Molding Versus Breaking

Karate is definitely a skill that is only honed over time. You may be a natural athlete but the elements of Karate can only come to those willing to dedicate the time and be open to the process. The time I can handle the process often gets the better of me. At my dogo the…

Welcome To The Rumble Strip

On nearly every highway and even on some town roads you’ll see the distinctive grooves near the white shoulder lines known as the rumble strip. It’s a safety precaution that was first used on New Jersey’s Garden State Parkway in 1952, to alert drivers when they crossed the white shoulder line. If you’ve ever hit…

More Than The Scale

I did something today that surprised me and made think of success. Jeff and I are taking a last minute trip to Virginia. We stopped in the rest area to grab a coffee and switch driving. He ran inside and it was my turn to drive. I hopped over from the passenger seat to the…

Perspective Shift

I read something the other day that I absolutely loved.  Absolutely! People often think that after weight loss surgery our restricted diets are a problem. Limiting sugar, fat, and carbs can seem pretty daunting as is eliminating junk food and fast foods from your diet. I know I didn’t think I could do it at…

Believing The Lie

I read a post on a Bariatric forum about a nurse who was caring for a woman who was a recovering heroin addict who stopped using after many years of active addiction. The nurse asked her how she was able to quit after so many years of using. The woman said:  I had to stop…

My Soul Place

I think everyone has a soul place. A place on earth where you find solace, peace, beauty, love.  My soul place is the Charlestown Breachway. The Breachway is a man made permanent breach that replaced the natural breach between the Atlantic Ocean and Ninigret Pond in Charlestown, Rhode Island. The natural breach between the bodies…