1512, 2010

Resolutionary Challenge 2011 Starts January 11

December 15th, 2010|Categories: Personal|Tags: |

The Resolutionary Challenge 2011 starts on January 11; Bonnie White is again hosting. 

I've participated each year since 2008; each year I take a few more baby steps toward happiness, healthiness, and thin-ness.

Here's what I wrote about the 2010 Challenge; click here for more details.

Thank you Bonnie for investing your expertise and energy into the Challenge.

I've […]

602, 2010

A Good Grief

February 6th, 2010|Categories: Personal|Tags: , , , |

All sorrows can be borne if you put them in a story or tell a story about them.  Karen Blixen

Dana King shared with me a story about Molly Jackson, a young mother who, after losing her 2 year-old daughter, has found healing through her blog A Good Grief. 

Ms. Jackson writes "I remember thinking there […]

501, 2010

Resolutionary Challenges 2010 Starts January 11

January 5th, 2010|Categories: Personal|Tags: , |

This year's Resolutionary Challenge starts on Monday.

I don't know about you, but when it comes to New Year's Resolutions, I need baby steps lest I get overwhelmed and quit after a few days.  Because the Resolutionary Challenge is about the process, even if I do five of the ten tasks per day, that's 1-2 more […]

1005, 2009

Celebrating Our Woman-ness

May 10th, 2009|Categories: Personal|Tags: , , , |

I wonder if you will see these two poems in opposition to one another, or as two sides of the same coin. After you read them, will you share your thoughts?
2601, 2009

Like Flowers in Springtime

January 26th, 2009|Categories: Dare Dream Do, Personal|Tags: , |

Last fall I took a hiatus from blogging. There were a number of reasons that played into this decision. One of them, which I didn't recognize at the time, had to do with the days getting shorter, the weather colder. At night we sleep, and in that sleeping there is resolution and renewal, both physically and psychologically. In the winter, we do something similar.
1701, 2009

About the Atta Girl…

January 17th, 2009|Categories: Dare Dream Do, Personal|Tags: , |

I did not lose myself all at once. I rubbed out my face over the years...the same way carvings on stone are worn down by water. Amy Tan We needn't look far to observe that most very young girls have a strong sense of self or 'I'dentity -- they are connected not just to the world, but to themselves. My friend Rebecca has a daughter who brims with a sense of self; perhaps that's why I find her so winning. And why too I can't pull myself away from this Minerva Teichert painting.