Gifts for Future Me

I have a weird hack I use to get things done that I don’t really feel like doing sometimes. I divide life up into two separate “me’s.” There is current me, that probably doesn’t feel like meal prepping, brushing my teeth, working out, or (insert mundane task here), but then there’s also “future me” thatContinue reading “Gifts for Future Me”

You Aren’t Supposed to Be Perfect

If you’re anything like me, you’re pretty hard on yourself. I see this often reflected in my daughter, who also is so tough on herself whenever she makes a mistake and watching her struggle with her perfectionism is like a mirror reflecting back a place where I have a lot of work to do. EveryContinue reading “You Aren’t Supposed to Be Perfect”

When It’s Not About Size Anymore

I just completed my first month on a bodybuilding program. There were times I was tempted to give up, like when I was on vacation in Florida surrounded by delicious food or after my poor old dog passed away and I was craving the comfort of carbs like crazy. I’ve learned a ton and evenContinue reading “When It’s Not About Size Anymore”

The Difference is what You Do AFTER

Yesterday was what a favorite children’s book calls an “all bad, no good, very bad day.” Of course, in hindsight, I can see how my thoughts spiraled to make it seem like that, but in the midst of it all…I lost that perspective. It all started with my daughter having some very painful complications fromContinue reading “The Difference is what You Do AFTER”

You CANNOT Make Someone Else Healthy…and They Can’t Make You Unhealthy

This is a difficult and painful truth. Many of us have people in our lives we worry about, people who desperately need to make changes in their lifestyle to be healthier. It might be a parent, sibling, spouse, child, or close friend and it comes from a place of love. You can see them suffering.Continue reading “You CANNOT Make Someone Else Healthy…and They Can’t Make You Unhealthy”

When the Going Gets Tough, the Tough…?

This past week has been one of the hardest in my life emotionally. I’m not ready to get into specifics and everyone is ok, but I feel like my heart was put through a blender. On top of what was going on in my personal life, my coworker had to be out of state forContinue reading “When the Going Gets Tough, the Tough…?”

Cultivating Joy in Rocky Soil

I don’t know a single person who has had an easy year this year. Most families I know have had health challenges of some kind. Others have had employment challenges or financial woes. Everywhere, there are additional stresses of remote work and learning and the pain of isolation from our usual social outlets. More personally,Continue reading “Cultivating Joy in Rocky Soil”

Why 2020 is THE Year to Work on Your Health!

There is not a single person I know who isn’t having a rough time this year. I know people struggling with work circumstances, either having lost a job or having to work crazy hours to make up for cutbacks. I know people worried about their health or the health of their loved ones. I knowContinue reading “Why 2020 is THE Year to Work on Your Health!”