In mountain biking, it’s common knowledge momentum is your friend. If you come upon some rocks or tree roots in the trail and slow down out of concern or fear, you will more than likely go over your front tire, also known as an endo.
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Who Are You?
If someone asked you at a cocktail party, “Who are you?” How would you respond? It’s a hard question to answer. We’re so used to being asked “what we do.”
Earlier this week, I was asked to get an object that defines who I am. I would have 30 seconds to grab said object and then I’d have to tell the story of why I chose it and how it defines me. I had to think quickly. (Of course, this had to be epic. The pressure was on.
How History Will Remember
It’s been a reflective time for me. Maybe for you, too. Today, I have a few personal stories that added up to one realization. On a backpacking trip in the 1990s, my (then) boyfriend and I stopped at a beautiful overlook for lunch. It was one of those beautiful hot September afternoons and we sat […]
The Stories We Tell Ourselves
On a trip to Melbourne last week, I had two days off from work to explore the surrounding area. That is a pretty short time to see a vast country, so there was a lot of pressure to pick precisely the right things to do for those two days. I received a lot of advice, […]
Bigger Fish to Fry
“To me, ‘busy’ implies that the person is out of control of their life.” Derek Sivers, founder of CD Baby, I didn’t send my newsletter out last week on schedule. I had been drafting this one for a while and it was never quite right so I decided not to send. Then I got an […]
My Favorite Routine for the New Year
This is an update of my New Year’s post I’ve run in the past so it might seem familiar to some of you, but I hope a useful refresher: I have never been a big fan of resolutions. They just don’t seem to work for me. A few years ago, I started doing three-year visions […]
Life in the Middle of the Pack
At 5:30 am, the alarm pierced through my deep and blissful sleep. No, I thought, it can’t be 5:30 already. It feels like midnight. It’s pitch black. This bed is far too cozy to get up and gear up for a bus ride in the dark up to the mountain pass and a cold and […]
The Search for Right and Wrong in Our Healthcare System
I wasn’t going to talk about this, and absolutely not here on this blog. My health is very personal. Certainly when it comes to the girl parts, right? We don’t want to talk about ovaries or menopause. I later learned Patrick, on a mission to try and fix the problem, as men do, was secretly watching YouTube videos at work on how to handle menopause in your partner. We are all in this together and we are all looking for answers.
How To Travel Together and Stay Married
That year I spent in Paris as a college student, I decided to go to Italy for Spring Break. I would have gone by myself, but ended up going with a guy I knew because he was planning on going as well. This made me feel better ten days seemed like a long time to […]
Taking a Month Out of the Ordinary Without Taking a Month Off
Yesterday I walked into a kitchen store and asked for a spoon sharpener. The patient woman behind the corner looked back at me and with great hesitation, asked, “couteau?” (knife) The communication thing can be quite humbling. Yes, yes, yes, we are looking for a KNIFE sharpener. I don’t remember being a toddler and having to […]
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