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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

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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, 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!

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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

Mental Health, Uncategorized

My Journey Through the Abyss

Disclaimer: I am not a mental health professional or counselor, these are simply my experiences and opinions. Anxiety. Depression. Mental health. Some might say those are pretty taboo topics, and yet - How many of you can raise a hand and say you’ve experienced some form of anxiety or depression?I’ll start. Me! I’ll start. Me!… Continue reading My Journey Through the Abyss

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Self-Care Saturday

Managing to take care of ourselves among everything else in life is taxing enough, but in 2020, it seems nearly impossible. As a mother of three, and a Navy wife whose husband is currently geobaching in a different state, self-care is incredibly difficult. Once upon a time, I could send the kids to school and… Continue reading Self-Care Saturday

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Johnny Marlin

Thump. Thump. Thump. The loud banging startled Anna from a deep slumber. She rolls over and squints at the clock, wondering who is banging on her door at three A.M.? Dragging herself out of bed with a groan, she sneaks a quick glance into her daughter Karen's room, just to make sure she hasn't snuck… Continue reading Johnny Marlin

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A Trip to Michigan’s Upper Peninsula

Now that the weather is finally starting to turn cool, I am at once deliriously happy and yet longing for the warmth and beauty of the summer. Fall holds its own special place in my heart, with nature’s beautiful colors being a favorite view. But this past summer I had the pleasure of a lovely,… Continue reading A Trip to Michigan’s Upper Peninsula