Category Archives: Life Design

I’m B-A-C-K; Are YOU?

I have been away for a while; actually, I think it has been a few years? Where have I been? That is the question I have been asking myself!
As I reflect on these last few years, I recall a lot of swimming, biking, running, triathlons, races, and so on…
As the official “season” for me is almost over, (still have the Iron Turkey to run), I am ready to re-group and re-visit my athletic life.
In addition to my athletic life, family, education and most important; my Spiritual life has been a forerunner to me.
Where am I going with all this? I don’t know…but that is my trek…to discover where God is leading me…the path He wants me to travel (with Him, of course…)

Where have YOU been the past few years? What path have you been following?
Is it a path that nourishes you? What does that look like to you?
I would love to hear about YOUR path! Please leave a reply or email me at as we travel our own paths together.

My Lenten Journey

Life Design - My Journey to Higher Ground

The Lenten season began last week with Ash Wednesday marking the beginning of the season of Jesus and His journey to the cross.
In the Christian faith (and perhaps others) it is tradional to “give up” something as our sacrifice to walk this Lenten path.
My Lenten Journey is patterned after my “word” for this year “CLEAN.

Many areas of “clean” are in my journey; Body, Mind, Spirit and Home.  Some are deeply personal and others I wish to shout from the mountain top.

As an athlete, I always strive to exceed my personal best. Last Friday, I began working with Dina Griffin MS, RD, CSSD sports dietitian extraordinaire. She is walking (running?) this journey with me as my guide to becoming more metabolically efficient!

My mountain top shout is not only  about the foods I need to “give up” to become more metabolically efficient, but the foods that will best support my desire to swim, bike and run faster, further and better!

For the specifics of this plan, please see my blog on Nourishing Athletes.  On this blog, Nourish Your Life, I will be pondering the “journey” aspect of it.

Where is YOUR journey taking you today?  Email or “comment” on this page.  We would LOVE to hear from you!

My One Word~CLEAN!

Life Design - My Journey to Higher Ground

I have thought alot about my “word” CLEAN…and so I give to you my outline of what CLEAN will look like to me.

CLEAN in body, mind, Spirit and home (including EMU office)

1. Lose 5 pounds
2. Detox
3. Exercise

1. Read
2. Write
3. Imagine

1. Pray
2. Scriptures
3. Meditate

1. Clean (EMU) office
2. Clean whole house
3. Redecorate

My outline is much more detailed than this one; if you wish to know the whole outline, just email me at and I would be glad to send you a copy of it.

If you wish to discover how you can become CLEAN also, I encourage you to go to .  This is where I “go to” for true help and inspiration!  While you are at it, why not sign up for a complimentary coaching session with Michaeline! Trust me; she is THE BEST! After you see the results of one complimentary session, I guarantee you will want more !

How can I best support YOU, now.  What will help you the MOST in my blogs?
Please email me or post a comment; I LOVE hearing from you!

One Word

Life Design - My Journey to Higher Ground

Thank you, to all of you, for your emails of concern.
Yes, I have been “away,” dealing with the illness and death of my father.
He is now with my mama, brother, and all of the Saints who went before him. And for that, I truly Praise God.

And now I am back, continuing My Journey to Higher Ground!

It is January 1st, 2012.  Do you have your “word” for the New Year?  The “word” that will define your path for the next 366 days?  My “word” that will define my actions, my choices and my goals is CLEAN!

My intentions for this year are to “clean” my body, mind, Spirit and home!
My plan is just about in place; may I share it with you?
Stay tuned~it will be posted in the next few days!

If you do not have YOUR “word”, and you would like some help with it, there is a great website