When Two Worlds Collide

Sounds like a title for a Sci-Fi book, doesn't it? But what I'm actually referring to is the moment when my school world and my church world came face to face...and then overlapped...and then became entangled. And while I could have used different verbiage, I needed to get my point across. The merge was not without difficulty.…

The Daniel Plan: Take 3

This past week's chapter? Fitness. I'll be 50 in a few months. Four to be precise. And I am telling you this for three two reasons. One, I'm old. (Thought I should put that out there. It does, however, mean I have a lot of experience.) Two, memory issues may be a factor in what I am…

Better Late Than Never

Last week, while attempting to write this post,  I got stuck in the what the heck do I want to say? What’s my purpose in writing this? What point am I trying to make? This past Saturday marked the final day of National Eating Disorder Awareness Week. You may have noticed #nedawarenessweek in social media.…

What If…

What if you focused on the miracle of your body, rather than your outward appearance? Could you accept yourself if the image in the mirror did not meet the standards of our thinness obsessed society? If you did not have a thigh gap? If your bones did not protrude? But you felt healthy and strong? What if you could actually see how the food…

Perspective

This summer, after months of procrastinating, I finally mustered up enough courage to make an appointment for my yearly gynecological exam (which at this point would not even qualify as yearly) . Now there are several reasons I would rather walk barefoot across hot coals than go to this appointment. Some are quite obvious (stirrups), and some not…