Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase. MLK Jr. This is a man who understood intention. Listen here. Every word mattered. Consider the words you say. Consider the words you think. Every word matters. They carry such weight. Please consider them. Just spend some time thinking about the … Continue reading The power of a careful collection of letters…
On the fifth new day, we find a new (or renewed) ability to be inspired. We can find inspiration to get out of bed or go for that new job. Inspiration that can propel us away from anger and toward joy. Inspiration that can lead us to bloom where we are planted and find the … Continue reading The fifth day of new…
Today, I'm thankful for the funny and all that it gets us through. The edges of the mouth that curl up just as you're about to fall out of ardha chandrasana, or the cackle that comes when the dog finally catches the tip of its tail, or the warm giggle that comes with watching the river … Continue reading Thirty Days of Thankful 11.1.16
I was procrastinating some grad school work today when I came across a post that told this story. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wfeJAz3GI60 I've known this story for years now, but my brain only has so much room for things at the front so each time I stumble upon it, I feel the deep welling of emotion that causes … Continue reading When you feel like giving up…
"We've got a road to walk..." There's so much going on in our world today. What if we lived in a heard where we all slowed down for one another when we needed it? TED Talk: Boyd Varty https://www.ted.com/talks/boyd_varty_what_i_learned_from_nelson_mandela photo: unsplash
Today I am thankful for love; in all its many different forms. No matter what circumstances, there is always love that exists for everyone. It may not exist exactly how you want it, but it is there. Just open the eyes of your heart to see that love is all around you.
Today marks 16 years since my dad and I last shared the same bit of earth. Usually, I spend the day moping around crying and thinking about everything he's missed and what it would have been like if he'd been there. On this stunning, fall Annapolis morning, I just can't do that. I won't do that. He hasn't … Continue reading Grateful…
This past weekend, a team of amazing people completed the Ragnar Relay 'Dacks event. It was pretty great. One of my legs of the relay was about 8.3 miles. The roads ebbed and flowed like the moon was pulling them toward it's bright face, creating long hilly stretches. The wind blew bitterly cold across my … Continue reading Ragnar teaches that straight and honest aren’t the same.
This is true every single day. Every time you lace up your sneaks, unroll your mat, or even just open your eyes and put your feet on the floor, you're in a whole new world. You have complete control how you interact with everything going on in the world around you. You may experience the … Continue reading A whole new world
As a runner, it's really easy to get caught up in the moment of the run and lose track of the pre-planned route. I was once so engrossed in the pace, I ran right past the house. When I got to the corner past the house, my husband said, "Hon, where are we going?" It … Continue reading off track
I've been thinking a lot about National Running Day. I've been thinking about some of the most important things to me while running. I've decided it has to do with the apparel. Whether getting out on the road for a short, light run or a long haul, each and every runner understands the importance of considering … Continue reading National Running Day, What are you wearing?
"I don't want to survive. I want to live" Nick Pantalone, May 19, 1993-March 24, 2013 Yesterday, it was pretty chilly here in my neighborhood. There was a fresh dusting of snow on the grass and tree tops. The wind leaned on the windows and door as I tied my laces and pulled on my mittens. … Continue reading Get out there, because…
There is ONE thing to be thankful for today: All Veterans. Special mention to those in my family who have served: Mom, Dad, Pop, Grandpa Bob, Uncle Clarence, Sheri and countless others. Please take a few moments to visit http://www.theconcertforvalor.com to find ways to supports those who support us.
Today, I am thankful for that dazzling feeling I get when I think about doing something new. It can be as simple as thinking of a new place to run or as complex as planning a workshop to help women feel more beautiful being their perfectly made selves. I'm so thankful for that feeling and … Continue reading TDT 2.0 That Dazzling Feeling
For my HE family... The last few days have changed my life, Just like they always do, And sitting here worn out tonight, I wonder, "Who else, too?" In the parking lot with old family and new, I donned the green and brown, HOPING the words I had to say, Would really sink, deep down. … Continue reading Hope Express Recap 2014
Do you remember that time we walked on the beach? We spent the whole day talking about life: the ups and downs. I told you all the things that made me stressed and worried. You said, "Life's like that." Remember how I told you about all the amazing things going on? Remember how you smiled? … Continue reading I went for a walk with my Dad…
Thoughts on days like today can change your life: and they should. When someone dies, there are countless family, religious and cultural traditions that descend upon the community of those acquainted with the deceased. There are layouts, visitations, memorial services, funerals, burials and numerous other ways the general population is afforded the opportunity to bid … Continue reading Hope Express 2013 Recap
Caveat: This post is especially for Hope Express runners, past and present: Yet again, Hank has beckoned me to duty. My story, “start to finish,” about my experience with the Hope Express. I asked someone dear to me, what he thought that meant. He said, "What inspired you?" Herein lies my feeble attempt to answer … Continue reading Hope Express Story: Cast Your Stone
Well, it's been a while. There's been a lot going on: in my world and in the big, wide, real world. I've written recently. I've written a lot. The writing's been heavy. It's been sad and difficult for me to read myself and be inspired, let alone expect others to read it and be interested … Continue reading Nervous?
I'm thankful for every day I get to open my eyes and take a breath in. I'm thankful for the awareness (every once-in-a-while) that allows me to appreciate every joy I encounter and take every perceived hardship as a lesson. I'm thankful for all the teachers who have shown wonderful unending patience through my difficulty … Continue reading TDT: Wake up