I’ve been thinking about grief lately.
Spring/Summer of 2020 has brought so much. For each of us individually and collectively as a community, Country and World.
The frequency and consistency of the bigger griefs can make us more sensitive to the small ones. Grief is easier to recognize since we’re more familiar with the feeling these days.
This heightened sensitivity brings an opportunity for those of us learning to maintain...
I learned a great concept this week that relates to Maintenance.
So you know what that means . . . you’re about to learn it too :)
More specifically . . . Energy Flux
Energy Flux describes the amount of calories going through a system.
It’s an upgrade on the idea of Energy Balance.
Energy Balance is the old “calories in-calories out” idea.
It still holds, but it turns out there’s more to the story.
Someone called me “pretty” today.
Ok, they called me “pretty annoying” but I like to focus on the positive.
So funny, right?
My husband found this meme and knew I’d love it.
I laugh every time.
It makes me think of so many things—good jokes usually do—so at the risk of permanently ruining the joke for you, I’m going to unpack it a little in service of getting better at Maintaining Weight Loss.
Summer camp was cancelled.
Such a bummer.
Hard to imagine a summer without camp.
Friends, swimming, crafts, games, singing—I loved my days at Cottonwood.
I’d wait outside my house on the steps with my mom. The big yellow bus worked its way down the street—we heard it way before we saw it. I’d climb aboard dragging my dark green duffle packed with towel, swimsuit and sack lunch.
That duffle bag survived the day, but barely. Tossed,...
I didn’t grow up with computer games like my kids.
But in the months before my father passed 3 years ago there were countless hours spent in ERs, surgical waiting areas and hospital rooms. My ability to tolerate the unique mix of boredom, grief, tenderness and terror was made possible by a little game I could play on my phone.
I was saved by Candy Crush.
The sprinkle bombs and striped candy, leveling up and do-overs, competition among...
March is Maintenance Awareness Month and I’m answering your big, burning Maintenance questions.
Today is one of my faves: Does Maintenance ever become easier?
YES! Yes it does.
What I love about the question is the inherent acceptance of the challenge of Maintenance. Changing long ingrained patterns is never easy and the realization that it’s required means...
When my kids were little, I read all manner of parenting books and articles.
To be fair I probably fell asleep to them (parents of little kids are tired!), but I got the gist.
Among other things I learned:
My brothers are computer geniuses.
I’m quite the opposite
When they talk shop, it’s like hearing another language. I don’t get it but I’m grateful to have them on speed dial (wait, I guess everyone’s on speed dial these days . . .)
They set up my computer system and keep it running smoothly so I can just turn it on and type.
One of the features they included is text alerts. As a convenience, every time I get a text on my phone...
One of the best things born of staying-at-home is my husband’s hidden chef-ing abilities.
Thank you Food Network!
Many new and delicious dishes have graced our plates and I’m tickled and oh so appreciative.
You see, even though it’s hard for me to admit . . . I hate cooking.
I’d love to love it.
I’m envious of those who enjoy creating in the kitchen. It looks like fun, but as much as I’ve tried—and I spent ...
Things are shifting.
Can you feel it?
We were told to stay at home.
And it worked.
We flattened the curve and saved many hospitals from having too many critically ill patients at one time.
But as we start our 3rd month, many are asking, “now what?”
The Country’s coming out of its initial shock and trying to figure out what to do next. With no vaccine available and no reliable treatment, not much has changed virus-wise, but...