Author Archives: Samantha Pollack

About Samantha Pollack

In 2010 I abandoned my city-slicker, Bostonian ways in exchange for a life of adventure in Asheville, NC. I'm a book-slaying, cat-owning, olive-loving, trail-running, movie-watching writer and holistic health coach. Hi.

2011 in review

Every year, WordPress sends me a report of my blog’s activity in the preceding year. I know I haven’t written much in the last half of 2011, but the numbers are still impressive. When I started the blog, I wanted … Continue reading

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The Hills

No, not those Hills. I’m talking about real hills – steep hills. Long hills. Unscripted hills. Lately, hills have ruled my life. I think about them all day long, envision them while I’m lying in bed at night, and generally fret … Continue reading

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The Force is Strong with This One.

If you don’t already know, I am currently studying at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. It’s a year-long, distance learning program, and when I graduate I will be a Certified Holistic Health Coach. I’m learning a great deal of dietary … Continue reading

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On Time

Hey, remember back in January when I promised to publish two posts a week in 2011? Yeah, not so much. It’s the same old story of lost bloggers everywhere. I got busier, school started to pick up, there aren’t enough … Continue reading

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Can You Hear Me Now?

So far, this blog has been exclusively about my personal journey as a Bostonian of 14 years relocating to North Cackalacky. In the past six months it’s expanded to include my experiences as an entrepreneur, my opinions about music and … Continue reading

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The Monroe Doctrine

As you may or may not know, an archive was recently released containing never-before-seen excerpts from Marilyn Monroe’s private writings. Some of it is poetry, but most of it was an important element of her psychotherapy (and damn, she had a … Continue reading

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I Feel a Little Like Jerry Maguire.

It’s a mission statement. I’ve been trying to craft it for the past two weeks, and despite the encouragement and support of several people, I’ve been stuck. Clogged up like a hair-filled drain. I just haven’t felt the flow, the … Continue reading

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Snow Days

The way I see it, there is one major disadvantage of growing up in a warm climate: no snow days. You never get to experience that rare treat of waking up and finding out you don’t have to go to … Continue reading

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Snow Day Photos 1/10/11

           

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Resolution, Schmes-olution

Helping people to achieve their goals is my business. So, it stands to reason that I also teach people how to set goals they can truly achieve. If I allow a client to pursue an unattainable goal and she fails, … Continue reading

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