Category Archives: Wellness

Wellness Wednesday – About a Body

In The Raven King by Maggie Stiefvater, there’s a thematic opener throughout the book. “Depending on where you began the story, it was about ___.” I often feel that the story of my health and fitness journey is much the … Continue reading

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Wellness Wednesday – Arrogant Doctors

I was planning to discuss the way I’ve been feeling about my body and my health/fitness journey lately today, but I had an experience Monday that got my blood boiling, and decided to put off my original plan til next … Continue reading

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Sunday Coffee – New Goals

This year has been a weird one. I made goals for myself back in December, only to immediately have a bunch of them thwarted when an MRI revealed that I had a broken foot and thus I couldn’t really exercise … Continue reading

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Wellness Wednesday – Ode to Some of My Favorite Things

Nothing special today. I’m in a good mood and just want to rhapsody about some of my favorite fitness-related things! Comanche Lookout Park I’ve mentioned my local hiking/running trails ad nauseum in the past. They’re accessed from the same parking … Continue reading

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Wellness Wednesday – Brain-dead

Once upon a time, in the dim recesses of my past: April 2003. I’ve just passed my 24th birthday. I have two boys at home, one that’s 2.5 years old and one that’s not quite a year. I’m working as … Continue reading

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Becoming Amanda

Earlier this summer, Maggie Stiefvater posted a Q&A on Instagram about identity and being true to yourself. I loved the things she said, which got me thinking a lot about my last few years. During that time, I’ve transitioned from … Continue reading

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Wellness Wednesday #55: June 1st

May is a very tough month for me. It didn’t used to be, but since 2014, this month has become one filled with triggers and body blows. Psychological trauma, when compounded day after day after day, gets stored in your … Continue reading

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