How measuring my shoulder blade became an act of self-love

“Beauty begins the moment you decide to be yourself.”—Coco Chanel Do you know what you really look like? Unless you have elasticity that knows no bounds or can turn your head a whopping 360 degrees, I venture to say that you have an incomplete idea of what you look like. Which brings me to the point of this self-love post: is it fair to criticize ourselves when we don’t even know what we really look…

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Getting too comfortable in life strained my lower back!

Movement, both physically and emotionally, has not been my strong suits within the last year. Because I need to redeem myself slightly in your eyes, let me state also that this lack of movement, both physically and emotionally, have not always been the norm. I was born a runner (ask my parents; I ran my own mini marathon, away from them, when I was just 5 years old!). My last name is “Walker,” for goodness…

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SEO and my passive writing style

Who would have thunk that my blog’s SEO app would be giving me an eye opening life lesson? Consistently, the SEO assesses my blog writings and spits out the result that I have too many sentences with the passive voice. I keep writing, just as I normally do – yet this little app and its judgement sentences have wormed itself into my head. So at some point I resolve to look at this problem area…

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8 Life Lessons from the Road Less Traveled

It may seem disconcerting that I am more able to wake up early and go for a walk when I’m on vacation then when I’m home. But that’s what happens when I visit the small town of San Luis Obispo, CA. No getting in the car to drive to the closest redwood trail head. No getting extra bundled up to minimize the morning chill effects. Just get dressed, lace up the running shoes and walk…

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