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

That Darned Struggle Bus

For the last few weeks, I've been working through and with some low-level but constant anxiety and mild depression. It's become background noise to the point where I've chosen to ignore it and decide my "official" emotion would be something else. However, those binged episodes of Stargate: Atlantis pretty much speak for themselves. One day … Continue reading That Darned Struggle Bus

Martial Arts, Fitness, and Writing, Oh My!

The theme for the past month or so for me seems to be change. It's been almost exactly a month since my last post, and I've been a busy girl. As per always. What have I been doing? Kempo We're gearing up once again at the dojo for our annual Kempo Camp. Three days of … Continue reading Martial Arts, Fitness, and Writing, Oh My!

Achievement Unlocked

I have been largely absent from this space for most of April. Between retiring from a nine-year career in massage therapy and studying for brown belt test, my primary focus has been on self-care. While I wrote and worked on my new business a little, divesting myself of nine years' worth of other people's energetic … Continue reading Achievement Unlocked

Contrary to Popular Belief, You CAN Teach an Old Dog New Tricks

Today, our boy Toby is eleven years old. His excitement for his birthday is overwhelming. Well, we say that. In reality, we adopted Pooperschmidt three years ago today. We're pretty sure he's eleven, but we don't know his exact birthday. We figure today is a good a day as any. Recently, we went on vacation … Continue reading Contrary to Popular Belief, You CAN Teach an Old Dog New Tricks

State of Kate Monthly Edition: March

The overarching theme for March has been change. Whenever I sit down to write one of these updates, I always read through the last month's post to see how much has changed and what might need updating. So much has happened since I hit "schedule to post on February 22nd" last month! The biggest decision, … Continue reading State of Kate Monthly Edition: March