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When Life Throws You Curve Balls

I can’t believe I’m writing this news. A couple of months ago, I shared my wonderful dog Willow’s story with you – how her cancer taught me incredible lessons on life, love, and letting go. She’s still with us, showing us her unconditional love…and I’m still learning. But this isn’t about my girl. It’s about […]

When Chocolate Chip Cookies Are More Nourishing Than Kale

My kitchen is the place to be in our house. At a typical meal, there are several burners lit, cutting boards spread out across the counters, and the sound of veggies being sliced and diced. My younger son, Daniel, finds his way to the bar stool to sit and assume his role as the official […]

You Can Change Your Mind

I love my time that I spend on my 6’ x 2’ yoga mat.  It’s a space I look forward to being in as often as my schedule permits. I go to the type of classes that are jam packed with wall-to-wall people. You’re only a few inches from your neighbor. It’s hot (around 100 […]

Are You A Trendy Eater?

A few weeks ago, I was asked to contribute my two cents to an article for The Washingtonian’s Well + Being Blog. The topic? Food, health, and fitness trends for 2013. The post turned out great, but as I was pulling my ideas together for it, I realized something: While I love keeping up with […]

Not Walking My Talk

I have an embarrassing confession to make.  For the last few weeks…I’ve been a total hypocrite. It’s true. With the most recent wave of busy-ness, I stopped practicing what I preach. I let overwhelm set in, and fell into a pattern that was slowly becoming more and more out-of-whack with my real values. Has that […]

How to Avoid the Make-It-Then-Break-It New Year’s Resolution Pattern

I have a close friend who I absolutely love, but every year she blurts out exactly the same New Year’s Resolution in exactly the same believable tone. “This is my year to get my act together for myself and my family.  We’re going to finally get healthy.” She means it with all her heart and has […]

What Happens When You Learn to Let Go?

As most of you know by now, the pursuit of perfection was once the force that drove everything I did. I was an ardent t-crosser, an every-i-dotter, an if-everything-isn’t-exactly-how-it’s-supposed-to-be-I-can’t-sleep kind of person. I needed to be in control…of everything, including the things I couldn’t control.  Does this sound like you or someone you know? For […]

Just Do It…For Yourself

It’s Friday afternoon and your colleague looks exhausted so you say, “Hey, take the rest of the day off. I’ll cover for you!” But when you are barely functioning on four hours of sleep, you tell yourself you’re slacking. Your sister is a new mom with her hands full, so you treat her to a […]

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