Consuming to our doom

Yesterday, I listened to a pretty terrifying but informative podcast on Joe Rogan with Tristan Harris. Say what you will about Joe Rogan, at least he has created the space for people to speak about issues who are not being given any airtime on mass media platforms. I don’t know if you remember butContinue reading “Consuming to our doom”

Bootcamps- Bah humbug

Let me be frank. Better yet, let me be DeeAnn and speak directly and honestly to you about bootcamps. I wrote this post about 7 years ago and have decided to revisit it, because I feel as strongly today about bootcamps as I did 7 years ago. My intention in writing a post like thisContinue reading “Bootcamps- Bah humbug”

Covered and smothered in gratitude

“BE Thankful”- We have heard it and we have said it countless times, especially on a day like Thanksgiving. If the truth be known, then we don’t just expect ourselves to be thankful, but we expect our kids, spouses, siblings, children, parents, employees, employers and basically everyone that we share an interaction with to BEContinue reading “Covered and smothered in gratitude”

Health Starts With Rest

Excerpt from Let Food Be Thy Gift Health Starts With Rest Health does not start with food, calories or workouts. Blueberries, burpees, miles, calories, points, strength, six-packs, bikini bodies, diets, programs and/or formulas cannot deliver us, save us, satisfy our deep needs or answer our real fears. This is the reason why health does not andContinue reading “Health Starts With Rest”

It’s Easy

It’s easy to forgetWho we areAs we sit and stareInto the world’s abyss It’s easy to forgetWho Love isWhen feeling good replaces sacrificeAnd fighting the good fightIs more than thoughts and prayers It’s easy to forgetWho Truth isWhen we are busyTrying to fill the voidWith experiences It’s easy to forgetHow we are designed to beHealthyContinue reading “It’s Easy”

Prophets, Priests and Queens

Below the surfaceOf our ranting and ravingSelf-righteous speakPolitical diatribesReligious doctrineExuberant exhortsPoints of misapplicationMisinterpretation of scriptureOut of context versesConfirmation biasPhilosophical musingsVirtual signalingMan made reasonsSelf-help discoursesMoral high groundNewspeakSpiritual lessonsEarthly PlatitudesAdvice and opinionsJudgement“Wise” wordsAnger and outrageAnd lack of understandingFlows a river of heartacheFrom the orphanWho has lost her nameFrom a strangerWho has lost her homeFrom a widowWho hasContinue reading “Prophets, Priests and Queens”


“The way you help heal the world is you start with your own family.” ― Mother Teresa “As soon as healing takes place, go out and heal somebody else.”― Maya Angelou “Don’t turn away. Keep your gaze on the bandaged place. That’s where the light enters you.”― Rumi

What can you do right now?

“ONE OF THE GREATEST EVILS of the day among those outside of prison is their sense of futility. Young people say, “What good can one person do? What is the sense of our small effort?” They cannot see that we must lay one brick at a time, take one step at a time; we canContinue reading “What can you do right now?”


As a child, Halloween was never a big deal. It was just a night that we dressed up and went around our little farming community to get candy and visit our neighbors. I don’t remember getting lots of candy but getting more than enough. Also, I don’t remember attending parties or even spending money onContinue reading “Halloween”

Brennan Manning- The Ragamuffin Gospel

I wish I could cut paste this whole book. There are so many beautiful and needed passages in Brennan Manning’s book ABBA’s CHILD. “When being is divorced from doing, pious thoughts become an adequate substitute for washing dirty feet.”Brennan Manning, Abba’s Child: The Cry of the Heart for Intimate Belonging I am so thankful IContinue reading “Brennan Manning- The Ragamuffin Gospel”