Make a true connection (IRL)

Be Inspired August 27, 2015
I’m finding that the more connected we are on social media, the easier it is to let the real connections slip.

Because of my husband’s career as a professional baseball coach, we move around. A lot. Our life is a constant stream of hellos and goodbyes, nice-to-meet-you’s and hope-to-see-you-soon’s. And in the midst of all this change, I am finding out that I am not very good at keeping in touch. Oh sure, I follow all my friends on social media. I double tap their Instagram photos, and like their Facebook…

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5 Things you can do RIGHT NOW to fix Diastasis Recti

Abs, Be Fit, What is Diastasis?, Workouts August 25, 2015
5 Things you can do RIGHT NOW to fix Diastasis Recti

How can I heal my diastasis recti? Can I really fix my gap without surgery? What if it’s been years since I had a baby? These are just some of the questions I get on a regular basis from readers about diastasis recti. Wendy Powell from MuTu System, always generous with her time and resources, has answered hundreds of comments from y’all, and is also a frequent contributor to Inspired…

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WAGS in Real Life

Be Inspired August 20, 2015
The real life of a professional athlete's wife #WAGSinRealLife

Let’s face it, reality TV shows are anything but real. Everyone knows that. But when we heard about the new show on E! about professional sports WAGS (wives and girlfriends), many of us felt moved to represent what it’s really like to be married to a pro athlete. So I tweeted some friends and offered up the hashtag #WAGSinRealLife.     A few girls jumped in and started sharing funny…

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Finding Life in the Waiting

Be Inspired, Family August 19, 2015
Finding Life in the Waiting | InspiredRD.com

I have lived a life of waiting. Probably even more so as the wife of a professional athlete turned professional coach. Waiting for the next call-up. Waiting for two lines on a pregnancy test. Waiting for healthy babies to be born. Waiting for our first house. Waiting for my husband after ballgames. Waiting for stability. Waiting for health and healing. I used to get stuck in the waiting. And to…

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How to Slow Roast Tomatoes and Soothe Your Soul at the Same Time

Be Healthy, Recipes, Tips & Tricks, Vegetables, Vegetarian August 17, 2015
How to Slow Roast tomatoes and garlic | InspiredRD.com

This is a post from August 2011, but it makes me want to run out and grab some tomatoes at the store for a good slow-roasting session. Maybe your soul could use some too? ***** I’ve been feeling a bit overwhelmed lately. Overwhelmed in a good way, with many fun and rewarding opportunities coming my way, but stressed nonetheless. Even though I am not the most organized person (I think…

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Weekend Unplugged

Be Inspired August 14, 2015
Montana Sky

There are moments in the life of my family that I sense a need to step away from the noise and truly be present. So I’m unplugging this weekend, and the only reason I’m telling you about it is so I stay true to my word. Feel free to call me out if you see me online anywhere in the next few days. ***** Before I go, here are a…

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Beginner’s Guide to Night Sky Photography (Part One)

Be Inspired, Photography August 9, 2015
Beginner's Guide to Night Sky Photography | InspiredRD.com

I knew the stars would be bright in Montana this summer, so before leaving Arizona, I tagged along on a night sky photo shoot with my incredibly talented friend Justin. He patiently explained the basics to me in the dead of night on the Salt River, and before long, I had captured this.   And this.     And just like that, I was hooked. When I got to Montana,…

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