Me, too

You can’t sexually harass or assault someone just a little.

Icebreakers

What would you do differently/more of if you weren’t afraid of being judged?

Lost & Found

I’ve been thinking about investments. This election brought up a lot of questions and concerns about our identity as a country. The implications of that are huge and overwhelming for me, so I scale those questions to the micro-level as they manifest in my immediate sphere. A recently heard definition of integrity keeps coming to…

L-O-V-E

L is for the way you look at me O is for the only one I see V is very, very extraordinary E is even more than anyone that you adore can ~recorded by Nat King Cole in 1965, composed by Bert Kaempfert, lyrics by Milt Gabler. Last year in my annual New Year’s post,…

We Are is not who I am

It’s a little later than usual for my annual post on the Hokie Nation. As we approach nearly a decade since that heartbreaking day, there have been and will continue to be twists and turns in the healing process. You see, last year, I had a break through. I thought, maybe, finally, I was there….

FAST: Finding Answers, Seeking Truth

I keep trying to simplify my diet and body care practices.  Sometimes, they get simplified for me. Every January, my church participates in a fast (with many options to accommodate lifestyles and health needs).  The idea of a fast, is not about going without something so much as making as much room as possible for…

ROI

Rather than setting resolutions, last year I identified a couple ideas or themes to explore in my life. For 2015, I identified a personal and physical concept. Personally, I sought to deeply focus on relationships. Physically, I investigated circulation. Relationships. I’ve had some great friendships, significant others, and wonderful times with family. I’ve had some…

A new kind of candy corn

Fall. Pumpkin Spice lattes. Pumpkin cheesecake. Butternut Squash bisque. Halloween. Candy. Candy. Candy. I’ve not been one to flip out over “seasonal” foods because I don’t really enjoy them.  My body definitely does not enjoy processing them.  I began more fully appreciating fall once I began eating more seasonally, with the help of food co-ops…

So long sugar

In the last two years, I’ve been exploring a life without processed foods, specifically sugar.  The journey began by doing a 30 day Green Smoothie challenge – one smoothie a day.  I found GreenSmoothieGirl but there are many green smoothie advocates out there.  After those thirty days, I found a new enjoyment of greens…spinach, swiss…