recy Taylor’s story. I’m sure her family was touched to hear her name on the lips of so many influential people. I have been saddened many times at the thought of having to tell my daughter one day about how the world will try to hurt her. This speech gave me hope and I’m sharing it so that you may feel that hope too.

Until next time,


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