The Best Is Yet To Be: Thoughts From A Mom With A (partially) Empty Nest

When I dropped my daughter off at college – 7 hours away from home – last week, I was overwhelmed with emotion.  Pride – about all that she has accomplished in her short 18 years. Sadness – about the change that we are experiencing. Excitement – about all that she has in store for her …

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Happy and Alive!

I run because I love it.  I love the me time.  I love the endorphins. I love the effect it has on my body.  I love the mental boost that it gives me. And it's so comfortable. And familiar. The last 6 months have, for me, been all about doing the uncomfortable and unfamiliar. Reaching …

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2015: And That’s A Wrap!

2015 is (almost) officially in the books. Some runners might say it sucked.  I was gearing up for Blue Ridge Marathon and got a hernia in February and then got ANOTHER left tibial stress fracture (reaction, actually) in March.  So I spent March, April and May not running.  And then I spent the rest of …

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What’s your Ikigai?

Yesterday I attended a thought-provoking presentation called "Happy to 102: The Best Kept Secrets to a Long, Healthy and Happy Life". How old do you think the oldest person ever lived to be?  122 years, 164 days!  Can you imagine???  Here's what wikipedia has to say about Jeanne Calment, the oldest person, thus far.  Isn't …

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If Not Now, Then When?

Stumbled on this quote today.  Love it.  It pretty much sums up the way I've felt about important/major things in my life the last several years - work changes, relationship changes, even taking the plunge to run my first marathon.  But it also reminds me about the way I've felt about the little things in …

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Be Not Afraid

"Fear defeats more people than any one thing in the world."  Ralph Waldo EmersonI am 41 years old.  Not necessarily old, but not young either.  I'm divorced.  I'm the parent of two teenagers.  I own my own law firm.  I'm old  - and experienced - enough to know that Emerson's quote is so, so true. …

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