Mind over Body

My entire life I’ve vacillated between two extreme opinions: I abhor being sick. (but I also kind of love it) When I was young — really young, aged 6 weeks to 3 years — I had a blood disorder that required frequent hospital visits, finger pokes, and nasty medicine. I’ve disliked taking medicine ever since. … Continue reading Mind over Body

Living the Dream

When I say I’m “living the dream,” you probably think that means I’m lounging on a beach in the Caribbean somewhere. Or maybe you think that means I have a high-paying executive job with little stress and excellent benefits. Or maybe it means I’m serenely happy, doing the things I love most in life and … Continue reading Living the Dream


A couple weeks ago, a new friend commented on how I was “rocking those heels.” Never knowing how to respond to compliments, I laughed it off and said, “you know, I used to be really self-conscious about how I walk!” She couldn’t understand how in the world that would be something that concerned me, and it got … Continue reading Insecurity

Happy New Month

  I don’t know how it started, but sometime throughout the years, Schwes and I began ushering in each month with a celebratory “Happy new month!” said with the same amount of enthusiasm as “Happy New Year!” and “Happy Birthday!” Maybe that level of excitement was unnecessary, but today I’m reflecting on the past month, … Continue reading Happy New Month