Teaching GRIT.


I’ve yammered endlessly about my approach to parenting. Practice what you long to preach. I’ve harnessed its power for fitness, mindful eating, doing unto others, the importance of friendship etc. I spare the child (most of) the lectures, choose to lead by silent example and hope it works. Which bring, again, to our friend in [...]

My touchstone.

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I’m over at our #wycwyc blog today talking about touchstones and rambling about rings. Join me?

Tricep dips in a wheelchair.

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If you’re squinting at the photo above and uncertain what it’s supposed to capture—then you’re precisely as I was. The Child and I were walking around Oakland, enjoying one of her last days of summer, when she grabbed my hand and shouted: WOW, Mama.  Look!!! He’s super strong! Here’s where I share the fact, while [...]

What’s your one book on the shelf?


my personal first aid kit contains a fave! We all have self- definitions. While this can be a limiting thing for the sake of today’s navel gazings post it’s not. For today lets choose to view our collective self-definitions as merely information on how we see/view ourselves. A chunk of my self-definition includes the fact [...]

Tips for walking a half-marathon?


I walked my first race in Napa! Every few years I decide I want to attempt, again, to be a runner. I’m uncertain why—I think it’s because I covet the freedom of the run, as I know (in my heart and in my piriformis) I am not a runner. I get the RUNNINGurge. I commit. [...]

Keeping up with pop-culture.


Once upon a time there was a misfit who devoured pop-culture. She loved trashy magazines. She was a fan of PEREZ back in the *day* when he was Page Six Six Six (anyone else remember that?). She used to joked (awkwardly she can now see with that 20/20 vision of hindsight) she had a BA, [...]

An 8 year old’s guide to intuitive eating.

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The 4 tips below are a gathering of snippets of conversation with the Tornado.  All ideas are hers.  I’ve transcribed as stated except for her words PUKING SUCKS which I chose, repeatedly, not include… donuts with a spoon?! intuitive. Mindful eating changed my life. Whatever you choose to call it—mindful? intuitive? theraputic?–it works for me. [...]

How can you tell if you’re overexercising? (guest post)

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I love me some Tamara Grand.  First from afar.  Next I made her my friend.  Then declared her my GoToWoman for all things 40+ fitness. Please to enjoy her post as she’s here by my demand gentle request. I love Carla’s approach to exercise. Fitting it in around life as opposed to letting it take [...]

Hopscotch with me.


I know. I’m gonna stop & gaze lovingly at the photo above as well she types pridefully pretending the whole ‘net is shocked how quickly the Tornado is growing, too. The Tornado was four and, more even than the fact I wanna eat her face off she’s so little and sweet, the photo symbolizes for [...]

Join me in exercising LESS?


SWING SET fitness! I know. I say it all the time. The thing is, until I have the world on my band wagon (world wagon?!), I’m gonna say it again and again. In this day & age when everyone admonishes us to increase the exercise! I’m here waving the “sometimes less (time) is indeed more [...]