Living In Uncertain Times – COVID-19

As I write this post, we are living the Covid-19 pandemic, which is something most anyone alive today has never seen before. It is changing the way everyone goes about their daily lives (well most everyone). I know many people are still not following the recommendations and warnings. Many think nothing will happen to them. … Read more

My Kidney Disease Diagnosis

2013 was a year I will never forget. As I stare at the date, I realize the number 13 is considered to be unlucky for most. For my ex-husband and I, that wasn’t the case. We always thought it to be our lucky number, and in this instance, it was no different. It’s important to … Read more

Different Not Less

It was early 2000, and we had been called to a parent-teacher conference. Our daughter was turning four years old. Being a bit annoyed, I was wondering why at four, we were having an important parent-teacher conference. Our world was about to change. The first sign I knew something was wrong was shortly into their … Read more

When I Run I Feel Strong

When I run I feel strong. When I run I feel strong mentally and physically. When I run I feel like I am a badass. When I run my shoulders are back, my head is held high, my gaze is up and forward, I feel invincible. I am to the point now where I can … Read more

New Year’s Resolutions

So here we go again. Another new year and another set of resolutions. Statistics show that about 8 percent of people are successful in keeping their new year’s resolutions. A lot of things get in the way with most people and their goals. Work, kids, laziness, complacency, and procrastination are just of few of the … Read more

Women Friends

I’m writing this post because I recently went through something where I needed support and I needed someone to talk to. My women friends were there and are still there to give me support….a listening ear, a shoulder to cry on, and offering advice that I need to hear. It’s wonderful to know that no … Read more

Looking For Happiness (part 2 of the Body Image series)

I feel like I should be happier. I feel like losing 60 pounds should have made me happier. But weight loss doesn’t always equal instant happiness. I had mistakenly thought it would. I had a vision in my mind of how things would be, how I would look and how happy I would be once I made … Read more

From Puberty to Menopause….What Happened?

(update 9/18/20 — additional link from verywellhealth.com) When you’re a young teen and female life seems unbearable. Your hormones are raging, your body is changing, you start menstruating, and pimples seem to be popping out everywhere. And with all that and more going on you also try to make yourself presentable to someone that you … Read more

Affirmations

I teach several classes of yoga every week. I enjoy searching for affirmations, intentions, and quotes to inspire me. I use them so I can also touch and inspire my friends as well as my students.  Years ago when I first began saving these pearls of wisdom, I would search for a specific inspiration that … Read more

Body Image

I’m 36 years old, 5’5” tall, and weigh 161.0 lbs (as of 08/08/18). My starting weight was 219.2 lbs on 01/31/18. So let’s get this straight. I have NEVER been a skinny girl. I have always had more hips, boobs, and butt than most in my age group, no matter what age I was. I … Read more