The Final Push

I recently returned from an incredible adventure; participating in two half-marathons. Half-marathons are 13.1 miles in length, and mine happened to be on back-to-back Saturdays; one at the base of the Grand Teton mountain range in Wyoming,…

The Poem

I was visiting with my parents over Memorial Day weekend and my dad mentioned wanting to write a new song to perform at church for Fathers’ Day weekend.  I told him that I would happily write a poem for him that he could then use his genius…

Girl in the Grass

She felt the swaying of the wild grass as it etched the outline of her fingers.  She felt its swaddling embrace and buoyancy as it cushioned her like a cloud. The tickle of it blowing under her exposed ankles.  The sun on her forehead; surely…

Peel Back the Layers

As I sat having tea with my friend, Naomi, I found it curious that the more vulnerable our conversation became, the more connection and freedom we each felt.  I was talking with her about my dog, Permilia’s passing, and my thoughts and feelings…

Obese and Starving

This may surprise you as much as it did my health coaching client this morning during our coaching call. My client came to me for weight loss, and, the exact words I shared with her were, “You need to eat more.” To clarify, when I asked…