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  • THE SNOW PANTS WON’T ZIP

    THE SNOW PANTS WON’T ZIP

    THE SNOW PANTS WON’T ZIP By: Lauren Anderson I have LOTS of rules on how clothes should fit my body… as we all do, I’m sure. There a few pieces of clothing that I don’t want to “fit” though. I want them extra BIG and Baggy. I want to feel like I’m swimming in fabric, […]

  • LET’S TALK TURKEY

    LET’S TALK TURKEY

    LET’S TALK TURKEY By: Lauren Anderson   Look, let’s be honest here. We all know that Thanksgiving is problematic. We don’t fully know the story of what went down that “meal” between the settlers and the indigenous people, but I think we all can agree it’s not the story they told us in school. It’s […]

  • BREATHE IN THE PAIN

    BREATHE IN THE PAIN

    BREATHE IN THE PAIN By: Lauren Anderson   There was a significant period in my life when I couldn’t love or be loved by anyone. It wasn’t a particularly sad or lonely time, because I didn’t even know I was in it. I couldn’t feel anything. Not like that anyway. I had shut it down […]

  • FINISHING STRONG

    FINISHING STRONG

    FINISHING STRONG By: Lauren Anderson So… I’m scrolling through Instagram the other day, and I stumble across a post from my friend Brittany. She is talking about the idea of “Finishing Strong”. She gives and example in terms of the holidays and what we eat, and how by the end of the year we are […]

  • WHY AM I SORE? A HALLOWEEN MYSTERY

    WHY AM I SORE? A HALLOWEEN MYSTERY

    WHY AM I SORE? A HALLOWEEN MYSTERY By: Lauren Anderson I use my body for a living. Which of course, is a ridiculous thing to say. For many reasons, but the first is that DUH– we all use our bodies for a living. We need our bodies to live… for now. MWAH AH AH AH […]

  • STAY IN THE FOAM

    STAY IN THE FOAM

    STAY IN THE FOAM By: Lauren Anderson So… I don’t know about all of you, but I have a tendency to “pile” on. I don’t know if that’s the right word for it exactly, but I can’t think of another phrase that fits. You know, it’s like, if I like something then I REALLY LIKE […]

  • CLEAR EYES, FULL HEARTS…

    CLEAR EYES, FULL HEARTS…

    CLEAR EYES, FULL HEARTS… By: Lauren Anderson So… in a couple of hours, I will be in eye surgery. I might even be done with it by the time you read this. Wait, “eye surgery” makes it sound more intense than it is. I’m getting Lasik. You know, like the eye thing that a jillion […]

  • October Athlete of the Month: Aaron Rutzick

    October Athlete of the Month: Aaron Rutzick

      Aaron is so kind to everyone in the gym. He calmly comes in, cracks a few jokes, calmly kicks ass through the whole class, and calmly goes off to SAVE LIVES! – Coach Jeff Aaron will often talk about how fit and able other people are while being one of the most able athletes […]

  • “I GOT HERE AS FAST AS I COULD”

    “I GOT HERE AS FAST AS I COULD”

    “I GOT HERE AS FAST AS I COULD” By: Lauren Anderson Whelp… my butt still hurts. For those of you wondering why or what the hell is going on, the quick and dirty version is this: I fell down some steps 2 weeks ago and got a severe contusion on my Coccyx. AKA, I broke […]

  • I BROKE MY BUTT

    I BROKE MY BUTT

    I BROKE MY BUTT By: Lauren Anderson Okay, so did my title get your attention? I’m not being hyperbolic I swear… Last Wednesday was a rainy day, and it’s also my day to go to therapy. So that morning in the storm, I dashed to my car with my keys, water bottle, book and bumbershoot […]