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hope is the thing with feathers.

I’m not the silly romantic you think. I don’t want the heavens or the shooting stars. I don’t want gemstones or gold. I have those things already. I want…a steady hand. A kind soul. I want to fall asleep, and wake, knowing my heart is safe. I want to love, and be loved.  – Shana Abe… Continue reading hope is the thing with feathers.

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WOW 6.4 – my one and only magic trick

so i have this magical ability to gain weight.  it’s crazy how fast i can pack on weight and not even realize it until a few weeks later.  i was off the wagon for about three straight weeks at the end of may.  i didn’t see the full extent of it until this past monday… Continue reading WOW 6.4 – my one and only magic trick

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from a hot mess to another new beginning.

sorry for the radio silence lately… i’ve been going through it. just been in a funk.  it happens sometimes.  i’ve learned to deal with it, but occasionally it holds on for longer than i’d like.  the anxiety is the cause.  i know and recognize that.  but the blues, man?  that always surprises me. my fitness/food… Continue reading from a hot mess to another new beginning.

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just because you’re alone doesn’t mean you have to be lonely.

my kids at school ask me all the time – “so when are you getting married?”  i almost always answer sarcastically with something like – “this weekend.  i ordered a husband, and he’s supposed to arrive tomorrow morning.”  they will laugh and usually drop it. i was having a conversation the other day with my… Continue reading just because you’re alone doesn’t mean you have to be lonely.

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these battle scars don’t look like they’re fadin’

you know… there are days when I have it all together. and there’s days when i don’t. sometimes i look in the mirror in the morning and give myself some finger guns and move on. there’s been more of these days lately. but there’s still days when i stand there for a little too long… Continue reading these battle scars don’t look like they’re fadin’

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this halloween just got a little scarier…

it’s bad. i don’t know how it got out of control! i think i might have a shopping addiction.  aghhh!! i go to stores now when i used to avoid them like the plague.  i enjoy shopping when i used to hate it.  i like trying on clothes when i used to buy the same… Continue reading this halloween just got a little scarier…

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i’m a slow walker, but i never walk back. – abraham lincoln

i think women in particular have a problem with wanting to please everyone, wanting everyone to like them.  lately, i’ve been feeling this pressure to get along with everyone i come in contact with.  i’d like to say that i don’t care about other people’s opinions…but i do.  everyone does.   i don’t have any… Continue reading i’m a slow walker, but i never walk back. – abraham lincoln