Running for the Right Reasons

Headed to the trail for a run this morning. I needed a bit of a reprieve from running in the 'hood, as I was a bit traumatized last week, after crossing paths with a couple of 'buff' looking dogs. (You know, the ones with the super thick chests and tiny little butts.) Now I'm not…

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It’s Been a Good Week

My mom has been visiting for the past week, so my writing schedule has been a bit off. And that's okay. I am fortunate to have this time to spend with her. We've been walking daily,. My almost 87 year old mom has been managing a couple of hilly miles a day. It was also…

It’s Time to Kick Diet Culture to the Curb

Your body is incredibly smart. There is so much it does without you even thinking about it. For example, I bet your heart is beating right this very second. And you're not even telling it to. In the words of the BIG GUY, you are incredibly made. Yet, we tend to forget just how wise…

Dream Small

I look forward to Monday mornings. Weekends are typically action packed (I married a man who can't sit still), so I appreciate the slower start to my day once the work week begins. (And the fact I no longer teach doesn't hurt my love for Monday mornings either.) We spent this past weekend 'out in…

One Word: What’s Been Standing in Your Way?

Your ONE WORD is personal. You picked it for a reason. Perhaps it came from a place of hope. A place where you saw the possibility of growth. Of making your life better. Maybe it came from a "Come to Jesus" moment like this reader (disclaimer...the following are exerts): I was sitting in the hot…