Over the past few years, I’ve written a lot and have gotten published –and my novel is set to come out in early 2018! Back when I was getting my MFA, I struggled, rarely got pieces accepted and got discouraged, often leading me to times where I couldn’t write at all. Something changed for me … More From Blogging to Book
I’ve experienced a lot of loss in my life. I moved back to NY because my father was dying, then my best friend died unexpectedly and not long after that my mother got ill and died too. I can’t tell you that I didn’t have some very low moments, but I did find a way … More Resilience Through Loss
Last year at the start of a race, a woman I know said to me, “I’m still doing your trick!” “What trick?” I asked, not knowing what wisdom I could have given this age group winner. “Before a race, now I always take 5 deep breaths just like you said, and it calms me down.” … More Secret Weapon: 3 Deep Breaths
Maybe it’s me, but I love music and nothing gets me pumped up for a race or a presentation, like my latest theme song. I have several, yes, and they vary depending on what I’m preparing for. It’s part of the theory of the “Power Pose” from Amy Cuddy or finding your inner strength, or … More What’s Your Theme Song?
Try the quiz here: I had a fun opportunity when I was asked to try using a quiz on my website by the company Tryinteract. I think quizzes can be fun and I think everyone has at one point done a Facebook quiz to find out which superhero they would be, or what age they really … More Quiz: How Resilient Are You?
A workout might be part of my everyday, but art is something I try to incorporate in my life either through my own writing or investigating the art of others. The artists I admire most are the ones that experiment and break rules, enduring over time. Not unlike any sort of physical endeavor, we must … More Building Resilience Through Art
I’ve always felt like I was a bit ‘old school’ about this because I really like to put pen to paper even more than type to computer when I write down goals. For me, it’s that tactile act that makes it real. If I want to take it a step further, I tell someone I … More Writing Down Your Goals
There is something auspicious about the start of a new year. It’s a slate wiped clean, a fresh start and sometimes a good excuse to try something new and different. On the other hand, it’s just another day and not much has to change unless you want it to. I saw someone jogging by my … More Wishes for an Auspicious Start to the New Year
Before we head over the line to 2017, stop for a second. Take a moment to celebrate what you’ve accomplished over the past year. There could be very small things and big things too. Here are a few things that I feel good about and I hope you’ll share some of yours. I tried to … More Celebrate What Went Right in 2016
As you know, my other favorite hobby aside from training is writing and reading. I feel that this is the time for women to really share the strength of their voices. This is my list, published in the Huffington Post, of books I’ve enjoyed this year by badass women that are worth reading. 1. Alison … More 2016 Books by Badass Women