Failing Forward

So many dreams, never get done
So many races, never get run
When is it life loses its fun?
What kills the vision before its begun?
One thing’s for sure, to dream big is in all
But only a few get over that wall
For actions aren’t easy to […]

Can You Still Hear Me?

I’m screaming till my breath is gone!

I can’t get your attention!

You won’t stop escaping into pointless busyness long enough to listen.

I will try one last time!

Remember that feeling that you could grow up to be anything? Why did you give up?

You don’t need permission to be great. You don’t […]

My Craigslist Castaway Swing Transformation

There is something so nostalgic about cupping a cold lemonade while catching the sunset from a porch swing. I can’t tell you how much I have missed that! You see, for the last decade, I haven’t had a porch swing. Shocking, especially for a Southern gal, I know!

In Florida, […]

By |October 20th, 2014|DIY Diva|2 Comments|

Ready for Snow!

Today is the first day of fall! I’m so excited! I haven’t experienced a true leaf-changing, hayride-seeking, apple-cider-drinking fall in over nine years! It’s time!

Not that I’m wanting to skip this amazing season. However, I already find myself looking forward to that next winter snow and the crackle of […]

Death by Carrot Juice?

Have you ever thought you were going to die? I have… twice.

My first near-death experience was when I flew off a cliff on a motorbike in Seattle when I was a teen. I couldn’t make the curve, couldn’t stop the momentum built up from my gravity-induced free fall on […]

By |July 18th, 2014|Training|6 Comments|

10 Ways to Buy a Car Like a Pro

Do you dread buying a car? Does it ever seem overwhelming to try to find the best deal? Believe it or not, finding a great deal isn’t has tough as you think.

A few months ago, my husband and I made a big move from a tiny tropical island, where […]

Vitamin Supplements: Are they Worth the Money?

Since the dawn of my memories, I can remember taking those brightly colored Flintstones vitamins before bed. After all, the thinking at the time was that kids needed supplements to grow up healthy. That upbringing, and those yummy colored chewables, has produced an adult culture obsessed with vitamin therapy. […]

By |February 24th, 2014|Training|0 Comments|

Miracles: Devine or Delusion? My Personal Testimony

I turned on the car and watched the muffled grey light dance through the sleet pounding on the wind shield. I surveyed the ice piled up over two inches thick on the slick, steep, curvy road ahead, and prayed.


The 150 miles separating me from my destination seemed impassible. There […]

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    Seven Reasons Why Carnivores and Vegetarians Can Co-Exist on Thanksgiving

Seven Reasons Why Carnivores and Vegetarians Can Co-Exist on Thanksgiving

Turkey Day! Except what do you do for those crazy vegetarians? What can they even eat? Should you save your grass clippings?


Seriously, I’ve heard it all.


For the past decade, I have been a vegetarian in some form. I have vacillated between raw vegan and regular vegetarian. Yet, no matter […]

By |November 27th, 2013|Training|6 Comments|

I’m Back! Miss me?

I’m so sorry I’ve been so lax on posting this past month! I certainly didn’t mean to slack, but I’ve had a lot going on!

The Distractions

First, my husband has been on his summer vacation for these past six weeks. Since medical school normally monopolizes all of his time, I […]