You Don't Need to Leave Your House to Practice Yoga

Yoga can be intimidating. I know; I was completely intimidated by it at first. I started yoga because I saw beautiful poses on Instagram and wanted to try them. When I did try them, they turned out to be harder than they looked. So, I started ...more

How Zelda Williams's Tweet About Her Dad Brought Back 20 Years of Grief

“I love you. I miss you. I’ll try to keep looking up.” Sitting at my desk at work, I read the words on my computer from Zelda, Robin Williams’ daughter,  who tweeted about his death. For some reason I decided to look at the clock, I wanted ...more

She Told Me That I'm So Skinny

"But you're so skinny..." It was just a casual comment, uttered without much thought, certainly not meant as criticism.  She probably doesn't even remember that she said it.  She certainly bubbled on to the next thought ...more

A Change in Body is the Mark of a Good First Year of Marriage

Your wedding day. You worked so hard to get to that day looking your best. You munched on salads, tried crazy diets and avoided sweets for months to drop those pounds. Maybe even a slight stomach flu to help you drop those last 5 pounds. After all ...more

Keep the Ice Packs Close and Other Advice for When You Have Hand-Foot-and-Mouth Disease

I think I'm going to put this down as a milestone on Facebook. You know right after "got engaged," "got married," "had a baby," and now... "contracted Hand-Foot-and-Mouth Disease." Because, I have to tell you, right now, it feels like a ...more

The 7 Minute Sculpt: 7 Exercises You Can Do at Home

Whether you are looking for a quick workout on a busy day or to add to something you are already doing, such as running or power walking, these 7 moves/stretches can be done in your home or anywhere. The only equipment you need is a yoga or exercise mat. I recommend doing three sets of Moves 1 - 6. Do each one as described and then repeat two more times, followed by Move 7. ...more

5 Tips to Start Yoga at Home

Yoga can be intimidating. I know; I was completely intimidated by it at first. I started yoga because I saw beautiful poses on Instagram and wanted to try them. When I did try them, they turned out to be harder than they looked. So, I started practicing yoga at home, and today I want to share with you 5 tips that helped me establish my at home yoga practice. ...more
I sincerely believe it is best to do some beginner/basics classes so you can get the alignment ...more

Zelda Williams, I Lost My Dad to Suicide, Too

“I love you. I miss you. I’ll try to keep looking up.” Sitting at my desk at work, I read the words on my computer from Zelda, Robin Williams’ daughter,  who tweeted about his death. For some reason I decided to look at the clock, I wanted to know what time it was... 8:38 AM. I lasted a little over 12 hours after hearing the news before it finally hit me. The night before, Trey had given me a hug and asked if I was okay. I said yes, which was true at the time but now it was different. Now I was not okay. “I love you. I miss you. I’ll try to keep looking up.” ...more
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Dairy farm

First, thank you all so much for the kind words on yesterday's post. I am SO impressed with so many of you that shared things you're able to do now that you couldn't previously. Those things should be on Motivational Monday! ...more

Self Confidence: Do You Have It?

Self-confidence is defined in the merriam-webster dictionary as confidence in oneself and in one's powers and abilities. In this age of selfies and the eagerness to show others via social media how fabulous our lives are, it's easy to brag and fake an appearance of contentment even when we're not. We can easily seem confident by how we speak, dress, and interact with others. However, how we treat ourselves, the relationships we choose to engage in and the activities we choose to be a part of may say otherwise....more

Against a 4 minute running clock, complete: 300m run 15 burpees...

Against a 4 minute running clock, complete: 300m run 15 burpees to plate (#45) max wall-balls (#14) x 4 Score is amount of wall-balls completed = 78, RX Things that went through my head during tonight’s sufferfest of a WOD: I WILL OUTRUN THE RAIN I think my kneecaps are going to break in half I WILL OUTRUN THE RAIN Maybe I’ll treat myself to Chipotle tonight if I don’t puke I WILL OUTRUN THE RAIN OMG is there even any skin left on my kneecaps right now?? NOPE NOT OUTRUNNING THE RAIN. THE SKY IS GOING TO KILL US ALL ....more

Livi-isms

Girl at Disneyland: “Do you like Princess Elsa?” Livi: “I AM Princess Elsa.” ...more

The Love Nugget’s First Day of School

Hi friends! Did you know that The Love Nugget started preschool yesterday? ...more

How College Made Me a Better Person

We've all heard before that college is a time of growth for most people.  It's the first time in our lives when we're on our own and surrounded by so many people who are completely different from the people we've grown up around.  Each day, we're faced with a hundred decisions we'd never even considered before....more

Sort of feeling domesticated and a good book

This book is the reason that I did not run today....more

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World Organ Donation Day: Are you registered as an organ donor? Are you SURE?

This past week, in recognition of World Organ Donation Day, my friends at Write Tribe held a blog carnival where bloggers were encouraged to write and share their own posts related to organ donation. ...more

The Beauty Declaration: The Path to Freedom for Ourselves & Our Daughters

According to research performed as part of the Dove® Campaign for Real Beauty, only 4% of women around the world would describe themselves as beautiful. I was sharing this information on the way to dinner with my 15-year old niece, Madison. I also told her that as part of that same study, they discovered that nearly 3 out of every 4 young girls around her age feel tremendous pressure to be beautiful.Here response, was a simple “Why?”...more