Conservation Hero WODs

I will have to admit a little factoid about myself. My fitness program is heavily influenced by CrossFit. I have a strange love-hate relationship with CrossFit, but for the most part, and I do mean a majority of my feelings are quite positive. CrossFit offers camaraderie that I have never experienced before. They also offer a huge variety which I greatly appreciate in a workout program. And most of the time, they are very positive reinforcement and encouragement driven.  Continue reading Conservation Hero WODs

Writer’s Block

What do you do when you have a daily goal of writing five hundred words a day, and you don’t have a thing to write about?
Okay, I have plenty to write about. I have two book projects that need desperate attention. I have several other books I could start work on. I have several side projects that I need to finish soon. I have articles to write for blogs and magazines.
I have plenty to do. But, if you are another writer reading this, you know what my problem is.
I have nothing to write about. Continue reading Writer’s Block

Best and Worst of 2017

Best and Worst of 2017

(Wow, the year was so overwhelming for me I wanted to skip right over it and go into the best and worst of 2018).

I’ve heard from quite a few people I know well and people I don’t know at all about how bad 2017 was. I’m not going to lie. It wasn’t the best for me either. But there were some truly enjoyable moments mixed with the scary shit. I guess it’s always all about balance. Continue reading Best and Worst of 2017

A Few Of My Favorite Books From 2017

Many of you know how much I love lists. So, to honor the end of 2017, here’s a list of all the fun books I read from the year.

Top Ten Favorite Books Continue reading A Few Of My Favorite Books From 2017

Kim: Twenty Years Later

I haven’t had a Kim dream that I could remember in a long time. I used to have them daily, or at least on a regular basis. I cherished those encounters, because they were the only time I could converse with my sister.

I often wonder if I make my sister proud. I strive to live my ambitious dreams to honor her, specifically. Because she isn’t here to live it herself. Continue reading Kim: Twenty Years Later

Working Out the Kinks- Habit Hive: Goals Vs. Desired Outcomes

I have an interesting method for writing. I’ve been told it’s a great way to waste time, but most of the time it works for me. I’ve been really working out the kinks for the first section of my book The Zookeeper’s Guide to Fitness. As we inch closer to the end of the old year and look forward to the beginning of a new one, now is a great time for me to discuss the Habit Hive. Continue reading Working Out the Kinks- Habit Hive: Goals Vs. Desired Outcomes


Every once in a while I get so involved in my writing and my projects, I completely forget about this blog. So it happened this past month. Last month was NaNoWriMo, or National Novel Writing Month. It’s the time of year when every writer huddles in a corner and yells incessantly at anyone who remotely interrupts them, even if it’s to bring them their coffee. Continue reading NaNoWriMo

In Which Everything I Know About Fitness is a Lie

Okay, I know that’s not true. Deep down, in the recesses of my cerebral cortex, I know everything I’ve learned about fitness is NOT really a lie. I know taking care of yourself means eating healthy foods and exercising. I know we should cut down on sugars, and simple carbs, and starches, and saturated fats. I know eating whole fruits and veggies is good for us.  Continue reading In Which Everything I Know About Fitness is a Lie