What to Wear For a Winter Workout

Forecasters are predicting that it is going to be another really cold winter. Which means that if you are continuing your workouts in the fresh outdoors, you need to be protected from the elements. Here are a few things you can do to stay warm as ...more

There Is No Shame in Mental Illness

These days, I have it under control pretty well with medications. But it was some scary stuff back then. If my child ever had any of these problems that I have? Well, I feel like I would never forgive myself, that it would somehow be my fault. ...more

How to Start Being a Vegan

SURPRISE! The blue-haired hippie is a vegan! Who'd have guessed it, right? There are a number of reasons why people go vegan, which is a post for another day, but in this one I'm going to assume you already have your reasons and are ready to take ...more

Choose Joy This Holiday Season

I always have mixed feeling when the holidays roll in each year. There are hints of melancholy here and there. I usually end up looking at old pictures during the season and feel sad when I think about people I've loved who are no longer with me.  ...more

Get Through the Holiday Season Without Regrets

You've been doing so well this fall. Summer was behind us and it was time to turn your priorities back to you: exercise, less wine, more healthy food, more time for you. And now, ugh, the holidays are coming up and you are afraid all your good ...more

10 Tips For Helping a Loved One Through Depression

My husband practically whispered it. "Honey, I don't know what to do to help you right now." "I don't know either." I think back on those horrible days I spent fighting to get out of my own dark well. Nothing else hurts that bad. I'm brought back to it every single time I hear someone else is fighting their own demons of depression. As a psychologist, I'm often asked, "What can I do to help my spouse/child/friend who is depressed?" While the answer of every person suffering through depression might be a tad different, in my experience, the answer always comes back to the need to feel loved, accepted, and not alone. ...more
I really appreciate your passion for wanting people to be informed about depression. This ...more

What If We Didn't Sexually Shame Our Daughters?

I'm from the Bible belt region of the U.S.  and I was raised in the Southern Baptist church. I had two very loving and well-meaning parents who they themselves were raised in this same environment. I'm sure that some of the memories I have of things they said to me were just random, passing thoughts they stated out loud without much thought, never thinking those words would affect me the way they did....more
Parthenia Queen Thank you for your response and thoughts. I'm a huge believer in not blaming ...more

How to Stay Warm During Winter Workouts

Forecasters are predicting that it is going to be another really cold winter. Which means that if you are continuing your workouts in the fresh outdoors, you need to be protected from the elements. Here are a few things you can do to stay warm as the chillier temperatures move in. ...more
Curiousity@Now Hey there....  there are lots of places you can find all of the cozy/warm ...more

When Your Future Is Re-Written By Injuries

I can't stress enough how being injured, or removed from something you really enjoy doing, gives you time to think and re-evaluate.You know those Spring races I was talking about possibly doing? Well.... that training plan that I had hoped to start the first of January is out the window...  I'm only currently approved to do PT exercises which is basically hip/core strength and stretching and very little of that.  I am seeing a little improvement in flexibility which is good. Even little progress is progress...more

Merry, Merry Christmas

Wishing you a very Merry Christmas from our little trio at the beach! Thank you for your readership, your friendship and your kindness. You guys truly brighten my day every day ....more

Merriest of Christmases

Hello friends, and a very Merry Christmas to you! I hope you are able to spend the day with loved ones, whether your family is near or far. This year, Scott and I are spending some quality time together in Michigan, which is far from both of our families ....more

Happy Holidays Runers

Whether you are celebrating Christmas or Chanukah or Kwanza or Festivus {a personal favorite}, I hope your holiday season is filled with laughter and hugs and plenty of runs that are just for pure joy. To the many, many, many of you who take the time to email me, leave a comment on the site, Tweet me and say hello at races or events THANK YOU. Blogging can feel inherently self absorbed because you're sharing your thoughts, life, opinions and largely with the hope that it will in some way benefit someone else ....more

Merry Christmas & Great News – Giving is Good for You!

Merry Christmas to all who celebrate! I get to celebrate with my in-laws in California. Nothing like a little sunshine and warmth to pep me up! ...more

Merry Christmas!

I wanted to stop in this morning to wish everyone a Merry Christmas! ...more

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas from our family to yours! I hope you are all having a wonderful holiday with family and friends ....more

Merry Christmas!!

Merry Christmas to all of you near and far! I know 2014 isn’t quite over yet, but I wanted to take a moment on such a special day and thank every single one of you for reading and supporting my little space this year. It’s been bigger than I ever could dreamed – so I’ll be dreaming bigger next year! ...more

“Whisking” You A Merry Christmas

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Merriest of Christmases to you all!

Enjoy every moment, one day of indulgence won't kill you so don't sweat it too much, take a walk with family after you eat and then savor a well deserved nap when all is said and done. (via) Merry Christmas to you all!====================Like this post? Don't miss another one...subscribe via email or RSS feed ....more