A New Year, 12 New Goals

There seems to be something about the new year’s season for me. I keep changing jobs about this time every year or two, and then adding in other changes. Last year, I married on January 14. The year before, I quit my job at about that time. The year before that, I started a new…

She Called Me Wonder Woman

Certain things in this world connect with us on a deeper level than it seems like they should. These things can be silly, like a T.V. series that spouts nonsense most of the time, or a dress that, for whatever reason, inspires us to pursue our best self. Why these things resonate with us may…

What is Healthy?

This vague question is one of the most difficult to answer, partially due to its ambiguity. “What is healthy?” is actually the wrong question. “What is healthy for me?” however can be answered. It will take time, effort, some sweat, and possibly some tears and blood. You see, what healthy is for me is different…

Healthy Living: Lifestyle or Fad?

Thanksgiving is over. The deliciousness of turkey and pumpkin pie left us feeling good yesterday, and maybe a little bit guilty today. Christmas is right around the corner. Sugar cookies and ham haunt us already. New Year’s goals of “finally lose the weight” and “definitely stop eating sugar” follow a week later, with the cycle…

My Biggest Fan and Motivator: My Husband

Some people use guilt, manipulation or bullying to “motivate” people.  I’ve heard of men telling their wives they are “too fat” or tell them that they think their wives or girlfriends would be “way sexier” if they lost weight, stopped doing this or that or if they did thus and such.  I’ve had men try…