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Self care – 6 steps to a better you

Give yourself permission to take care of yourself. It’s straight forward, if you can’t take care of yourself, how will you be able to take care of others?
We are often brought up with a mindset of a good person is someone who puts others before themselves. In my mind there is a fundamental flaw with this idea. How can you take care of your family, your partner, your work, if you are not taking care of yourself?

Continue: Self care – 6 steps to a better you

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Finding balance in life – 3 questions I am pondering

Last week I attended a womens’ networking lunch discussing the topic of work/life balance and how to juggle all the balls in the air.

I find this topic fascinating and disappointing at the same time.

Many of these discussions talk about how to balance having a family and having a career. It’s a fair discussion. However, many of my friends and I don’t have a family or kids and we still struggle with finding balance in our lives. This makes me wonder is the struggle really about work/life balance or are we missing something else in our lives?

There are three questions (or their answers really) that I am curious about:

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Carrots are not just orange – who would have thought…

I love walking through the farmers’ market. I love seeing the beautiful colored fruit and vegetables.

But I didn’t expect to see this:

colored-carrotsMaybe I lived a very sheltered life, sheltered of colorful food.

But I seriously didn’t know that carrots come in any other color than orange.

I have the Dutch to blame for this. Allegedly, when carrots where cultivated in the 1700s, the Dutch were the forerunners of cultivating carrots in the Western world and – by no surprise really – they cultivated orange carrots and left out all other carrots. This was as a tribute to William of Orange who led the Netherlands’s struggle for independence. The yellow, white and purple carrot’s future was doomed. You can find out more about the history of carrots in the World Carrot Museum – oh yes, that’s a real thing!

Now you say, “ok, I want to know how the colored carrots taste“. I am glad you asked!

Colored carrot tasting

White – same texture and crunchiness, a little more bland in taste.

Yellow – same texture and crunchiness, more “carrot” taste than the white ones.

Purple – come in 2 kinds: white inside: taste like the white ones; orange inside: taste like orange carrots.

Orange – you know how they taste.

If you get the chance, go and taste the rainbow colors of carrots!


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Nike Women’s Half Marathon in the books!

Race Recap Summary:

Race course = Great!

Finish-Line festivities = Poor!

It’s the fifth time I am running this race. First in 2009 as a full marathon and then as half marathons. This year the course changed and everyone freaked out before the race – including me. LOL.

But really there was no need for this. I LOVED the new course (Darn it! This makes me want to run it again…). Even the hill at mile 10 had nothing on me. It probably helped that we ran it during several Team in Training runs.

Read the full race recap here: No Heels Just Sneakers – Nike Women’s Half Marathon San Francisco 2014 – Race Recap

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