Moonlight Lassen Hike

September 15, 2019

Lifestyle

Two weeks ago I realized the harvest moon was coming up. But not just any harvest moon. Friday the 13th harvest moon. The first one since 2000 and the last one until 2049. In an effort to get the members of gym (and community) adventuring outside more, I saw this as a perfect opportunity.

Trust the Process

August 27, 2019

Lifestyle

If you know me, you know I’m a doer… a go-getter… a dive-in-head-first kinda chick. I like to have a goal and make it happen. As a result, on the outside, it may look like I have my shit together. But really, I’m letting the cat out of the bag… most of the time, I have little idea what I’m getting into at first, I just start and learn as I go.

Keep Clean

April 18, 2018

Lifestyle

Your house is officially decluttered. Yippy! It’s so freeing, isn’t it?! Now comes the real challenge, how do you keep it that way? If you implement these 6 habits in your life, you have a fighting chance to keep your physical space organized and free of extra stuff.

Crap Clean Out: Part 1 – Clean House

March 12, 2018

Lifestyle

I am not an expert declutter-er. I am not the tidiest person in the whole world. And I am not pretending to be. But, I thoroughly love getting rid of things. In this blog series, I am going to take you through my strategy of decluttering my physical belongings in hopes that you take something away (pun intended) or even join along in the fun.

Creatures of Comparison

February 19, 2018

Lifestyle

We compare ourselves to others and others to ourselves and others to others. We are creatures of comparison. If you think you don’t, I encourage you to go sit in a public place and be present with your thoughts as people pass by. We do this all the time. But how do we stop the cycle?

Crap Clean Out: Part 2 – Weeding

February 19, 2018

Lifestyle

We are consumers. Consumers of food (often in excess). Consumers of gossip. Consumers of ideas. Consumers of stress. Consumers of things. When our space is more clear, our brains and decisions are more clear. When our brains and decisions are more clear, our life seem a bit more together and happier.

Self Care… Taking Time!

January 22, 2018

Lifestyle

The concept of “self-care” is everywhere. Most commonly, self care seems to focused around the physical body. That's a part of it for sure, but to me, self-care is simply taking time.

Gaining Back Time

January 1, 2018

Lifestyle

As I get older I am realizing just how important time is. It flies by. I am coming up on my 20th high school reunion and I feel like it was just days ago that I was awkwardly dancing at prom! We can't slow down time, but we certainly can embrace the time we have more.

Life’s Transitions

December 18, 2017

Lifestyle

I’ve wanted to write this post for a long time and after doing my first “competition” of any sort for the first time in 3.5 years last weekend, I figure no better time than now. Ever since I can remember, I’ve been an athlete... but now what?

In the Pursuit of Happiness: Part V – Personal Reality

October 16, 2017

Lifestyle

"Your personality creates your personal reality." BOOM! Read that again and this time really read it. "Your personality creates your personal reality." Advice from podcaster Sean Croxton. Here's my take on it.

In The Pursuit of Happiness: Part IV – Pick Your Boxes

October 2, 2017

Lifestyle

In life, there are so many things we “should” do. But, let's take a moment and just recognize that's not reality. We can’t do it all! We can’t check all the boxes! We need to pick our boxes.

In the Pursuit of Happiness: Part III – Love Yourself

September 25, 2017

Lifestyle

Our world is filled with expectations of all kinds – external, internal, societal, realistic, unrealistic, etc. Sometimes, we are judgmental and critical when those standards aren’t met... both towards ourselves and to others. It’s a harsh reality and something I personally work on everyday. I see three main ways this criticism is passed – internal dialog, non-verbal communication and verbal communication. Let's chat about it.

In the Pursuit of Happiness: Part II – Community and Laughter

September 18, 2017

Lifestyle

When you surround yourself by like-minded people who will push you to challenge yourself, call you on your shit, and make you see life in a positive way, you have a community. When you have a supportive community, magical things happen and you have happiness.

In the Pursuit of Happiness: Part I – Joy and Passion

September 11, 2017

Lifestyle

When I think of happiness I think of two words: joy and passion. Ironically, I think passion is the exception to the concept of joy with regards to happiness. Let me explain in my non-guru, just personal experience way.

KISS For Your Health

September 4, 2017

Lifestyle

For the last 13 years I have been so lucky to call my passion my job. I get to help people navigate down their health and fitness path. With each one of these amazing people I have worked with, not one journey is the same. However, they all follow the same basic principles.