Blog // 2010

The Art of Giving

I was watching a youtube clip the other day about a man, from Indian who left his job as a chef at a 5-star hotel to help others in need. Every morning he and his staff wake up at 4am to cook large amounts of food and feed the homeless and destitute on the streets of India. Not only does he feed them, but he gives them free haircuts and beard trimmings when needed. This video...

A flying lesson

Cirque de Soleil has always wowed me.  The multi-talents and incredible strength of the performers is a wonder.  The closest I have ever come to being in a circus was at 10.  The other day though, I had a true feeling of the courage and freedom it takes to be under the big tent. A friend turned 40 and we all went to Circus School with trapeze as our class.  For me this...

Pace yourself

I leave today for my sisters wedding. I had to shuffle around some runs including running today in frigid temps but it will be worth it. I plan on running easy for the days I am there. I need a mental break and a recharge to my system. I've dropped my mileage down and slowly noticed an increase in weight. Its heavier to carry but it doesn't seem to affect my speed. When I...

One step at a time

This is week four of my fun new habit, waking up, grabbing a cold water, lacing up my shoes and walking out the door before I can even start to sort through daily tasks or pick up my coffee and pen. My early morning walks have not only energized my day, enhanced my Vitamin D levels, and wrapped a smile around my face, but they also introduced me to an entirely new part of...

My Uncommon Breakfast

I have been experimenting with my morning meal. I love breakfast and I know how important it is for your health and for weight loss (see my post on the Sumo Wrestler’s Diet if you think about skipping). Lately, I have been experimenting with removing gluten from my diet. I haven’t completely yet – but I have cut way back! This of course has forced me to re-think...