Radical Re-humanization

Pain Is Not Inherently Problematic As a health educator, and a wellness coach, I spend a lot of time sharing strategies one can employ to reduce unnecessary suffering. Do you feel tense, tight, and overly charged up? Try moving your body to loosen the hold those unnecessarily dark thoughts seem to be having on you….

When Life Hands You a Pumpkin

Sometimes, life throws some combination of lemons, rotten tomatoes, and poopie diapers your way. Sometimes, it rains…then pours…then hails. And as you sit there with a tomato-stained T-shirt and the sting of lemon juice meeting an old scratch you didn’t even realize you still had… feeling cold, downtrodden and…let’s face it…a little pissed off…you can’t…

About That Whole Balance Thing…

I’ve been thinking about this whole idea of “balance.” I don’t know if it can actually be done. Or if it can…I don’t know that it’s something that can be sustained. I don’t know if I have any clinical psychological disorders to speak of…but I can tell you this…I’m neurotic. It’s a fun word, when…

To Hell With Waiting for January 1st

I’ve heard some version of the phrase “f**k 2020!” probably a billion times. I’m not even being hyperbolic. Between conversations with friends, social media, the news….yeah. Billion sounds about right. I get it. Trust me. I’m over it, too. This year has brought with it a monumental number of changes. Most of them have inspired…

What Do You Stand FOR?

I don’t know about you…but I’m getting a bit of “Anti” fatigue. Like a bunch of toddlers, we seem to be exceptionally adept at saying “no!” with a satisfyingly pouty face to those things we detest and want no part of. And it’s leaking into nearly every category of our lives. It’s almost like we…

It Takes All Kinds

Let me be absolutely clear, here…I love my fellow highly sensitive peeps. But we aren’t perfect. As a group, we can be awkward. We somehow manage to be both hyper aware of the subtle nuances of what’s happening with the people around us… and painfully oblivious to some of the more obvious events right in…

Friction

Friction (noun): The resistance one surface or object encounters when moving over another. Friction (noun) : Conflict or animosity caused by a clash of wills, temperaments, or opinions. I work in the realm of health and wellness…so naturally I spend time with other health and wellness professionals (us hooey people gots to stick together). And…

Seriously, Mr. President…WTF? (The Value of Getting Angry)

By the way…how do you feel about religion? I figured…since I was launching this thing about politics (which we all know we aren’t supposed to do), I might as well cover my bases and give religion a solid mention. The irony is that I JUST wrote a blog about being discerning about reading the news….

The Waiting Game

Have you ever gotten an action photo taken? You know the type…you decide you want a picture of yourself in mid-air? Or mid-run? Or mid…whatever? It’s oddly satisfying when you get it just right. There you are, captured in a photo that is paradoxically static… and always in movement. To look upon it conjures a…

The Power of Intimacy

I got a text from a friend, the other day. Actually…now that I think about it…”Friend” is probably not precisely the right word for what he means to me. I don’t think the English language has a word adequate enough to encompass it. Some people reach territory in our heart space that leave us breathless…

What is the Right Amount of News?

I’m a health coach, by trade. I live and breathe the stuff.  When I wake up in the morning, I begin by removing my pink eye mask and my earplugs. That is to say, I sleep like a damned high-maintenance princess.  I roll out of bed and pull up a yoga exercise video. I get…