PRE-ORDER is LIVE

So excited to share that my book Food, Sweat & Fears is available TODAY for pre-order!  The first 500 books will be numbered and signed! You have the option for local pick up for the discounted price of $14.99 and for an additional $5 you can have your book shipped anywhere. These prices will increase…

The Final Final Exam

Before I begin, I just want to explain why I haven’t posted so frequently as of late. I’m in the final push for my book Food, Sweat, and Fears and it’s taking my free time as well as all of my writing! Writing can be exhausting and add in work, husband, family, karate, POUND training,…

People Look Like People

I came across an article on the internet listing 12 things that would surprise Americans about Europe. I was intrigued, of course, by what these things could possibly be. The first few were the standard issue things like how old buildings are and the differences in customer service styles but the #9 thing really threw…

Size Matters

Men have a distinct fashion advantage when it comes to clothing sizes. Pants are normally sized by waist and inseam in inches and that’s pretty clear. If you have a 36″ waist and a 30″ inseam you know those pants will fit. Women’s sizes are so arbitrary. Some places I’m a 14, others a 12,…

The Weight of Progress

This is a video from a Toastmasters meeting that I gave back in February 2017. The theme of failing to recognize progress keeps surfacing in my conversations lately so I felt compelled to share it. We often want so much that we fail to see the progress we are making when it seems so small.…