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More 2012 Highlights

Well, getting the rest of 2012 down on paper hasn’t happened all that quickly so here’s the short list of highlights: I got to hang out with Patrick Dempsey on a bike (along with my friend, cycling superstar Rebecca Rusch, … Continue reading

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The Past Six Months… Starting with my garden

So much to say. These last several months have been really great. I feel settled in Portland and have vowed to travel less in 2013. I’ve nursed an injury to my “good” knee and fully recovered. I started teaching barre3, a … Continue reading

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21 Days to a Fitness Habit?

I recently enrolled in a 25 day fitness challenge at a local fitness studio called barre 3. The goal: to attend 20+ classes in just 25 days. This sounded like a terrific way to get my fitness back on track … Continue reading

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Clyde Commons’s Kale and Pesto Salad

Yesterday a friend and I decided to be ladies who lunch. We went out for a midday meal at Clyde Common, a Portland spot I’d heard a lot about, and we weren’t disappointed. We split a Tuscan kale salad with … Continue reading

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2011 Successes

I’m mentally preparing myself to write resolutions for 2012. It’s not that I haven’t been thinking about this–I have a general idea of what I want out of this year–but I feel like I need some distraction-free down time (read: … Continue reading

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Better Each Day on AM Northwest

This morning I had the pleasure of talking up my book on Portland’s local station, KATU. I chatted with Helen and Dave, the co-hosts of AM Northwest about 9 ways to stay happy and healthy in the new year. I … Continue reading

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A Little Hope and Reflection (Lakes) from Mount Rainier

I spent most of this past decade’s New Year’s Eves in New York City. And, while there were some standouts—swilling Champagne with favorite friends, attending a dinner party at which half of the guests got food poisoning–most of these big … Continue reading

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December in Portland: Sunny and Mild

I keep waiting for the rain and dreariness to set in, but fall and early winter in Portland have been a dream. The fitness habit I resurrected in New York carried over back in Portland—almost every day since my return … Continue reading

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Mud and the Subaru

Last week I was invited to test-drive a 2012 Impreza, the smaller cousin of my Forester. I initially thought that I’d been contacted by Subaru because I already owned one of their cars, but it turns out that they simply … Continue reading

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Cruising Through Forest Park

We’ve been having lovely weather in Portland these last several days. The fall colors are blazing and there hasn’t been a cloud in the sky. On Monday I rode around town on Betty Blue, clocking the time it would take … Continue reading

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