3.5 years

Sitting here socially distanced and masked up since early spring, I often wonder about how much people have likely ramped up drinking - out of fear. Out of boredom. Anxiety. Anger. So much anger. Because yep, it’s an election year on top of everything else. Just days away from an election that will determine our … Continue reading 3.5 years

Those Moments

I have loved the ocean as long as I can remember. It's unknown depths, countless lives beneath the surface, and breathtaking beauty are simply mesmerizing. I always come away from the beach stunned and in awe of this extraordinary planet. We've had the distinct privilege of living near many oceanside locations: Beach on NAS Whidbey … Continue reading Those Moments

Back Then

I remember feeling amazed and nervously excited when I descended the stairs in our tiny 2-bedroom apartment to tell my husband of 8 years I was pregnant. He looked up at me, "Really?!" Nodding, I confirmed what we'd been planning for about a year. We were thrilled. I devoured all the books, the guided meditations … Continue reading Back Then

Lemons, Lemonade, Lillies, and Other Luxurious Little Things

There are lemons that grow over our fence! REAL lemons! In February! I showed a picture to the hubby of a planter contraption on Pinterest one evening. He replied, "Hmm. That's doable." I didn't give it much thought, until the next day he brought home supplies and made this! I love it! Yay container gardening! … Continue reading Lemons, Lemonade, Lillies, and Other Luxurious Little Things

Teachers

Excited for their respective field trips, both kids had no trouble getting out of bed. "Where's my class shirt?!" One hollered from the closet. "Hanging right there," I hollered back. "Right where you hung it up last night so you wouldn't forget it...." I continued, mumbling the last part to myself as I grabbed the … Continue reading Teachers

Faking It

A-hem. Not that kind of faking. I had a conversation with a friend the other day who hasn't seen me in person for over 6 or 7 months. After posting some silliness from a dress up day at work, the conversation drifted to something along theses lines: "By the way, you look amazing...You were already looking … Continue reading Faking It

Brain Bombs and Power

I fired off an email to a friend/mentor of mine after having an off week. In training people, it is much the same as in training yourself. There are excuses, days where you just aren't feeling it, and many, many qualifiers. Qualifiers typically go something like this: Client: "I wish I could lose weight faster. I'm working … Continue reading Brain Bombs and Power