Don't Give it Away

Your body knows it before your mind. Something is just not right. You've spent the evening with an old friend and you're glad the night is over. You've felt this way before but you've ignored it. She interrupts you, and doesn't listen. She is headstrong ...more

How I Turned My Mornings Around

Great Expectations. Or Just Some Expectations. Whatever.

WARNING: This post contains graphic content relating to REAL LIFE CHILDREN WITH A REAL LIFE STOMACH BUG.  Reader discretion is advised. Not so long ago, The Hubs read a book that included the major tenets of Buddhism.  We love us some Jesus in this house but he is one of those intellectual types that reads to learn.  Me?  Oh, I read such literary classics as Goodnight Goodnight Construction Site and the complete works of Barbara Park (see: Junie B. Jones books 1-1,000,000). ...more

5 Lessons I've Learned Through My Fitness Failures

I've been battling with weight-loss ever since I could remember. When I was 12, I stopped eating and started popping diet pills so that I could trim down more. As a young athlete, I didn't understand that my body make up didn't allow for me to look like some of the other more narrow girls. Hips. Booty. Thighs. No matter what I do, these things will NEVER go away. After I had mini, I'd made it my mission to become a runner with the hopeful byproduct of weight loss. Well, numerous 5Ks, 10Ks, half marathon, triathlon and 60lbs later, I would say success was mine....more

Getting Over It

So, I dunno about you, but when I was younger I was a tremendous fuck-up and not of particularly sterling character. That's what youth is about right? The chance to make certain mistakes in order to learn something, even if all you learn is never to do it again( Tequila hangovers anyone?). But I went a big step beyond being a jerk, I lied through my Pepsodent-white little teeth, not so much for the purposes of willful deception but for more the trick of misdirection. Horribly misguided misdirection, but never with the intent to hurt anyone, or so I convinced myself at the time....more

You Win Some, You Lose Some.

Sometimes the curveballs in our life, can end up being our greatest teacher and the biggest blessings in disguise....more

What Is Balanced Breastfeeding?

What is Balanced Breastfeeding?Balanced Breastfeeding is practical prenatal education.Breastfeeding success starts in pregnancy. Prenatal breastfeeding courses should not be laden with arguments for why you should choose to breastfeed your baby, but rather packed full of resources and tools that will help a pregnant couple succeed in their choice to breastfeed. It should also include appropriate goal setting based upon individual medical, emotional, and social history....more

Grieving on Planes

I seem to do much grieving on planes....more

100-rep Bodyweight Pyramid Workout to Celebrate My 100th Blog Post!

 This workout was originally posted on the fitness & healthy lifestyle blog, In Fitness and In Health....more

The new "Female Viagra Wonder Drug" is not

Have you heard? A new drug is set to hit pharmacies in mid-October, called flibanserin, marketed as Addyi, and meant to treat “female sexual dysfunction.” Reports erroneously compare the drug to Viagra. Viagra increases blood flow to the penis and helps about 100% of the men who use it. Addyi works more like an anti-depressant, when it works at all.  ...more