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Feeling the Fear and Doing It Anyway

Have you ever done something that scares you and you wonder why you did it? Or if you were in your right mind? Or if you’re going to regret it? I did recently and I’ve gotta tell you, I still wonder if I made the right choice. In the fall of 2012 I was supposed to run the NYC Marathon. Before you get a false image of me, picture a St. Bernard running—not a greyhound.  Yeah… ok so you get the picture. As you can...

Meditation Mishaps

Once, a few years ago, I tried to meditate and felt completely relaxed and refreshed afterwards. Meditation was one of those things that I knew I wanted to incorporate into my life because of its health benefits—translation—stress reduction. As a mom with two kids, including a tween, reducing stress and adding a little sanity is a must. So late last year, I signed up for Oprah & Deepak Chopra’s 21- Day...

Chi Running- Why Not?

Almost a year ago, I had my hamstring reattached after pulling about 70% of it off the bone in April 2012 during an obstacle course race.  The surgeon I chose was phenominal and I had been warned that it would take almost year to really have it feel good and strong again. No stranger to rehabbing after injury, I figured I would work hard and eventually it would heal and I would be able to run again. I was wrong....

Angelina Jolie Preventive Double Mastectomy- Wow

The news of Angelina Jolie’s preventive double mastectomy this morning shocked me. Not in a bad way, just really surprised. I guess when you are dealing with a superstar with a killer body and flawless skin it’s hard to remember that at the end of the day she is just like the rest of us. I’ve witnessed portions of Angelina’s journey- not with her but with my cousin and another very close friend....

What is an avulsed hamstring?

“I don’t see anything on the MRI.” ‘Dr. J,’ my orthopedist responded. Just as I was letting out a sigh of relief, Dr. J interrupted my thoughts. “Wait, didn’t you say you had an injury last spring?” “Yeah, I thought I pulled my hamstring last spring during the Mud Dog Race.” I casually responded. Last April a few friends and I had embarked on the Mud Dog, which of...

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