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Workout Wednesday: Restorative Yoga

Workout Wednesday: Restorative Yoga Well, my mom roped me into Restorative Yoga. She's done it a couple of times and swears that it feels like a deep tissue massage. I was confused by the whole concept....more

Social media silence

Yesterday I listened to the High Impact Blogging interview with Roni Noone...more


   RESILIENT….WHEN LIFE KNOCKS YOU DOWN………YOU GOTTA GET UP AND TRY…… There is a song out on the radio about “Get up and keep trying….” I simply love that song….for I think it simply embraces most people and their lives…..Most people if they live long enough get knocked down….and the longer we live it can happen more than once….That is life….If you are out there pursuing any kind of meaningful life you may meet up with things that can simply knock you down along the way…..both expected and unexpected…. I do think some things that knock people down could have...more

Fast Paced + Sweaty Leg Workout

Good morning! How have you guys been this week? Things have been trucking along as usual for me ....more

Thursday Thoughts

Happy Thursday! Time for another round of Thursday Thoughts! 1. When I was in middle school my friends and I had a small obsession with the Brady Bunch ....more

5 trader joe’s meals (5 ingredients or less!)

Deep question of the day: where do you guys grocery shop? I tend to shop based on proximity, but the store has to have the natural and organic selection of foods I’m looking for or it just won’t work. In my current neighborhood (West Hollywood!) there are quite a few options within walking distance ....more

Boston Marathon Highlights

Monday morning started at the ungodly hour of 345am; I was out of the house at 4:30am enroute to pickup my sister, Nicole, on Staten Island and then Leticia in Brooklyn. Thankfully, we hit virtually zero traffic during our 200+ mile trip north. After getting turned around a few times (due to road closures), we […] ...more

Make One/Take One: Chicken Enchilada Recipe

Another one of my friends had her baby yesterday, a beautiful baby girl names Louisa! I tell ya, It’s baby season around here and I love it. I spent some of Hailey’s nap time in the kitchen yesterday making the new family of four some dinner ....more

The Big 4-0

40 has always loomed large in my mind....more

A Bouncing Baby …

Yesterday was an absolutely perfect and emotional day! Bright and early, Neal and I headed to my OBGYN for our 20 week appointment and anatomy scan....more