FREEDOM

I woke up to my alarm early Saturday morning and immediately thought... "WHAT have I done?" I needed to get up and get going fast! I had an hour drive to my third 5K of my life. "Oh man.. seriously. What have I done?" My mind started to contend against the excuses: I'm in no … Continue reading FREEDOM

The Ministry of Presence

I have two very vivid “feeling” memories from childhood. Feeling memories are things tied sooo closely to what your heart needs to hear; They are not a memory of an event or an instance or even a thing. They are a memory of a feeling, and I have two that conflicted and battled for a place … Continue reading The Ministry of Presence

It’s ok to grow “quietly”

I have a favorite tree. I call it the Sentinel. It's huge and towering , stationed at the very end of our property, up a rolling field and at the top of a hill; standing guard; watching; observing; challenging any who might stray on to the property or any who may try to harm the … Continue reading It’s ok to grow “quietly”

The lie of empty.

I don’t like to admit my relationship to food very often, because, well… It’s a struggle. Food was always my “go to” for comfort. It was my “feel good” when life was hard. The “soother” to my woes. The “forget it all” to my problems. The straight shot to the epi center of my brain … Continue reading The lie of empty.

Shame OFF ME!

If there is one thing we all need to learn how to do more - it’s let go of Shame. ********************* I don’t like to talk about “it”.  You know; You have one too... an “It”. IT is that one thing that Shame tries to tell me I’ll never get to re do,and therefore, there’s … Continue reading Shame OFF ME!

New Year; Letting go of Fear

Don't you dare say you can't do hard things. #notetoself. That's totally me, talking to myself. Totally. I stood in Chicago, in October, at the Marathon my daughter was running and as I waited to catch a glimpse and cheer for her,  I  watched every size, every shape, condition, age, disease, "excuse" and "fear", run … Continue reading New Year; Letting go of Fear

Marathons

I gotta start somewhere. I’m sitting here just looking at a blank screen and promising myself I’m going to type something. … … … It’s ridiculous how my brain works when I’m just going throughout my day and thoughts pop in my head left and right and I “imaginary write” this epic response, awesome blog, … Continue reading Marathons