30 Things I’ve Learned from My #Whole30

With my best friend in Scottsdale this past weekend

Today is January 30th, 2013. For me, it marks the end of a commitment I made to myself on January 1st. But more importantly, it’s the end of one tiny leg of a journey that I’ve decided needs to last longer. Many of you have been following along and prayerfully supporting my Whole30 experiment this [Read More...]

Goga “No Work” Workout – Does “Not Working” Work?

This morning, in my perusing around the Internet I ran across this CNN video touting “Gym offers ‘no work’ workout”: “Wow,” I thought to myself, “Where do I sign up?” The ladies in the video — who look to be around my age — tout the virtues of this new contraption. Stand on it for an hour [Read More...]

Halfway to Whole? What I’ve Learned in the First 15 Days of My Whole30

Readers who have been paying attention will know that when I snuggle into bed tonight, I will have — God willing — successfully completed Day 15 of my Whole30 challenge. If you have no idea what “Whole30″ means, take a look at this site, which spells out all of the details. Since I haven’t personally [Read More...]

Why Change Is Possible

Happy Monday morning friends — yes, out here in California it’s officially still morning. I’m calling today the first “real” day of 2013, since for me today marks a return to “real life” with the return of my son Adam to his final semester of high school. As I type this, our college-aged son Eric [Read More...]

The Grace of Accepting Help

I was reminded today what a blessing it is to have such a supportive online community of friends. In numerous situations lately, the power of a strong praying community has felt so very tangible in my life. When I begin to doubt my course in life on long, strenuous days, God inevitably graces me with [Read More...]

My Healthy Living Challenge to Start 2013

I thought I would share/divulge some personal information here on the blog so that my readers can send prayers and help me stay accountable – in an effort to get healthy in 2013, I’m kickstarting my year with the Whole9 “Whole30″ challenge. Obviously this is not the “Patheos Diet Channel”, but for me there is [Read More...]