Pandemic learning

In my Facebook memories are beautiful moments of travel (damn – I was in Hawaii and Connecticut and Virginia), of studio workshops and member comments, of company at my house, of my kids here of dogs playing.    During this pandemic it’s easy to look back and think, life’s all broken now.  Will I ever […]

What if this is the new normal?

When I was a new mother one of the best pieces of advice I received was “Don’t rush any of the stages.  Never say “I can’t wait til _____.  Relish in each stage, they’ll go so fast.”  What great advice it was, even though some of those stages were painful!  But living in the moment […]

Covid 19 – Isn’t it just novel….

I come in contact with a lot of people with both my jobs.  And I’ve seen, as many of us have, many different reactions to what’s going on.  It’s okay.  Not all of us process information the same, in fact, none of us do. Of course we have different opinions on the severity.   That’s okay, […]

Say yes to you

We walk in to WW because we want something. We might want a new clothing size, a lower cholesterol, fewer pains in our joints, to be healthier, or even to be an example to our kids. BBQ, candy, cookies, bread – all are on the plan with WW. There is no cheating since nothing is […]

Mindset and Balance: my 2019 words of the year

Over Christmas dinner, my extended family were talking about this commercial or that one and I looked at my husband and realized… hmmm.  Haven’t seen ANY of those! I’m somewhat thrilled that the times now that I watch TV, it’s usually recorded or on a streaming service.  I rarely see commercials. But I can guarantee […]

Happy Anniversary to ME!

12 years ago I didn’t pick up a prescription for a statin. 12 years ago my husband knew to take pictures of me “chest up”. 12 years ago I found myself staring in to a Costco size bag of UTZ potato chips finding it empty and that I ate them all. 12 years ago I […]

Make yourself uncomfortable

I’ve alluded to this before, but our habits – our routines – are what drives our success or our downfalls.  We’re constantly paring behaviors.  We pair watching football with drinking beer or eating pizza or nachos.  We pair coming home from a stressful day and pouring a glass of wine because “we deserve it.”  We […]

Impressive Results? January in “Weight Loss”

Lobster-inspired weight loss creams A magical powder to sprinkle on food to make you lose your appetite A supplement to get you to your high-school skinny Caffeine-infused underwear to destroy fat cells Those were real products, folks.  <insert eye roll here> My friend Shady uses her own barometer for the ads:  Does it sound too […]

Anxiety is where you least expect it

Normally when any of you see my posts, you could count on some positivity.  You’ll see humor – especially puns – and gratitude, and optimism, and encouragement.  You might see cursing during football season and you might see the very occasional political post. So this is different.  I had a car accident on Thursday.  I’ve […]