moments

For much of my life I have chosen to hide.  I was completely unwilling to show up & be seen.  Vulnerability, to me, is a physical ache that is highly uncomfortable.  Thankfully, I am learning to breathe through these necessarily uncomfortable moments, one by one. Earlier this year, I was contacted by Yitka Winn, Assistant Editor … More moments

longevity!

I started running late in life.  Prior to running my first marathon at age 27, I rowed on the crew team in college and stayed fit in general by running a bit here & there and lifting weights.  I’ve never run on a team or really had any sort of formal training in “how to … More longevity!

stories

Nothing motivates, moves & inspires me more than someone sharing their story.  I am endlessly fascinated by 1) the ability of the human spirit to endure and 2) the subsequent desire to tell about it.  Maybe this is why I share mine here. I am equally impressed with our drive, as humans, to grow and change.  To … More stories

treats

“Your task is not to seek love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.” – Rumi I have become fairly adept over the years at depriving myself.  So adept, in fact, that I have had to unlearn this habit as I discovered the hard way that … More treats

risk

“The best thing you can possibly do with your life is to tackle the motherfucking shit out of it.” – Cheryl Strayed I probably love this quote so much because it’s a damn hard thing for me to do & one I have to remind myself of constantly: TACKLE. RISK. TAKE CHANCES. LEAVE YOUR COMFORT ZONE. … More risk

choice

“The warrior who trusts his path doesn’t need to prove the other is wrong.” – Paulo Coelho I’ve been thinking a lot about choices.  Specifically, that what it all really boils down to is CHOICE.  We each make choices every. single. day. about how to do the next right thing.  For me, this is what it … More choice