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Category Archives: Mindset

How Are Your Investments Faring?

How Are Your Investments Faring?

In the movies, the passage of time is sometimes shown with an hourglass, where the steady flow of sand signals moments that come and then are gone, gone, gone.  What if we turned that image on its head and thought of time not as lost moments, but as a stream of opportunities to build something… Continue Reading

A Fit Life, Even In Divorce

A Fit Life, Even In Divorce

This past weekend, my family and I went out to celebrate an anniversary.  Twenty three years ago – August 29, 1992 – Stephen and I were married.  It was a beautiful, sunny day in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and we were surrounded by family and friends.  We’ve come so far since that day, and learned so much,… Continue Reading

One Bad Hour

One Bad Hour

“I was having a bad hour.”  Stella, my sweet 14 year old who typically spends a disturbing amount of time on her phone, Snap Chatting or something like that, sometimes amazes me with little pearls of wisdom.  Her observation reminded me that it really is possible to get better at this life stuff, one little lesson at a time.  The… Continue Reading

Willpower Is So Overrated

Willpower Is So Overrated

In many offices, treats seem to be everywhere.  Giant tire-like bagels in the morning, a birthday cake on the counter, the co-worker with the dreaded bottomless candy bowl. Often shared with love and good intentions, community treats can undermine our personal goals, especially if we’re working on fat loss. This can be such a struggle for… Continue Reading

Baby Steps (Chew, Enjoy, Repeat)

Baby Steps (Chew, Enjoy, Repeat)

Every now and then, I make things a little more complicated than they need to be.  When I decided to start a meditation practice, I wasn’t content with just sitting there—even though, ironically, that’s pretty much what meditation is.  Oh no, I had a plan!  I bought a book with an eight week program that included fifteen minutes… Continue Reading