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Struggling to Fit Intermittent Fasting into a Crazy Schedule

Why is it when life gets busy, the first thing that goes by the wayside is health? I could go into a long diatribe of why I think that is, but in truth it doesn't really matter. It's where I am right now. In late November I began Intermittent Fasting at the recommendation of my … Continue reading Struggling to Fit Intermittent Fasting into a Crazy Schedule

Hindsight is 2020. I Can't Believe I Just Wrote That. I'm Sorry.

I was struggling to come up with something to write today, as I just didn't have anything particularly inspirational to post. Instead of coming up with something original, I decided to pick out one on my unpublished posts from the "draft" folder. I started this untitled piece in April, 2019: Uphill battles are by their … Continue reading Hindsight is 2020. I Can't Believe I Just Wrote That. I'm Sorry.

Earning A Piece of Electrical Tape is a Thing and I Did It

On Tuesday December 10th, the Road to Black Belt became just a little bit shorter. Yes, I am a goober. No, I don't care. I, along with six others, braved our brown belt tests. Four of us tested for promotions to Brown Belt, two of us (I was one of them) tested for our First … Continue reading Earning A Piece of Electrical Tape is a Thing and I Did It

Burnout: More Than a Catch Phrase

Earlier this year, I retired from being a hands-on healer. I prefer the term "retire" over "quit" because it reflects the respect and passion I still feel for the profession. To me, "quit" implies I could no longer stand working that job for one more minute, that I no longer had the passion required to … Continue reading Burnout: More Than a Catch Phrase

Food Issues, Wellness, and Honoring Yourself

About a month and a half ago, I wrote a blog about my attempts at eating a more low-carb/Primal diet. I was a little iffy about it, but I'd made it a solid month eating this way and saw some tentatively positive results. Irony of ironies, shortly after I posted that entry, I fell off … Continue reading Food Issues, Wellness, and Honoring Yourself

Healthy and Realistic Eating Habits and Struggling to Accept Yourself

About a month ago, I made the decision to change the way I eat. This is always a tough thing for me to do, as I get obsessive about it and can go too far. It's the reason I succeed at losing nearly forty pounds with Weight Watchers over a decade ago, and it's the … Continue reading Healthy and Realistic Eating Habits and Struggling to Accept Yourself

Too Tired to Take Names, But I Definitely Kicked Some Butt

I also got my butt kicked, so successes for everyone. This past weekend was the 17th Annual Martial Way Martial Arts Camp. This is my second time going, but other campers have been going for years. Every year is a different experience, and you're never quite sure what's going to happen when you get there. … Continue reading Too Tired to Take Names, But I Definitely Kicked Some Butt