Transitioning to Home

I love having a day to transition back to my real life from a vacation. I detest getting home late on a Sunday night and having to wake up to a workday the next morning. I need a day. In this case, I had the luxury of two days. I slept most of Saturday because […]

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Things I Learned from the Oregon Coast

Your history is showing. Our facilitator taught us about the geology of the Oregon Coast. We were situated on Spanish Head. It was formed from a series of volcanic explosions that produced lava flows in the Columbia River. As the force of the water sought higher ground each time, the river’s course moved ever northward. […]

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My Newest Tide Pool

I am at a writing workshop with Road Scholar on the Oregon Coast. I was attracted to this particular one for several reasons. I knew it was beautiful here. I drove this mildly developed coast while working many years ago. I’ve been struggling a bit with writer’s block and goals for my writing. Having a […]

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Just Call Me The Streak

When I was a little girl, one of our favorite outings was to go to Baskin-Robbins to get ice cream. Now mind you these were the days when the thought of a store offering 32 flavors was mind-boggling. Before Baskin-Robbins arrived in Baton Rouge, we were limited to the regular flavors of Chocolate, Strawberry, Vanilla […]

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Sunday Night Check-In: Hiking in Muskegon State Park

Believe it or not, we got 3 inches of snow last night. I woke up this morning, and even though there was a dusting of snow left on the ground, the sun was out. I packed up Ashok, some snacks and headed north. I couldn’t decide initially if I wanted to do some dunes hiking […]

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The Nutrition Experiment: Learning

I’m now a couple of months into my Precision Nutrition program. I am routinely checking my email first thing in the morning for my “nutrition lesson” and attempting to complete my assigned “habit” each day. I don’t think I have lost an ounce. At the same time, I don’t think I’ve gained an ounce either. […]

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My Favorite Adventurers

I woke up this morning and had a chance to read my friend Sallie’s new blog. Sallie and John are on an adventure. They are in their mid-60s, practically newlyweds and retired (John for about a year). They traveled the U.S. on several trips last year, but this year they sold everything they own (including […]

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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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Anxiety? Trust Yourself

A news story caught my attention this week about a study in reducing anxiety in children. With my own struggles with anxiety and depression, I’m always interested in what we are learning about these insidious and life-sapping conditions. You can listen to or read the 4 minute news story here. The first time I ever […]

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The Loss of Creativity

I have been struggling with writer’s block. Not for a week or a month but, in reality, for a couple years I have been shut down creatively. Who do you think you are? Why do you think anyone wants to read all of of this stuff about you? Those messages are burned into my brain […]

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