I'm a freelance writer, wife, mom to 2 young boys, yoga teacher and everyday fitness enthusiast. I author the blog Love, Life, Surf where I share stories about my experiences as a mom who is trying to balance work, fitness, family and healthy living, and the lessons that I’ve learned through these experiences. 

I love cooking, traveling, swimming, skiing, yoga and running. I have run 3 marathons (Chicago, Marine Corps, and NYC) and 1 Olympic-distance triathlon (NYC). I also make a good risotto.

My Blogs

Paddling for Position

When most people think about surfing, they think about riding a wave. But surfing is more than just standing up on a surfboard and maybe doing some cool turns and maneuvers. You can have all the technical skills in the world — paddling, standing up, turns — but if you don’t actually put yourself in a position to catch a wave, it doesn’t matter ....more

Scenes from my vacation: Costa Rica

My family and I spent the last week in Playa Guiones in Nosara, Costa Rica. This is the third time that I’ve visited Nosara and each time, I think that I fall in love with it a little bit more. This time, I got to share it with my kids ....more

Gone Surfing

Hola. I’ve gone surfing this week – literally and figuratively. I’m taking some time to hang out with my family while my boys are on spring break ....more

Friday Round-Up: True to You

Oh my goodness. I’m so happy to that it’s Friday! I feel like I say that every week but this week it’s especially true! ...more

Cooking with Coconut Oil Cookbook Review

{Disclaimer: I received a copy of Cooking with Coconut Oil to review. I received no other compensation for this post. All opinions are my honest opinion.} I have a jar of coconut oil sitting in my cupboard ....more

Age is just a number

I don’t mind getting older. Really I don’t. Mostly because I feel that as I’ve gotten older, I’ve been able to put behind me a lot of superficial worries and not get caught (as caught up?) in the things that don’t matter, to be able to focus on the things that do – love, happiness, friends, family, compassion, caring ....more

Ask a Yogini: Why Practice Yoga Inversions?

It’s the first Monday of the month and that means it’s time to Ask a Yogini....more

Friday Round-Up: Good Vibes

I mean, right? Isn’t that how we should approach life?...more


{Sharing a little more about what the first quarter of this year has been for me.} I can feel the first bead of sweat gathering between my eyes, sending a prickly sensation throughout my body. It’s like the annoying buzz of a mosquito by your ear – the one that you try to ignore but your hand automatically flicks it away. I furrow my eyebrows, hoping that will help me regain my focus as I begin to shift forward into Warrior III pose ....more

“Be a writer not a waiter.”

Hooray! It’s the last day of March! I don’t think that I’ve been happier to see the end of a month ....more