March 21, 2018

I talked about my lodestar in a previous post, and I’m glad I did because shit gets foggy out at sea. If I don’t have that lighthouse to guide my little boat home, I’m stuck, floating aimlessly in the dark. 

That tiny pinprick of light—my lodestar—simple, calm and peace...

March 7, 2018

Quickie empowerment session for you—write a list of beliefs that if you're brave enough to admit, once ruled you. Read them over and see how far you’ve come. If you pay attention, you’ll witness your own evolution and may I say, it is damn empowering.

Twenty-five things...

February 25, 2018

Hi Angels!

Here's the protein-packed mug cake recipe, all pertinent intel and flair in one tidy place. Woo!

Servings - 3

Calories per serving - 370

Ingredients - 

3 eggs (56 g), Cage-free Extra Large Brown Eggs

1 cup, Whole Milk Ricotta Cheese

2 bananas

2 Rounded Scoops (31g),...

February 23, 2018

What’s your lodestar, your beacon, lighthouse, pharos? Can you tell I’ve been using the thesaurus? All of these words mean, like my favorite soap opera in 1985, guiding light

Do you have a guiding light? If not it’s time to get one. When you do, everything you do, eve...

February 22, 2018

Calorie restriction is why you lose weight. Simple, right? You have to eat less than you expend in energy. Calories are energy units. Leftover calories get stored as fat. Boom. 

Changing your behavior around food and movement is how you lose weight. It is a total lifest...

February 19, 2018

 Self-improvement can be super cheesy. Things like daily affirmations (cue Stuart Smalley), “The Secret,” smile therapy, and trying to be positive 24/7 are not my jam.

I have two major problems with these methods. For one thing, the common thread here is that you d...

February 10, 2018

I’m glad that muscular women are in now. Of course the look has the potential to make women who aren’t muscular feel unworthy. But I still think it’s better than the emaciated figure that made me feel like shit in the nineties. With my wide hips and Russian ankles, I’d...

January 26, 2018

I started my first blog in 2004 when I was 34, a decade before I became a personal trainer. I was a novelist back then and might be again someday—who knows? I blogged about writing but mostly I chronicled the struggles and triumphs of motherhood. I shared poop stories,...

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