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Tutus are Always a Good Idea

This picture was taken when I ran the Livestrong Half Marathon in Austin in a pink tutu.  I was really surprised by how many people came up to thank me for wearing it, because it helped them keep going.  Being yourself gives others the space and strength to do the same, and you never know who really ... read more

Gamification

I tend to approach recovery (and just life in general) as a series of games.  Why? Well there are two main reasons: 1) Games are fun. 2) It takes a lot of the pressure off, seriousness out, and keeps challenges from feeling endless. Some of my favorite games are the “To-Do List Wipe-Out” ... read more

Afraid of the Dark?

In recovery, you can’t be afraid of the dark. That is where all of your biggest breakthroughs will be found. I’m not saying it’s always fun and it’s certainly not always easy, but if you let your eyes adjust to the darkness you’ll find the most beautiful parts of your spirit ... read more

Heavy Lifting

Love can lift very heavy loads.  I got to spend some time with my parents this weekend, and we are so blessed to have the relationship we have.  It didn’t come easily–it used to be World War III at my house when I was a teenager.  It took a lot of time and effort to heal the wounds, but I ... read more

All American Vegan

Good ol’ American breakfast of bacon, eggs and pancakes…except everything on this plate is vegan, and gluten-free!  I do eat some animal products, but I eat a primarily plant-based diet (more because I love animals than for health reasons), and I avoid gluten like the plague.  I found out I ... read more

Bad Reruns

Depression is like having a TV that is stuck on only one channel.  For many years, mine mostly played reruns of “Don’t get out of bed, it’s Hopeless,” and of course the old classic, “You’re fat, Ugly, and Stupid.”  It look a great deal of practice to learn to ... read more

Sleepy Bunny

I just did two Cycle House classes in a row, and now I feel like this little guy.  And I’m glad, because I really just wanted an excuse to post this picture.  You’re welcome. read more