With a renewed sense of responsibility and an awareness of the good that can be accomplished (if he could just harness the power of fire), he sets out into the woods to try to decipher what items will burn. What will work as tender, what will light quickly or burn slowly?Read More
Oh how the days can be so damn long. And yet I blink to see another year has passed. The 30 minutes before bedtime can last ten eternities. I looked away one day, though, and the dimples on Colt’s knuckles disappeared.Read More
You know there will be a next time. I know it, too. Hell, at this time of year, it might even be in the next few days. I know you are much too cool to be the loser pretending that those are the most flavorful carrot sticks you ever did eat. I know you have more sense than to try to convince yourself that some magical shake drink is going to “fill you up” so much that you won’t just cave at the party and pile hors d’oeuvres on top. I know that you are going to fill this season with all the things that make the Holiday Season awesome. So how can you arm yourself?Read More
I slashed the metal against the flint for what seemed like the ten millionth time. A single bead of sweat dripped down my nose and paused just long enough to catch a ray of sunshine before dropping onto my feeble pile. Spark, smoke, hope…. spark, smoke, hope….. for an hour now. I simply couldn’t tease a fire out of thin air. My hands were cramping from holding the flint and the tiny metal razor of my survival bracelet was cutting into my fingers.Read More
I often feel like I’ve lived ten lifetimes. I used to think this set me apart, that I was different than anyone else, that it was somehow unfair. I used to be very very angry about it.Read More
The story inside my head says I’m not enough. The voice that talks to me says it’s never good enough. It’s never enough weight on the barbell or lean enough or fast enough. It’s never organized enough or brave enough or patient enough. It’s never disciplined enough or free enough or impulsive enough. It’s just never quite enough.Read More
I fear connection. To really connect with someone is so personal. Yet, to give that connection is the ultimate gift. Connection is a personal investment and a selfless gift. The more you give, the more deeply invested you become, and the more you risk emotionally.
I found this in my car yesterday. and just stared at it….Read More
I am frozen. I NEED to talk to him about some bills. I SHOULD talk to him about his new job. I WANT to tell him how inadequate I feel at all of this. No one told me it would be this way. I don't have the guidebook for this.Read More
Coconut oil is poison. Red meat will kill you. I forgot to turn on my FitBit. My life is in shambles!!Read More
"What do I need to do?" She asked. "Vegan, Paleo, Keto? I can do whatever for a while. Should I juice? I mean, really. Whatever I need to do... I'll have a cheat day, right? We did Whole 30 last year but I got bored with it and fell off the rails. Can I have pasta on my cheat day?"
Whoa, whoa, whoa.Read More
My boat is barely afloat right now, lest you think I have it all (or anything for that matter) together right now. For the last 6 months, it has been a constant bailing of water that just doesn't seem to make much of a difference. I think you've probably felt this way before. Most people have, right?Read More
He slipped right back into our bed and right back into our lives without much fanfare. Right back to work the next day. Damn. That's not how I wanted it to go.
Mark and I were never supposed to get married. We said so on our first date. I was divorced and cynical and he was an amazing bachelor.Read More
I could tell she was shocked, but the question was innocent.
I don't get upset about these sorts of questions. When you do life different than the norm, in any way, people are curious. They become fascinated and interested when you calmly share your story and perspective. This is the approach I try to take. I'm not trying to "win" anybody to my side or convince anyone my way is magical. Turns out, parenting isn't a religion.... or a war.Read More
I've been spending a lot of time assessing our business, Haka Fitness. We've been open just over 6 yrs, but in our current location almost four. The fitness industry is a tough one and the failure rate of "gyms" is very high. That we have made it 6 yrs is basically a miracle, statistically.Read More
It's also a grand adventure. At least, that's what I try to tell my kids. Most days, I am shocked at their willingness to embrace the constant changes. It makes me wonder where else in their lives am I so carefully managing the details that they are missing the chance to become even more fluid.Read More