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Ding Dong! Wrong House!

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Sorry folks, 

This blog has MOVED. 

Please clear your cache or cookies or whatever so that when you visit you reach my NEW BLOG: HERE!

We are having a dandy time over there and you’re missing it ’cause you keep ringing the doorbell here at

I’d love to let you in – but you’ll find me one block over . . .

See you soon!


Peek-A-Boo! (Have You Found Me Yet?)

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ImageOK, I realize that it is as much my fault that you keep landing at this blog. I have links out there on the Internet that point you here. My bad. I don’t think I’d be able to find all of them in order to fix them, so all I can give you is this.


No Orange and Blue design.

There’s a coffee cup, me, and a Beachbody logo.

And we miss you there. We are having a great time . . . other than all the posts about my losing my dog. (Sigh.)

Please come join us.

We have a hot cuppa waiting for you. But if you don’t come soon I’ll just drink it myself.

Jedi Mind Tricks

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This is not The Cuppa Jo you are looking for.


Please visit. And subscribe.

It’s the same Cuppa Jo you’ve known and loved for years. Just in a new mug.

See you there!

The Coffee Is Hot Over At

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Needing a refill?

Well, honey, you are in the WRONG place.

Please adjust your settings to reach The Cuppa Jo at

I know, I know, you’re telling me you are already at that address.

Well, look up.

Is there a in that address?

If yes, you are in the WRONG SHOP. There’s no coffee brewing here.

The pot is full over at (minus the and we’re waiting for you.

Come over, connect to receive updates via the RSS feed or sign up for an email subscription.

We don’t want you sitting over here by yourself now, do we?

See you soon!

The Cuppa Jo Has Gone Jet Fuel!

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Some of you are still clicking on and finding this page. When indeed, my blog has actually moved. Only, it’s moved to a hosted version at the same address! WHAT? Hey, I don’t know how this stuff works. I just hired the guys to do it.

Thank you Webhero for handling my move from to

To insure you are in the new location – you may have to clear your cache. Don’t ask me how to do that either.

Or, if you type in the address for this blog, just make sure there is no after thecuppajo part.

How novice do I sound?

Somehow, during our move, we lost the stats and subscribers (both RSS feed and email) from this blog. And I want you back!

So, go to (make sure there is no after the yummy thecuppajo part) and then, subscribe via RSS or sign up to get email updates.

The blog looks similar – so don’t be fooled. Just go to the “your daily cup” link in the sidebar and either click the RSS feed button or the mail to input your email address.

This move is all part of a desire I have to do more advertising on my site, specifically for Beachbody and (with whom  I am an affiliate – yep – order via the link on and I get credit.)

Ok, time to depart for more professional waters.

See you there!!!!

Why I Started Exercising and Still Do

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I am up at Daily Fast Fuel today.

Some may think I find a way to work the topic of exercise into all my “spiritual” conversations because I run an online fitness coaching business with Team Beachbody.

While, yes, that is my “business”, as in, “I do such-and-such to bring in an income for my family,” my job as a Team Beachbody Coach didn’t start with that goal in mind, and through my personal journey I have come to an understanding of just how spiritual physical exercise actually is.

I can’t change anyone’s mind as to why I work this topic into my conversations.

I believe passionately that we must do a much better job with the restoration and the renovation of our outer shells – for whether we want to admit it or not, doing so DOES have an effect on the inner shell.

And, frankly, I want to be a steward of the vessel God created. That vessel is ME. And it’s the only ME He is going to give me.

So, check out Daily Fast Fuel today.

2010 to 2012

And if we need to talk further about how I can partner with you to make the physical changes you feel convicted to make, you know where to find me!

2010 to 2012

Are You Living a Real Life?

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Where have I been.

Where have I been?

Well, we returned from that glorious trip to the Bahamas and guess what? Life kept right on moving!

One of my LEAST favorite sayings is, “Back to reality!” or “Back to real life!”

Hey, if I’m breathing – life is real – no matter where I am or what I am doing. So while I didn’t see my return from the Bahamas as “back to reality”, as I worked very hard to earn that trip (and trust me – it was REAL – I was there), there was certainly an adjustment period to getting back into my weekly routine.

There were a zillion customer contacts to make – suddenly, upon seeing our Atlantis pics, there were dozens interested in my Beachbody Challenge.

There was homework. Both for the kids, and for me as I engaged in some online courses about blogging and building a business.

We enjoyed an entertaining “Into the Woods” at the local high school, and then “The Music Man” at another.

There have been friends (new and old) in and out of our house.

Harper experienced her first concert (Casting Crowns) complete with a pre-show meet ‘n greet with the band.

We’ve hosted house-guests from our beloved Evanston.

Our beloved Scouty-boo has been sick.

And, oh yeah, today is a little holiday called Easter.

Here’s the deal. And while I mentioned this in a previous post, I admit that post got a little long, so you may have missed it: ALL LIFE IS REAL.

Wherever you are. Whatever you are doing. And with whomever you are living it.

Why do we tend to equate “real life” with the daily and the mundane (“Back to real life – the laundry is calling!”), rather than when we have something to celebrate (“I’m celebrating real life in the Bahamas!”)? When we do this, we set ourselves up for disappointment – for we fuel the belief that real life stuff is less than satisfying. We describe it as drudgery. But the great stuff in life??? Well, that can’t possibly be REAL! (How completely debilitating for our spirit!)

I refuse to talk like that. I refuse to live like that.

God gave me THIS life. All of it. From the dog having diarrhea on our bed. (Yes. Yes, this happened. And yes, we were in the bed at the time), to my Beachbody Team growing leaps and bounds. One is not more real than the other . . .

You are where you are. So be there. Be present.

Or, as in the case of waking to the dog sh*tting on your bed, jump up REALLY fast, get the heck off the bed, and then . . . well, stand there complaining about it while the stench takes over the bedroom and the entire house, or DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT AND CLEAN THE FAT UP!

If you are breathing, life is real.

I urge you to resist the belief that the daily ho-hums = real, while the “Wows” in life = unreal.

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