Change, Living in Limbo, + An Announcement

changing leaves in fall

The past few months have been some of the strangest of my life. Since August, I’ve known that so many things were about to happen, but they were just far enough out of reach that it didn’t feel like I could do anything about them yet. Being on the edge of drastic change is such a … Read more

“Does This Bring Me Joy?” and Other Questions Never to Ask Yourself When Cleaning Out Your Crap

table cluttered with books, papers, gloves, and kindle

AKA The Life-Changing Magic of Not Listening to Self-Help Books Let me be real: I don’t believe in self-help books, at least not 99.9% of them. I’ve been tempted by Big Magic, but so far I haven’t been able to make myself do it. Lately I’ve been on a mission to clear out a bunch … Read more

An Unexpected Break

an unexpected break - legs out the car window on a dirt road

A week and a half ago, things were great. Rushed, but great. I was squeezing in a 4:30 p.m. CrossFit class on Thursday after a long work day before running home to shower, walk the dog, and head out with friends. It had already been a crazy week at work, and water also decided to … Read more

5 Ways to Love Your Body

woman running in city

From when we’re young, we’re taught to be at odds with our body. We’re too tall for this, too short for that, don’t fit into this, or weigh too much for that. We have freckles we never see on the pages of magazines and cellulite we can’t bear to bare at the beach. I’m pretty … Read more

Deliberate Practice

woman doing yoga

Deliberate practice: “a highly structured activity engaged in with the specific goal of improving performance.” If you play sports or just really like reading sports psychology, you may be pretty familiar with this idea already. When I played roller derby, it was a hot topic at conferences and coaching seminars. It was especially useful for … Read more

The Post-Holiday Blues

the post holiday blues | trying to get back on track with a planner

I am pretty much having the worst time this year adjusting to “normal life” after the holidays. I’m in incredibly lucky to have a job that allowed me to take two weeks off for the holidays, which was lovely: no schedule, time with family, going to the gym at noon, long dog walks, lazy mornings … Read more

Active rest day: Grayson Highlands

grayson highlands ponies

One of my good friends hikes at Grayson Highlands all the time. I’ve been dying to go with her for a long time, but since it’s 2 hours away and the hike we wanted to do takes 3-4 hours, it definitely takes up most of a day. Finally we found a weekend we were both … Read more

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