Torture Report: How Surrender Fits into Fitness

It would seem counterintuitive that waving the white flag of surrender would be a helpful step in getting the wellness and fitness that you desire. But alas it is one of the more important steps. Until we are able to stop with all the distractions that keep us from facing where we are unwell, we…

Living into Surrender & Life

Surrender is one of those words that I want to do battle with nearly every day. I embrace it, then I push it away. I find meaning in it, then I am confused again. I make peace with it, then I pick up my weapon to defend against it. Surrender and I go way back….

Surrender to What Is

  A little over two years ago I started getting serious about my health; about what I was eating, how I worked out and what supplements/vitamins I felt were important to take. I even hired a trainer to help me reach my goals. I was lifting weights regularly and running and felt better than I…

Moving into Surrender

It’s taken 8 months, several false starts and a year long blog schedule that’s been revamped more than once to land us here. And when I say, here, I don’t mean that we are Being Here in September, too (although of course in reality we are). I am saying that we are moving into Surrender….

Here For It

My girlfriend sent me a photo of this t-shirt last Friday and asked if it was too soon.  Perhaps, but you know, when you are HERE FOR IT, you have to BE HERE FOR ALL OF IT!  I am going to share a story without any photos other than the one above because nobody needs…

What Do You Need?

Being Here in the age of Corona, election, madness, strife, stupidity, ignorance, great love and compassion is exhausting. It’s soul-fatiguing. We continue to fight. We continue to say the same things louder because we imagine there is some soul sitting in “the back” waiting for our words of wisdom to be spoken louder. Maybe there…

College

  Being here sounds passive, but sometimes it’s anything but. Big changes are happening in our family again and it involves all the feels.  We dropped our youngest daughter off at college last week and while it was a seamless process it definitely looked a little different than it did when we took our oldest…

Belt Buckles… and other absurdities

Lowi and I had a chat yesterday about her youngest going to college, how baby ducks are my saving grace, and that we’d like this horror film that is 2020 to roll credits anytime, please. We also agreed that we needed some fun and levity and so far the best I have is: I did…