Activity Trackers: Why I’m Not “On Trend”

Activity trackers are “the thing” now—-from the Apple watch to Fitbit, they’re popping up on wrists all over. My wrist, however, will not be sporting one. Why am I not jumping on the “tracker train”? 1. Information overload. I don’t want or need to compete with my friends on a “leaderboard” or log my food

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Exercise: It’s Not About the Numbers

I am tired of how exercise is talked about . . . Calories burned, inches lost, pounds dropped. “Making up” for what you ate yesterday, losing weight, changing your appearance. In this discussion, exercise becomes a strategy used to try to achieve a goal rather than the goal itself. Being able to move our bodies

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Why This Work Matters: My Path to True North

My journey to True North probably began long, long ago but it really crystallized because of my boys. Davis. Will. Baylor. Three little bundles of messy, unique, beauty-full potential. Having questioned my own self-worth for much of my memory, I was blown away by the absolute perfection I saw in them. I knew from the

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Why This Work Matters: My Path to True North

Like every new graduate with a teaching degree, I left college excited to instill my wisdom and spread my enthusiasm for learning. I had this picture in my mind of a class full of children anxiously awaiting to absorb my knowledge and we would all eagerly share the same zest for challenges and bask in

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In a World of Not Good Enough

In a world of “not good enough” . . . . It can be really difficult to figure out who you are. We are not—thin, fit, pretty, organized, wealthy, accomplished, connected, (fill in the blank) enough. Advertisers rely on this theme in (sometimes) subtle but clever ways to convince you to purchase products . .

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Beauty is in the “I” of the Beholder

Four months ago, I became a mom. Honestly, it’s still a little weird saying that out loud. I find myself walking through the grocery store or sitting at a stop light and suddenly stopping mid-breath. It’s these unexpected times when it hits me: I have a daughter. Still a very strange realization for me. Any

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The Power in a Profile

Have you ever had to write a bio? It’s hard. The easy part is listing your education, credentials, and experience because those are overt facts no one can question and, at most, cause a harmless amount of judgment. But what about getting down to what makes you you? Like, your hobbies. The initial moment

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The Road that Leads to Home

Do you live with your house or in your house? A house is a structure that allows us to be warm, comfortable, safe. A house can become our home; and as the oft-used saying states, “Home is where the heart is.” Ideally, home is where we feel loved, accepted, and at peace. But if home

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