Bodies in motion

A body at rest tends to stay at rest. A body in motion tends to stay in motion. So how do you get your body started? The catalyst that generates exercise inertia is different for everyone: it could be wedding photos, fundraising, doctor reports or relationship status. For me it was reaching an uncomfortable milestone…

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A day without fear

Recently I’ve been posting informal survey questions in Facebook, just for fun. My diverse and creative friends never cease to make it interesting with their responses. Today I asked them to finish the phrase: “if I had one day to do anything I wanted to without fear, I would ___________.” I must admit I was…

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Walls and bridges

Whether a wall is built to keep someone in or keep someone out, it is absolutely built to keep people apart. And the longer the wall stands, the easier it is to forget who’s on the other side. Bridges are built to connect… to provide a way for people to come together. However, it’s not enough…

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Dodging a bullet

I wasn’t sure if I should write about this but I’m feeling compelled to.  I had a health scare last week.  Without going into TMI territory, let’s just say I had a thing that could have been “something,” but turned out to be “nothing.” I worried about the something for four long days before I…

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Worst joke ever

We spent summers with my dad when I was in high school. It was a half work half play arrangement.  My dad owned apartment buildings in West Lafayette, Indiana, and my brothers and I would drive around mowing yards, moving furniture and painting apartments as our summer job. He also hired a few college kids…

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Play nice

You heard it from both parents and playground supervisors, “Play nice!” This was often followed by, “If you don’t, no one will want to play with you.” You got this warning not because someone else took your ball or called you a poo poo head. You got this warning because of the way you reacted.…

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