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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 … Continue reading When Life Hands You a Pumpkin

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 … Continue reading To Hell With Waiting for January 1st

When Is It ENOUGH? (5 Strategies for Creating Space and Building Contentment)

There is a bit of a counter-culture budding up against the grind of what we call the "American Dream." You know the "dream" I'm talking about... It's the "dream" that promises us happiness. Under a few conditions...  If we work hard at school, we will go to a nice college. If we do well in … Continue reading When Is It ENOUGH? (5 Strategies for Creating Space and Building Contentment)

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 … Continue reading Friction

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

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 … Continue reading The Waiting Game

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 … Continue reading The Power of Intimacy

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 … Continue reading What is the Right Amount of News?