Jedi Fighting and the art of living

We have a bit of a Star Wars obsession in this house. I know it doesn’t look like it, but that is my oldest playing Jedi fighting with Tater Tot. The stuffed dragon is his light saber. He just keeps saying, “Tater is a natural Jedi. He’s blocking all my shots!”    Ahh kids. Imagination,…

Weathering the storms

Today Raleigh has the highest threat of storms that one of our meteorologists has ever seen in our area. We expect to see severe thunderstorms and potential tornadoes. How fitting. On Sunday our Reverend spent time teaching us a method to use when practicing surrender. He likened the jumbled, frantic voice in our head to…

Peace be with you.

   In the first paragraph of this outstanding book, The Surrender Experiment by Michael Singer he writes: “The universe has been around for 13.8 billion years, and the processes that determine the flow of life around us did not begin when we were born, nor will they end when we die. What manifests in front…

Be Bold. Be Brave

It’s true what you have heard. The kingdom of God lives inside of you. What does that mean? It means that you already have and are all that you will ever need. It means that you are a gift to this world. It means that keeping your heart open and following where it will lead,…

Stay strong or move on?

How do you know? How do you know when it is time to stay where you are at – miserable and ready for change – or move on? I have always chosen to move on. Sure, I would stay for awhile in that miserable state, but eventually I would leave “knowing” it was the right…

My Turn

Ok, so now you have heard all of the stories from Sara and Jenny. Now it’s my turn. My best friend is the personal trainer for these two and my hugs came up in conversation. They mentioned that they would be interested in sharing some stories, so a few emails later and the date was…

Best friend hugs

This is the last of 4 stories from Two Meatballs Get Fit gals. It comes from Sara and is about her best friend, Katie. They have been best friends for 30 years! Sara set up the moment by talking about airport moments, you know those scenes in the movies when two people are so excited…