Reset

Every time I go to Sedona, I’m reminded how important it is to take time to reset. To step back from the rush of daily living. Rest gives you a chance to breathe again. To gather up the strength you need to face the next challenge. That challenge could be another day at work, facing the next day alone after the death of a loved one, dealing with illness… Whatever it is, I want you to remember, you are strong. You are loved. And you CAN do anything.

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Thankful for…#TheRunningWriter

Ever get in the “poor me” mindset? ***raises hand*** It happens pretty easily, especially when you’re faced with a life obstacle. It could be a small one or a mountain sized one. Regardless of the size, tough days are just that–tough. So, today, I choose to start out thankful. Thankful for my hubby, my coffee, my friends, my faith… As I started listing things and people to be thankful for, more and more came to mind. My heart lightened a bit, and I was reminded that while I might be struggling with something, there is still plenty to be thankful[…]

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RIP, Floater Fred

This year has been one of repair…My foot a few weeks ago, and today…my eye. I won’t lie, I’m a little nervous having something surgically fixed on my eye today. I have to repeatedly tell myself, with frequent reminders from those closest to me, my eye doc sees this stuff all the time, does these procedures all the time, it’ll be fine. And if it’s not, we’ll deal. Total logic and truth, right? Why do nerves insist on throwing WHAT IF in after every thought? I mean, I use those words a lot when I write. They can be VERY[…]

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Candy Hangover? #TheRunningWriter

Happy November, my friends. Anyone suffering from a candy hangover? I’m looking forward to a great month. Getting back on the trails after foot surgery, enjoying the cooler weather, and writing more. I got the all clear from Doc to start biking, and while I’m not a huge fan of the stationary bike, I was all like, “YES! I’ll take it.” It’s amazing what you appreciate after some forced down time. What you take for granted. Sure makes you rethink things. Here’s to a great November, everyone. A month filled with positivity, strength and adventure. What goals do you have[…]

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Setbacks and Comebacks

**Your greatest SETBACK could lead to your greatest COMEBACK** I heard that phrase at church this past weekend and it really encouraged me. I hope it can encourage you, too. No matter what we’ve done–the good, the bad, the ugly–it can used to fuel our greatest comeback from our low points. Hang in there, my friends. You are strong! You can use whatever you’re dealing with right now and let it be the start to an amazing comeback.

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