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Accepting the Invitation to Grow and Expand

Accepting the Invitation to Grow and Expand

On a recent episode of The Robcast, the always incredible Rob Bell shared a sentiment that struck a chord: “Trauma, stress, disruption, and change will always have an invitation within them to grow and expand. If, in those times of trauma, stress, disruption, and change, you […]

The Other Side of Grief, Maybe

The Other Side of Grief, Maybe

I’ve lost track of how many times I’ve started this post. I tried crafting the “perfect” post, but it never felt right so, time and time again, I’d delete everything and start again. I struggled to put into what was happening in my head and […]

2017: The Year in Review

2017: The Year in Review

I highly considered not writing a year in review post for 2017. I didn’t think it was a year worth remembering. Certainly, it wasn’t the best or easiest year of my life thus far. It was hard. Crazy hard. But, the struggles are worth remembering […]

Thoughts and Prayers Aren’t Enough

Thoughts and Prayers Aren’t Enough

I had a post ready to publish for today, but sharing about my goals for the month hours after yet another deadly shooting in our country felt like white noise. While this isn’t a political blog, this is an issue that impacts all of us. […]

Feeling the Grief

Feeling the Grief

My last post was seven weeks ago. It’s not that I haven’t had things to say for almost two months. If anything, I’ve had too much to say, but I simply couldn’t find the words. Over the last couple of months, I thought about shutting […]

Goodbye, Gram

Goodbye, Gram

We plan, God laughs, right? Or, so the saying goes. In so many ways, 2017 was off to an amazing start. I spent most days with a big smile on my face, feeling over the moon happy about my life. A month ago, I wrote […]

Post-Election Thoughts

Post-Election Thoughts

Yesterday, I voted in the Presidential election. This isn’t a political blog and I don’t intend for it to become one. Regular health and fitness content will resume tomorrow. But, I hope you’ll finish reading this because what’s happening in our country tonight is bigger […]

The One Where Shalane Flannigan Teaches Me Everything She Knows

The One Where Shalane Flannigan Teaches Me Everything She Knows

On Saturday, Gazelle Sports (one of the running stores in Grand Rapids) brought in Shalane Flannigan an elite runner with a copious amount of records to her name.  Before she made the transition into marathoning, she ran a lot of shorter races, but has been […]