Inspiration

Where were you on Wednesday, January 13, 1999? Seriously. Do you remember? Anything? I was in grad school at the University of Illinois in Urbana Champaign, getting my masters in Leisure Studies (for real, that is something one can major and get multiple degrees in). I am pretty sure I was back from winter break, […]

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Happy 7th Heavenly Birthday, Molly Marie! Seven years… That’s how long you’ve been gone. How long it’s been since you lived. Your sister Abby keeps your memory alive as much as anyone these days, which amazes me. She never knew you in this lifetime, but she seems fascinated by you. She imagines and wonders and questions. […]

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I have a love/hate relationship with gut feelings. When they come over me, they are so hard to ignore. I feel pulled to embrace them and yet struggle with other factors that play into my perspective. Recently I learned that my friend Jen, from  Born Just Right, was getting ready to transition, from dying her […]

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If you watched the Oscars last night, hopefully you got to hear The Imitation Game screenwriter Graham Moore’s moving acceptance speech. I love this excerpt from an Entertainment Weekly (EW) article about Moore and his speech today: Backstage, Moore addressed what it was like for him to be so personal in front of a global audience. “The […]

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How is your day going? Mine is going well. I taught Yoga Sculpt this morning and then headed home to shower, eat lunch, and get some things done around the house before picking up our daughter from a play date. However, there are many days that don’t start off like this. You know what I mean. […]

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The 9th Annual Creme de la Creme list is open for submissions. Three years ago, when I started looking through my posts to pick one to submit for the 2011 Creme, I struggled to decide which to choose as my favorite. I was very motivated and inspired to write that year, so I felt that I had […]

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