On Quitting

On Monday I quit my workout halfway through and I’m not afraid to admit it. A year ago, I wouldn’t have even told my coach because I would have been so ashamed (such a powerful word, right?!) that I didn’t finish. The word QUIT has terrible connotations and our culture…

The Lazy Chef: Mushrooms

You guys probably don't know this about me, but I'm pretty lazy - especially lately in the kitchen. We're in the process of renovating a house...eek!...and it's taking up a ton of time, so something's got to give, right? Well, that something is creative and time consuming cooking. Since putting…

Vacation Life

Proclamation: I want to make my whole life feel more like I do on vacation; I shall call this Vacation Life. You see, I returned two day ago from an 8 day stay at the beach. While away I discovered that there were a couple of things I did each day…

The Patience Trap

Two weeks ago I caught my tire on the trolley tracks and had a quick meeting with streets of Philadelphia. My first thought upon going down was “Oh no, this isn’t happening”. I’d only been biking to and from appointments for a couple of weeks, having done the research on…

Start Where You Are

Have you ever asked yourself why you aren't able to do something? Do you think it's because you're not strong enough? Or, skilled enough? Or, disciplined enough? The list goes on and we all create reasons why we aren't able to do something -- squat 250 pounds, do a pull up,…

Not Another Boring Water Post

Confession: I have Keratosis Pilaris on my arms. It sounds really scary, right? You've probably seen it and there's a 50% chance that you have it too. It's also commonly called "Chicken Skin" because of the appearance of small bumps on the arms, legs, abdomen and sometimes the face. For whatever reason,…

The Easiest Greens in all the Land

Greens aren't the sexiest of vegetables, are they? With the rinsing, drying, and finally cooking it feels like such a hassle for what was once a bountiful bunch that turns into the size of a golf ball. Am I right?! And then you have to season it: peel the garlic,…