Category Archives: Wellness


Six weeks ago, Owen came home from school with a note that said he had decided to try some instruments in his school’s music program, and he was a candidate for the cello. He was SO excited about the idea … Continue reading

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Body Language.

People who didn’t know me before running and triathlon often assume that I have no issues with weight or body image. Often someone will be talking about putting on weight, then say to me, You don’t have this issue, though … Continue reading

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A Weekend For Me.

How is it only Thursday? Longest. Week. Ever. This coming weekend, I planned a solo backpacking trip – my first in nearly 10 years. It was the perfect weekend for it – Jeff would be home after a week of … Continue reading

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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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Our oven, which is built into a wall in our kitchen, stopped working a few weeks ago; it would run and run and never get hot. I called a GE repair person, who came today. It’s fixable, but it will … Continue reading

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Saturation and Self-Care.

sat·u·ra·tion saCHəˈrāSH(ə)n/ noun the state or process that occurs when no more of something can be absorbed, combined with, or added. the degree or extent to which something is dissolved or absorbed compared with the maximum possible, usually expressed as … 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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#MicroblogMondays: Coping with The Ending.

(Not sure what #MicroblogMondays is? Read the inaugural post which explains the idea and how you can participate too.) ********** October, to me, represents The Ending of so much that’s good: the warmth of summer weather, all the light and … Continue reading

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An Ode: Why I Run. And Swim. And Bike.

A note: I FINALLY HAVE INTERNET ACCESS AT HOME! Our router died, and it took us this long to get a new one. Please forgive my absence, mmmkay? ********** My parents were in town a few weeks ago for a … Continue reading

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Who Lives, Who Dies, Who Tells Your Story?

I was driving south on Rt 95 yesterday, in the left lane, singing aloud to Hamilton, when all of a sudden there was dirt spraying and this Jeep tumbling madly. Right in front of me. It landed upside down, its … Continue reading

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