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 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…

What Does it Really Mean to Be Healthy?

See this? This is what I have been staring at while on the treadmill this past month. Fortunately, I've found a practical use for the chart. Mental math. Keeps my brain quick and sharp. Sometimes I add; sometimes I subtract. Sometimes I look for number patterns as I work my way horizontally across the chart.…

Numbers, Body Acceptance, and Making a Difference

In the educational world, there is a video based discussion platform called Flipgrid which allows students to share their voices (and faces) with others. It's rather simple to use (even for old people like me), so I was a bit surprised when I could hear, but couldn't see a couple of my students. When I…

A Lack of Intelligence

I thought it would only be fair to follow up my 'words of wisdom' post with a 'lack of intelligence' post. I'm aiming for full disclosure here. I'd hate for you to get the wrong idea. I frequently preach about the importance of listening to your body.  (Actually I do this ad nauseam. Ask anybody who…