In-Between Thoughts 2.13.19 — strengthening others against shame

Lifting update: I'm still seeing improvements and am consistently getting my strength back, a little at a time. Slow and steady works! Aaaaaand onto thoughts... On Tuesday Diane and I published a podcast episode on shame/guilt, and it was such a satisfying one to record because I struggle so much with shame. As such, I … Continue reading In-Between Thoughts 2.13.19 — strengthening others against shame

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In-Between Thoughts 2.4.19 — Simple, not easy

HOW IS IT FEBRUARY. HOW. I keep seeing people expressing relief at the end of an interminable month, but frankly, January zoomed by for me. I'm sure it probably helped that I started a new (great!) job and had my in-laws visit for 10 days -- lots of good and fun things that made January … Continue reading In-Between Thoughts 2.4.19 — Simple, not easy

In-Between Thoughts 1.28.18: Creating environments

Finally shredding some of that holiday/prolonged guests-and-playing-and-eating-like-a-tourist fluff! Very slowly. Because #wine and #cheese and #carbs are too beautiful to forswear entirely. But I definitely had some wonderful times and eats the last few months, and those memories and times make me happy, just as getting back into my regular shape is making me happy. … Continue reading In-Between Thoughts 1.28.18: Creating environments

Christmas Thoughts in September (In-Between Thoughts 9.11.18)

I've been thinking a lot about Christmas lately. "But Jana, it's only September!" Yes, but it's never too early to get excited about twinkle lights and pine and presents! More accurately, it's never too early to budget for the magical gift-giving around twinkle lights and pine and presents. Most of the reason I've been thinking … Continue reading Christmas Thoughts in September (In-Between Thoughts 9.11.18)

In-Between Thoughts 8.15.18 “It’s not personal”

Leg day again! Let's crush it... If anything has been characterizing my "personal growth" time in Hawaii it's the lesson that there is very little of other's words and actions I need to take personally. This has been a lifelong (36 years!) struggle for me, but thankfully (?!?!) Hawaii is giving me a LOT of … Continue reading In-Between Thoughts 8.15.18 “It’s not personal”