The Connectors

February 3, 2011 4 Comments

Prejudice. Bigotry. Racism. These are very ugly words. So ugly, in fact, that when my first child was born over 20 years ago, a made myself a promise. As she and her sisters grew, I refused to use race as a descriptor in identifying their friends. I did not want my children to grow up …

Triple Warmer Volleyball Meltdown

October 5, 2010 0 Comments

Have you seen it? I know you’ve seen it. Everyone’s seen it. You see it in peewee leagues. You see it on junior high and high school teams. It even occasionally shows up on college and professional teams. So what is it? The infamous and toxic triple warmer meltdown. Say WHAT? Yep. An honest to …

Building My Wings On The Way Down

September 30, 2010 0 Comments

A friend/client messaged me earlier this week asking what I had planned for her personal training session. My response? “IDK.” Yep. Twenty four hours prior to her arrival for her personal training session, and I honestly had no idea what I was going to do with her or for her. Now, before you freak about …

Amazing Morning

September 24, 2010 0 Comments

Fall is here. The calendar says so. My pansy butt goose bumps say so. The cars that park up and down the street in front of the wellness center every Thursday and Friday night say so. The lazy sun who keeps sleeping later and later seems to be saying so, too. This morning was one …

Fundamentally Extreme

September 11, 2010 0 Comments

On an April morning in the mid-1990’s, news reports began streaming in about an horrible tragedy unfolding in Oklahoma City. We were all stunned that someone would do something so terrible. And waited for word of who we could blame. Most people expected middle-eastern terrorist groups to be the cause of such misery, destruction, and …

This Is What Jesus Looks Like

July 29, 2010 2 Comments

The past two weeks, I have removed, relocated, boxed, and stored any number of images of Jesus, the “Blessed Mother”, various saints, and more. While my own feelings toward organized religion, including that of my husband’s mother, are a wee bit hostile (understatement), the one thing I can say about my mother-in-law’s faith is that …

Sharing the Love

June 21, 2010 7 Comments

Cynthia sent me some no obligation love. It seems like a nice way to step back into blogging after a little over a week of almost no writing. Besides, the rules of “accepting” the love award might just make for a good post, so here goes. The first rule is to thank the person who …

Starting Fires and Getting To Answers

May 13, 2010 0 Comments

Enough already with the battle cries and the dragon slaying and the minotaur gutting. Time to have a little fun and play ¬†around with what’s really important. Today, that happens to be the warm cozy campfire, which is the result of Danielle LaPorte’s hot new package of technological genius she calls The Fire Starter Sessions. …

Submission and Minotaurs

May 12, 2010 4 Comments

The divine feminine spirit remains first and foremost on my mind these days. As I continue my trek through Sue Monk Kidd’s Dance of the Dissident Daughter, each page opens my eyes to a part of the journey of awakening that began in me about 5 years ago. With each new section, I recognize myself …

Messages to Our Daughters

May 7, 2010 12 Comments

Dear Jesus, Bless this post. This one could be a bit touchy. Something is stirring in my head and my heart this morning. It is something of great importance. Something that could be met with an Aha! or with banishment by leadership. I will do my best to craft this post with wisdom and grace …