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

I Love George Bailey

*It wouldn't be Christmas to me without George Bailey. I wrote this piece some time ago and I read it often as a reminder to myself to hang in there when I'm feeling the way George did on his "crucial night". If you are having a crucial night yourself, I ask that you remember that … Continue reading I Love George Bailey

Fuel Yourself

“But how will I do this when you’re not here to make me do it?”  This is an understandable question regarding working out from a client whose time period with a trainer is about to come to its end. For some, it’s an easy answer: don’t stop working with your trainer and you’ll never have … Continue reading Fuel Yourself

Your Inner Voice

"Some people hear their own inner voices with great clearness. And they live by what they hear. Such people become crazy... or they become legend."  -Jim Harrison   Many moons ago, I remember asking my psychology professor if people who were crazy knew that they were crazy or if they just went through their days in a blissful … Continue reading Your Inner Voice