The Cubs Win World Series: Enjoying The Moment and Letting the Processing Begin

  The Cubs are World Series Champions! Honestly, part of me never thought I would be able to say that. But after watching this 2016 season unfold part of me thought I had a really (really) good chance to finally type those words and say them out loud. And, well, it happened. It actually happened. What […]

What I’ve Learned In 5 Years At Walgreens

I recently celebrated five years at Walgreens, and as part of this career milestone employees are given a ceremonial 5-year pin and the team gathers around as managers and colleagues say a few words about the milestone and the employee’s accomplishments and contributions to the company. At Walgreens, this pin holds an important cultural significance […]

My Three Words For 2016: Models. Relationships. Present.

Yes, it’s that time. It’s time to work out loud again and share with you my three words for 2016. Models Reflecting back on my experiences in 2015 many books I read talked about mental models and the importance of being aware of how they impact my worldview and how I interact with those around me, […]

10 Things I Learned By Not Watching Sports For A Year

  Okay, so I did it. I completed my experiment and went 365 days without watching any live sports on TV or in-person. Honestly part of me is sad that this experiment is over because I learned so much during the experience. And I didn’t think it would take me this long to reflect and gather […]

What My Toddler Is Teaching Me About Working Out Loud

  I was inspired by this Working Out Loud post by John Stepper. It’s a post asking what you can do to accelerate working out loud (WOL). I’m accepting John’s challenge and I’m going to do “my something” and share with you how my son, a toddler, is inspiring me to think differently about and […]

My three words for 2015: Simple. Focus. Give.

It was extremely valuable to have three words to guide me last year so I’m going to do it again. My three words for 2015 are: Simple, Focus and Give. Simple For me this means that I’m aiming to add more simplicity to my life. As hard as that might be, that’s the goal I’m […]

Reflecting On 26.2

Have you ever wanted to do something you’ve never done before and really make it matter? And make it matter not just for you but for others too? Well, I did. I ran the Chicago Marathon for these three reasons. It was an amazing adventure that changed my life. It was so sweet on so […]

My Three Words: Health. Hunger. Habit.

For the last several years, I’ve watched others do the “my three words” yearly mission. And it’s time for me to jump in. Yes, I’ve thought of my three words before, but I’ve just thought about them. Until now, I’ve taken little action to crystalized my three words, write them down and truly make them […]

Why I’m Not Watching Sports For A Year

    It has begun. I’ve officially started my “Not Watching Sports for A Year” experiment. As you know, experiments have been at the center of Live Fix since the get-go and I’m excited to embark on this new sports-lated one throughout 2014. I’ve been pondering this experiment for some time and always wanted to […]

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Fitbit Experiment Part 3: Why You Need Fitbit Buddies

  This Fitbit experiment has lots of fun and challenging! I’ve been learning a lot about the importance of community in this self-tracking adventure and how to work through failure even when I’ve supposedly set realistic goals. So let’s jump right in! On this update I’ll share: 1) why it’s important to have Fitbit buddies 2) […]