The Gift of Pain

As I sit here on Easter morning, bathed in gorgeous California sunshine, I am overwhelmed with joy and a deep sense of renewal. I feel a tremendous sense of hope. I have been so immersed in physical agony over the last few months, that to sit here without pain, able to freely use my leftContinue reading “The Gift of Pain”

Comfort in Discomfort

Every once in awhile, something surprisingly simple smacks me right in the face and wakes me up. Gives me an “ah-ha” moment.  Last night it was The Rock.  Yes, Dwayne Johnson, The Rock.  Can I take a tangent very quickly and tell you how AWESOME I think Dwayne Johnson is? I love that this big,Continue reading “Comfort in Discomfort”

Stillness

Well friends, I am sitting here recovering from my second surgery in the past few months, and I struggle with a cacophony of emotions.  Deafening thoughts and feelings banging around in my mind, unable to be calmed by the rhythmic pounding of my feet against the earth with the cadence of my heartbeat pumping in myContinue reading “Stillness”

Focus On The 1%

I’m a big dreamer. I’m a doer. I set very loft goals and corresponding high expectations. Hence, the 50-mile race dream.  Recently, however, I watched a very inspirational TEDx event titled, Don’t Dream Big.  This seems counterintuitive, doesn’t it? Definitely misaligned with how I’ve approached life so far.   Dreaming big is reinforced in mantras andContinue reading “Focus On The 1%”

Don’t Give Up on Yourself…

I did it. I got in my 8-miler last week, which was surprisingly easy! Today I tackled the 10. I finished it, but based on how good I felt last week, I anticipated this 10 to be a walk in the park. It wasn’t. It was drudgery. Every last step. I wanted to give upContinue reading “Don’t Give Up on Yourself…”

Finding the Extraordinary

My family, like all families, is struggling to adapt to life under self-quarantine. It has been tricky because “normal” is redefined every day. California is now on state-wide lock down, and everything changes so quickly.  I’ve asked the kids to journal every day. “This is history in the making!” I eagerly tell them. “Record itContinue reading “Finding the Extraordinary”