my success does not equal your failure. For decades I've beaten to death the notion there's room enough for us all to rock. For close to 17 years (!) I've shared online how one woman's success does not equal another woman's failure. Only recently, however, have I been repeatedly reminded it's not enough to feel brazen and unstoppable if beneath it all lurks a scarcity mindset. What is a ... Continue Reading
4 ways to make transitions less terrifying.
Change is unavoidable. Some seek it. Most tolerate it (and would avoid if we could). Others are so terrified by it we choose to remain stuck in unhappy circumstances (aka the pain we know) to avoid transitions to new ones (the pain we don't). Change is beyond our control. The manner in which we approach transition to change is not. Even during situations where shifts feel scary we ... Continue Reading
Fear and aging. A 40 word guest post.
fearless and 93. After my post asking why we work to avoid feeling fear I received the email below from my Great Aunt. I read it so many times, I finally asked her if I could share. It's forty words. It's one of the most powerful and thought provoking guest posts I've had. <3 Aging quiets fears and acceptance enters. I've learned to accept what I cannot change. My losses are ... Continue Reading
Im terrified of GLUTEN.
this is how I feel when I'm gluten-free! I've noticed gluten free eating in the news again and this time for not so fabulous reasons. It seems restaurants (exhausted by dieters with gluten free! demands who end meals with gluten-filled, decadent desserts) have grown slack in being certain foods are truly prepared gluten free. While a it's a terrible thing for restaurants to do, I can see ... Continue Reading
No excuses! The personal stuff.
When I decided to share the No Excuses! exercise it was more because I was feeling a pull to do it again than anything else. And, since Im all about bringing others into the proverbial fray, I decided to see if I could lure a few of you into joining me. Still I was surprised how many of you clicked on the photo above to make it bigger & emailed asking about it/commenting on how few excuses ... Continue Reading
National Women’s Checkup Day.
yes, for a small fee the Tornado will decorate yours as well. Today, May 10, is National Women’s Check-up Day. It’s the day to set aside all of our fears (“what if there’s something wrong? I’d rather not know!” “what if my doctor looks at me and thinks: Good G-d has she *gained* weight since last visit?”) and love ourselves enough to take care of the only body we have. It’s the day set ... Continue Reading
It’s TIME (Orient ladies watch giveaway).
People, I wont lie to you. I started this post a million times. It rhymed. It was a pre-pre-Thanksgiving day ode (that one I actually kinda liked—-but decided to save). It was a yammer about how Yom Kippur sparked some reflection & re-prioritizing for me (hello, the painfully shocking fact that the Tornado will enter kindergarten in fall 2011...which feels like tomorrow!). It was a Dear ... Continue Reading
MizFit & Austin Marathon (giveaway post).
Subtitle: this blogger has me (AND Ren Man!) completely, wholly & utterly considering this race as a fitness goal. As a result I am, again, OFF AND RUNNING. This one's a short post. A gift to myself. Im living not blogging. Taking care of my health. My glutes from the 'puter Im peeling away. Embracing the cool (here in *mornings* anyway) Today I am running. (or wogging. we'll ... Continue Reading
What? Me worry? (video post).
httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=If0gcGFJ6C0 (The gratitude post I mention.) So there ya go, People. My question for you: What things in your life do you ruminate upon/fret about so *vigorously* you're accidentally praying for them to occur? Please to hit us all up in the comments. ... Continue Reading