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Starting AND Maintaining Fitness Goals

Getting started in something is easy, but continually progressing and moving forward is much harder. This is especially true, it seems, when it comes to fitness and nutrition. So often I’m asked how I manage to keep moving foward and progressing in my fitness goals. I’ve come so far in such a short time, and… Continue reading Starting AND Maintaining Fitness Goals

family, Mental Health, Parenting

Life As A Military Spouse

What’s it like being a military spouse? How do you handle the distance and separation? How do you deal with frequent moves? What’s it like having to do everything alone? These are a few of the questions I’ve been asked over the years. Today I want to touch on some of these and give you… Continue reading Life As A Military Spouse

fitness, Mental Health

Yoganuary: Body, Mind, and Soul

Community. Gratitude. Hope. Kindness. Strength. Vulnerability.  What do those words mean to you? For me, they are a small part of the feelings I went through during Yoganuary. I discussed it a bit in my first post this year, and I shared the journey on Instagram every day, but I want to talk about the… Continue reading Yoganuary: Body, Mind, and Soul

family, Parenting, Uncategorized

Discovering Who You Are and How to Find Balance in Motherhood

Finding yourself, who you truly are at your core, is hard. Finding yourself during motherhood, at least for me, has been undeniably harder.  So often as mothers (fathers, too) we devote our entire being to raising our children and doing what they need, without much consideration for ourselves. Many of us (I fall into this… Continue reading Discovering Who You Are and How to Find Balance in Motherhood

Mental Health, Reading & Writing

The Positives and Negatives of Social Media, and How to Maintain Balance

Let’s talk about social media a little bit. I have been on social media much more in the past few months than the last few years, honestly. Since starting a blog and working on a novel I have felt motivated to connect with the writing community far more, and likewise with the fitness community because… Continue reading The Positives and Negatives of Social Media, and How to Maintain Balance

Mental Health, Reading & Writing, Uncategorized

New Year… Same Me!

Resolutions. I mentioned in my New Year’s Even post that I don’t make them. I don’t believe in creating a concrete idea for what I am *going to do* in the next year. It is too hard, in my opinion, to ensure that you will do something you set out to do. Not because it’s… Continue reading New Year… Same Me!

adventures, family

An Inspired Journey Through a Dreadful Year

What a year! I think we can all breathe a small sigh of relief in knowing that it’s (nearly) over, am I right?! In a year that started as most do (at least IMO), with promise and anticipation, the majority of us have been vastly disappointed. Emotions quickly turned to fear and angst over situations… Continue reading An Inspired Journey Through a Dreadful Year

adventures, family

A Much Awaited Family Reunion

This year has been a wild ride, and a struggle for nearly every person out there. Most of us are spending the holidays without our loved ones and it is incredibly hard. Our family was no exception, and for the second year in a row the kids would miss seeing their daddy at Christmas. As… Continue reading A Much Awaited Family Reunion

Parenting

Giving Back During the Holiday Season

I’m still in shock. My family lost a truly remarkable piece of our puzzle last night. My great-uncle Pete was such a wonderful person. A God-fearing man, who did his best to be kind-hearted and generous to everyone. He had the most uncanny ability to share a funny picture or meme with me just when… Continue reading Giving Back During the Holiday Season

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Happy Thanksgiving

As I'm finishing my practice and coming back down to reality from Savasana, there is a whirlwind of senses surrounding me, reminding me of everything I am grateful for. The sound of my furness thrumming, my family's footsteps and giggles, even my children’s consistent fighting (they don’t miss a day of that) remind me that… Continue reading Happy Thanksgiving