Weight Gain and Self Shaming Go Hand in Hand

Sweat stained the woman’s gray tank top. I watched her reflection in the gym mirror as she carefully executed one bicep curl after another. I glared before turning away. “Ugh,” I sneered in disgust, the words floating inside an ugly cartoon thought bubble. “How did you get to look like that?” As our coach gently… Continue reading Weight Gain and Self Shaming Go Hand in Hand

You Should Be Proud to Be a Writer

The company dinner. You put on some nice party clothes and head off for an evening of small talk, catered food, and obligatory I-don’t-know-what-else-to-do-with-myself-so-I’ll-have-another drinks. As the spouse, I’m often the recipient of small smiles and quick topic changes after the “what do you do?” question. “Freelancer writer and editor” seems to be a conversation… Continue reading You Should Be Proud to Be a Writer

Building a Massage Habit for Athletic Health

At her 2016 SXSW panel, world class runner Sanya Richards-Ross, gold medalist at the 2012 London Olympic Games, discussed her training schedule. One detail had my head spinning: “During training, I get four to five massages a week.” YASSSS. It must be good to be queen. The Power of Regular Massage A good massage schedule is… Continue reading Building a Massage Habit for Athletic Health