My Next Adventure!

58 days from now, my life is changing once again. And this time, in an EVEN BIGGER way! But let me back up a little. Last year, as most of you know, I had a string of significantly challenging events that brought me to the brink so many times that I thought I might break….

Never Give Up

I used to believe that my genes were bad. I came from a family of fat people. My knees were bad and my back and no matter how I worked out or how often, I would soon be sidelined with an injury.  I tried Atkins, which is essentially keto. I tried Weight Watchers and NutriSystem….

In Front Of Me All Along

I grew up in an overweight family. My father, when he passed away last year at the age of 69, weighed over 400 lbs. With his back injuries and the beating his joints took from years of obesity, walking became a near impossibility and a daily struggle.  My father grew up in Knoxville, Tennessee. Heavy…

Love of the Journey

Inhale. Step, step. Exhale. Those two moments between the inhale and the exhale are like magic. I am breathing deeply the winter air but I am also inhaling the moment. And then letting go. Inhaling the moment. Step, step. And letting go. Sometimes walking the dogs is a chore that I have to “do”. Other…

Thank You

Today I returned to work after a weeklong mourning period. The CEO, CSO, and my entire Broadly team never once pressured me and even encouraged me to take the time off that I needed to mourn. I feel blessed to work in such a nurturing environment in this way.  My return, cross-country flight last night…

Just Do It

Randomly I mentioned one of my business ideas to a friend.  Their response: “Do it….only one holding you back is you.” And I thought—Holy Unicorns. He’s right.  So, I am challenging myself.  I am going to act on my ideas. I am going to stop coming up with great/good/seemingly questionable ideas and doing nothing with…

9+ Years…comes to an End

In February 2007, with 3 dogs and a day-old marriage, I anxiously headed to the Bay Area.  I have lived in Toledo, Ohio, or a burb of, all of my life.  My employer at the time transferred me and the transition, like most, was not without its challenges.  After much sticker-shock, Jonathan and I found…

American Rage: Questioning Our Perceptions and Checking Our Ego

A FB friend the other day mentioned that, in his view, Republicans just laugh stuff off and Democrats get all angry about shit.  American Rage:TheEsquire/NBC News Survey And then this survey was published and it got me wondering if we are all open to questioning the validity of our beliefs. While I haven’t always been…

The Meaning of Life:Thriving, Not Just Surviving

Happy 2016! So many of us make New Years resolutions and despite all our best intentions, never seem to succeed at achieving them. Totally not news, right? I certainly know that I’ve not been 100% successful. And as the days start passing by, we find ourselves getting caught up in minutiae, heading in the direction…