Reading & Writing, Short Stories, Uncategorized

The Life of Janie – Part 2

Welcome back to The Life of Janie! In case you missed the first part of her story, catch up here: The Life of Janie The next morning Janie rolled over and stretched, feeling calmer and more relaxed than she had in awhile. She opened her eyes and blinked into the bright sun that was shining… Continue reading The Life of Janie – Part 2

Reading & Writing, Short Stories

The Life of Janie

Welcome to the life of Janie! This will be a weekly series of short stories dedicated to Janie and her life as she attempts to navigate a new normal and find herself. I will share a new passage every Saturday and it is my hope that you will all share your insights and wishes for… Continue reading The Life of Janie

fitness, Uncategorized

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

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

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How fitness transformed more than just my physique…

One year ago today I began a journey that would soon change my life in ways I didn't realize... It actually started on October 24, 2019 when I reached out to Brittany (a friend who runs Body by Brittany, a personal training company based out of Michigan) and said "it's time and I need your… Continue reading How fitness transformed more than just my physique…

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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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Reinventing myself and finding my passion

It is my belief that we all have at least one pivotal moment in our lives. Often it is when we realize that we are missing a part of ourselves. Maybe it’s the career you haven’t chosen yet, wanting children, finding a spouse, getting a new hobby; anything that might symbolize a moment of clarity.… Continue reading Reinventing myself and finding my passion