No Turning Back

Some people are born without fear. They can charge towards something without a second thought. I am NOT one of those people. Don’t get me wrong, I still finish whatever I start. But that doesn’t...

When life gives you snow, make a snow caterpillar

I hate the snow. A lot. However, when my daughter woke up to discover snow, she was bound and determined to make a snowman.  She’s 4. And after watching FROZEN, she pretty much decided that...

The Origin of Happiness

When I say “Happiness”, what does that invoke in your mind? Is it this? or this?   A few years ago my vision of happiness was a combo of those. I could be happy …...

Taking joy in the small stuff

I realize I have been somewhat absent from the blogosphere for about 6 months. That’s because I have been writing full time on a new Young Adult fiction series and touring–putting on races and doing...

Young Chefs Review

A few weeks ago Christina Dymock asked me if I would participate in her blog tour and post a review of her book, Young Chefs: Cooking skills and recipes for kids. I jumped on the...

Nike, Tigers, and Idiots – Oh my!

When I saw this ad recently, I nearly hurled something at my laptop – a Nike running shoe no less. “Winning takes care of everything.” Bullcrap. It’s a stupid ad at best, at worst, it’s...

Making Valentine’s Day Sweet … Without the Sweets

Valentine’s Day is tomorrow. Just what every Former Fat Person dreads, yet another foodcentric holiday, which is popularized and marketed by the joint evilness of the food and diet industries.   Think it’s a coincidence that both...

Fathead

Consider this the introduction to the sequel of Finished being Fat. One of things I hear most, when I am at signings or speaking to people about my book: “What does ‘Finished being Fat’ even...

Launch party!!

Live in Utah? Come and drop in on my launch party. I will be selling and signing books at the American Fork Library from 2-5 on January 12th. Low cal treats, five minute fitness breaks,...