Couch to Mental 5K

Thoughts From the Coffee Table: “Hey there awesome runner! Have a great run!” Simple words, part of a computer program. It could feel cold or sterile, but instead they fill me with confidence. A sense of belonging. Inspiration. Positivity. Motivation. I recently spoke to a woman who couldn’t stop gushing about how much she enjoyed…

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Bun on the Run

Thoughts From the Coffee Table: Some people dream of driving the Oscar Mayer WeinerMobile. They are called Hotdoggers. Long ago I was hired for an amazing job in pharma hospital sales. The competition is tough, the training even tougher, but the company car made it all worth it. During training I was surrounded by some…

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Planting Seeds for Balance

Thoughts From the Coffee Table: There is a side to city life that you can become blind to. Garbage. Graffiti. Dirt. There is a side of “working for a living” that you can become numb to. Politics. Deadlines. Stress. I always stress the importance of work/life balance, and I try to model it myself. But…

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How Sweet it Is!

Thoughts From the Coffee Table: I am in a race, and my need for perfection is costing me the prize. I have brought the rural to my urban life. In cohort with my neighbor, we have built an amazing garden in an alley behind our homes. The alley is older than our homes which were…

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I’m King of the World!

Thoughts From the Coffee Table: “As long as you have altitude and ideas, you’re ok. And we had both.” That quote is from Capt. Tammie Jo Shults who, along with her co-pilot Darren Ellisor, safely landed the Southwest plane in Philly. They needed altitude to be able to have time to control the descent, and…

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