Category Archives: Challenges

I Stand for Women’s Health.

(Fair warning: This post is about women’s health issues. Accordingly, it talks about female reproductive health. If you’re squeamish about this kind of stuff, feel free to click away.) I’ve been struggling, emotionally, the past few months. Even with regular … Continue reading

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#Microblog Mondays: Kicking The Caffeine.

Not sure what #MicroblogMondays is? Read the inaugural post which explains the idea and how you can participate too. ********** As surprising as it still is to me to say that I sometimes struggle with anxiety (I swear, I was … Continue reading

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#MicroblogMondays: Cultivating Hope.

(Not sure what #MicroblogMondays is? Read the inaugural post which explains the idea and how you can participate too.) ********** I just discovered this Washington Post article, even though it’s been out for a few weeks. In it, a DC-area … Continue reading

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When Being Good at Life Tetris Isn’t Always a Good Thing.

One of my intentions this year is to be more mindful of where I spend my time and energy. When I started this, I assumed that I’d have to give up most forms of social media, because maybe I was … Continue reading

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Gut Issues.

In November, after my annual physical blood draw results came back showing I was anemic with low ferritin and low-ishl B12 levels, my doctor prescribed that I take an over the counter iron supplement for the next three months which … Continue reading

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New Year, New Goals.

Until a few years ago, my new year resolution-setting was a study in perfectionism. Every year I’d make myself a To Do list of all the things I’d do to better myself in the coming year. I’d lose weight, tackle … Continue reading

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#MicroblogMondays: Make America Kind Again.

(Not sure what #MicroblogMondays is? Read the inaugural post which explains the idea and how you can participate too.) ********** I’m really scared about this election – in a way I haven’t been ever before.  I’ve been struggling to find … Continue reading

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This Is How I Vote.

I found myself with a spare hour yesterday before Owen got off the bus. I had plenty of things to do – laundry, a bike workout, some writing, prepping dinner – but instead I decided to walk over to town … Continue reading

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When The Scars Run Deep.

A memory popped up on Facebook yesterday: a picture of my friend Heather and I finishing the Wineglass Half Marathon in 2012. I was pregnant in this picture. It was early on, but my numbers were climbing the way they … Continue reading

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The Solution (Part of It, Anyway) To Finding Time.

I can’t tell you all how frustrated I’ve been with my lack of getting my ass into my writing chair this summer and just writing. I can SEE the fact that I’m making distractions for myself, getting caught up in … Continue reading

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