Category: Missy’s Musings

We have nothing to fear but fear itself.

fear_post1These days, I find that I have nothing to fear but the 24/7 barrage of “news.”  Or more accurately, the tales of fear, swine flu, bird flu, killer bees, kidnappers, mass murderers that masquerade as news.  But the fact is that we’ve never in the history of humans been safer or healthier than we are right now.  Yet “the news” constantly tries to convince us otherwise.  For me the fix has been magically simple: tune out and turn off all that “news.”

All of a sudden I feel a lot safer.  I figure if something really newsworthy happens, it’ll find me.  In the meantime I can try to focus on the things I can control like eating and sleeping well, buckling up myself and my kids, getting some exercise and connecting with friends and family.

I feel better just thinking about it.

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Thankful for the ones who came before…

thankful2THANKFUL for the ones who had to fight with brass knuckles while wearing power suits, panty hose and pumps. THANKFUL for the ones who never played on a field or a court but somehow knew that it was important nonetheless. THANKFUL for the ones who may now seem humorless, but only because their cause was so dead serious. THANKFUL for the ones who by guile and by aggression got a seat at the table. THANKFUL for the ones who could see the ceiling beyond the glass. THANKFUL for the opportunities built by the resolve of these women. THANKFUL to be an American woman in the 21st century-opportunity awaits. THANKFUL for a little girl and a little boy who do not know that it was every any other way.

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If I Leap, Will That Net Really Appear?

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Easy to say when I’m standing firmly on the ground. More difficult when I am on the edge, facing an abyss.  But what I’ve found over the years, is that if I keep making those leaps, I’ll either reach my goal, the net will appear or I’ll get in some good practice falling.  All are good outcomes.  Each makes it easier for me to take the next leap, though I must admit that making my goals is way more fun than nursing my bruises.

So tell us about the last time you took a big leap?  Did that net appear? Write about it in the comments section. Can’t wait to hear your stories!

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An athlete is…

An athlete is…
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A mom squeezing in her workout before the kids wake up.

Candace Parker squeezing in one more rep as she prepares her post-partum body for another season of pro hoops.

A woman who juggles work commitments but never forgets her commitments to herself.

That woman on the elliptical breaking bad habits as she builds a better body.

Dara Torres breaking barriers even if she’s not breaking records.

A girl discovering the competent machine that is her body.

A woman discovering the same thing.

What is an athlete? An athlete is you.

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Learning Curve Moments

When’s the last time you tried something for the first time?

Earlier this year, I found myself wondering if, amidst the busyness of job, family, community and commitments, I had let my learning muscles go a little soft.  Perhaps I’d gotten too good at being pretty good, too comfortable in my well-worn competence.   But can I actually jump back onto the steep part of the learning curve?  Now, I think, is a good time to find out.  Will you join me?  Share your learning curve moments in the comments section below.

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