Eugene Marathon 2012: A Little Bit of Denial Can Do Wonders at the Start Corral

Reposted from Worst Parade Ever:  If you want to run, run a mile. If you want to experience a different life, run a marathon. Emil Zatopek...more

Is there a message in this massage?

Because times are hard and I’m not rich (yet), I decided to put the moolah for my monthly massage membership (try saying that three times fast) towards other, more necessary things. Like, for example, sushi, pedicures, and a crown -->which, in hindsight, probably should have been a root canal. Besides, with the advent of Groupon, you can now get a whole boat load of massages for a nickel....more

Thank you Miss ...

Last night, I found myself smiling when the Starbuck's cashier addressed me with “Miss.” I was wondering why I smiled, was it the fact that I was addressed as “Miss,” or the interpretation of the honorific, Miss, that usually addressed to younger women? ...more

Heal Your Body and Your Mind Will Follow

"I finally realized that being grateful to my body was key to giving more love to myself.”- Oprah Winfrey...more
 @MariaWoodEvents  Thanks, Maria!  I have even started to eat blueberry Greek yogurt now, ...more

Where Does Your Mind Dwell?

There are certain words I love.  They reach down into my soul and speak to me there.  Dwell is one of those words.   Jane Austen made a declaration determining where her pen would dwell when she wrote, “Let other pens dwell on guilt and misery.” Emily Dickinson told us all to:  “Dwell in possibility” ...more

Say cheese ..

Ah, camera ...It captures the most important moment of our lives! Do you know that first instance of photography theory was invented in the 5th century by a Chinese man named Mo Ti? The camera was first debuted in 1885 by a man named George Eastman....more

Recouped, Rested, and Ready

Recouped, Rested, and Ready ...more

A Tale of Two Deaths: Losing My Mother to Alzheimer's, Part I

Marci Your story is important. Please post the second part. Just roaming around and found part ...more

our storyline - what story are you writing?

in yoga class today, we were encouraged to examine the storyline we craft for ourselves.  you know, the things you say, or think, about yourself.  i'm good at math.  i'm a horrible cook.  i have no patience.  i'm great at tree pose.  i suck at warrior 3.  ...more

Fat Girl Syndrome

I have always been a fat girl.  Even when I weighed 105lbs, I still mentally categorized myself as a fat girl.  For me, being a fat girl is all mental and not dependent on my physical condition.  I’m constantly a fat girl (no matter my weight) because I believe that my worth as a human being is directly correlated with my weight....more
This made me cry...  I used to be so thin.. guys were always falling all over me- and then I ...more