13 Facts to Know About Trail Running

Since I've been training for my first trail half marathon, I thought it would be fitting to share with you a few things I've learned throughout the training process. While it's been a long and challenging three months of preparation to reach this ...more

Why I Love to Swim

I swim because I am thin and sleek and beautiful in the water. For thirty minutes a few times a week, I love my body and marvel at what it can accomplish. I cut through the water, feeling it on every part of me. The straps of my bathing suit form ...more

4 Reasons I Stopped Discussing What I Eat

I've been eating differently from the mainstream for about 7 years now. I've gone through several iterations of "diets." Mainly my way of eating changed as different doctors gave me different advice, as I read more books on nutrition, and as I ...more

Get Yourself Out of Your Funk

If you read my blog, you might know that I had to stop writing for a while because my health was really poorly. At first the silence was due to my issue with my herniated discs, but then constantly occurring allergic reactions and a weak immune ...more

I Have No Desire to Run More Than 6 Miles

I have no desire to run long distances farther than 6 or 8 miles. There I said it. I might sound like a sourpuss and may not be considered a "true" runner, but that's just how I feel about it. ...more

I Kissed a Murderer

This time last year, I learned a high school crush of mine murdered his neighbor by partially scalping and stabbing him with a samurai sword. ...more

Mom of Teen With Down Syndrome Cautiously Celebrates DS Model Madeline Stuart

"I don't want Down syndrome," my 12-year-old daughter, D'Andra, told me one hot summer day. "I want it to go away, Mom," she said. I shook my head and told her that I couldn't tell an extra monochrome to disappear....more
KCMomof3 LittleEarthling So awesome! I photograph a lot of special needs kids and have learned ...more

Guys, Can You Please Stop Kissing My Mastectomy Scars?

By Dori Hartley for YourTango.com I started to see a pattern in the men I dated and, ironically, their affection made me feel unloved. I don't know how it happened or where it started, but we've become this race of weirdoes who can't tell if we want to condemn a person because of their looks or worship them for the very same reasons....more

miscarriageCARE: 10 Facts About Miscarriage

Misconceptions about miscarriage abound. A recent study found this to be true, and a thoughtful article from NPR unpacked these findings. Some of these misconceptions include:...more

Move Over Ice Cream Truck: 4 Ingredient Coconut Vanilla Popsicles

The temperatures are rising outside and summer is on its way....more

827th Issue of the LFCA

Welcome to today's edition of Connections Abound. The point of Lost and Found is to level the support playing field. When LFCA works correctly, the newest blogger with the smallest readership can receive the same level of support as the oldest blogger with the largest readership ....more

Cockeyed Optimist? Maybe. But I Don't Care.

A friend sent me an email this morning, where she talked about how she “victoriously marched into Target,” and I was so inspired! She was talking about that feeling of knowing your identity, and knowing it is not dependent on what others think of you, or even what you think of yourself. It’s freedom. True, pure freedom. ...more

Crispy kale and roasted chickpea bowl with spicy tahini

Hi everyone! Today I have a special guest on the blog, Kalene from Health and Us. She will be sharing a...more

Daily Snapshot – May 25, 2015

Pre-Workout – AdvoCare Green Apple Spark Workout – 60 minute spin class (drank Mango Pineapple Rehydrate during class) Breakfast – 2 slices Dave’s Killer Bread, 2 eggs scrambled with cheese, honeydew, and raspberries Snack – Baby carrots and ranch dressing Lunch – Homemade ground turkey patty over a bed of... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...more

Wins for Warriors Detroit 9K (volunteer) race report

I hope everyone has had a fantastic weekend! I am going to postpone the Motivational Monday again, because today was the Wins for Warriors race in Detroit (and I still haven't figured out the stupid Photos app).I woke up at 4:30 this morning to get ready and leave at 6:00. I was told to report to the volunteer tent behind Comerica Park at 7:00 ....more


Printables are very popular right now and are a great way to bring in a little extra income. ...more

STFU Dr Google, Before You Kill Someone

In light of a good friend's very public mental / nervous breakdown I can no longer keep quiet.  I am shocked at how many of you - normal-ass people with no medical degrees - purport to know better than trained professionals....more