5 Steps to Get Yourself Through a Depressive Rut

I've fallen and I can't get up. Again. Depression is a beast, and frankly, sometimes we just don't feel like dragon-slaying to get through the morning, let alone an entire day. I'm not talking about lighter days where we just need an extra hour of ...more

Use These 3 Thoughts to Change How You Feel About Your Body

Having a good body image takes work, like anything else. If your body image could use some sprucing up, try these three exercises. ...more

Yes, You Can Really Lift Weights With Your Vagina

About 5 months ago, I was out with some friends for a little dance and drink action when a very interesting subject arose. Once the liquor starts flowin, we all get a little loose with our tongues. We, of course, talk about sex. Who doesn't!? One ...more

Here Are the Right Questions to Ask About Suicide

Why didn't they reach out? Why didn't they say they felt that way? Didn't they have anyone to talk to? Why did they do it? Even worse, "How did they do it?" or "Did they leave a note?" And the biggest punch to the gut question that people ask ...more

6 Simple Things You Can Do for a Friend After a Miscarriage That Make a Huge Difference

I'm not proud to admit that in the past, I usually avoided friends of mine who had experienced a recent miscarriage. I was afraid of accidentally saying the wrong thing and offending them in some way. Even though my heart ached for them, my fear of ...more

Which of These Lies Do You Still Believe About Breast Cancer?

I hate to tell you this, but you might believe a few lies about breast cancer. It's okay. I don't blame you for your lack of knowledge about this disease. Unless you've been through it, or have had someone very close to you go through it, it's not likely that you've learned all that you can know based on a few pink ribbon campaigns in October. There are a lot of things that I don't know much about either, but I happen to know a little bit about this disease. Because of my experience with cancer, I'm sharing the knowledge of my experience with you. I'm here to do a little myth-busting today. Think of me as your breast cancer equivalent of a Ghostbuster. ...more

5 Tips for When You Feel Like Sadness From Inside Out

I've fallen and I can't get up. Again. Depression is a beast, and frankly, sometimes we just don't feel like dragon-slaying to get through the morning, let alone an entire day. I'm not talking about lighter days where we just need an extra hour of sleep because the kids kept us up, or when ruminating over that nasty stapler stealing boss at work begins affecting our relationships at home. I'm talking about the days we'd rather stay in bed with the covers pulled up over our head and even the meds or extra chocolate stopped working. I'm talking about when the sense of hopelessness begins to cement, and even prayers to God seem to be wait-listed. ...more

Why I Stand With Planned Parenthood as an Asian American Woman

The efforts to defund Planned Parenthood aren't just misguided, they unfairly target women of color....more

5 Yoga Positions for Perfect Posture

Little Indulgences = Big Happiness

A few weeks ago, I briefly blogged about Happier, a new-to-me podcast I am absolutely loving! I often listen to this podcast on my daily walks with Chase and Sadie and love the way it makes me think and encourages me to focus on small ways I can improve my personal happiness and cultivate joy in my life. The host, Gretchen Rubin, is the author of The Happiness Project, a book I’m sure you guys know by now is a personal favorite of mine ....more

WIAW- Birthday Edition

I apologize if you had any difficulty loading my blog yesterday. While I cannot explain the issues, I had them as well, which is also the reason I am behind on responding to your comments. I hate when things like this happen! ...more

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: Fraud Alert

This was published on the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services blog recently, and I thought it important to...more

10 tips for Marathon Training while on a cruise #CruisingCarnival

You guys, I leave for Ireland 2 weeks from tomorrow!!! I cannot wrap my brain around the fact that the Dublin Marathon is less than 3 weeks away. My husband and I returned home on Friday after being at sea for 5 nights on board the amazing Carnival Sunshine...more

Rise.Run.Retreat 2015 – Recap

From left to right: Carrie, Laura, me, Sarah, Allie, Jes, Angela, Tina, Jen and Sandra I could probably write a number of posts about Rise.Run.Retreat and how special the weekend was. But I’ll try to keep it to one post! On Friday morning, I met Laura in Manhattan and we boarded a bus headed to Hartford ....more

Training Rundown 9/28-10/4

Last week was weird. First, the woods ate my debit card while I was crewing Gordo’s 100 miler, and left me stranded with an empty tank of gas and no method of payment two hours from home. Obviously, I made it back to Eugene ....more

Zoey’s First Birthday + Embracing “There’s NEVER a Right Time!”

In the midst of the move I took a break to celebrate a sweet puppy that has brought so much joy to my life. Today is Zoey’s first birthday. I think one of the things that holds us back in life is thinking “it’s not the right time.” What I’ve learned is that the right time doesn’t exist and when you go for what you truly want, you figure it out ....more

It's Pinktober at Seminole Hard Rock Tampa

A lot of people think "casino" when they hear Hard Rock, but the property is so much more thank slot machines, poker and black jack. Seminole Hard Rock Tampa has amazing restaurants, fun times at the pool and my favorite hiding spot, the incredible Rock Spa, which has been known to help melt my stress away. One of the things I love most about Seminole Hard Rock Tampa is their continuous support back to the community ....more

Riding ALL the streets

Yesterday, I decided to go for a bike ride in the morning. I wasn't really in the mood to try to ride far or with a ton of effort, so I wanted to choose a route that would be nice and leisurely. I don't know what gave me this idea, but I decided to see if I could ride all four neighborhoods on the peninsula--riding the length of every single road of those four neighborhoods.The neighborhoods here aren't perfect rectangular grids, so I knew it would be kind of difficult to remember which roads I already rode and in what order I should ride them ....more