Category Archives: Life

FLASHBACK – The Parental Ambush

This is a Flashback Blog Post! Originally written on October 13, 2009, when Jeff and I were celebrating our One Year Dating Anniversary. As we are approaching 10 years of dating and 7 years of marriage I thought this is a great time to revisit this post. Enjoy!   Yesterday, Jeff and I celebrated our […]

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My TEDxNewport Experience

What a blessing and a privilege to speak at a TEDx event. In 2015, I wrote in my journal that I wanted to speak at TED one day. The TED Conference is held annually in British Columbia, Canada where incredible speakers from around the globe share “ideas worth spreading.” After watching mathematician Margaret Wertheim’s 2009 […]

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Living Like Koi

There are certain species of fish that are rumored to grow as large as their environment allows. I say rumored because the validity of that statement cannot be wholly substantiated on the great wide internet. It’s alleged that Koi fish are one of those fish who will grow in that manner. Koi fish are beautiful! […]

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Beautiful Destinations in Pain

If there’s one thing that’s universal it’s struggle. We all struggle with something. Do you struggle with fear? Anxiety? Failure? Success? Do you struggle with loss? Gain? Misunderstanding? Do you struggle with food? Weight? Alcohol? Drugs? Difficult roads often lead to beautiful destinations. – Zig Ziglar I’ve seen this quite every where and often quoted […]

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Book Update

It’s January and Food, Sweat, & Fears  is finalizing production and getting ready to be shipped. When the first design draft came from the printer there was an issue with the cover quality. The cover photo was taken quickly on my phone just after dawn in Berea, New Hampshire on a retreat and the quality […]

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