A couple of weeks ago, I saw an intriguing book in the bookstore. “How to Train a Wild Elephant and Other Adventures in Mindfulness”, by Jan Chozen Bays. At the moment, I was definitely feeling like a wild elephant. OK, maybe I still am. Scattered, worried, uncoordinated, out of control, etc. I picked… Continue reading Mindful Monday: Use Non-Dominant Hand
Last year, I participated in my first triathlon. It had been YEARS (probably at least a decade!) since I had been on a bike…so that needed to change! Ruthie found a deal on a bike for me on Craigslist and I started training with Doug, as he’s been a cyclist for quite some time. I… Continue reading It’s Not Hard, It’s Just Up
Yesterday, my running buddy, Audrey, celebrated her third birthday…in heaven. I received many encouraging messages and comments from friends and family, which carried me through the day. I’ve had a couple of friends ask about her, about how we came to be connected and what #irunforaudrey means. I figured I should take the time to… Continue reading #irunforaudrey
The other day at work, a colleague walked by my office and poked her head in to say hi. “How are you?” she asked. My automatic reply…”I’m fine, how are you?” “Are you really ok?” she asked, concern in her voice and on her face. I shook my head. My throat closed up and my… Continue reading No, really….how are you?
Hello 2017!!! We know there’s nothing magical about January 1, but it is a good day to think about what we want to do over the next year. The time of reflection is done…now it’s time for action! I don’t make new year’s resolutions…I set goals! Badass goals! Why write goals at the beginning of… Continue reading Promises, promises…
A few months ago, Facebook introduced “reactions.” For a while we only had the ‘like’ button, then they added a ‘dislike’ button (I think? Or am I making that up?), but now we can react with many different emotions depending on how the status, story, photos, etc. makes us feel. We can express sorrow… Continue reading Angry? Sad? I dunno!
I saw this quote a few weeks ago on Instagram and it’s been on my mind ever since. Mostly because, well, I’m not very good at it. But I want to be. I really, really do. I’m selfish. I am often distracted when others are talking to me (multi-tasking is not cool). I’m usually thinking… Continue reading Importance