Tag Archive | confidence

Gratitude Gems: A Whole List of Things

Gratitude Gems: A Whole List of Things

Welcome to Gratitude Gems, where I show a little appreciation for the good things in my life! Here I’ve missed two Mondays in a row, and that’s just unacceptable.  It’s not that I haven’t been grateful, but I’ve just been too busy and/or lazy to make note of it here!  So in classic catch-up style, […]

Body Image: A Lite* Rant

*Lite rants contain less than 30% of the intensity of regular, full-blown rants. I’ve been thinking a lot about body image over the last few months.  Specifically, I’ve been thinking about how comfortable I am in my own skin these days, perhaps for the first time in my life, and so it follows that I’ve […]

October Fitness Challenge: Back in the Pool

I’m slowly resigning myself to the fact that I really just don’t know if I’m a water person.  And maybe that’s okay.   I’m back taking swimming lessons again, but this time they are much longer than a month.  I started at the end of September and I go until mid-November.  That’s a lot of […]

I Should Have Been A Rock Star

When I was little I used to dream of being in a band.  I’d be the unusual combination of drummer and lead singer, killing both like it was no big thing, and we’d be famous, obviously. I’m not sure I ever really believed this would happen, but I can’t deny that it was always in […]

Family Friendly Running

I have a love/hate relationship with running… for years I’ve had this feeling that I’m supposed to be a runner.  After all it’s the most natural form of exercise… we certainly weren’t meant to float our legs out sideways like on ellipticals, were we? Love: Freedom!  You’re literally running away from things… dogs, cars, escaped babies, […]

Gratitude Gems: Feeling Pretty

Welcome to my new weekly gratitude feature, Gratitude Gems, where I show a little appreciation for the good things in my life! Starting this feature today, of all Mondays, seems particularly poignant.  Today was the quintessential Monday for me… I woke up on the wrong side of the bed and I was achy all over, […]

Try 31 New Recipes – Wrap Up

Well, I didn’t try 31 new recipes, but I did try 14!  Plus I tried a few new recipe creations using 2 new veggies – Kale Attempt #1 and #2, and Eggplant Attempt #1 – that I didn’t count towards my total. I think I didn’t meet this goal because I don’t often use recipes.  I’m lucky […]