Time to Refocus on Fitness

I miss the gym. I’m one of those nerdy kids who discovered fitness late, and then became addicted.  I started running, and I got so into it that I eventually ran a marathon. I love weight lifting so much that I once did a bikini competition.  I’ve worked at two different (very different) gyms.  I’ve... Continue Reading →

Stay Fabulous

It’s so poetic and counterintuitive that there is freedom to be found in structure. Weird to say, but I guess I like structure. I like having a morning routine to set me to rights, and a night routine to put myself to bed. These things can become indispensable companions in a world that’s topsy turvy.

An Unexpected Peace

I surprised myself this morning by waking up feeling dead calm.  Not stressed at all. Not even the slightest hint of anxiety.  I felt healthy and centered.  Wow, this was unexpected. What a gift!  Nearly my first thought upon waking was, what have I done lately to deserve this?  Have I kept a perfect diet?... Continue Reading →

The Upside of Jealousy

Experiencing jealousy is completely normal. Wait, let me say it again, just in case you missed it...

Getting jealous is normal.

It doesn’t make you bad, or immoral.  It is not proof that you are a terrible person or a terrible friend.

Reasons to Be Cheerful

It takes a little effort for someone like me to remain cheerful.  One thing that works is to consciously acknowledge the things for which I am grateful.  Yes, sometimes this feels about as appealing to me as eating a big ol' pile of brussel sprouts, but it's worth it.

My Storm Story

Everyone’s storm story is different, and hell, I’m home now on the EIGHTH DAY, so I may as well tell you ours. Oh, and I’ll try to throw in a few pictures along the way!

The Gremlin Rides at 5:45

It started at 5:45 this evening.  It began as a tiny whisper. Something about it having been a “stressful” Monday, and how nice a big glass of red would be.   Just one. It nagged at me, as it tried to convince me that one glass of wine was downright healthy.  Perfect with dinner.  A great... Continue Reading →

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