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Fit Friday: Lifting Weights For Beginners

Hello out there, and happy Fit Friday! Another work week has past, and I know you are all looking forward to the weekend. This weekend will probably be very emotional for me as I will be celebrating the life of my Aunt. 334 more words

Giving Thanks...and other Fall Activities

Fall has officially arrived in Nanaimo, and while many of us are loving every second of this amazingly colourful season, others aren’t so happy. So the blue skies aren’t every day now and the sun only peeks in on us once in awhile…but it’s not all THAT bad, is it? 349 more words


The Woods and Community Theatre

No substitute teaching for this girl, today. Instead,  I spent a good portion of my day out in our wooded areas collecting/picking walnuts.  Three 40+ gallon totes later,  I gave up. 174 more words


Women of Magick and Nature

My daughter, Thistle and I spent a weekend at a fantastic women’s retreat affectionately called WOMAN. WOMAN happens each year in September in the piney woods of Texas and is coordinated by my friend Virginia Villarreal who is an amazing high priestess and magickally wondrous woman. 465 more words

Personal Life

The Development of an Anxiety Disorder

(I wrote this without editing so I’m sorry for any errors.)

I would like to tell a story.

I’m not sure where to begin, but it’s kind of long so I don’t blame you if you give up by the middle. 1,553 more words

Random Ramblings

Coveted Clan (A Villanelle)

The clan which breaks the drumming rhythm’s stride

Cannot be ceased by mortal’s buzzing talk;

How close this family does here reside!

Not ere have mortal men thus, aching, tried… 111 more words


Autumn Whirlwind

It has been a busy and interesting summer and the same can be said for how the fall is going so far.

My pavement related and offseason training goals this past summer were all but shattered when I caught a severe cold bug from (presumably, not 100% sure) a friend who was in town to visit and the result was severe bronchitis – at one point we suspected pneumonia, but thankfully the X-ray came back negative – that kept me from training or even excercising most if not all of June. 1,004 more words