Category Archives: Body and Soul

2014 Week 2: Shifting my gaze toward spirituality

Happy New Year! I love the fresh perspective and motivation January brings. I started this blog two years ago to help me focus on outward goals: running more, eating better, exploring my new home country, writing, learning German, learning to … Continue reading

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2013 Week 50: Meeting role model and guru, Elizabeth Gilbert

I’ve been lucky enough to see author Elizabeth Gilbert speak, not once, but twice now, after two different books yielding two different experiences. I stumbled across Liz’s (yes, I’ll call her Liz) work seven years ago when my book club … Continue reading

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2013 Week 46: Lessons from a toddler — wear gloves to breakfast

I love this quote by Theodore Roosevelt about the difference between people who try and people who criticize those who make mistakes. “It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, … Continue reading

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2013 Week 44: Letting go of embarrassment, the college years

A weight has been lifted off my shoulders and I can’t believe I lived with it for so long. Somehow, somewhere along the way, a perception of my college years soured. If rose-colored glasses shade your past in only the … Continue reading

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2013 Week 41: Ninety minutes of me-time

When you start birthin’ babies, all the books tell you, all your friends tell you, strangers on the street who stop you to ooh and ah at your babies tell you, you may even tell yourself, to find some mommy … Continue reading

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2013 week 30: The baby fat and breastfeeding myth

“The pounds will melt off.” This is what everyone tells you after you have a baby and plan to breastfeed. You supposedly burn an extra 500 calories per day feeding a baby. Even with the insatiable appetite that can come … Continue reading

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Week 34: All that free time

Will I sleep or write? Will I go for a walk or veg in front of the television with a pint of Ben and Jerry’s? The possibilities are endless. Starting this week, I will have a couple of hours alone … Continue reading

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