Do you have excuses?

Do you have excuses?

There is a measurement for everything it seems. We measure distance, in miles and kilometers. we measure our gravitational pull on the Earth. we measure how much someone loves us by their actions (although this one is VERY tricky territory), we measure square footage...
Good grief…and it is good.

Good grief…and it is good.

There is one subject that everyone has to deal with in life, and that’s grief. We have life experiences, we don’t live forever, but you probably know that by now. There are so many messages, so many layers within grief, that don’t get talked about a...
Can you appreciate gravity?

Can you appreciate gravity?

You’re going to fall. It is inevitable. It may be off a swing, over the cat, in love, or even flat on your face in a trail run. You may be gullible and fall for someone’s story over and over again. You may even fall for marketing ploy of a company that says this one...
If not now, when?

If not now, when?

I’m not entirely sure how it started, maybe it always existed, but humans seem to be the best procrastinators out there. I mean, the animal kingdom doesn’t put off until tomorrow and all that because they would starve. They don’t say, I’ll get to that after this next...
Where is Your Mentor?

Where is Your Mentor?

This past week I saw a post from a friend in real life and on Facebook. She was announcing that she had just released a new book. It was very exciting to me because I think books are just amazing. I love learning, absorbing all kinds of knowledge, and being as curious...
The Soul and Suicide

The Soul and Suicide

This is suicide awareness month and specifically suicide prevention week. I’m not writing this because of that. To be on the “what’s popular” subject line. It’s great that we have these dates to redirect us back to important subjects when life takes our attention...
What’s the point…

What’s the point…

You’ve heard people say, often in a defeatist way, what’s the point? What’s the point of starting something new? What’s the point of studying? What’s the point of moving off this couch? What’s the point in being happy now when...
What’s in your toolkit?

What’s in your toolkit?

There is a term in exercising called active recovery. When I first learned it I thought Justin, my trainer, was being creative and making things up. The premise is one works out in some form of intensity and then uses a lesser amount of effort to recover. The idea is...
You grieve, I grieve, we all grieve.

You grieve, I grieve, we all grieve.

One thing I have learned for sure in the last four years is I knew absolutely squat about grieving previously. Oh, I thought I knew. My pets had passed. A couple friends had passed. For goodness sake, my favorite uncle and parents had passed and yet I knew nothing of...
Are you planning to live…

Are you planning to live…

Planning for retirement is wonderful advice. It is responsible and it is something that anyone in the workforce for a certain number of years has heard, thought about, met with advisers or signed up for through a company plan. It’s wonderful to be in the position to...