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Floating My Way to Nirvana

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New experiences slow aging, so for my birthday I tried to float my way to nirvana. As a gift, my Frenchman offered me a Flotation Therapy session. I left my comfort zone, overcame claustrophobia and closed myself in a flotation tank for a total mind and body experience.

Flotation therapy dates back to 1954 when Dr. John Lilly, a physician […]

My book: Home Sweet Hardwood

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Home Sweet Hardwood, A Title IX Trailblazer Breaks Barriers Through Basketball looks like a basketball book, but don’t let the title fool you, the real story is about the courage it takes to pursue one’s dreams.

It is an amazing journey through the resiliency of the human spirit. Possessing remarkable grace in the face of numerous adversities, McKinzie shows readers that it’s not about the challenges faced, but rather how we handle each hurdle in life. By emphasizing the importance of pursuing dreams, this touching story inspires readers of all ages not to give up their aspirations.