J is for Julie

J is for Julie

I got stopped writing through the alphabet because I knew what “J” was supposed to be, and I didn’t want to face it. I’ve started and stopped this post several times over the past few months. But finally, here I go.  My dear, dear friend and former neighbor,...
I is for I Did It!

I is for I Did It!

I is for I did it! I went to Chile earlier this month to run a marathon. And to reclaim something I left there a few years ago. Doesn’t matter how many 42.2K races I run. Every time is hard. Every time. In fact, I think marathons are harder for me now than ever...
G is for Gratitude

G is for Gratitude

G is for Gratitude You saw that coming, right? Recently I was listening to an interview by Dan Buettner who has spent many years researching the Blue Zones, those handful of places on earth where big percentages of the population live over 100 years. He made a...

F is for Faith

F is for Faith As I mentioned in “B is for Beliefs,” the meaning of faith has changed for me. I used to have faith “in” something (or Someone). And faith was framed as a cognitive commitment to a series of doctrines. I always struggled to believe some of the things I...

E is for Energy

E is for Energy Maybe the one thing I’ve noticed about my own approach to dealing with the massive number of transitions and losses in my life these past couple of years is the way I’ve sourced my energy. I’ve decided there are two pots of energetic source to draw...

D is for Death

D is for Death “When conditions are sufficient things manifest. When conditions are no longer sufficient things withdraw. They wait until the moment is right for them to manifest again.” ― Thich Nhat Hanh, No Death, No Fear You’ll think the subject of death a strange...

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