Courage, Half Birthdays + Goals

Today, November 12th, is my 52 ½ Birthday!!! For some reason, I have always loved half birthdays! It’s just another day to celebrate a good life. To celebrate the day, I am here at Lake Owen in Cable, Wisconsin at my fourth Blue Harbor Writing Retreat. I’m here with Tony who coordinates these wonderful retreats. He is working on his amazing post-capitalism book series. Also here is Shirlene, writing a mystery novel. Dana, who is writing a short story, she got finished with draft one! And Maya who is very focused on her many writing projects.

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The Power of Gratitude to Transform Life

It’s been exactly one month since the day my dear pup Echo left this earthly plane and it’s November, one of my favorite months. Both heart breaking and heart mending, at the same time. The 12th of November is my half birthday, which I love celebrating! Part of why I love November is because it’s … Read moreThe Power of Gratitude to Transform Life

Bright Spots & Landmines: An excellent #diabetes guide for all!

I saw a Facebook post by diabetes maven Michelle Pflueger Shaw and in it she and her family were on their way to a Disney vacation and Michelle posted a picture of herself with Bright Spots & Landmines: The Diabetes Guide I Wish Someone Had Handed Me, by Adam Brown. The book caught my eye.

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100 miles on the bike with #diabetes! Success!

Two weeks ago today, on June 3rd, I successfully rode 107 miles on my bicycle at the Tour de Cure Twin Cities!! Because of the 80 mile ride I successfully did on my birthday on May 12th, I had excellent confidence that I could do the ride. Much of endurance exercise is mental confidence and … Read more100 miles on the bike with #diabetes! Success!

Celebrate my birthday by riding long: #diabetes and all

Tomorrow, May 12th, is my 52nd birthday and as you likely know, I’m not married and I don’t have any children. At this moment in time, I don’t have a boyfriend. (Yes, I would like to have a boyfriend!) I also don’t have a particularly good relationship with my biological family. I do have wonderful … Read moreCelebrate my birthday by riding long: #diabetes and all

Rain+wind+cycling = Give Up OR Keep Going?

Yesterday I was brave. I confess, I am a bit of a penny pincher these days and I my bravery was motivated in part because I had already registered to ride, meaning, I had paid the fee, better show up. The weather wasn’t good, and that’s putting it mildly. Granted, it wasn’t snowing, and it … Read moreRain+wind+cycling = Give Up OR Keep Going?