Contentment

I read an article today that struck a chord with me on multiple levels. The article discusses how a woman who is happy with herself is the beauty industry's nightmare. What can she be sold (or he for that matter) when there isn't some perceived "flaw" to fix? This covers so much more than the … Continue reading Contentment

Turn Off the Noise

I'm really tired. I'm tired of all the drama, the hype, the noise¬†around pursuing a healthy lifestyle. Have you heard the term orthorexia? According to the National Eating Disorders Association: Orthorexia nervosa is not currently recognized as a clinical diagnosis in the DSM-5, but many people struggle with symptoms associated with this term. Those who … Continue reading Turn Off the Noise

A Dose of Real

Recently over on Single Dad Laughing,¬†author Dan Pearce wrote about what he terms a disease of Perfection. (Please take the time to check it out and read through it. Go ahead, I'll wait.) In the article (that you just read), Dan discusses examples of very real situations, but that we are unable to reveal our … Continue reading A Dose of Real

Daring Greatly

I've mentioned before how much I admire, and have learned from, the author of Daring Greatly, Brene Brown. I am watching her on an episode of Lifeclass and am reminded again about the power of vulnerability. After receiving a call to interview for a Spin Instructor position at a local gym, I did my requisite … Continue reading Daring Greatly

Trepidation and Encouragement

On Tough Mudder eve, I'm feeling nervous. Like every new race, I'm always nervous. Anxiously reviewing the list of preparations, questioning whether there was enough training, enough sleep, enough nutrition....the list goes on and on. I have never regretted trying new things. Ever. I may have been in pain, achey for days, occasionally disappointed, and … Continue reading Trepidation and Encouragement

Daily Prompt: 6 Word Story

Today's prompt is to write a 6-word story of what the future holds, then expand on it in a post. "More of this, less of that." More fun things, less have-to-do obligations More reading and writing, less time wasting More working out, less procrastinating More menu planning, less asking, "what's for dinner?" More slow, less … Continue reading Daily Prompt: 6 Word Story