Body Love and Body Kindness, Exercise, Playful Exercise

Lessons from Walking 10,000 Steps a Day in 2021

Last December, I read a challenge online about walking 10,000 steps a day. I got really jazzed about this idea. The next day, I started trying to walk 10,000 steps a day. (This is about 4 miles for me). This is a picture from one of my first walks in 2021. It took me a… Continue reading Lessons from Walking 10,000 Steps a Day in 2021

Body Love and Body Kindness, Exercise

Playful Running: For Runners and Non-Runners

I invented something called Playful Running today. But to be honest, I think I rediscovered rather than invented Playful Running because it is something I think we actually all know about. And, believe it or not, whether you are a runner or not, I think Playful Running has a lot to do with you and… Continue reading Playful Running: For Runners and Non-Runners

Body Love and Body Kindness, Overcoming Self-loathing and Anxiety, Self-compassion

How I Accidentally Tricked Myself with Picture Filters

I tricked myself with picture filters the other day and caused myself a lot of anxiety in the process. The story is partly funny and partly embarrassing. And it also reminded me of some important lessons pertaining to social media. So here is how I tricked myself. Several months ago, I was taking selfies to… Continue reading How I Accidentally Tricked Myself with Picture Filters

Body Love and Body Kindness, Lists About Important and Silly Stuff

Five Things I’ve Learned from My Silver Hair

About seven months ago, I decided I was going to let my hair go silver after dyeing it for ten years. You can read more about my decision here. I was afraid that the whole process would feel weird and uncomfortable, but I have honestly loved almost all of it. It has taught me (or… Continue reading Five Things I’ve Learned from My Silver Hair

Body Love and Body Kindness, Uncategorized

Basic Body Confidence

I am on a mission to help people Live from the Inside Out.[1] One of the most important ways we increase our ability to Live from the Inside Out is to Build Basic Body Confidence. It can be hard to live from a sense of our own personal worthiness when we do not believe our body is… Continue reading Basic Body Confidence

Body Love and Body Kindness, Uncategorized

How Jump Roping Surprised Me

Jump Roping has recently surprised me in the best possible way. Jump Roping and the Pandemic One night at the beginning of March, as things were getting serious with the Pandemic, I was playing around on the internet. And I ran across a couple of guys called the Jump Rope Dudes who have a whole… Continue reading How Jump Roping Surprised Me

Body Love and Body Kindness, Healing Difficult Emotions, Self-compassion, Self-Love and Self-Directed Kindness, Uncategorized

The Pain of Unrealistic Beauty Standards

Unrealistic beauty standards cause so many people so much pain. In the last decade, I have stopped chasing them, and I am happier and more resilient because of it. I was originally going to title this post “How I Gained Weight and Went Grey, and I am Happier and More Resilient than Ever.” And I… Continue reading The Pain of Unrealistic Beauty Standards