When we moved back to Austin it required a shift of mindset. A remembering of Ooh yes, summer is when we bring movement indoors unlike our time in the East Bay. In the summers since we've resumed being Texans we've discovered lots of free, creative activities (indoor obstacle courses, duct tape hopscotch grids etc.) but eventually even I concluded it was time to pry open the ... Continue Reading
Feeling BURNED OUT.
Burnout is a creativity killer. Burnout is a passion extinguisher. Now that we know these facts---what do we do?? Click on over to my article at Live Strong to find out! click me! click me! ... Continue Reading
Will I see you tomorrow?
I'll be at Austin's Mom Com conference (tickets available at the door) talking all about the Power in the Pivot. Got plans already? Live too far away? Never fear! Click on the image below to see me do what I do on KXAN TV's Studio 512. During the brief clip host Amanda & I chat about women supporting women and the importance of fitting in fitness by (waitforit) doing What We ... Continue Reading
6 minute #wycwyc home workout (guest post).
As a personal trainer there are a few conversations I find myself having with clients over and over. One of those conversations often goes something like this: Me: “How did your exercise go this week?” Client: “Not bad” Me: “Were you able to stick to your plan each day?” Client: “Most days. But there were a few when I just didn’t have any time.” No time. And I know it’s not just my ... Continue Reading
The What You Can When You Can iTunes podcast.
Lately we've been busy. Headsets on. Recording. Chatting. Laughing. Sharing. We U.S.A.-types are off for a long holiday weekend. You non-U.S.A. types are off for a ...weekend. If you find yourself with some spare time, with a long run looming (go you!), or simply wanting to escape the family togetherness relax solo for a bit: come hang with us! ... Continue Reading
Whats wrong with average?
The photo which started it all... The Child and I have been going through old pictures. Everything from Great Grandparents to Mama back in the olden days. Pre-child. Pre-marriage. She discovered a stack from when I was in college and immediately remarked how different I looked. She couldn't come up with words to capture precisely how (I think she was too sweet to point out my current ... Continue Reading
Im a Creative Giant.
(CLICK ME! CLICK ME!) Lately I've thought a lot about not allowing fear to hold me back. About disempowering the emotion and NOT letting it place my excitement on P-A-U-S-E. And then Charlie Gilkey invited me to be a guest on his Creative Giants podcast. I was honored. I was excited. I was paralyzed by the fact Seth Godin & Chris Brogan had been podcast guests, too. I ... Continue Reading
Creating community through CRAPPY dinners.
When I first discovered Friday Night Meatballs I was heading back to Oakland from Austin. I was in-flight, clicking around on spotty wifi, when I stumbled upon Sarah Grey's article. My first reaction was: This is brilliant! I am SO doing this when we move back to Texas! It was August '14. I knew we were returning to the ATX. I wasn't (yet) allowed to widely share. As a result, ... Continue Reading
Tomorrow is the official day.
Once upon a time the fabtastic Julie surprised Roni & me with a picture. We were about to record a podcast and giving the hashtag a final skim on social media when we discovered the image. Neither of us could believe it. Julie captured us so perfectly and it was such a lovely surprise it infused at least this half of our duo with fresh excitement. Excitement about recording the ... Continue Reading
10 ways to support a friend’s book release
Because you rock I've received this comment/question a bunch lately: I want to help with your book release, but I have no idea HOW. What can I do? Because I always need everything laid out for me (tell me precisely what you need, please) I've decided to do that unto you. Ten ways you can help promote a friend's book release. 1. Pre-order. Simple, fast & easy--pre-ordering is far more ... Continue Reading