Everything Matters

Everything matters If anything matters at all Everything matters No matter how big No matter how small — Pierce Pettis This summer, I spent my vacation at a songwriting retreat called “Writing a Song That Matters.” It’s basically music camp for adults, but way more amazing than I could have imagined. It’s held at the Garrison Institute …

There Is No Longer Fat or Skinny: Weight Management and the Incarnation

The other day, I read an article that claimed women spend an average of 17 years of their lives trying to lose weight. That’s compared to 10.3 years working. I had two immediate reactions: Well that’s depressing. That estimate seems like it’s on the low end. (Before I go any further, a quick aside: if your response …

I have anxiety, so I bought a sassy mug.

I have anxiety. I’m probably on the mild-to-moderate end of that spectrum–even at its worst, my anxiety has never succeeded in taking me out of school or work or life completely, and I take seriously how much more debilitating it is for others than it has been for me. At the same time, I think I’ve downplayed its …

I run, but I’m not a runner.

On Saturday, I will run my first half marathon. And then, I will never run again. Just kidding. But no, I am not going to become a long-distance runner. I have said for years, “I run, but I’m not a runner.” I’m sticking to that even with over 170 miles logged in the last 12 weeks. As it …