Mishmash and Miscellany

We have rounded out the second week of school in our neck of the woods and it has been busy, as usual. Here's the mishmash rundown... My dear hubby thought what better way to start off the back to school season than with a school of fish?! Eric texts me from the pet store, where he was … Continue reading Mishmash and Miscellany

Tattoo Part Two

Since leaving Hawaii, I knew that I wanted to help people. To help people do what I did, and I'm not just talking about losing weight. Fitness is the vehicle, but more than that, I wanted to help people discover their own strength. To help moms see that being a martyr and giving without ceasing helps … Continue reading Tattoo Part Two

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

Pee and some other stuff…

The minions were playing in the wading pool, splashing and having all kinds of watery springtime fun in their bathing suits. I had made some lemonade for us and laid out a little blanket to lay on and watch them play. Awe... my little beautiful babies. I love the spring and summer. Hannah decides she … Continue reading Pee and some other stuff…

Shame Gremlins

Brene Brown discusses in her book Daring Greatly the difference between shame and guilt. Guilt is about feeling bad about something done, while shame is feeling bad about the self. Being very goal-oriented this deployment, I've set my sights on getting my group training certification, my spin certification, as well as running in various races and … Continue reading Shame Gremlins