5 Tips for Picking the Perfect Restaurant When You Have Hearing Loss

My favorite restaurant recently underwent a large renovation. It was necessary, as the place definitely needed an update, but I was crushed. This restaurant was my family's haven from noise. Every Friday night, almost without fail, we enjoyed a ...more

5 Yoga Poses for Valentine's Day

Last year, I brought you 5 very sexy yoga poses to work into your Valentine's Day... activities. This year I'm back with something even more important: self-love. You can more easily attract love from outside yourself when you've activated love ...more

Working Through Grief After a Death

I had previously written a piece on my mum's journey with dementia, how it destroyed her and stole parts of me. The piece was a featured blog on BlogHer and I was humbled. I just wrote it to get the pain and hurt out and to share with anyone who was ...more

10 Things I Wish I Knew Before I Became a Young Mom

Motherhood came to me a lot earlier than I ever thought it would. I became a mom two months after my 19th birthday. I don't usually like to volunteer that information. I like for people to assume that I'm pushing 30 when I go somewhere with my three ...more

Pregnancy After the Heartbreak of Miscarriage

For 16 long months I waited to get pregnant. I took my temperature every morning. I took all the ovulation tests. I tracked my symptoms. I took pregnancies tests. I got my hopes up. And for 16 long months I was disappointed. My heart was broken. Of ...more

10 Ways to Get 10,000 Steps a Day

It is recommended that individuals get 10,000 steps (roughly 5 miles) per day to keep you physically fit and ward off disease. Getting 10,000 steps a day can be extremely challenging especially when you work an 8am to 5pm desk job like me. I consider myself to be a pretty active person, but there have been days where I leave my office and have only walked 2,000 steps IN A WHOLE DAY! Here are some tips and tricks I have come up with to help you reach your daily step goal. ...more

How to Choose a Restaurant When You Have Hearing Loss

My favorite restaurant recently underwent a large renovation. It was necessary, as the place definitely needed an update, but I was crushed. This restaurant was my family's haven from noise. Every Friday night, almost without fail, we enjoyed a quiet, stress-free, delicious meal in a warm and welcoming atmosphere. And none of us had to worry about my hearing loss. Were we going to have to find a new place? ...more
Jan Wilberg Thanks for reading! It is so important to spread the word about hearing loss. It is ...more

5 Yoga Poses to Open Your Heart for Valentine's Day

Last year, I brought you 5 very sexy yoga poses to work into your Valentine's Day... activities. This year I'm back with something even more important: self-love. You can more easily attract love from outside yourself when you've activated love within yourself. Here are five yoga poses to help you do just that in preparation for Valentine's Day. Whether you're in a relationship or seeking one, these poses will help you get your heart on the right track. ...more
Thanks Lori for the detailed instructions about these lovely yoga poses. It'd be better if you ...more

February Debt Diary

NOTE: This post was originally written on January 24th 2016 I guess I should start at the very beginning to give you a clear picture of my relationship with money through the years. ...more

Recent Eats (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snacks and Super Foods!)

Good morning, my friends! How is your week going so far? All is well over here! ...more

Meals Lately

Thank goodness for food. To be honest, I’m not quite sure how to transition back into my normal blogging, but I’m ready to. It feels amazing to pour my heart out, but it also feels good to get back to my routine ....more

I sooo needed that

You ever have a day so awesome you just feel totally refreshed? ...more

Thursday Thoughts

1. When you have a 4-day week, Thursday just doesn’t feel like the same kind of accomplishment! 2. At the IF...more

Do You Want a Tetris Life or Super Mario Brothers?

I was surprised by the number of people who responded in comments and on twitter that they read my blog NOT for judo but for the general rambling on life .So ... just for you all ... here is what I have been pondering lately (and it even somewhat relates to fitness).When I look at computer games (bear with me, this has a point), they can pretty much be divided into Tetris and Super Mario Brothers.Tetris is a game that you cannot win ....more

Disneyland Day 3

Good morning! Are you sick of Disney posts? ...more

Week 26 Weigh-in

I don't know what the heck is going on with my metabolism (not complaining!) but I had another big loss on the scale this week: I weighed in at 123, dropping 2 pounds this week. That makes a total of 130 pounds lost, which is just so crazy to me! My average calorie intake was 1,737 per day ....more

One Year Post-Break

Today is a day of reflection.  It’s been exactly one year since I broke my foot.  Wow.  The moment it happened, everything happened so fast I almost couldn’t register what I had just done.  Although now, I remember that moment way too vividly.  I play it over and over again in my mind all the time.  And yea, I cringe every time!  Leaping through the air, I came down on the ball of my foot, and just like that I lost the ability to hold myself up and land it.  My ankle became instant jelly, and my foot rolled....more