bravery · goals · happiness · lessons learned · motivation · priorities

lessons I have learned with some difficulty

Bring a sweater. If I’m not failing, I’m not trying hard enough. By doing a little bit each day, I can move mountains. Monumental tasks are usually not as awful as they seem. Always be kind to everyone. Self-discipline takes daily effort, and that’s OK! What’s fun for one person may not be fun for… Continue reading lessons I have learned with some difficulty

happiness · motivation

I am a living thing

Did you know that there are 7 characteristics that determine whether a thing is living or not?  Well there are! Living things are composed of cells. Living things have different levels of organization. Living things use energy. Living things reproduce. Living things respond to their environment. Living things adapt to their environment. Living things grow.… Continue reading I am a living thing

body image · happiness · health · shoulder devil

i have a lot of life yet to live

I just looked back at my first post. September 2, 2010.  That’s over 6 years ago!  I cringe, reading those old posts!  Even then, they were very much about finding balance and finding myself.  But I have come a long way in the “finding myself” realm.  I had a whole series of posts documenting my… Continue reading i have a lot of life yet to live

anger · body image · bravery · happiness · health · make a difference

i can be angry, or i can make a difference

A very long story short… I have lived some years with a certain degree of anger and resentment surrounding my health and my body image.  Who, exactly, gets to define what healthy means and what a body should look like, anyways?  Why does the world make us believe that we have to be a certain… Continue reading i can be angry, or i can make a difference