In-Between Thoughts 3.15.19 – Grief

These are some heavy (rim shot!) thoughts to be having at the gym, but I kind of like that. It's a good reminder to me that everyone here is going through their own stuff and situated deeply in their own minds. Maybe I can use this to learn to be more gracious about what people … Continue reading In-Between Thoughts 3.15.19 – Grief

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In-Between Thoughts 3.11.19: Meaning-making

I did sumo deadlifts today! I am enjoying this lift so far. It really targets the glutes and inner thighs, so it's slightly different-feeling than my regularly-scheduled deadlifts. I've had the same routine for a while now, so even this little modification is a nice, invigorating change. Now onto thinking thoughts of the thinker variety... … Continue reading In-Between Thoughts 3.11.19: Meaning-making

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

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)