The thing is not the thing

"Until you learn to heal the wounds of your past, you will continue to bleed into the future. You can bandage it with food, alcohol, drugs or work, but eventually it will stain your life and you will continue to bleed."   -Iyanla Vanzant Healing the wounds of the past begins by acknowledging the wounds of the past. … Continue reading The thing is not the thing

On the flip-side: the weight loss smackdown

Let's get to the meat of the matter and for once, nothing else. Yeah, I know- extremely hard for me. I'm all about the "something else". But for today, meat of the matter ONLY. You want to lose weight and you want to do it yesterday. Preferably without the bells, whistles, and what you may … Continue reading On the flip-side: the weight loss smackdown

Awareness… against my will

Let's cut the shit and get real. Let's really lay it out there. So much so that let's not even soften the word shit with an asterix to replace the i. And of course when I say "let's" that actually means "me" as in I'm about to cut through my own BS so I'm giving you all … Continue reading Awareness… against my will

How to access #beastmode

I'm going to be honest with you: I don't wake up most days raring to hit my workout hard. Or hit my workout at all. The only thing I feel like doing, if I didn't know not to ask myself, is crawling back into bed. This is why I've learned not to let myself feel at … Continue reading How to access #beastmode

So…what do you want?

One of my favorite sayings of Dr. Phil is, "you've got to name it to claim it." This means two things to me: You can't change something within yourself that you don't acknowledge.You can't expect to get what you want if you don't even know what that something is. If you're struggling with this acknowledging and knowing, … Continue reading So…what do you want?

Are you solid?

If I had to pick just one ultimate goal behind my passion for continuing to educate and strengthen my mind/body/spirit it would be my aspiration to become solid. The picture I'm given is of chocolate Easter bunnies. Hollow bunnies crumble at the slightest poke, whereas solid bunnies need a good gnawing to do them in (and even … Continue reading Are you solid?