My Divorce “Care Package”

Divorce is one of those times when you have to consciously assemble artifacts and experiences that make you feel safer, more sane and more alive. It can be amazing to discover what becomes important, what small detail assumes major significance in the molting stage of your new life. Here are the contents that filled my … Continue reading My Divorce “Care Package”

Why I Became a Tough Mudder

Brock and I did Tough Mudder in March of 2011. We had been together a little less than a year. It really was a transformative experience for our relationship and had a significant impact on my learning to trust again. We continue to do events together that require teamwork and perseverance. In fact, we have … Continue reading Why I Became a Tough Mudder

Extend a Hand

In those first few days and weeks of sudden singlehood, I was angry.  I wanted to curse his name in a thousand languages, yet I knew only one.  I wanted to create effigies of him and burn them, but our county had posted a burn ban that summer.  I wanted to use his mug shot … Continue reading Extend a Hand

Why I Became a Tough Mudder

When I told my family last year that I had signed up (and paid good money) for an 11 mile obstacle run, I think their first response was to shuffle through their contacts looking for the psychiatrist I saw in the early months of the divorce.  "You're doing WHAT?  Why?," I heard repeatedly, usually followed … Continue reading Why I Became a Tough Mudder

The Mental and Physical Benefits of Ten Types of Exercise

We are all aware that exercise provides physical benefits, but we may not be as aware of the mental and emotional rewards that come with physical activity.  Here are ten popular types of exercise and the benefits you can expect to receive. 1) Zumba Zumba is a Latin-dance based class that is fast-paced, fun, and … Continue reading The Mental and Physical Benefits of Ten Types of Exercise