Permanent Reminder

“If you don’t know where to start, remember that every single thing that happened to you is yours, and you get to tell it.”  Ann Lamott. It’s hard to write when you’ve lost your voice, or rather you haven’t lost your voice, but suddenly feel in danger of losing yourself again; and the words that […]

Expressing Motherhood

Hello subscribers: This is not a regular blog post, but a link to my part of the presentation at Expressing Motherhood.  If you enjoy what you see, I strongly encourage you to follow Expressing Motherhood on their Facebook and Instagram.  The producer of the show Lindsay has taken her show to many other cities, and […]


“God breaks the heart again and again and again until it stays open.”  Hazrat Inayat Khan as quoted in The Book Of Awakening by Mark Nepo. I’ve been battling the urge to write a post since George Michael’s death on Christmas Day.  Carless Whisper is my all time favorite song ever, the song that I […]

We’re Not Eating Bon Bons…

“She wasn’t doing a thing that I could see, except standing there leaning on the balcony railing, holding the universe together.”  J. D. Salinger. “Men Working”….that’s what the signs say. I should preface this post by saying that I would not have noticed this sign or written this had it not been for a friend’s […]


“If they would all sleep all the time she wouldn’t mind being their mother.”  Kate Atkinson. Do you remember when I wrote the post Pain and I said that I want to be Cheryl Strayed?  That I want to “set up a sleeping bag in a tent in her mind and live there, and I […]

Emotion Panel

“Running, I am the person I want to be when I am standing still.”  Dimity McDowell When all this started, if you had told me that I would write a blog post about a kids movie, I would never have believed you.  [If you had told me I would write a blog post based on […]


“You know you’re in love when you can’t fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.”  Dr. Seuss. It’s been a pretty incredible week….history making.  At the start of last week,  I was on a run at the same time as my sister was in a hospital over 2700 miles away, bringing a […]

Rivelazioni a Roma

“A run has never returned me exactly the same.  I go.  I grow.”  Kristin Armstrong I’m on a family vacation this week.  When I started packing for this Italy trip to Rome, Venice, and Florence, what did I pack first…my running clothes, 3 sets.  I knew that I would want to run at least once […]

Five Seconds of Cool

“I want to teach my kids about strength, so I expect resistance….I want to teach my kids about endurance, so I keep going when I want to call it quits…I want to teach my kids about identity, so I make sure to have one apart from them.”  Kristin Armstrong. Last week, I took my oldest, […]