I have only ever had a grown dog. But, last week, we got a 9 week old Goldendoodle. A puppy. Dear Goddess, if I’d only known what I was in for. This is my first week of the Puppy Diary. Continue reading
I love a memoir. It’s one of my all time favorite genres, and I read it obsessively. Yet, within the genre, I’ve noticed that I tend to read two fairly specific types of memoirs, memoirs by women with hard knock lives and memoirs by drunk writers.
Is the Universe trying to tell me something? Undoubtedly, so I hope I’m listening. Continue reading
For the last few months, my life has been filled with reading and running. I’ve been reading books that inspire and challenge me, and I’ve been running a sh*tload to prepare for a marathon. Here’s an update on both. Continue reading
Who would have thought that at 47 years old, I’d become a political activist? Yet here I am, marching, protesting, visiting my state legislators at the Capitol and my federal legislators at their local offices, calling politicians, writing politicians, attending activist meetings, and getting my activist game on. Full court press and balls to the wall, y’all. Continue reading
In the spirit of Steve Jobs, I have shamelessly stolen a great idea. And I’m sharing this great idea with you, because it can help you become a better you. How? Three words: daily intention checklist. Continue reading
It’s true. I still don’t have it all figured out, folks. Turns out I am a life long learner, and these are the life lessons I learned in 2016.
As the year draws to a close, I find myself thinking about how to take my energy and motivation and desires and go boldly into 2017. Moving forward successfully will require looking back critically through self-reflection. Continue reading
Geez Louise. Has it really been 6 months since my last Weekly Musings? Well, here it is, a summary of the week’s highs, lows, and in betweens. This week, I muse about visiting my son, finishing a meditation series, reading some awesome non-fiction books, and starting my holiday season. Continue reading
Well, I can’t say that I was thrilled about the election results. Quite the opposite. I was disappointed. Hugely. But, almost immediately after I finished licking my wounds and consoling my sobbing 8-year old, my mindset shifted. I was going to effect change. Continue reading
If you know me, you know the role that running plays in my life. It’s not just a hobby or a social activity, although it is certainly both of those things. For me, running is the deepest form of meditation and reflection. Running is contemplation in action. Continue reading