On Appropriate F*#ks

I was on a dark airplane, finally taxiing toward takeoff and Birmingham after nine hours of a layover in Detroit that wasn’t supposed to be. In a perfect world, I was scheduled to be home by 3:10pm, in plenty of time to walk Marley and settle into being back home with Dan. In my not-so-perfect … More On Appropriate F*#ks

One Day or Day One?

Yesterday was a milestone in my health journey; one year to the day since I began following an intermittent fasting lifestyle, along with changes to my diet and exercise regime. What a difference a year makes! I am down almost fifty pounds and at fifty-seven (almost fifty-eight), I feel strong and fit again after struggling … More One Day or Day One?

On Refilling Empty Cups

It doesn’t seem possible, but we have finally reached Thanksgiving break after one of the strangest semesters in my thirty-four year teaching career. It’s strange to realize that I’m more exhausted that I typically am during a normal semester when I’m constantly on the go performing and teaching instead of teaching partially online in the … More On Refilling Empty Cups

Never Say Never

March 2020 will go down as an awful month for many, many people around the world, one filled with fear and uncertainty. Even as the beauty of spring burst forth everywhere, so did COVID-19. It all left me thinking, “What could happen next- it can’t get worse?”- something my mother warned me never to do. … More Never Say Never