10K in the near future! Join me

School started this past Tuesday, and as are many college instructors across the world, I’m teaching my classes via Zoom. All this Zoom time makes it even more important that I schedule movement EVERY day! Otherwise, it becomes nearly impossible for me to stay calm and focused.  I mentioned last week in my Triathlon Race … Read more

Money, Cancer and Running – all connected

In May 2019, I told you my suicide attempt story. In that story, I confided my massive struggles with finances. I carried in me wave upon wave of shame about my lack of knowledge and understanding of how to live within my means, how to create and maintain a budget, how to understand my finances. … Read more

Goals reworked + The Prosperity Game

Pandemics mess with goals. No two ways about it, our world has spun out. I am a very goal oriented person, but being goal oriented when things keep shifting and changing with this COVID-19 situation is NOT easy. I’ve had to readjust and modify, over and over again. Can you relate? I set goals in … Read more

Mini vacations restore and refresh

About a month ago, my housemate Karen and I were lamenting that both of us are single and the options for vacations are pretty bleak during this coronavirus time. Neither of us wanted to go camping alone or really go anywhere alone. But the options for group outings are not safe and not available.  All … Read more

Exercise accountability and celebration when gyms aren’t very safe

I like lifting weights. I don’t love it, but I do like it. What about you? What’s your relationship to lifting weights?  My friend Linda Brandt is a weight lifting wonder. She’s a tiny powerhouse who can lift BIG weight. She regularly surprises people she encounters at the local YWCA with how much weight she … Read more

Managing loneliness during this never ending pandemic

I notice my loneliness more now than maybe I ever have. Can you relate? Granted, I remember I went through a big loneliness phase in my mid 20’s, when I first started remembering my childhood sexual abuse and needed space from my family. With lots of therapy and intentional friends connecting, I made it through … Read more