You Can Do Anything for 10 Seconds

Push ups

Obviously this is a picture of me doing push-ups.

My favorite trainer at the gym likes to give 10 second encouragement. It’s effective because it’s a small achievable goal, even when it feels enormous. I’m trying to apply this mentality to 2015.

Just 10 more seconds. You can do anything for 10 seconds.

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An Open Apology to the Folks Who Love Me



This is a typical Monday morning quest for me… No big deal.

It’s not you. It’s me. But seriously. You’re wonderful and funny and engaging and I adore you. Additionally, I’m sorry I’ve been so distant.

Lately, life has been…. large, heavy, hairy, busy, big. I wouldn’t go so far as to say bad because some amazing things have happened lately. However, I’ve been staring at what feels like a monster lately and wondering how my life got so out of hand. Continue reading

100 Happy Days: Let’s see how this goes!

100happy daysDo you ever wonder about your life? What your purpose is? Why you bother to get up in the morning, go into work and then come home, only to rinse, repeat the next day?

Lately, life seems to be going a mile a minute and I’ve been feeling like I’m barely hanging on. I made a decision last week that I wasn’t going to sit around and let the chaos outside ruin my internal peace. But of course, I’m really terrible at keeping calm (like ever!) so I started looking for tools to help me. Continue reading

Somedays You Just Have to Laugh

Photo credit: Flickr user Chris Huggins

Photo credit: Flickr user Chris Huggins

Today is one of those days. Nothing seems to be going right and all the pieces refuse to fall into place. It’s late in the evening and I am still online slugging along with a project when I realize that my developers have duplicated my users.

This probably doesn’t mean much to you. But for me, it’s the end of the day and I just learned that there is a lot more work to be done. This is the project that never ends. I started to get annoyed. I started to complain.

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Body Image Work Doesn’t Go On Vacation

Vacation, just out the window.

Vacation, just out the window.

I am on a much need mini-vacation. I’m in sunny California for a long weekend with a good friend, The Lindz. By all accounts, this should be a weekend of unwinding, drinking wine and enjoying life. I packed all my favorite clothes. I’ve gathered all my new books to read. I’ve started a list of all the places I want to eat….

…. And then all the fun comes to a screeching halt. Enter all of my insecure body thoughts. This weekend I’ll be surrounded by new people. I’ll be drinking more than normal. I’ll be eating differently. I won’t be able to control my world as tightly. Suddenly, all the joy and exhilaration I had from taking a vacation is gone, replaced with insecurities.  Continue reading