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farch: the worst month ever

February + March = Farch. I hate Farch. According to the calendar, Farch is only 59 days long, which makes me wonder why it FEELS LIKE 2 YEARS??? Farch is never a happy time for me. Let me count the reasons why… I hate winter. I hate short days (wake up: it’s dark, finish work:…

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wordless wednesday: mountain joy

Keep close to Nature’s heart… and break clear away, once in awhile, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean. ~John Muir My soul can find no staircase to Heaven unless it be through Earth’s loveliness. ~Michelangelo There are two kinds of climbers, those who climb because their…

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when is a step not a step?

AKA Not All Steps Are Created Equal. My motto is ‘keep moving’. In accordance with this, I have a set goal of moving a minimum of 10,000 steps each day. 10,000 steps is not that much, really. Unless you find yourself in back-to-back meetings from 9 to 5 – in which case you really need to…

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london calling

An all-work-and-no-play Nancy is no fun. I know this, and yet I’ve been all work, work, work as of late. So when a business trip to the UK presented itself, I knew that I had two choices: Fly home immediately after my business was done Friday night – OR – take advantage of being in…

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la da dee la dee da

Every day for the past three months, I have awoken with Crystal Waters’ voice in my head. Her dulcet tones taunting me… She’s just like you and me But she’s homeless, she’s homeless As she stands there singing for money. La da dee la dee da La da dee la dee da La da dee la dee…

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goop is trying to kill me

Well, not Goop herself, but her minion, Tracy Anderson certainly is. Tracy Anderson is the pint-sized, former-dancer-turned-trainer-to-the-stars, creator of The Tracy Anderson Method. Her program focuses on two components: Dance Cardio and Muscular Structure Work. I didn’t feel much like dancing, so I focused on the muscle work/mat program. Tracy believes that you have to work your small “accessory”…