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15 Things That Are Harder Than a Marathon

The last 2 weeks of my life have been a marathon. Scratch that. Harder than a marathon. Finding a cupcake in Manhattan. Vacationing with a vomiting toddler. Discovering 1/2 hour before you were to leave for a wedding that your husband did not pack the dress you intended to wear (even though you specifically asked him to … Continue reading 15 Things That Are Harder Than a Marathon

My Perfect Weight is Not a Weight At All

I asked myself: how can I find my perfect weight? I've been feeling rather "soft" lately. I've been dealing with the aftermath of that one time in August when I lost my balance wearing heels. I've been limited in the amount of both running and yoga I've been able to do. The fact that I … Continue reading My Perfect Weight is Not a Weight At All

Getting Out There is Hard, Even for a Running Coach

This running coach understands it's hard to get out there. And I'm accepting new clients. This past Saturday my Big Girl turned 5! She starts kindergarten this fall. KINDERGARTEN! How did this happen??? Soon she will learn how to read and write. She will no longer be impressed with my ability to add 100 and … Continue reading Getting Out There is Hard, Even for a Running Coach

My Hypnotherapist Fell Asleep and Other Stories From the Wrong Side of the Scale

Guest post written by the fabulous Tommie Jean Valmassy Hello, this is not Laura. Laura needs a minute, so I’m filling in for her, just this week. Laura writes a blog about fitness. She’s funny, moving, honest, and cool. And humble, so she may want to delete that, but I don’t think she should. Her … Continue reading My Hypnotherapist Fell Asleep and Other Stories From the Wrong Side of the Scale

Reflections on the Breath

An observation of the breath as the vital life force. Bring your awareness to the breath. Without judgement and without attempting to change it in any way, simply notice the breath. I have a confession. I often find myself thinking, "Enough about the breath already. What's the big deal?" My yoga teachers explain that the … Continue reading Reflections on the Breath

Finding Time for Self-Care in the Middle of Real Life

You won't find any earth shattering tips on how to find time for self-care in this post. In real life we just do what we can. I'm tired. I've started this post a half dozen times already. I don't have the energy to do this thing I love. My husband is attempting to put Baby … Continue reading Finding Time for Self-Care in the Middle of Real Life