Bare Truth

I’ve had a lot of thoughts I’ve been wanting to write lately. Actually doing that hasn’t really happened. I’ve been neglectful, silent, and truthfully… overwhelmed and quite often feeling as if I’m drowning in life’s waters instead of being refreshed by them ....more

Honoring Sgt 1st Class Omar Forde

This morning’s workout at CrossFit Rhema was a Hero Workout. This particular workout’s name is “Murph” in honor of U.S. Navy SEAL Micheal Murphy, who led the four-man reconnaissance team on a mission to kill a top Taliban leader. Some of you may know the story of the Lone Survivor ....more

Happy Beltane!

Happy Beltane! For those unfamiliar with this holiday, it’s the last of three Pagan fertility festivals. (The first two being Imbolc and Ostara.) It celebrates the fertility of nature, and the onset of summer ....more

New Look!

I would like to say a great big THANK YOU to my dear friend, Emily Swan for the gorgeous new blog header! She’s amazingly talented, and if you like her work you can see a lot more of it on her website. She does commissions too ....more

Carrot Raisin Slaw

This has got to be one of my favorite springtime dishes. It’s colorful, delicious, and loaded with stuff that’s good for you. There are lots of tweaks and adjustments you can make to it as well ....more

The Health Factory, Paleo Foods Cafe & Crossfit

Knoxville now has its very first Paleo cafe! Located inside The Health Factory, just beside Rhema Crossfit gym and The Health Factory chiropractic services, The Paleo Foods Cafe is just the latest example of Knoxville’s impressive food culture. Their Grand Opening was this last Saturday, and of course I had to check it out! ...more


You know when the gods are trying to make a point. It’s when patterns start revealing themselves, when there’s a reoccurring theme that just won’t go away. The gods are prodding me again ....more


I’ve sort of been putting off rebuilding the blog. It’s not because I don’t want to, but part of me is wondering, now with this empty slate, what direction I want to take. I’m not the same person I was when I started this blog ....more

Starting Over (Because sometimes you have to.)

Well, it looks like it’s gone. All gone. I’m not sure what happened or when, but this is what I’ve got now ....more

Happy Ostara 2014!

I’m excited. I think everyone I know is completely psyched that spring is officially here. We’re so done and over winter and the snowy, messy headaches ....more