On Drinking and Belonging.

I didn’t drink in high school. I was lucky enough to have friends that didn’t really either. You might think that was a testament to the way my parents raised me, or the Sunday School classes I came up through. Maybe. I think I didn’t drink because the opportunity never presented itself. I never feltRead more

Twenty-five things I didn’t figure out in my twenties.

It was validating and somewhat therapeutic to write my previous post, describing some remarkable experiences in my last decade. If you haven’t read it, please take the time as it provides context for this subsequent list. I’m damn proud of my accomplishments and weird and wonderful things my life has included. And I have soRead more

Whole30: the solitary version

I’m currently on Day 17 on my second Whole30. I did my first go-round last February and in to March. I ended up taking pictures of all my meals. Which I shared on this blog. Which posts to Facebook. My pictures even inspired a post on Everyday Paleo. Not to mention the countless tweets, twitterRead more

Finding a Fresh Start.

The new year is a curious thing. Many times it has slipped by me as little more than a marker that the return to school is that much closer. Or a reminder that taxes need to be done. 2013 is different. Starting a new calendar year feels like the long-awaited trigger I’ve been caressing forRead more

First Whole30

Today I’m starting my first Whole30. Almost ten months into Paleo eating and it’s time to go hard (and take a break from heavy cream–yikes!). For the most part my food choices are on track, Paleo-wise, but I do let diary sneak in; I like my 99% dark chocolate and I’ve developed quite the sunflowerRead more

A Letter to My Future Self.

In the summer of 2010 I took what my school calls a “capstone course” called Effecting Change. This is a 6-credit course that could be compared to a senior project or a mini field placement. I chose this particular capstone as it allowed me to continue (and count!) volunteer activities that I was currently engagedRead more

Further Resolve.

Because I’m both a classic over-achiever and glutton for punishment. Develop and utilize some kind of podcast system. Be more informed. Use drive-time more wisely (this fall I began listening to OPB almost exclusively when driving with good results). Focus on mobility. Start doing my at-home exercises again. Keep up with to-be-unveiled photo-a-day project (yes,Read more

My First Ever New Year’s Resolutions.

Twenty-twelve. Welcome 🙂 I’ve never been one to do the resolution thing. Which is not to say I don’t make changes in my life; I think I tend to be more gradual and less, well…organized this time of year. Last year I made a late resolution to begin keeping a calendar (and a digital oneRead more