Monthly Archives: August 2013

Unplugged: My Sabbath Social Networking Fast

I am a very connected person. By that I mean connected on line. I have four email accounts: one for my work at FiftyForward where I serve as Development Director, one for my private coaching practice, one for my personal … Continue reading

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Help! I Need Some ZZZZs

Ladies, I need some ZZZZZs. For more than a year, I’ve awoken every night between 2:30 and 3:30 a.m. Sometimes I go back to sleep easily, sometimes I toss and turn. I don’t think this is about stress or worry. … Continue reading

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New Me

I’d been fighting some sinus drainage all weekend. I thought if I ignored it, it would go away. I thought wrong. I awoke yesterday morning with lots of chest congestion. Coughing hurt. I felt like this… I’m sure you’ve experienced … Continue reading

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Motivation Monday: Ernestine Shepherd

A few weeks ago I wrote a post titled “Is 70 the New 50?” I reposted it over on VibrantNation.com where I am a member of the Blog Circle. That post got quite a few comments from VN readers. Some … Continue reading

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Gardener, Optimist Revisited

A few months ago I wrote a post titled Gardener, Optimist. It got some repins on Pinterests¬† and some likes on Facebook and Twitter. I love knowing I’m not the only Gardener, Optimist out there. This year I got a … Continue reading

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Let’s Talk About Mammograms

I’m one of those radiation-phobic people who doesn’t even like going through security at the airport. I rarely go to the dentist because I don’t want to get the mouth x-rays. That blast is just a little too close to … Continue reading

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Motivation Monday: Jennie Rhodes

There’s no doubt that we Americans live in a youth-obsessed society. For heaven’s sake, fifteen year old models are hired to sell wrinkle cream. Magazine covers are airbrushed to death so that we don’t see our favorite starlets looking anything … Continue reading

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My “Girls Tri it On” Triathlon Report

Spoiler alert: I finished! This morning I did my first triathlon in three years, a women’s only, beginner-friendly event.¬† It’s amazing what one can forget in three year’s time. Friday evening found me nervously going through my transition items and … Continue reading

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I’m Going to Tri

Well, it’s happening tomorrow. TheTriathlonI’mNowhereClosetoBeingReadyFor is tomorrow. I’ve swam. I’ve biked. I’ve walked. I’ve hobbletrotted. I’ve walked/run. I’ve done my bricks. This isn’t my first triathlon, but it’s the first one I’ve done in a few years. My only goal … Continue reading

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Relearning to Run

A while back I posted about my struggles getting back into running. Things were so uncomfortable I decided to put running on hold a while longer. Two weeks ago I decided to try again. As expected, every step hurt. I … Continue reading

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