I wish I didn’t but I do. I have issues; more than a couple. I’m a fifty-eight-year-old woman; I understand the nature of personal responsibility and don’t play the victim. There are simply facts that have influenced who I am and how I live in the world; one of the larger issues being my … Continue reading Mother Issues
It’s Spring in Kansas City, despite the cooler than average temperatures. Everyone is a bit on edge, cranky that we’ve been robbed of the Springtime weather we deserve. When will all this cold and rain stop they ask? But as I sit here writing, I can hear the robin’s song and they are not worried. … Continue reading Spring in Kansas City
I’m guilty. Maybe you are, too. When someone we care about is having trouble, we want to help them, intercede, solve their problem. This presents itself in many ways- rescuing, enabling, justifying, or appeasing them. Alternatively, it may be distancing, judging them, and becoming impatient. Either way, we forget one fundamental truth: each of us … Continue reading One Soul. One Source.
As I’ve gotten older, perhaps because I feel time differently, perhaps because overall I fear less, I like putting myself in situations that scare me… in a good way. Recently a few of my Pilates 1901 team and I went climbing at the nearby ROKC climbing gym in North Kansas City. While we were excited … Continue reading Look to your right
The truth about body obsession, self- loathing, and longing… As someone who has worked in the health and fitness arena for over thirty years, I’ve seen and experienced my fair share of body obsession and all its incarnations. By body obsession, I mean our endless pursuit of a better body, weight loss, and perfection, based … Continue reading Looking for Love in All The Wrong Places
Belize, Part One. It’s not often you get the chance to leave the country for an extended period, and frankly, it took me until I was forty-five to leave it at all, so the novelty of travel (all travel) is still a thrill for me. This most recent trip to Belize was unique in that … Continue reading Belize Three Ways
My first trip to Ouray to ice climb was several years ago. We went to meet our dear friends Chuck and Doris Downey who are avid rock and ice climbers. Each year, between mid-January and mid-February, ice climbers from all over the world congregate in tiny Ouray, Colorado, home to one of the world’s greatest … Continue reading What a Big Wall of Ice Can Teach You
I first saw you on the internet. You were my rebound baby- chosen on a whim as I mourned the loss of my sweet little rat terrier Belle, a victim of a hit and run. Belle was fierce and protective, exposing her tiny canines to dogs and humans alike, any creature that would dare intercede … Continue reading The Power of Grace
God and I are in a power struggle. So far God’s up, three to zip. First, it was Herb’s diagnosis with mold toxicity- a disease that was dormant in his body for years and triggered by a perfect storm of unfortunate misdiagnosis, bad meds and a horrible condo rental in Costa Rica. His pneumonia in … Continue reading Power Struggle
It was a bright Sunday morning, the sun was shining bright in the Winter sky, and best of all, Herb woke up feeling better than he had in weeks. This was reason enough to make a plan for an outing, a field trip! (Back story: on our recent trip to Costa Rica, Herb contracted pneumonia which had the expected detrimental effect.)
We were both excited to enjoy a Sunday together, and, as we’d been recent shut ins, get the hell out of the house.