12 Holiday Joys, Joy 8 – Giving 2

In my previous post, I talked about my rather new-ish philosophy of giving -- one that takes the people into account, the precious nature of memories, and that is sustainable for this big beautiful planet we call home. Emphasizing experiences over things, senses over possession. What I didn't mention is that my husband does not … Continue reading 12 Holiday Joys, Joy 8 – Giving 2

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In-Between Thoughts 12.17.18 – grace in relationships

What is this stinky place with all the weird machines and sticks and rubber plates and people in tight pants? What is a "deadlift" and why is everything so stupid and so heavy? It has been almost one month since my last legs day and two weeks since my last upper body session. I can … Continue reading In-Between Thoughts 12.17.18 – grace in relationships

12 Holiday Joys, Joy 6 – Privilege

The winter holiday season in American can be a gluttonous, slobbering, insatiable beast, feeding off of images of desirable privilege and spewing forth messages of love and happiness as codified by wealth, gain, dollars spent, and the virtue of obtaining the newest gadget simply because it's new. Oddly enough, my favorite time of year is … Continue reading 12 Holiday Joys, Joy 6 – Privilege