Rerouting…

Back in my serial-dieting-disordered-eating days, I sometimes turned to a minimal food, 4 day crash diet. The particulars and name of the diet aren't important, but I will say that canned green beans and a small hamburger patty never tasted so good. As I became more educated in nutrition and fitness, I viewed the thought of any … Continue reading Rerouting…

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5 steps to badass

  Psst...hey you. Yeah YOU- the one baking that 15th tray of bake sale cookies to replace the ones agreed to by peeps who neglected to come through with theirs. And YOU- manning that volunteer post an hour past your scheduled exit time after it becomes apparent that your relief person is a no-show. Those … Continue reading 5 steps to badass

Valentine’s Day already?

*This is a post I wrote 10 years ago for my first blog, Saucy40Mom. The best thing about writing your stories down is that in the re-reading, they allow you to time travel back to various places in your evolvement and chuckle gratefully that you're not where you were then. In 10 years I've done … Continue reading Valentine’s Day already?

Stuck in PARK?

How do you get out of PARK and motivate yourself into action? By tossing feelings in the back seat and allowing faith to ride shotgun.  Feelings have their place in your world, but they tend to be shaky companions in that they're often dishonest and will frequently distract you from the destination you're aiming for by leading you … Continue reading Stuck in PARK?

Who’s in charge here?

Several years back, I remember telling a good friend that I admired the way he could decide how he was going to feel about things and then will himself to feel that way. (Well, I told him I admired it. Truth be told, I was torn between envy and irritation over his possession of that trait, … Continue reading Who’s in charge here?

Hey Starbucks- ya got trouble…

If life worked like a Musical as I've so often wished, I'd just spell it out in song like  The Music Man did. Trouble with a capital "T" and that rhymes with "C" and that stands for CONNECTION. According to recently appointed Starbucks CEO Kevin Johnson in this interview  with Fast Company editor Bob Safian, Starbucks is "a consumer brand … Continue reading Hey Starbucks- ya got trouble…