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DEAR BODY

Now that we are good friends
Now that we have been
To the edge of life and death and back together
I want you to know
I am sorry I ever called you names
That I didn’t appreciate your beauty
That instead of calling you a miracle
I called you weak
I was wrong
You are the gift I get to keep my whole life
And I would not trade you for anything

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When change can bring you down

When you’re faced with change, do you embrace it? Or run from it?  Two options that are vastly different from one another. But it doesn’t end there. If you accept it, the journey has only begun. Decline, and well, maybe you’ll live on facing a lot of what ifs? Or perhaps maybe not.

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Hello? Are you still out there?

It’s been a while! How are you? How has your summer been so far? We’ve been a little quiet on this end for the last month – it’s amazing how every year we forget how insane summers can been when you have kids, and work, and are just trying to live your best life. It’s a master juggling act every single day. But we are still here! and we’re glad you are too.

Here’s a little peek into what we’ve been up to over the last month – disclaimer: this is a carefully edited glimpse that only projects the most serene and sublime moments, and does not depict the endless food prep, childcare runs, battling siblings, and restorative wine sighs.

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Sans Social Media Saturday.

In my endless quest to find balance between technology and sanity – without moving off-grid to start my own self-sustainable textile/veggie farm – I have begun to institute Sans Social Media Saturday. No instagram, no facebook, no websites, no email…

I’ve had a grand total of ONE of these Saturdays. Apparently I was firmly stuck in the procrastination station, because although I’ve had this idea for months, I just instituted it last weekend.

So how’d it go, you ask?

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That time I (almost) threw up at Ride Cycle Club.

Spoiler alert! It was this morning. There really is no better way to be shown how devastatingly out of shape you are than to take a 6:00am Ride Cycle Club spin class on a Monday morning. Since Mondays are like tiny little New Year’s Days, where you’re slightly hung over but ready to throw yourself into your “get fit” resolutions, I decided that this morning was the day I was going to peel myself off the couch and get my ass in shape – literally.

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Single-tasking your way to sanity: how to get a good night’s sleep

I wrote about this a while ago – how I’ve had to admit to myself that I’m a terrible multi-tasker; however, I have to insist that this is actually not a bad thing. Often when you’re multi-tasking, say at work or with your kids, you are not fully present in any of the things you’re trying to do simultaneously. When you’re single-tashing, you’re focusing on that one thing fully, rather than a diluted way. While it’s been a long road in trying to peel myself away from such ingrained habits (always juggling 10 things at a time), I’ve had huge success where I have managed to pare down and be more present – one of those areas is: sleep.

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