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Get to Know Dr. Jess Tregle, Msc.D., New Orleans Spiritual Health Guru

The young woman with multi-colored hair strands matching her kaleidoscopic paisley dress, as pictured on her homepage, might not appear to be your traditional doctor in white lab coat in a sterile examination room. She greets you — with a warm, “Hi beautiful soul!” — and offers prescriptions that cannot be filled at a pharmacy, but within the self. New Orleans-born Dr. Jess Tregle counts herself principally as a Natural Healing Specialist, Metaphysician, and Empowerment Coach. Dr. Tregle, whose book Heal Your Spirit & Empower Your Life, came out earlier this spring, recently shared her thoughts about holistic health, meditation, and expressions of self-love with NoDef. 

New Orleans Woman Engaged to Popeyes Chicken

Have you heard the expression, “if you love it so much, why don’t you marry it?” One New Orleans woman took it a step further — and became a viral sensation. 

Louisiana Ranks Top 10 Most Gambling-Addicted States

Turns out there is a high cost to letting les bon temps roule. According to a new study by WalletHub, Louisiana is one of the top ten most gambling-addicted states in the country. 

Trayvon Martin’s Parents to Speak at Dillard University

It has been over five years since the death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, who was shot and killed on February 26, 2012, by neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman. Martin’s death sparked a national outrage and a renewed dialogue across social media and countrywide leaders about the reality of racial injustice in the United States. Martin’s parents, activists Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin, will appear at Dillard University on Monday (4.24) to discuss love, injustice, and the impact that their son’s short life has had on the international civil rights movement. 

NOLA Lore: The Real Vampires of New Orleans

Each week, J.A. Lloyd will take readers through the secret and sometimes unexamined legends, myths, and folklore of New Orleans past. For the fourth installment, Lloyd continues with her experience meeting the real vampires of the Crescent City. 

Louisiana Named One of the Least Green States in America

Ahead of Earth Day this Saturday (4.22), an official ranking of the greenest states in America was released Tuesday. WalletHub conducted the survey, analyzing the fifty states on key criteria like environmental quality, eco-friendly behaviors, and climate-change contributions. Despite Louisiana’s major contributions to solar power technology in recent years, the state made the list in the top ten least-green states. 

NOLA Lore: The Casket Girls

Each week, J.A. Lloyd will take readers through the secret and sometimes unexamined legends, myths, and folklore of New Orleans past. For the third installment, Lloyd continues to explore the existence of the vampire with the story of the Casket Girls. 

Weekend Planner: Egg Hunts, Keg Hunts, Easter Brunches, and Boat Rides

The traditional Easter parades will roll through the Quarter on Sunday, but all weekend there will be opportunities for New Orleanians to celebrate the end of Lenten. Whether you're looking for family-friendly brunchin' and cruisin' on the water or a boozy, adults-only egg hunt is more your speed, there are options for everyone to celebrate. Read on for the best picks around town this weekend. 

Louisiana Residents Divided Over LGBTQ Rights and Religious Freedom Laws, Study Says

The sixth installment of the 2017 Louisiana Survey released on Thursday (4.13) reveals that the state’s residents are clearly divided along political lines when it comes to rights for the LGBTQ community. Though public opinion favors the existence of anti-discrimination laws in the workplace, Louisiana is split over “religious-freedom” laws that allow businesses to deny services to same-sex couples on the basis of religion. 

Fit & Faithful: Lenten Tips for Week 3

Orangetheory Fitness Coach Shares Diet & Exercise Insights

We’re approaching the end of the post-Carnival cleanse that the more faithful call Lenten. As part of our ongoing series, NoDef is calling upon a different health expert each week to ask for tips for the fit and faithful. By Easter, NoDef will have 40 tips for each day of the season. In the past few weeks, Laughing Lotus Yoga’s Dana Trixie Flynn and Jenny Kern of ILoveKickboxing have shared their health tips. This week, personal trainer Cat Forman offers her ten tips for getting in shape as well as some pointers to eating more sensibly without depriving yourself. 

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