Is My Horse Suitable for Dressage?

 The 2012 Summer Olympics concluded this week....more

The Toronto Women’s Run, and other signs that I’m nuts

It’s now the final countdown to the ½ marathon that I’m running at the end of May and I’ve made some drastic decisions.To start with…umm…I’m running 21.1 freaking kilometers. So that’s pretty drastic. If you sense a note of panic creeping into my tone, you’re freaking right. Holy freak!Now that my breakdown is out of the way…...more

I'm going for a long walk

It's almost two years since my husband and I took a van-load of students to Tanzania, to visit our friends Jonathan and Rose Kyando, who lead a small church in Mbeya, Tanzania.It broke our hearts.From the valley town of Mbeya, we took the long, bone-shaking drive up into the hills to the small village of Ndaga, close to the Zambian border, sadly reknown for the many orphans left behind after migrant parents die and leave no extended family to care for the children....more

I run to be strong, happy, and for a tight tush. Sue me.

Two years ago this week I began running. It started with a hard look at what I was and wasn’t doing and the realization that I needed to change something. I had passed the 40-year milestone and being out of breath by the time I got to the top of the stairs wasn’t on my life goals. Nor was feeling frazzled by a sometimes over-scheduled and hectic life. I needed an outlet....more
I flirt with yoga and running and walking but I don't think I've found my thing yet. more

Potty Training Problem - Advice needed!

So, I potty trained my son last October when he was 2.5 years old (He'll be 3 in May)We took it slowly and if he wanted to use the potty he did, if he didn't we didn't push him. It went really well and within a couple of weeks he was fully trained, night time and everything! About a week ago now, he has just started wetting himself out of nowhere....more

I so slow

Today was my first day back to running after my sickness after my first week back to running after a 2 month break. I've gained a little bit of weight, which is okay, but that coupled with the sickness and the lack of running, I slow. I so slow.But that's ok because it felt good to get out there and run.Today's workout -...more

Gaining the Skills for a New Career

[Editor's Note -- This week in the Reinvent Yourself series, we examine the role training plays in switching careers. Think a new job means heading back to the classroom? Maybe - and maybe not. -- Michelle V. Rafter]So, you've identified what you might like to do for your next career...now what?...more
Sometimes you can gain the skills you need to take on the next career move in your current ...more

Believe It Achieve It

I saw an article today that was all about "vision boards" and how they can be used to motivate and inspire you - keeping you focused on your goals and dreams.  OK, so I admit that I only got about two lines into the article before it lost me because it involved being crafty...and seeing how I'm more at home with power tools than I am arts & crafts, I figured the only way I'm getting a vision board is if someone else envisions and makes it for me.  HAH!...more
I love those words! @TheresaCifali I too was inspired by them days ago http:\/\/t.co\/ExwJaUp9more

New Year's Resolutions: Focusing on the Positive

New Year's Resolutions: Focusing on the Positive It's that time of year...no, not when the world falls in love - that's just in the song!  It's really that time of year when everyone WANTS something.  From Christmas letters to Santa to New Year's Resolutions, it's all about what we WANT.  Maybe this is why I love Thanksgiving so much?...more
I think the best gift anyone can give themselves over the New Years is to be kind to yourself ...more

Women Entrepreneur’s Who Rock/Dishin’ with DoB

By: Stacey PashcowInspire and Empower: Getting down to the Core...more
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