6 Small Things You Can Do For Better Health

It's April and that means spring and summer are right around the corner! Time to check in with yourself and really look at how those resolutions are coming along. Be honest: are you on your way to a healthier month, year, and life? I hope so!  ...more

Would You Walk Through the Beautiful or Average Door?

I was looking at something on Youtube when this video caught my attention. Dove has created a social experiment of sorts, asking really deep questions. And I thought that I would ask these questions, too. 1). If there were two doors -- one that ...more

Do You Have Paid Family Leave at Your Workplace?

The irony: In order to go to the White House for the "Champions of Change for Working Families" event today, I had to do some fancy scheduling with my husband. It happened smack at the hour of school pick-up. "So if you go to work early, you can ...more

I Don't Always Love to Run

I used to think this about running too. I'd see "running is my therapy" somewhere and think, "Yep, it's mine too." But then the other day I was feeling down. I was sad, sluggish, unmotivated. I knew that going for a run would make me feel better, ...more

7 Tips to Get You Through Allergy Season

Winter in Houston has said its final goodbyes. The temperatures this week will reach the mid 70s and low 80s (blegh) and even my 5 AM bootcamps have been a humid, muggy mess. Spring in the south looks a lot like summer in the north. Sun, heat, sun ...more

10 Helpful Tips for Safe Summer Runs

It's definitely easier to stay active in summer, but it's also important to respect the heat and stay safe. Here are 10 tips that will keep you safely running through hotter temperatures. ...more

Sick Days Provide Focus In a World Gone Blurry

The days all start the same. My wife is the first one up, and she isn't quiet about it. Then the household menagerie begins their matinee performance: The cats run and scratch and meow and jump and bounce and run some more. The dogs spin their heads in time to the frisky felines, their necks adorned with tags of domesticity, jingling like a band of sleigh bells turned to 11. ...more

6 Easy and Healthy Swaps to Get You Ready for Summer

It's April and that means spring and summer are right around the corner! Time to check in with yourself and really look at how those resolutions are coming along. Be honest: are you on your way to a healthier month, year, and life? I hope so! In an effort to help keep you on track and make this year THE year you develop those healthy habits once and for all, here are some of my favorite ways to swap in healthier choices in your everyday life. ...more

She & I... (& Rheumatoid Arthritis)

Ihaven't been able to bend my left pointer finger for the last six months. It moves far enough to form the shape of a claw. No farther. It's as if I'm perpetually pointing at everything in my path. Look there. Go there. Over there. Right there. It's pink and resembles a crooked sausage. The corrosion is crawling into my palm....more

Healthy Living

There seems to be a craze these days on getting and staying healthy. I hear many people say things like, I have to begin eating better, have to start exercising, have to drink more water, etc. The intentions are real but the get started part is hard. If you are not a self-motivator by nature, you may need constant reminders of why it is important to try and live a healthier lifestyle. I believe that many of the health problems are nation faces can be avoided and our health system would not be in such turmoil if people would take the responsibility of caring for themselves better. ...more

12 Horrible Things You Aren't Told About Being a New Mom

As my own child gets older and I remember the first days through things like Timehop, I see friends on the verge of having their own first baby. It's a magical, amazing time, but there are also some truly horrific and horrible things that nobody tells you....more


This was the first race I had where I went in with an injury and had decided to run it “for fun” (unlike when I was recovering from an injury in October’s half marathon and I still raced it, trying to hit a PB). I was pretty excited for the TYS10K because the day before, it was 15 degrees in the morning! 15! ...more

Greek Yogurt Combinations with Nutritional Breakdown

I have made it approximately 10,882 days on this earth without any restrictions to my diet. Man, that makes me sound really old, huh? But grateful, because who wants to deal with dietary restrictions? ...more


There’s a fabulous new Australian skin care...more

Journey to 30

I decided to do the Whole30 after learning that omitting certain foods from my diet, mainly soy, were proven to help my current health issue. I was initially planning to start on May 1st, but after buying and reading the book, I couldn't wait to start! I've talked to a couple people about journeying with me through these next 30 days, whether that be joining me or encouraging me, and I extend those invitations to you, too! ...more

Please Help Pushpa Basnet and the Children of Nepal

Good morning. As I’m sure you’ve heard on the news, the country of Nepal just experienced its worst earthquake in history. The death toll is over 2,300 and thousands more have been injured, displaced or lost their homes ....more

Life Lately, Vol 2

Sundays are good for musing, right? I thought so and so thought I write a second Life Lately post and just share a few things going on with me. As you may have figured out, I spent most of the week in Chicago for a professional conference (where I had the honor to present) and I had the best time ....more

Happy Places, Happy Races- Left Coast Edition

You may remember my Happy Places, Happy Races post from last month. I am back at it again with a “left coast” edition. I gave been checking out the SLO marathon since it started a few years ago ....more