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

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

Reebok True Studio Slipper Review

The following post is sponsored by Fitfluential LLC on behalf of Reebok. If you know me, you know that I spend a lot of time practicing yoga, whether at home or in the studio. That means a lot of yoga pants and tops ....more

All you need to know about oil pulling

Have you heard oil pulling? It seems like everywhere I turn, someone is talking about it. You take a tablespoon or two of oil, place it in your mouth and then swish it around and “pull” it through your teeth for anywhere between five minutes to 20 minutes ....more