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An open letter to anyone struggling with a life threatening diagnosis

This post is the result of a personal request I got from the AHA to help a person who reached out on behalf of a younger person struggling with a diagnosis of a type of heart failure. It was written

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First tent camping trip in 30+ years

This is a recap of my first tent camping trip in 30+ years. I will attempt to explain both my motivation and how I prepared for the trip in this post. It was 2015 and I had a close call

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Meal & workout plans

It’s Saturday so that means meal planning and grocery shopping. This week I pulled out my trusty copy of “The America’s Test Kitchen Complete Vegetarian Cookbook” and flipped through that while having coffee this morning with a friend visiting from

Posted in food, running, workout

Arturo, one complicated cat

Cat psychology is an interesting thing. I have a 1 year old cat that is on some kind of personal journey right now. He’s our little black rescue named Arturo. We lived with a family of three cats before in

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Garlic meditation

I met a woman yesterday who wanted to learn how to meditate. It was clear that she was interested and yet questioned whether or not she was capable of the practice. And then she said it, how do you clear

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On shading & chakras

Bad days and life wasted in meetings aside, I’ve always believed in people. Teen years to now. It was back in Marion where I decided that Religion was not part of my view of the universe in my late teens.

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Dancing my pants off

This past weekend came with a chance to spend time with two people who are incredibly dear to me and to do something I said I’d never do again. When I was a teenager I entered the 9th-grade science fair.

Posted in personal, running

Tattoo Session 4 & a crisis in the UK

Complicated weekend with my fourth session today completing the pattern for my entire back piece. The design work is done and a Metraton Cube is permanently drawn upon my back along with Ganesha by Andy at Long Street Collective. It’s funny

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Pushing boulders, & harsh emails, up mountains

There is a person I used to know who was not one of my favorites. I saw him again last week in a meeting where he seemingly experienced a blood pressure spike after learning about a growing threat to two

Posted in personal, professional

Independence Day in Trump’s America

My husband came home tonight and told me a story of being at a convenience store with around six people in line earlier today. An African American man was managing the shop. While in line Eddie saw the manager approach

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Activity

  • Morning Run
    On August 15, 2017 6:24 am rode 3.48 mi. during 00:36:07 hours climbing 117.13 ft.
  • Weight Training
    On August 14, 2017 4:58 pm rode 0.00 mi. during 00:30:00 hours climbing 0.00 ft.
  • Weight Training
    On August 8, 2017 6:32 am rode 0.00 mi. during 00:20:00 hours climbing 0.00 ft.
  • Afternoon Run
    On August 7, 2017 4:27 pm rode 4.07 mi. during 00:41:34 hours climbing 152.23 ft.
  • Lunch Run
    On July 26, 2017 11:31 am rode 3.37 mi. during 00:35:23 hours climbing 71.85 ft.
  • Yoga
    On July 25, 2017 7:30 pm rode 0.00 mi. during 01:30:00 hours climbing 0.00 ft.