Step It Up: Five Great Resources to Get Walking
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Step It Up: Five Great Resources to Get Walking

It’s “That Time of the Month,” gang — my monthly opportunity to share some of the great resources I’ve stumbled upon while working through the badges for the Big Scout Project. You know I’ve become something of a walker over the past year, and I just celebrated my 500-miles-in-one-year mark. So it seemed like a … Continue reading

Rebooting the BSP (and Me)!
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Rebooting the BSP (and Me)!

Summer vacation is over, kids & the BSP is back! In addition to rebooting my body this year, I’ve rebooted the look and feel of this blog, and I hope you like it. There’s more emphasis on photos, to be sure, and navigation is a bit more inspired, too! Everything needs a makeover once in … Continue reading

The Gift of a Good Night’s Sleep, Part 1
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The Gift of a Good Night’s Sleep, Part 1

It’s 4:00 a.m. — Have You Seen My Sheep Anywhere?   We all love ourselves a good night’s sleep, and they’re mighty important to our health. It’s been awhile since I had one, though. Only hours ago I was staring at a clock reading 3:21 in the frigging morning, so I’m feeling mighty qualified to … Continue reading

Lady Bird Johnson and Her Wildflower Center
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Lady Bird Johnson and Her Wildflower Center

Walking as much as I have this year has reminded me just how beautiful this part of the world is. It’s spring, of course, and most everywhere is lovely in spring. But this winter’s rain brought us a vivid wildflower season, made more precious by last year’s drought. BADGE WORK UPDATE: EARTH CONNECTIONS, ECO-ACTION, OUTDOOR … Continue reading

Top 10 Tips for Dieting
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Top 10 Tips for Dieting

Reboot Camp Post #5: What Works for Me Diets are awfully personal things, aren’t they? There are dozens — hundreds? — of official diet plans out there from which to choose, and each declares itself the best since, well, sliced refined carbs.  No matter what path a dieter chooses, however, there are some universal tips … Continue reading

Atkins Diet, In Theory and (Personal) Practice
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Atkins Diet, In Theory and (Personal) Practice

Reboot Camp Post #4: Good Thing I Enjoy Protein It’s been 8 weeks since I kicked off my “Reboot Camp” with a diet–the Atkins Diet, specifically–and it’s time for an update. Let’s start with a little background on the plan itself. THE SCIENCE OF ATKINS Unless you’ve never had to lose a few pounds (lucky … Continue reading

Mid-Life Cancer: The Ultimate Catalyst
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Mid-Life Cancer: The Ultimate Catalyst

Ten years ago this week, I was deconstructed and reconstructed by two surgeons methodically bent on ridding me of cancer.  I’ve been thinking about this a lot lately. I remember saying to myself, with great regularity in the days leading up to surgery, “I just need 10 more years. Just 10 more years…” At 41, … Continue reading