Salad: From Chore to Choice

Salad: From Chore to Choice

Do you eat salad? Do you do so willingly? Do you do so willingly, with pleasure or only by force? For me, salad used to always be a chore. I was “watching” my weight (go up) and had to eat salad because it was “good for me.” That’s what...

On Being Vanilla Pudding

Once upon a time in college, a girlfriend of mine told me something that really stuck with me. I do not really remember the exact topic of the conversation, but it was something about how I really want and need people to like me and how I was working really hard for...

Embracing Your Awesomeness

My husband and I sat down together to watch a lecture about relationships and communication by Harville Hendrix a while back… (Yes, it is true that Husby is super. But I have to say that he had to be convinced to watch the lecture before he actually would. But...

How Health Coaching Found Me

I had recently turned 30 and felt like a real adult. I was energized by the wisdom I felt coursing through my newly-30-year-old veins (but it could have also been the alcohol consumed at the party). I decided that it was a great time for a new beginning, to really...

How to Get One-Upped and Be Inspired By It

Today I was inspired. But not by the normal type of inspirational quote or story or whatnot. I was inspired by someone who one-upped me. Yup. That’s right. You see, in September 2012, I decided to make a real change in my life. I had been sitting on the...

On Losing Weight for Chasing Love

Back in 2009 I made some huge changes. I took a work assignment that would send me to Germany for 6 months to a year. At the time it was fortuitous because I felt really stuck: stuck at work, stuck in a relationship, stuck in life. I needed a change. A real, big,...