A suicide attempt story by a woman who is grateful to be alive

Opening Note May is Mental Health Month, and this article is in honor of this month, plus it’s my birthday month, and I’m glad to still celebrate birthdays! This is an extra-long post. As a warning, I tell you the story of my suicide attempt. This is 100% from my point of view. It has … Read moreA suicide attempt story by a woman who is grateful to be alive

Friends for fitness, best way to get moving again!

Do you have friends for fitness? I sure hope you do. If not, I want to implore you to made a serious effort to find some pals that love exercising, working out, training, whatever word you love to call moving your body! We are all creatures of community and having friends who love to move … Read moreFriends for fitness, best way to get moving again!

New recipes that fit a no-gluten, no-meat, no-dairy meal plan #DiabetesFoodHub

I made a promise to my certified diabetes educator, registered dietitian Marcey Robinson 8 years ago when I gave up gluten, meat,dairy and alcohol. The promise was to make a concerted effort to find and try new recipes at least twice a month, to keep cooking and eating at home interesting and engaging. I am … Read moreNew recipes that fit a no-gluten, no-meat, no-dairy meal plan #DiabetesFoodHub

Navigating ambiguous loss and estrangement during the holiday season

I work at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities and every time I log in to our electronic system, I see notices about things happening on the various campuses. A few weeks ago I saw a notice about a training on Ambiguous Loss by Pauline Boss, PhD. I was curious, as the word ambiguous feels … Read moreNavigating ambiguous loss and estrangement during the holiday season

3 reasons to race on a holiday for fun & fitness

I love races! I don’t love holidays, but I do enjoy movement and race companies like to create races on various holidays. Here in the USA, Thanksgiving is a good day for 5K races. All the eating that happens this day is excellent motivation to start the day off with some running and walking. I … Read more3 reasons to race on a holiday for fun & fitness

Getting back in the game after a big time out

I’m back! Yes, it’s been a tad over two months since I wrote a blog post. I have lots of excuses and as of today, none of them much matter. At long last, I feel ready to resume my weekly posting and I’ve even picked up the editing process on my book. Here’s one explanation … Read moreGetting back in the game after a big time out

Do you sit, stand, run or recline at your desk?

Do you spend a good amount of time working at a desk? I do! After all, I’m the Internship Coordinator at the University of Minnesota in the College of Food, Agriculture and Natural Sciences (CFANS) and I spend a lot of time emailing students, supervisors and more. PLUS I am a writer working on my … Read moreDo you sit, stand, run or recline at your desk?