Faith and Personal Growth · Health and Fitness · Writing

On Regret

I read other blogs and kept seeing the tag "DP Challenge". Not knowing what it was, I came across WordPress' Daily Prompt blog and, as the title suggests, offers daily topic prompts. Here is my first. Everyone has those moments where they rehearse in their minds the 43 things they wish they'd said in the heat… Continue reading On Regret

Faith and Personal Growth · Health and Fitness

Dash Recap: A Day in the Life of a Warrior

Ahh, Warrior Dash day! I love the energy of race day! It's just fun getting out there with other folks to play! On the way down to the "battleground", I stopped at a Starbucks to get some coffee and one of those spinach feta egg white wraps. (I love them!) I then had to stop… Continue reading Dash Recap: A Day in the Life of a Warrior

Faith and Personal Growth · Health and Fitness

To The Beginner

It sucks starting something new. Having hope is scary. I know, you've had hope before and then it didn't work. You see those skinny chicks and wonder how it would be to live like that. You think, "I'd be happy in my life, if only I looked like that." Staying the same just isn't an… Continue reading To The Beginner

Faith and Personal Growth · Health and Fitness

Pride (aka Tooting One’s Own Horn)

A collective conversation happening with some of my health and fitness peeps has sparked my thoughts in the arena of pride. It's interesting as we become healthy, lose weight, gain strength and do all the things that were once thought impossible, people around us start out supportive, and then either join in the movement with… Continue reading Pride (aka Tooting One’s Own Horn)


So This is What Schizophrenia Feels Like

I love to write. While I doubt I'll be selling the next New York Times best seller anytime soon, (at least while the littles are still little), I do enjoy having a creative outlet and and entertaining the 3 people (including my parents) who think I'm "just the best". Recently, I was contacted to write… Continue reading So This is What Schizophrenia Feels Like

Faith and Personal Growth · Family


With the onset of fall, the upcoming hustle and bustle of the Halloween/Thanksgiving/Christmas hoopla, I'm feeling a bit nostalgic about our life (and weather) in Hawaii. There is much I do not miss about life in Hawaii, but when I'm freezing my tootsies off in the pacific northwest rain, wearing warm boots and still cranking… Continue reading Ripples

Faith and Personal Growth · Family

Positives of a deployment…

With deployment looming in the not-so-distant future, I was thinking yesterday about some of the things I actually look forward to during a deployment. Things like mowing the lawn. Yep. I actually LOVE mowing the lawn. There is something so gratifying about seeing those freshly made tracks on the grass, the smell of it mixed… Continue reading Positives of a deployment…

Faith and Personal Growth

Action Breeds Feeling

So often I would say to myself, "When I _______________, then I'll do _______________ . When I feel better, then I'll get out and meet people. When I weigh x then I'll be happy. When I have more confidence, then I will try that new thing. What I have discovered though is that the opposite… Continue reading Action Breeds Feeling

Faith and Personal Growth · Health and Fitness


Over the past 6 months I have done things I never thought I would. Things I never thought I could. in addition to losing almost 45 pounds, 20+ inches, and seemingly shedding sizes weekly, I've gained an incredible amount of confidence. And it's not just confidence in appearance, although there is that too. It's more… Continue reading Fear