Now I can identify with PAIN.

A lot has happened in these past few weeks…I cleaned up my diet (always a work in progress I might add) but this led me to buy my meat locally from a grass fed farm in Iowa.  Which I highly recommend because I first off scored major cool points just because it’s local and  the … Continue reading

Originally posted on Fortitude CrossFit:
Open Gym: 4pm – 5:45pm Come work on your Goat, Make up a missed WOD, or try something new! Recently this photo has been floating around the Crossfit community and it finally reached my FaceBook page. Pictured below is Nikki Hilliard Goldin, owner and operator of CrossFit 1525. The first…

Walking walking walk walk walk

I am always making these recommendations of self-care.  Get regular massages.  Eat a healthy diet.  Get some activity.  Find a church home or good friends you can trust.  Breath. Pray. Meditate. Sometimes when I get all caught up in whatever it is I get caught up in, I need to stop.  Collaborate. And Listen. (I … Continue reading

A little peace and quiet.

Some times we just need a little peace and quiet. There are seasons in life when we are well-balanced and then there are seasons when everything feels crazy.  It seems to me that the latter is more common.  The trend for these days is “To find Balance.”   But do we ever?  It seems to me … Continue reading

The Rose and the Thorn.

Happy New Year!!! It is now a new year and it’s time to take stock in the past year and set goals for the new one.   Last year to me felt like a flash of  lightning!  I cannot believe that it came and passed so quickly! So as I enjoy my holiday today by doing … Continue reading

When your cup is empty…

Go get a refill!   I liken people to vessels or cups.  We like to carry things.  And we also like to share things from our cups.  Sometimes we carry too much and our cups  get broken, and that makes it a sturuggle to give.  It’s a pretty simple concept.  So how do I know that my cup … Continue reading

Grief is good….when it is recognized.

What is grief? Grief is a natural response to loss. It’s the emotional suffering you feel when something or someone you love is taken away. You may associate grief with the death of a loved one – and this type of loss does often cause the most intense grief. But any loss can cause grief, … Continue reading


Juwannamassage?  Say what? How did you come up with Juwannamassage?  Well it’s a funny story… Once upon a time before my hands became my “moneymakers”  I wanted to be a Cedar Rapids Roller Girl.   I obsessed about it.  Spent hours “researching”  (husband humor) the subject.   Ate, slept, breathed Roller Derby.  And I even came up with the perfect  … Continue reading