Run Your Own Pace...

This morning I went to visit an old friend. A friend who has been there for me always. A friend who doesn’t hold it against me when I’ve gone to long without visiting (it’s been some months) but at the same time doesn’t make it easy on me. A friend who is consistently supportive and never bends under whatever weight I bring to them when I come…My friend…Lake Montebello. When I got out of my truck, I did the usual stretches and pulled out my phone to pull up my running playlist (think The Weeknd, Musiq Soulchild, Mint Condition, Floetry, Brian McKnight, etc....more

Social Media: How To Stay On Top Of Your Competition

If listening is one of the most important things your small business can do with social media, you should definitely be listening to what your competitors are up to....more

Dressage Factions and the Real Reason to Compete.

lake I’m a traditionalist when it comes to the art of dressage....more

On Display

With the multiplicity of posts on social media that inundate us daily, it is so difficult to refrain from getting caught up in the frenzy of frequent public updates. We know full well that jealously comparing our lives to the lives of others is wrong. It's the fastest way to rob ourselves of joy. We know we're supposed to fight against the fear of missing out. We may fall into the comparison trap more often than we care to admit, but we know better. Yet while much has been said on this topic, we seldom address the other side of this issue.Is it any wonder that social media feels like a competition? ...more

Get subscribers & Win an AWESOME Book!

 Alright, folks... It's Game on!!In the next 2 weeks, you can win 2 things:A signed copy of "You Are a Badass" by Jen Sincero....more

Flaws & All: How to Survive Being Imperfect in a Seemingly Perfect World

“There’s something ugly about the flawless." —Dennis Lehane<><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><>...more

Catty Women: Why Can't We Just Get Along?!

I don't mind a healthy dose of competition, but that is not what I am seeing amongst women these days. We're not in it to work hard and do our best, without clawing and scratching each other. I have seen it in the academic environment, where women purposefully are difficult, cold, and mean to each other. But, they seem to act different around men. What about this working mom versus stay-at-home mom banter? Working moms have two full-time jobs, one at home and one at work....more

2013 NYX Face Awards

Hello my wonderful readers!!   Top O' the mornin' to ye!     So I am SUPER excited to share with y'all that NYX Cosmetics has once again launched their Face Awards competition. If you don't know what that is..I'll tell you!     It is a contest for YouTube makeup artists! It is an amazing way to kick start your makeup artist career, not to mention yourself esteem! The grand prize includes $25,000 and soooo much more. P.S. My entry is linked below...   ...more
Do you know where the face awards are?more

5 Differences between training and everything else

People are often curious about my personal exercise ethos and the level of training I do regularly. The questions I get the most are  ” how often do you train?” and “do you plan on continuing this training” in reference to the various competitions I enlist in and my regular exercise schedule. The answer is: there is a difference between the two. Here I clarify what it means to train vs . exercise...more