Weight lifting: lose weight and change your body for confidence and strength

Over the past month or so,  I’ve noticed an increase in my confidence. I was reflecting on why that is and what came to mind is how good I feel in my body. I’ve lost 17 pounds so far and my blood sugar is more in range than it was a year ago.  I’ve been … Read more

Summer rest is vital

My wise therapist reminded me that I’ve been doing at least a triathlon worth of trauma healing the past few months. You see, I was profoundly activated by a recent series of events in my life.  Trauma to the surface is a workout The activation resulted in old, so-far-unhealed pain and trauma rising to the … Read more

Happiness vs. satisfaction, which do you select?

Do you choose happiness over satisfaction? Maybe you ask, “do I have to pick one over the other?” Turns out there are people who study these choices people make. As someone who had a difficult childhood, I have a minor obsession with happiness. I have read quite a few books on the topic and I … Read more

The joy of birthdays!

Today I turn 56, which means I was born on May 12, 1965 on a Wednesday, which today, May 12, 2021 happens to also be a Wednesday. I like fun coincidences like that! I enjoy birthdays and today to celebrate I’m riding my bike to the pool for a swim and then I’m riding my … Read more

Four silver linings of the pandemic

Deep in breath. Deep out breath. It’s been more than a full year since we’ve officially been navigating this COVID-19 global pandemic. It’s been a challenging year, on many levels. 541,000+ people in the United States have died from it. More than 2.69 million people have died from it worldwide. That’s a LOT of people … Read more

The future of work and the coronavirus vaccine

Have you been wondering when it will be your turn to get the vaccine of the year? Here in Minnesota, the Health Department is vaccinating these groups right now: Who can get their vaccine now? Minnesotans aged 65 or older Health care workers, including paid and unpaid primary caregivers for people with complex medical needs … Read more

Homegrown fresh herbs and lettuce in the winter!

I love gardening. That said, I’m a low key gardener. Lots of people I know are hard core gardeners. They deeply inspire me and I love following their hardcore-ness on Facebook. They order seeds, plant their seeds indoors and use grow lights and then transplant them all outside. Those folks are WAY more advanced than … Read more

Colonoscopy recap and intentional falling

How you feeling these days?  If you are anything like me, maybe you’re feeling some relief. I am joyful to say that I feel as if a massive heavy weight has been lifted. Here in the USA, we have a new president and a new vice president, the first woman to hold that office EVER!!! … Read more