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In The Arena

Welp, that was humbling. I haven’t been to the gym since January 9. First vacation, and then I got slammed by a nasty sinus cold for two weeks. Today was a struggle to workout.Full disclosure, I was pretty angry with myself when I started. Thoughts of…you could have been doing something not just laying on …

Mercy Me

In a recent interview with Elizabeth Gilbert the host asked her, “what do you think is the most important thing a woman can do for herself especially in today’s world”? Elizabeth Gilbert: “To show herself mercy.We live in a very merciless world and it’s particularly merciless on women and we are so merciless against ourselves. …

Is Overwhelm Your New Normal?

It’s easy to talk about self care and making ourselves a priority, But then an urgent meeting pops up, the kids get sick, we get the “surprise” that the in-laws are coming for the weekend. All our best intentions for taking care of ourselves, hitting the gym, eating better and getting more sleep are put …

Manipulated by marketing

this morning i was up early to catch a flight so my breakfast was some almond butter on crackers. not perfection, but decent enough for 4:30 am. as i’m eating the crackers i stop and notice the box…and then i got mad. why do the marketers feel the need, or have the right, to tell …

Summer shenanigans

summer is finally upon us! i love warm weather. i love sun. i love the beach. sadly iowa doesn’t provide me with great beaches, but that’s what planes are for! in high school and college i was a lifeguard and loved spending literally 12 hours a day at the pool or the lake. i had …

What are you looking at?

consider this carefully. many of us spend time looking at ourselves, and often being pretty critical. this is too big, that is too lumpy, this is wrinkly, that is…well that is just plain nasty. sound familiar? we are pros when it comes to looking at ourselves and making judgments. but what if we tried spending …