Synchronized Swimming, the Olympics, and Me

“We want the girls to meld together. This sport helps train you for life that way.” -Betty Hess, synchronized swimming coach, Pennsbury Falconettes   Many years ago, there was a girl who loved to swim. One day at her swim team practice, she saw legs rocketing up out of her school’s pool water. Loud musicContinue reading “Synchronized Swimming, the Olympics, and Me”

Exercise as Muse: Writing Wednesday

Muse: (noun): a source of inspiration In Jim Scott Bell’s excellent and easily readable book, The Art of War for Writers, he talks about his new-found way of coping with a sedentary profession (writing). He says, “I bought a treadmill. It sits right here in my office, and it’s my new best friend.” After heContinue reading “Exercise as Muse: Writing Wednesday”

Weight Matters (and Why Brooke Shields’ Blue Jeans Also Matter)

“The only way to keep your health is to eat what you don’t want, drink what you don’t like, and do what you’d rather not.” -Mark Twain, American writer and humorist I don’t know anyone who doesn’t struggle with weight. Family, friends, and people in general living on both sides of the ocean, models included.Continue reading “Weight Matters (and Why Brooke Shields’ Blue Jeans Also Matter)”