Confessions of a gym nazi

I’d like to start off by saying that I don’t happen to think I’m a “gym nazi” per se. Let’s begin with a short definition of a gym nazi, brought to you by urbandictionary.com: Gym Nazi – “Some one or some ones, in your gym who always try to get others to do stuff that they think is so important … Read More

Why I support the #BraveGirlsWant campaign

What is the #BraveGirlsWant campaign about? It’s about having more empowered and healthy media characters for girls. Parents of girls today grew up with Wonder Woman and The Paper Bag Princess. Passive princesses don’t mesh with today’s girls who are being raised by their families on the girl power ideas their mothers grew up with. Families are looking for multi-layered, diverse, intelligent, … Read More

Are you food insecure?

food in·se·cu·ri·ty noun the state of being without reliable access to a sufficient quantity of affordable, nutritious food. I recently watched A Place at the Table, a documentary about the plight of 50 million Americans struggling with food insecurity. The notion of not knowing where your next meal is coming from is mind boggling to me; particularly in this country, yet 1 in … Read More

The Rhythm of Life

I’m currently reading The Essential Sheehan, which is a compilation of articles written by running guru Dr. George Sheehan in the 1970s and 1980s. Dr. Sheehan’s articles offer a philosophical take on what running provided for him mentally and emotionally and it has caused me to do the same. You see, I run, but I don’t consider myself a runner. … Read More