The “Red Zone” Life

One Sunday, I was watching football with my boyfriend and his sons. We were watching on something called the Red Zone Channel. In football, the red zone is the area within 20 yards of a team’s end zone, so when a team is in the red zone, there is a higher probability that they will […]

Whose Lesson is This, Anyway?

In Yoga class the other day, the teacher gave a beautiful talk about going into the New Year with a tidy physical environment. It related to going through your things and getting rid of whatever doesn’t serve your goals in the New Year–totally de-cluttering your life. I hate clutter, but it doesn’t bother my boyfriend […]

When Good Habits Turn Bad

This lesson slapped me right across the face. As I lay on the floor, exhausted, dejected, wishing I could cry but knowing it would take too much energy, I was wondering what I had done wrong. This was my third long run that had fallen short of the goal in my marathon training. This could […]

Being a Better You!

I’m training to run a marathon, so I run a lot of miles, and I get lots of comments on that. Mostly, people ask, “How do you do it?” (I think they really want to know why.) Yesterday, as I left for my morning run, I was pondering this question, having just run 17 miles […]

Is Death Better Than This?

“If this is still happening in January,” I said (to no one), “I’m going to kill myself.” It was August 2013, and I was having one of my exhaustion spells, as I called them. I’d had a stroke in March that had left me with partial blindness and cognitive issues around vision. I couldn’t drive […]

My Stroke of Luck….or not?

Ten years ago today, I quit my job (as CFO of a billion dollar per year agency), left my emotionally abusive (second) husband, and enrolled in massage school. Everyone thought I was crazy. Hell, I thought I was crazy! But something spoke to me and told me it was what I needed to do. When […]

I Do Weird Stuff

I do weird stuff. I spend the first two weeks of each year eating a vegan diet. I buy organic foods, and try not to eat out too much. I ran 5 miles this morning, without being chased. I do Yoga. I don’t turn on the TV in the daytime. (Wouldn’t turn it on at […]

Mental Toughness

I had been running casually for about a year (2 to 3 miles a couple of times a week) when I felt I needed a goal to my running. I decided to train for a marathon. I was so excited after my first 11 mile run. I had broken a barrier—I was a REAL runner! […]