Are you happy?

Are you happy? The sound of bark mulch and gravel crunching under my feet, The cold breeze on my cheeks and rippling through my hair, My breath settles into a comfortable rhythm. I start to shed the heavy layer of life with each passing stride, I become lighter and feel …

Trauma and Addiction:

Trauma and Addiction:  There is much talk about addiction these days.  People trying to understand it, control it, make peace with it and live with it.  It is a painful topic for many and a confusing one for the rest of the masses. My own journey with addiction is personal, …

Running to feel good:

Running to feel good: I have always been fortunate to have my running.  I call it “my” running, as it is so …

Addiction is pain.

Addiction is pain: One day I asked her why she would not stop, “just don’t drink”.  Her eyes, which were such a …

Better be good:

Be the good person you can be: It is very easy.  A smile, hold that door open, slow down and let that …

Perfectly, imperfect.

Perfectionism: The inviting pull to be perfect is always gnawing at me.  I stop and wonder if it’s good enough, should I …

Compassion:

Why Compassion? I talk about compassion in regards to addiction and people are curious why?   I love that this is even a …

BBC World News

On August 8, 2012, I was interview by BBC World News about age and the Olympics. I retired at 39, and the …