Friday favorites: back in the saddle edition

i know it’s been a long time since i’ve shown my face around here. (thanks to everyone who’s hung around!) still a bit sorting through reasons why (maybe a post for later), but long story short, not writing these little posts is not helping me answer any of the questions i have been having about what…

5 on Friday: reasons to hate juicing

(photo: Yoga Journal) so everyone who’s done a juice cleanse, raise your hands. now keep ’em up if you loved it and would do it like all the time. all 6 of y’all are crazy. i started out the week on a bit of a health kick. seemed like a simple little 3 day juice…

good start: 6 tips for making your day great

(photo: zastaviky.com) okay. so i have been slacking over here. a lot. i know it. it’s been a weird summer. but it’s now a new month and i’m determined to get my mess back in gear. to that end, i’m making every effort to post (nearly?) every day. and you’ll probably see a lot of…

girls don’t sit on the bench

i know. as usual, i’m a little late. but today at the gym, i was lucky, um, to be at the gym at lunch time for the first time in a long time. but also to hear CNN coverage of this story. i can’t find the Ashleigh Banfield clip, but found this much better one,…

you called my friend fat.

file this one under nonsense, y’all. a weird thing happened in my social media world a couple weeks ago and i’ve been sitting on this a while figuring out what i wanted to say and how to say it. because it was so freaking stupid on so many levels. so here goes. a friend of…

words of encouragement: proud

it was last Saturday morning. the temperature was hovering around 30° and with Spy leaving for his Europe trip that afternoon, i was in a time crunch. i had to work out before my 10:30 hair appointment. it was the last chance i would have for 2 weeks to go for my morning run on…

happy first Monday of 2015, y’all!

okay. that chalkboard is a little all over the place. but so am i. i think i need to create a new “i must be crazy” category for posts. here it is, Monday. i’m back to work after nearly 2 straight weeks off. shit is about to hit the fan for the next 8 hours…

NaBloPoMo day 7: Friday favorites

yay for Friday! seems like things are finally getting back to normal with Spy back from all his travels and me getting back to some semblance of a routine. as much as i hate to admit it, i thrive on routine. just wish i could be disciplined enough to stick to one for any length…

the cleanse: fin!

(photo: lovemeow.com / Giane Portal) fist-in-air moment, indeed. 5 days, y’all. it’s not that impressive, but it’s all i can take. and thank god, i think it’s all i need. just for good measure, though, i actually did a salt water flush (i know, super-gross, right?) this morning and took one last dose of my…

i hate my morning run.

i hate my morning run, but am thankful i have 2 strong legs to carry me on it. i hate my morning run, but feel lucky to see the sun rise again today. i hate my morning run, but love watching my neighborhood wake up from darkness. i hate my morning run, but savor the…

the cleanse: demonic day 3

that was yesterday. it was dark, y’all. like bona fide horror movie, topped with a slice of ancient-curse-style, to-the-bone wickedness dark. i was not myself. it’s pretty much a straight-up miracle i survived to write about it all. truth. i mean, what on earth? i did this thing last year at about the same time…

fresh start: September

Earth Wind & Fire were so such a true moment in my (20 years later, yes) early 90s retro life. this jam could have described so much in any given month. but still just always makes me wanna dance! most of us traditionally think of of January as a time for fresh starts and new…