Take The Stairs

Yesterday was one brutal hike for me.  The humidity was high, and if my glutes didn’t feel like rubber bands from climbing, my knees and quads were burning from the descent. In six hours, we covered over 12 miles. My feet hurt, I was hot, and lord, was I beat. We arrived at the parking […]

Hiking, Mindset

Trail Magic

Trail Magic is like fairy dust. One tiny sprinkle travels quite a distance. Just what is this “trail magic” stuff anyway? The Appalachian Trail Conservancy says: The term “trail magic” was coined by long-distance hikers to describe an unexpected occurrence that lifts a hiker’s spirits and inspires awe or gratitude. “Trail magic” may be as simple […]

Hiking, Mindset

It’s Not Fair!

Last week I hiked 11 miles with my friend who was visiting from Ohio. There’s lots to talk about on a 6-hour hike. One of our colleagues had just lost her husband, suddenly, at the age of 49. We got into a discussion about how life wasn’t fair. As a kid, I thought that getting […]

Mindset, Personal Development

Happy Mother’s Day

This past year we’ve spent lots of time praising all the essential workers who’ve had to perform their jobs during the pandemic.Now, I want to take a minute to pat myself and every mother everywhere on the back.In the best of times, being a mom isn’t easy.A mom, by definition, is an essential worker.A mom, […]

Mindset, Personal

Make Your Dreams Come True!

Are you a DREAMER?   I am! When I hear the phrase “dreams come true,” I think to myself, do they? Or, more likely, do we make our dreams come true? When we hear the word dream, we think of something that isn’t real, like a movie created in our imagination while we sleep. I prefer to daydream. […]

Goal Setting, Mindset

Take Off Your Mask!

No!!! Not the mask controversy! I know what you’re thinking.“The mask.”It is a rare occasion to see anyone anywhere in the world without one.A couple of years ago, you might have thought I was talking about a Halloween mask.Either way, you’re wrong. I’m talking about the masks we’ve been wearing our whole lives.The masks that […]

Mindset, Personal Development, The Lemonade Diet

The Skinny on Becoming an Expert

Hear this!You don’t need a degree to be an expert or an authority.That’s right!If you have been diligently learning, practicing, or applying anything for 10,000 hours or approximately five years, you can call yourself an expert.I remember scanning the Help wanted ads in the newspaper many years ago. There were lots of jobs that I […]

Healthy Mind and Body, Mindset
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