Diminishing the Pain of Loss

A friend of mine was anticipating running into an old girlfriend this weekend. He was trying to set himself up to be successful in managing what could be a painful situation with some dignity. I am beginning to plan how to handle a tricky situation later in the year that will be painful for me. […]

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What’s On My Mind?

What’s on your mind? Facebook implores. The first instant I am tempted to oblige, remembering the Facebook days of old when people were nice and language wasn’t so loaded. Back in those days I didn’t read the news much to my friends’ dismay. Today I read the news much to my dismay. My mind was […]

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My Love/Hate Relationship with Texting

I have a love/hate relationship with texting. It’s great for quick conversations and having fun with friends with friendly banter. I remember the first days of texting with a flip phone, hunting and pecking for each tiny letter to appear on the screen. It was like magic to be able to send messages over the […]

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Sacred Storytelling

Our instructor in last week’s writing workshop told us Sunday night things would get intimate very quickly. Having been to numerous retreats where I did my own personal work among other women, I am used to that kind of intimacy. But this was a writing workshop. I expected it to be an English class. I’d […]

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How to Change the World

I woke up this morning, fixed myself a beautifully green matcha latte and tuned in to last night’s Late Show on YouTube. Colbert’s long-time cameraman died last weekend. He was visibly broken up, and I was surprised when he said this man was such a treasure to him because “He believed in me”. I’m always […]

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Ready to RUN!!

This week is the last week of my Fit Camp series. What should have been 12 weeks turned in to 13 when I took a week off in February to vacation in the Upper Peninsula. Reflecting back on why I invested my time, energy and dollars into this, I have met my goals. I was […]

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An Old Dog Can Learn New Tricks

I’ve been creating new habits. I started Jessica’s Fit Camp in January, and that program is 12 weeks long. I have two weeks left, so I’m going to commit to doing all the workouts this week. It will be tough. But, since it’s almost over, I should be able to do this! This week I […]

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Savoring Slowness

I met with a young woman at work a few weeks ago to discuss what a training career might look like. She scheduled 30 minutes on my calendar, and we talked. I asked her about her background and her history with our company. I told her about my career of choice, and we explored the […]

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On My Mind: Clarity and Complexity

After about 6 weeks of no sugar, my mind is becoming clearer. I have less anxiety and have been surprisingly free of the ups and downs of my normal depressive state. It shouldn’t be surprising since I know my depression is a boomerang to my anxiety. Get too anxious for too long, and my hormonal […]

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The Light of Intuition

A friend of mine has been trying to get pregnant. She’s been trying to get pregnant for a long time. I saw her a week or so ago at an event, and as I walked up to her, a small voice whispered “she’s pregnant”. I was pretty sure it wasn’t my brain concocting that. Just […]

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