How You Move Is…

I absolutely love this commercial.  It’s a catchy, high-energy advertisement for Hospital of Special Surgery (HSS). The song takes residence in my head as I enjoy the fun, fresh moves of the actors as well as the expressions on their faces as they move.  Motion allows them to show joy, excitement, confidence, curiosity, and even aggression…

Shut Up and Do the Work

Today, in Frederick, MD it was 64 degrees on February 20th! I ran to the bank early this morning when it was only 47 degrees and the insanity had already started. Folks in tank tops were jogging around snow piles that were 2 feet high and lots of shorts were seen walking in and out…

Day 33: Failing to Give Up Something for Lent

Although I thought about giving up carbs, sugar, snacks, and even wine, I’ve decided that this year instead of giving something up, I’m vowing to do more. For the next 40 days I’m going to try like hell to eat the 5 recommended fruits and vegetables and drink 5 glasses of water. Although I love…

Day 32: Failing to Understand Trauma

Until recently, when I heard the word trauma, I thought of big, excruciatingly painful instances like rape, natural disasters, torture or soldiers suffering from PTSD. I never thought of myself as a trauma survivor but now that I know more about the body’s stress response system, I understand that everyone on the planet has been effected…

Day 29: Failing to Go Viral

I love when creative people and interesting things, go viral.  Not in a manufactured-for-television-Real-Housewives-sort-of-way but in the look-what-I happened-to catch-on-camera way: Or in the I-just-happen-to-be-talented-creative-and-clearly-a-little-bored way. I like to think that if youtube and smart phones were around when I my kids were little I would’ve done something epic. Then again, smart phones and youtube…