Gut Feelings

Follow your Gut. Oftentimes overlooked guidance, not fully understood, viewed as a cliché, and many times misused, this statement when fully realized is the only direction one will never need. If you follow what your gut is telling you, you will never again have to ask the question, what should I do or seek advice... Continue Reading →

No Fear

I live with fear every day. Fear of change – Fear of rejection – Fear of loss – Fear of judgement – Fear of inadequacy – Fear of failure – Fear of the unknown - and the list could continue. Fear does not feel “good.” Feelings of fear are often associated with unpleasant or strong... Continue Reading →

Half-Ass

Me – How was your workout?Him – Ummm…half-ass.Me – You should never half-ass anything.Him – You’re right. Full-ass everything!Me – Exactly!His words – not mine! I am sure there was more to his response (because there always is 😉), he knew not giving his all in the gym that day was not beneficial to his... Continue Reading →

Pause.

Life - Like a river - keeps flowing. And if you aren’t aware, you can get caught up in the current. And before you know it, may even get swept away. Life will not stop for you so why do you stop? Don’t Stop! Instead, pause. Take a deep breath, look around, open your eyes,... Continue Reading →

To be Aquarius

Aquarius is the 11th sign of the zodiac and belongs to the air element. It is ruled Uranus; the planet known for governing innovation, technology, and surprising events. Aquarius is the zodiac sign given to those born during the period of about January 20th to about February 18th.  It is represented by a man pouring a stream... Continue Reading →

Gym Etiquette 101

This time of year brings all types to the gym. And while it is commendable everyone is so motivated to get into shape, I question if they are there for the reasons one joins a gym. Since January 1st, I have seen some of the most inappropriate, disturbing, distracting, unsafe, and rude activity occurring around... Continue Reading →

Find Fitness

Winter is rough. The days are dark, the temperatures brutal and most of our time is spent indoors. We spend our days warm and cozy inside, we eat comfort foods more frequently, and we tend to drive more and walk less. We long for the warmer months ahead. It’s easy to dread the over packed... Continue Reading →

Resolutions

It’s that time of year again. The time when everyone makes an annual promise to themselves. This promise is known as a New Year’s resolution. According to Wikipedia, a New Year’s resolution is a tradition, in which a person resolves to continue good practices, change an undesired trait or behavior, accomplish a personal goal, or... Continue Reading →

Nothing to Say…

Speechless – Not an adjective frequently used to describe me. I’m the girl with a lot on her mind and always have a lot to say. But recently not so much. Is it because I’ve reached the balanced state, I’ve so long desired? Because for the most part, lately I am content with everything life... Continue Reading →

Reindeer Games

“Now, Dasher!” “Now, Dancer!” “Now, Prancer and Vixen!” “On, Comet!” “On, Cupid!” “On, Donner and Blitzen!” As Christmas legends have it, Santa Claus is guided around the world each year on Christmas Eve in a sleigh pulled by flying reindeer. Santa gets credit for delivering toys to all the children and the most famous reindeer... Continue Reading →

Slow Down!

Spoiler Alert…there is no prize at the end! This journey you’re on, called life, does not have a pot of gold waiting for you at the end. Life is the journey. The ups, the downs and everything in between. That is where life happens. But when you’re rushing through it, you miss it. Slow Down!... Continue Reading →

Overwhelmed.

That’s a tremendous understatement! The days of sitting at home with nothing to do or anywhere to go are long gone. Who would’ve guessed, we’d miss those days so soon? Society is stressed out. There’s not a person I know that isn’t feeling overwhelmed with life right now. We’re all spread too thin, have way... Continue Reading →

Moments of My Life

I fly with the stars, in the skiesI am no longer trying to surviveI believe that life is a prizeBut to live, doesn’t mean you’re alive Don’t worry ‘bout me, and who I fireI get what I desire, it’s my empireAnd yes, I call the shots, I am the umpireI sprinkle holy water, upon a... Continue Reading →

Judgment

Don’t judge a book by its cover. This metaphorical phrase means one should not judge the worth or value of something or someone by the outward appearance. Forming an opinion on anyone based solely on what the eyes can see is often misleading. Surface level judgment is often astray as people are often very different... Continue Reading →

Goals

Oh, the typical interview question… Where do you see yourself in a year…in 3 years…in 5 years? I don’t know. How about we get through this interview first and if I get the job then maybe I’ll have a better answer. I occasionally allow myself to dip into the past to remember a sweet memory... Continue Reading →

Become Indifferent

“Thinking is difficult, that’s why most people judge.” ~ Carl Jung As humans we judge everything as either “good” or “bad.” Judging is our minds way of creating a better than or less than scenario to define a person, thing, or situation. But what if we learned to remove the judgment and allow people, things,... Continue Reading →

Smile!

With the world more divided today than ever, it’s tempting to get sucked into the negativity the media reports and spend your days sulking or depressed. We all know 2020 was a dumpster fire of a year, but let’s not allow that experience to carry into our days, weeks, months, or years ahead. The world... Continue Reading →

This is Me

This is Me, The Reimagined Remix was apart my Peloton playlist this morning and although I’ve heard this song many times before, the lyrics were moving today. Each one sings true. What a beautiful, inspirational message and such a motivational way to start my day. And so, I decided to use the lyrics as a... Continue Reading →

Summer Bodies are Made Now

Summer is in the rearview (insert tears…), and now we’re getting ready to turn back time – it’s enough to make anyone want to stay in bed and pull the covers over their head. But thankfully, this is the time of year when summer bodies are made. There is no time like the present to... Continue Reading →

The Things We Say

“Mirror, mirror, on the wall who is the fairest of them all?” ~ Daphne SelfeThe mirror will always reflect the truth, but if you’re self-talk is right you won’t even need to ask the question. You’ll be the one telling the mirror who’s the fairest of them all – You are! Oh’ the things we... Continue Reading →

Pretty Outside doesn’t equal Pretty Inside

Recently a friend and I were at yoga and just as we were about to begin our sweaty start to a new week, we were interrupted by another in class. Out of nowhere a woman approached us and was outwardly rude. Completely unnecessary and unprovoked. This woman was choosing to be ugly. What a terrible... Continue Reading →

Patience

Do you plant a seed only to dig it up daily seeing if it’s taken root or sprouted? No, you plant a seed and care for it daily by ensuring it’s receiving enough food, water, and sunlight. So rather than killing it with your impatience, you give it the resources it needs to grow to... Continue Reading →

Kindness is Magic

You look terrific! Those three simple words made my day. And they came from a stranger in passing. Lost in thought on where I was going and my plans for the remainder of the day, I pass this woman who gives me this compliment that immediately brought me back to the present moment. I was... Continue Reading →

Body Like A Temple

BLUF: Treat your Body Like A Temple – you only get one! Treat your body well. From head to toe, from the inside to the outside, your body deserves the very best. Our bodies were created to do so much. The potential is endless and the older I get, the more I realize this. But... Continue Reading →

These are the Days

These are the days of our lives that matter. And someday these days will be a distant memory. We never realize it in the moment, but someday you will miss these days. Life has been hard lately – very hard for all of us. Each in a different way, but each one of us has... Continue Reading →

Happiness (True Happiness)

Many of us mistake happiness for excitement. We have a vacation nearing on the calendar that’s been planned for weeks, we recently got a promotion, we’ve finally reached our goal weight. Those are all happy moments that deserve to be celebrated, but they are not happiness. The feeling you get from events such as those... Continue Reading →

Acceptance

It may seem unpretentious but accepting what is may quite possibly be the most important thing anyone can do for their well-being. Acceptance is the act of seeing the world as it is and for all it has to offer. It’s a way of welcoming all that’s changing and emerging for you and releasing all... Continue Reading →

The Game of Comparison

As a collective, humans are obsessed with playing the game of comparison. She’s fitter than me – He makes more money than I do – She’s wearing a cuter outfit than I am – He drives a nicer car than I do… You get my point! But really, who cares? No one should, but everyone... Continue Reading →

Imperfectly Perfect

In a world full of expectations, perfection is what everyone strives to obtain. I’ll raise my hand at this. In fact, I should raise both. I strive for perfection in every area of my life. I’ve always been this way. And because of this, I am my own worst critic. If I’m not the best,... Continue Reading →

Strong is Sexy

Strength training is one of the absolute best ways to care for your body. It only takes a two second Google search to produce millions of results on the benefits of having muscle mass. The health benefits of a strong body will carry you throughout your life. To keep it simple though, strength training gives... Continue Reading →

Confidence

It’s not a color you wear or how you style your hair. It will never be arrogant or rude. Confidence is a feeling you have and develop as a result of a skill set. Confidence is not tied to your self-worth. Self-worth has nothing to do with how well or how poorly you can do... Continue Reading →

Blessed vs Lucky

All too often these two adjectives are used interchangeably. Your blessings come from the source of all, big or small, good or bad, wanted or unwanted, these are the things that flow to you throughout your life. Luck comes from being dealt the winning hand at the casino on a Friday night or winning the... Continue Reading →

Hydration, Hydration, Hydration

With record setting temperatures spanning across the country this past weekend, the summer heat is indeed upon us. Keeping your body at optimal hydration levels couldn’t be more important. This is healthy living 101, but even more essential in the months of high temperatures. Our bodies are made up of over 60% water. Losing just... Continue Reading →

Self-Care

Self-care is not selfish. There’s a reason they tell us to put our oxygen masks on first. Self-care is a must to be your best self. For years, I thought self-care = self-love. But after years and thousands of dollars later, I realized that not to be true. No amount of self-care will ever lead... Continue Reading →

Summer

My favorite season is here! These are the three months each year that make all the rest worthwhile. Everything is easy, breezy in the summer months. Everyone takes a relaxed approach to life and slows down to enjoy each moment of the longer, brighter days. To a child, summer is the best time of year.... Continue Reading →

The Mind doesn’t Matter

My mind is my worst enemy! And over and over again this is proven to me. As grateful as I am to have an intelligent mind, I wish the section that contains my thoughts had an on/off switch. I over analyze people and situations all too often. I think way too much and build “factual”... Continue Reading →

Feeling Feelings

I’ve always worn a badge of honor when it comes to my emotions. Under no circumstances would I allow anyone to see me cry. Angry or frustrated, yes, but never sad. My tears were always saved for the shower. I’ve always been this way and maybe because I was raised in a household where feelings... Continue Reading →

RISE Like a Phoenix

A Phoenix is a fabulous bird associated with the worship of the sun. According to Greek mythology, this long-lived bird cyclically regenerates or otherwise is said to be born again. A Phoenix obtains new life by rising from the ashes of its predecessor. Or as some legends say, it dies in a show of flames... Continue Reading →

Our Aging Age

Why does everyone always ask my age? Is it really that important or is there no other way to break the ice? And trying to guess will get you nowhere. Guessing high will be insulting and guessing low in an attempt to flatter doesn’t work either. Age – it’s only a number; its how you... Continue Reading →

Healthy Eating

When you eat like crap, you feel like crap. Enough said! I should end this post with just that one sentence because how much simpler can it get? I love a cheat day just as much as everyone, but I often give up before the day is even over. My eyes are always bigger than... Continue Reading →

Living in a Fog

I don’t know what’s wrong with me. But for the past week or so, I have been experiencing mental and emotional fog. And saying I am in a funk would be an understatement. I have been getting very little sleep due to my work schedule, so I know part of the dip in ability to... Continue Reading →

Body Image

Ahhh…that relationship you have with the reflection in the mirror. What prompted this post is the recent hot topic of the bikini picture of Khloe Kardashian that was posted without her approval. I love Khloe – I always have! She is my favorite Kardashian sister. There is just something about her energy that I can... Continue Reading →

Last Chance Workouts

Dare I go there…I can’t even with this one. Year after year it’s the same. The weather starts to get warmer and the gyms begin to get crowded. The increase in sunshine brings the realization to guys that soon their shirts will have to come off at some point in a place other than their... Continue Reading →

Wash Your Hands

Really??? I can’t believe the hundreds of places signs just like this have appeared over the past year. It has gone as far as billboards along highways advertising hand washing to prime-time news anchors devoting entire segments on the do’s and don’ts of hand washing. Was no one washing their hands prior to the pandemic?... Continue Reading →

Springtime Feelings

We’ve sprung forward and the days are getting longer!! Today at 5:37 a.m. officially marked the 1st day of the vernal equinox for 2021. Spring is here (finally)! The snow has melted, the looming gray skies are parting, and the warmer air is upon us. What does all this mean to you? For me it... Continue Reading →

Your Health Matters ALWAYS

Walking past the TV recently, I caught a portion of a news story of a woman who battled skin cancer during the pandemic. Initially, she did a tele-visit while medical offices were closed for a spot of concern on her face she had concerns of. During this tele-visit, she was told it was of no... Continue Reading →

Be Present!

Enjoy the moment! Ever heard that line before (insert eye roll)? Of course you have, we all have. But what does it really mean? It means to Be Present! The past is just that; it’s passed. It happened; it’s over. The future is yet to occur and unknown. And there is no amount of worry... Continue Reading →

Seeing Clearly

Why is it that we can see our friends perfectly, but when it comes to ourselves no matter how hard we look, we never see ourselves clear? You know exactly what I am referring to. We are our own worse critics over and over again. We are the best of friends and at times unpaid... Continue Reading →

Why I Blog

My mind runs like a constant film reel.  There are hundreds of thoughts swirling at any given moment (some beneficial, some not). I’ve always loved to write and have been told I’m kind of good at it. I also always have a lot to say! But keeping those thoughts to myself seems selfish in a... Continue Reading →

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