• turkey-49672_1920
    Permalink Gallery

    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 […]

More Connected, Yet Out of Touch

Connection…

It’s what people crave. Yet more and more, people are going to on-line sources to bond on the bandwidth. Generation Z, the millennial generation, seem to be born with a smartphone in hand.

While connecting online isn’t necessarily a bad thing, are people spending so much time under the alluring […]

My Fearful Adventure: Leaving the Cage to Fly

Fear – the cage that encloses our soul. Though we want to fly, we hit the steel bars, unable to break away from prison. Fear takes many forms. For me, ironically, I was afraid of losing freedom and falling flat on my face. And, because of my fear of […]

Peace on the Street – Stopping Harassment

If I were to tell you that there is a population group where 99% of the people in America have suffered harassment in some form, what comes to mind? A smaller minority group? A certain religious organization? A particular sexual orientation? All fair guesses!

But the answer? Women. That’s right. […]

By |May 15th, 2013|Training|8 Comments|

From a Motherless Non-Mother on Mother’s Day

I struggle with some holidays more than others. Mother’s Day is one of the tougher ones. It reminds me of what I’ve lost or have yet to gain.

What I’ve Lost

You see, I lost my mother nineteen years ago. I was barely a teenager, just getting into that phase of […]

Tasting Tomorrow Today

“To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people just exist; that is all.” Oscar Wilde

Are you a future thinker? Do you constantly dream about your life in that pink puffy place in the distance where all dreams come true? Is happiness so elusive that you constantly […]

Tasting Life’s Rainbow – One Juice at a Time!

Life. It’s an amazing gift! Why not squeeze every drop of juice out of it that you can? One way to best experience life’s juice is to… quite literally… juice.

There are many benefits to juicing, whether it is just supplementing fresh juice into a healthy diet or going on […]

By |May 7th, 2013|Training|7 Comments|
  • O.k. I'm being brave and showing before and after pics.  On the left, me at 180 pounds and sick. On the right, me at 130 pounds running to the finish line to win my age division in a triathlon.
    Permalink Gallery

    From Fat and Sick to Fit and Quick – How Diet and Exercise Changed My Life

From Fat and Sick to Fit and Quick – How Diet and Exercise Changed My Life

I sat in the cold florescent-lit room covered only in a thin paper gown. My arm ached from the blood draw while bruises confessed previous invasions. I had gone through more doctors than I could remember, and I was still no closer to finding out what was wrong.

It started […]

By |May 1st, 2013|Training|37 Comments|

Social Media Debates – Why I No Longer Play in the Fray

It happens. You are scrolling down your newsfeed and come across that post that just gets under your skin. You know that person must be completely off their meds to say something so ignorant, and you can’t wait to enlighten them so they can again join the world of […]