Transformation and Miracles

I am fascinated by transformation, and how it happens. One of my most-loved loved ones has made a transformation. She has been sober for over 20 years. In the years before her sobriety, she was radically different in a number of ways – in appearance, in behavior, and in spirit. She tells me often that … Continue reading Transformation and Miracles

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By the way…

Healthy: Workout friends who encourage you and challenge you a little with a friendly spirit of competition (if you like that). They’re nice, they’re supportive, and you know they want the best for you and want to see you succeed and reach your goals. You bring out the best in each other. They don’t equate … Continue reading By the way…

Peak

Maybe if you like to write, like I do, you will understand this. I haven’t written anything for this space in a week or two, because I don’t have the perfect thing to say. I have lots of ideas, but they’re sort of nebulous in my head and I don’t have the perfect words to … Continue reading Peak

Healthy

  When I was in fourth grade (I think it was fourth grade, though the early elementary school years sort of blur together) one thing I knew for sure was that I was larger – physically larger – than I was supposed to be. I knew because when my class lined up in the nurse’s … Continue reading Healthy

The Mess

It gets dirty. I’ve never made any positive changes in my life without getting dirty. Gritty and slimy, wading through garbage piles that creep up past my hips. Digging. Finding what’s buried in the mess. Un-burying it. Taking a long look – no turning away anymore. Losing weight? A filthy, unflinching process. First, it meant … Continue reading The Mess