Friday Finds: Gifts That Give, Find Your Purpose + More!

December 19, 2014 at 6:15 am
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At this time of year, I like the idea of making charitable donations in honor of someone along with, or in place of, other gifts. Many people have causes that they clearly support so it is easy to choose an organization. If I do not know someone’s interests, or favorite causes, there is a great aggregator site for giving called JustGive. JustGive is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to increase charitable giving by connecting…

A New Finds’ Fave: Delos Wellness + Another Fitness Preview

December 18, 2014 at 5:41 am
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Knock on wood, I have one more race this year and am finishing the year healthy and strong. Even so, I was very curious when I was contacted by Delos Wellness to check out their unique approach to pain management and bodywork for better athletic performance. Like most runners, I always want to do better and feel better, too. I was invited to try Delos Wellness at no cost. Actually, everyone is invited for a…

Tried It Tuesday: Healthy and Delicious (for In Between the Treats!)

December 16, 2014 at 5:59 am
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As you know, I love to try new healthy foods. I find that especially around the holidays, I need to try to apply the 80/20 rule to my food choices. No, not 80% cookies/20% veggies – though sometimes it seems that way. I mean 80% healthy and 20% treats. I mentioned the other day that I saw on the Today show that the average American gains 6 lbs between Thanksgiving and Christmas and then seeks…

Ten Things I Learned (or Had Reinforced) in 2014

December 14, 2014 at 8:36 am
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Last December, I read the Editor’s Letter in Women’s Running magazine which suggested before making resolutions, you should take stock of the past year, see what progress you have made and how far you have come. Great idea! Here is my 2013 post. I liked this exercise so much, I decided to do it again this year! Here are some of my learnings from 2014: 1. When at first you don’t succeed, try, try again.…