Fitness, Life, Pain

My First Triathlon and What I Want to Remember

I did it. My first triathlon. It was “only” a sprint length, so 1/3 mile swim, 8 mile bike, and 3.1 mile run, but it was a HUGE hurdle for me to face mentally, considering I was and AM only comfortable in 1 of the 3 disciplines. And I only trained for 4 weeks (see… Continue reading My First Triathlon and What I Want to Remember

Fitness, Food, Life, Pain, Parenting

10 Tips For Migraine Relief

So you suffer from migraines too? I'm sorry... I understand.  I really do.  And for the first time in probably 25 years, I've finally figured out how to find *some* relief.  Some.  And if you truly get migraines, you are like me and desperate for ANY relief.  So read on... I started getting them in… Continue reading 10 Tips For Migraine Relief

Fitness, Food, Life, Pain, Parenting, People, Quotes

Girls, Healthy Doesn’t Mean Skinny

The truth is: my husband was disappointed when he found out we were having girls.  It sounds harsh, but the reason is because he knows all the problems and drama that girls are more-likely faced with these days, including especially body image issues that lead to anorexia or worse.  And as a father who dearly… Continue reading Girls, Healthy Doesn’t Mean Skinny

Fitness, Life, Pain, Quotes, Ramblings

“You Must Do The Thing Which You Think You Cannot Do.” ~ Eleanor Roosevelt

This past weekend I taught my Power Yoga class and began with 2 questions for my students to reflect on: What is something in your yoga practice that you have wanted to try or achieve, but you have been held back because of fear?  (For example, fear of falling, fear of not being strong enough,… Continue reading “You Must Do The Thing Which You Think You Cannot Do.” ~ Eleanor Roosevelt

Fitness, Life, Music, Pain, Quotes

The Meaning of Easter Through Dance

What is the meaning of Easter? To me, Easter is love, sacrifice, and hope. It is a love that we receive regardless how many times we make mistakes, hurt others, or criticize ourselves.  It is a love that never leaves our side.  It is a love so deep that we were worth dying for. It… Continue reading The Meaning of Easter Through Dance

Life, Pain, Quotes

The Grateful Habit

"For each new morning with its light, For rest and shelter of the night.  For health and food, For love and friends, For everything Thy goodness sends." ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson Today I celebrate another birthday.  Yes, some things are different today.  I might hear from more people than a usual day.  I might receive… Continue reading The Grateful Habit