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Letting My Body Be

Letting My Body Be

“To whom do I owe the biggest apology? No one has been crueler than I’ve been to me.”- Alanis Morrisette I am fourty two years old. I would estimat...

THE MIDLIFE RENAISSANCE

THE MIDLIFE RENAISSANCE

BECOMING ME (finally) When I was young, I wanted to be either a gym teacher, like my inspiring grade school gym teacher Mr. Fox, or a psychologist....

Why I Signed Up for The CrossFit Open

Why I Signed Up for The CrossFit Open

Why I signed up for the Crossfit Open this year. It isn't about being the best, the strongest or the fittest. It is about showing my ego that it is O.K. just to be O.K. It is about all the hard work I have done NOT to quit. It about all the hard work I will continue to do because of the love of the sport. It is about being MY BEST without being THE BEST. It is about a community of people with the same values as me, who make me better, keep me accountable and help me be stronger every day. 

Breakdown to Breakthrough

Breakdown to Breakthrough

Breakdowns usually lead to breakthroughs.
When I stopped denying and numbing my feelings, and accepting them for what they were without shame or guilt, I started to accept myself and trust myself again, just as I am. Right here. Right now. 

The boundary to what we can accept is the boundary to freedom. 

Here is how I found my freedom. 

One Year Ago

One Year Ago

The truth behind my "fit" pregnancy.

Being M.I.A. Pregnancy, Crossfit and the fall off my High Horse.

Being M.I.A. Pregnancy, Crossfit and the fall off my High Horse.

I have been M.I.A. Missing in Action. Although, I could better describe it as Missing in Inaction. I spent the most of my last few years in a bubbl...

FALLING OUT OF HABIT

FALLING OUT OF HABIT

I recently lost touch with my true self. I got caught up with people’s expectations for me and trying to “prove myself” to others. I was trying to ...

THE CERTAINTY OF SUCCESS OR THE CERTAINTY OF FAILURE?

THE CERTAINTY OF SUCCESS OR THE CERTAINTY OF FAILURE?

What would you do if you knew you could not fail? I have heard this question repeated over and over again in self-help books, personal developmen...

The Confession

The Confession

The first step is admitting you have a problem. I don’t even know where to begin. Yesterday I cried, A LOT. Someone that I love and respect gave me...

ONE THING -> ONE HABIT -> ONE DAY AT A TIME

ONE THING -> ONE HABIT -> ONE DAY AT A TIME

Is there a habit in your life that you have wanted to change but haven't had the time, energy or willpower to do it?Do you have some great reason/e...

THE RESOLUTION EFFECT - Top 3 reasons why I don't make NEW YEAR'S RESOLUTIONS

THE RESOLUTION EFFECT - Top 3 reasons why I don't make NEW YEAR'S RESOLUTIONS

It's that time of year again!The dreaded NEW YEARS RESOLUTION TIME. It's the time when everybody gets ready to "get back in shape" and "do that thi...

Confessions of a Recovering Perfectionist

HOW I LEARNED TO LOSE, AND LOST TO LEARN If someone in the past had told me to be BEWARE OF SUCCESS, I would have laughed in their face, or walked...