3 Ways to Make Running the Focus for 2022

I have three focus areas for 2022. They are writing, my finances and running. In my post last week, I talked at length about my process on getting my book finished. I’m already making good progress on my 12-week Revision Process. A few weeks ago, I wrote about how I’m focusing on my finances. Today, … Read more

First finish in 9 years and 9 weeks

Good news! I love having good news to share!! After all, who doesn’t love some good news? As I mentioned a few blogs ago, I joined a writing program called First Book Finish with writing coach Rhonda Douglas.  Rhonda had us map out our plan for the 12 week program, which I did. My goal … Read more

Food, money and forgiveness

It’s the first day of 2022 as I write this, and I’ve lit a candle my dear friend Ara gave me a few years ago. I needed a reminder of my connection to others and to myself as I tackle a challenge.  Thankfully I don’t technically have an eating disorder. Considering that I have the … Read more

End of the Year Reflection Questions & Vision Board for 2022

Celebrating the end of a year is something I love to do. I’m sending this post out into the world on the very last day of 2021. When it publishes, I will be out running 5 or 6 miles with a group of friends. Good chance I will be wearing my DueNorth Everyday G3 Ice … Read more

Holiday angst is here again

The holiday season has arrived once again. This is not an easy time of year for many of us, me included. I wrote about ambiguous loss and family estrangement a few years ago, and most of what I wrote in that post in 2018 is still true.  I don’t see or talk to anyone in … Read more

Winter running is here again

I love running. I never thought I would ever say I love running. Today, the Saturday before Thanksgiving in the year 2021, as I’m writing this, I am quite pleased to report that I love running. I just took a deep breath to let that soak in. Writing it here to put it out into … Read more

Financial coaching, as good as athletic coaching

In 2017 I filed bankruptcy. The act of doing that was life changing for me. I was very ashamed of getting myself in trouble with my finances. I resolved to gain control of my relationship with money. Turns out, growing up in a household with parents who had generational trauma around finances didn’t teach me … Read more

Time In Range Vacation Fun, plus 56 and a half birthday

I’ve been in Siesta Key, Florida this past week. As you know, I live in cold, gray, wintery in November Minnesota and like you I’ve been on lock-down due to the pandemic for almost two years. One of my dear athletic friends Jenny figured out a few years ago that one of the best ways … Read more