Meditation #wycwyc style

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Recently the Tornado had a hard morning.  She struggled. She was unable to lick her forearms. I was unable to help her feel better.  Mid-DoodleWalk she plopped and, as she phrases it, tried to compose herself.  It reminded me meditation need not be long or formal.  Meditation can happen anywhere at any time. Meditation is [...]

Everyone has a hard.

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(to The Chairman this is a hard) Ive long known everyone has a hard. Ive long believed in and been a champion of the quote: Recently Ive been more reminded of this than ever. Recently a few women—merely in passing and in the most matter of fact of ways—have shared their hard with me. I’d [...]

The tattoo stories

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To my chagrin I had no idea yesterday was National Tattoo Day.  I be celebrating up in herre today. And yes. Just possibly. Definitely maybe. With a tiny new piece of ink. When people ask about my tattoos (why did you get them? do they mean anything? will you regret them?) I respond: For me [...]

Four ways slacklining parallels my life.


I blame this post on the fact I made a not-that-funny joke about teaching Charming to slackline. Afterward, in my inimitable way, I grew obsessed with the parallels between slacklining and my life.   I used to tell people–everyone. anyone who would listen.—what terrible balance I had. If you handed me a BOSU ball I’d [...]

B.R.A.Z.E.N. goal setting (S.M.A.R.T. goal update).


What already feels like a lifetime ago I journeyed to NAPA for the Zooma Race series. I came.  I swam.  I saw.  I posed. I presented. I walked. And while it all was amazing (I loved loved loved walking the 10k!!) my fave facet was the opportunity to get B.R.A.Z.E.N. in front of a group [...]

A recovering perfectionist (guest post).

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As a Type A, competitive, driven person, the phrase that has become a theme in my life the last few years is “progress, not perfection.” Is anyone else a recovering perfectionist? It’s so easy to set a high bar for myself and then become discouraged or frustrated when those goals are not met, without recognizing [...]

4 Tips for taking criticism without falling apart.

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  I’ve been slammed with How did you get a book deal?! emails the past few days. While this isn’t the how per se—it has tremendously helped me both in that endeavor and life in general. Writer-Carla circa 2000. As a healthy living community we rarely chat about the learned skill of taking CRITICISM. We’ve focused [...]

We got a book deal! ((tosses #wycwyc’fetti))


As I sit here–blank post open on my blog dashboard–I barely know where to begin. I’m grateful. Grateful for the fact, once upon a LONG time ago, a blogger I admired (& was almost afraid to approach) agreed to do a guest post for me. Almost exactly six years ago today. This was back in [...]

Go 4th and treasure.

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The seemingly small moments: she’s obsessed. The moments which can feel…never ending. she’s angry (?). The lollipops at 8 am moments. she’s happyhappy. Check out the world around you.  She’s fascinated. Allow your JAW to DROP. she’s amazed. Go forth, savor and treasure. She’s in.  I know I am. (comments closed.)  

Not my monkeys.


(this is her monkey) I know this is a crazy week for us USA types. It seems I’m the only one working we’re all off on vacation with, hopefully, more time spent frolicking than online. For that very reason I shall keep this brief. As terse as I can while still sharing the MONKEY MOMENT [...]