Hem In

Last day of the 3.5 day mentorship and the overarching theme is authenticity. No, for reals. That word might be a little cliché, like vulnerability, since Brene Brown starting speaking out. But I promise, you have never been to a trade seminar that fostered such a culture of full-exposure. The reason we are here, to […]

Contentedness is Anathema to Me

My sister and I ask, what is it about us that makes us always looking out for something that we’re not doing now? It’s been like a huge life-long issue for us. I don’t think we’re alone; I can’t imagine we are. We never seem satisfied. We want another animal. Or another career. Or to […]

Health is not linear learning

This blog could change your life! Don’t miss it! My husband is going to school to be a certified Health Coach, and one of his assignments has been to go on a 21-day cleans. The idea is to eliminate all foods – even foods you’re addicted to like coffee and alcohol and cheese — that […]

who am i

If I don’t say “now-a-days” because only old people say that, does that mean I’m denying who I am, Or being sensitive to the times? Am I trying too hard to be like the young people, Or am I blending in? I don’t want to grow old so desperately that I am ultra- sensitive to […]

Muscle Gain? or Fat Gain?

Most people know that muscle weighs more than fat. But if you have started an exercise program and the scale is still not showing lower numbers, and in fact showing higher numbers, are you really gaining muscle or fat? I have frequently heard women who are new to exercise tell me their weight is going […]


I’m a gym-rat. And if you’re not, you might not quite get the implications of discipline in my life because of the time I spend in the gym. We gym-rats — or people who workout, or your kids in PE — are a people who regularly and intentionally put ourselves in situations that we literally […]

Decision Balance

I have positivity all around me. But I’m swallowed by self-pity. Do you put a time-limit on trying too hard inside pools of uncertainty? Do you set a standard for how long you’ll endure paddling upstream? How much positive thinking can a person absorb before admitting it’s never going to be me. I know I’m […]


I have this problem with directions. I get into my car (for ages this has happened, probably my whole 37-year driving career) I turn on the radio, or a podcast, or my thoughts about life, and I am suddenly on the wrong path. I know, when I get behind the wheel, where I’m going. I’m […]

100% and nothing less

I think when you lose, you can’t really, for reals, honestly say you tried your best. I go into any competition saying “All I can do is give my best… 100% of what I have. That’s all I have.” But today I lost. And I’m not really sure I can walk away saying I for […]