Daily thoughts

Things I feel like talking about today.


It’s amazing the bullshit we tell ourselves. “I’m fat.” “No one loves me.” “I’ll never be successful.” “There is no way out.” “I’m a nobody.” “I can’t do ____.” “I hate my <insert body part>.” Blah, blah, blah. The list of negative things we tell ourselves on a daily, hourly, minute by minute basis is astounding....

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  Up until age 12, I was skinny. I’m talking beanpole skinny. I had a barely there butt, zero point zero hips and wore slim jeans forever and a day (my favorite were the ones with the roller skates applique with REAL laces on the pockets.) I see my youngest child and he is built just like my daughter when she was his age. Abs for days and arms and legs like a colt. But you know what I used to say when people commented about...

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As I listened to one of Rob Bell’s podcast episodes the other day, Episode 120 Wisdom Part 5, How to Think About the News. I couldn’t but let  turn off the firehose, as Rob put it. And that’s exactly how I feel whenever I open Twitter, Facebook, or turn on the television. It’s all so overwhelming but really, it’s my own fault. I’ve been confusing media with journalism. Journalism is truth-seeking,...

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Two things were significant about yesterday. The big one…it was my wedding anniversary. Last night, we celebrated 19 years of being together but I’ve actually known my husband since January of 1992. I worked at the Campus Recreation Center and watched him practice every Tuesday. I asked him to a sorority party (anonymously) in March, he called my bluff, we talked all night long and started dating shortly after that. So,...

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  I did a FB live session a couple of weeks ago about five healthy habits you can start for your family. One of the first things I talked about was cutting out sugar. It seems if it is processed, there’s a good chance it contains sugar: high fructose corn syrup which they try to mask by calling it corn sugar, dextrose, sucrose, glucose, yada, yada, yada. Keeping the sugar out of my kids’ bodies is an EVERY DAY...

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The other day, my daughter–a junior now!–told me about her first day as a freshman mentor and some of the things she tried to get them to open up during freshman orientation. She had quite a few that were not interested in sharing so one of the tricks she used was the game, Two Truths and a Lie. She got a few takers but still had a few who refused to participate. Party poopers. While I played the “supportive...

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