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My Year in Review – Top 3 of 2017

My Year in Review – Top 3 of 2017

I’m not one for New Years Resolutions. The end of the year is a time for reflection and celebration. Instead of focusing how I want to improve myself or upgrade my life in the coming year, I much prefer to take a step back and […]

Beau’s Birth Story

Beau’s Birth Story

The Day Before – Magical Thinking Beau’s birth story began on a Saturday morning. I was 40 weeks and 5 days pregnant with zero signs of impending labor and I had just published a blog post titled “The Overdue Blues”. Yep, I was pretty much […]

The Past, Being Present, and the Pope

The Past, Being Present, and the Pope

I never thought I’d be getting pregnancy advice from the Pope but hey, if the shoe fits! I came across these words from the Amoris Laetitia by Pope Francis and found them to be so profound for my current life. “With great affection I urge […]

Mood Swings, Preggo Brain, and Turning 32

Mood Swings, Preggo Brain, and Turning 32

Well, it finally happened. I lost my marbles. Up until my 33rd week of pregnancy, I was holding it together pretty well. I was staying on top of all my responsibilities, my mood was stable, and I was cruising along thinking “I guess I’m just […]

White Knuckles and Wagons

White Knuckles and Wagons

I named my confidence course “Inside Out” because it’s all about how to be truly confident, healthy, and free from the inside out – by not basing your worth on opinions of others, outward achievements or physical appearances. But I find it’s actually a lot easier […]

Tuning Out. (This One’s For Me)

Tuning Out. (This One’s For Me)

In the last year or so, I enjoyed a huge improvement in my emotional health and happiness due to an increase in my journaling and blogging. But then I did the thing that so many of us do…after noticing all of the positive effects I […]

Words Worth Sharing…

Words Worth Sharing…

I just love this piece by Charlie Chaplin! I’ve been reading sections of it at the end of my yoga classes lately so I thought today I’d share the whole thing with you….Enjoy!   As I began to love myself I found that anguish and […]

Embrace Your Shortcomings

Embrace Your Shortcomings

Let your so-called faults become your “edge” Allow your limitations to lead you to your passions. Were it not for my obliging nature and need for the accountability of others to do “hard things”, I wouldn’t have become a leader in group fitness, something I […]