A reason to keep moving

by inspiredrd on August 21, 2014

A reason to keep moving #fitness #exercise

Exercise used to be something that just happened for me. A side-effect of joining various sports teams and growing more competitive at each level. I didn’t have to think about going to the gym, I was just part of the team.

And as a team, we practiced. We pushed each other. We worked our butts off to get better.

It just so happens a strong and healthy body was part of the package.

Then college happened. And so did parties. And pizza. And 15+ pounds.

All of a sudden exercise wasn’t accidentally on the schedule anymore, and I was paying for it.

…click here to continue reading on The Art of Simple…


Are we listening?

August 14, 2014

This week I haven’t said much on social media because I’ve been too busy reading stories. Too busy listening. Trying to understand. Putting myself in other people’s shoes. Because as much as I’ve experienced the darkness of depression in my own journey, I have never seriously contemplated suicide. I don’t know what that’s like. So […]

Read the full article →

July Ecocentric Mom Box Review

August 14, 2014

Disclosure: I am a paid expert with Ecocentric Mom. My Ecocentric Mom Box made it all the way to Montana, a little bumped and bruised, but intact and bursting with great stuff! Here’s what we got this month (my personal notes in italics). Before The Flow / After The Flow Herbal Supplement from BIORAY - Before The […]

Read the full article →

Thoughts on depression.

August 12, 2014

I’ve been coming across some incredible posts on depression and suicide since the tragic death of Robin Williams. I wanted to share some of them with you. Please feel free to leave comments with other links you have found helpful this week. Thoughts on depression, suicide, and being a Christian by Nish Weiseth But there’s […]

Read the full article →

Better Than the Last

August 5, 2014

One of the best pieces of parenting advice I’ve ever received came from the friend who I turn to often for wisdom and guidance. The friend who cuts through the craziness of mom guilt and bad advice and gets right to the core of what is important. When my babies were babies, and I started […]

Read the full article →

What does “local” mean to a gypsy like me?

July 30, 2014

I met my husband Jeff in college a few weeks before he signed a professional baseball contract. He spent seven years working his way up the minor league ladder with a few cups of coffee in the big leagues, and I was right there by his side. We moved around. A lot. Five moves in […]

Read the full article →

Quick Pickled Carrots with Garlic and Dill

July 28, 2014

This week I bought the GIANT bag of carrots at Costco and brought them home only to remember that we didn’t bring our BlendTec to Montana. Hmm, what to do with all the carrots? Then I remembered making garlicky pickled carrots a few years ago and instantly had a craving for them. I whipped these […]

Read the full article →

5 Ways to Add Peace to Your Day

July 22, 2014

When I think about finding peace, I tend to jump to the big ideas like spending a few days in the mountains, getting a massage, or drowning myself in spiritual music.  But I don’t often have time or money for that.  So how do I weave peace into my day-to-day life? Here are 5 (free) […]

Read the full article →

Meet the Robinsons

July 20, 2014

On a hot and windy day in May, I watched two friends renew their vows after 20 years of marriage. They hardly have any photos of their original wedding day, so I was honored to be able to capture this celebration. Click on the photo collage below to see more…

Read the full article →

Reality Check

July 16, 2014

I love photography and sharing pretty pictures and inspiring others…and sometimes my highlight reel becomes just a little too rosy, and people ask me how I do it all. Well friends, I don’t. Not even close. Some days I struggle to get out of bed, and the kids yell at each other too much, and […]

Read the full article →