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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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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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snaps for nancy

People often wonder why fitness tracking devices are set to a default goal of 10,000 steps per day. The answer is simple. There are approximately 2,000 steps in a mile, so with a goal of 10,000 steps, you would have walked the equivalent of 5 miles each day. People like round numbers, I guess. I…

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keep your eye on the prize

I love exercise [most of the time], but it wasn’t always that way. Social psychologist, Emily Balcetis, wondered why some people found it harder to exercise than others. Her research looked at how things like perception, motivation, goal-setting and decision-making might impact the way we experience exercise and weight loss. Since I’m quite familiar with the effect perception can have…