Word of the Year – Heal

Celiac Disease, Life January 9, 2017

Never before have I felt so ready to start over. In 2016, I felt…out of it. I’m not sure how else to describe it. In between moments of clarity and energy, I mostly felt blah. Focus was hard to come by, and my brain struggled to read, write, and process information. Some of this stems from autoimmune issues. I had a massive setback in February and multiple incidents throughout the…

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Resolutions Reevaluated

Fitness, Life January 6, 2017

Last January, I made a New Year’s Resolution to stay on top of my household chores by using a weekly cleaning schedule. I printed the schedule out, stuck it on a bulletin board in the bathroom, and promptly forgot all about it. By January 2, I had already failed. Resolutions are like that sometimes. Good intentions falling flat. As a women’s fitness specialist, I see this most often with diet…

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Permission to Slow Down

Life December 5, 2016

When you think of the holiday season, you instantly think of a crazy time of year, right? I feel like holiday and crazy are basically synonymous these days. Parties and baking and decorating and school plays and shopping and wrapping and hosting and I’m getting tired just thinking about it all. If we’re not careful, this season will pass us by in a blur. In the blink of an eye,…

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3 Tips for Balancing Social Media

Life September 13, 2016

I’ve noticed a theme in my blogging over the years. Every few months I talk about trying to find that magical balance between family and work and social media. For years now, my response to the overwhelming anxiety I feel when life is off balance is to shut everything down. No social media. No work. Shut it all down. The problem with this approach is that it doesn’t solve anything.…

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Overflowing with Gratitude

Life September 8, 2016

A few months ago, I was sitting in my office, stressing out about life. My heart was racing, my stomach felt hollow, and I couldn’t understand why. I took a deep breath, closed my eyes, and forced myself to sit in the quiet. As my mind’s eye zoomed out from the situation, I was struck with the reality that I had been chasing things and influence and money. I was…

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The Simple Show

Family, Life September 3, 2016

The Simple Show is a podcast that explores unconventional ways of living and making the most out of things like work, travel, and family. This week, Tsh Oxenreider invited me on the show to talk about our family’s unconventional baseball life. We talk about how and why our family travels, what it’s like to live the nomadic lifestyle, and how I can’t stand the smell of ripe bananas. I had…

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How Setting Mini-Goals Can Help You Reach The Finish Line

Life July 18, 2016

On a recent trip home to visit family, I told my sister that I wanted to get back into running again. Even though I have been working out pretty consistently over the past year, I haven’t gone for a run in what seems like forever. Running can be hard on my body, especially when autoimmune issues pop up. But I’ve been feeling good lately, better than I have in a…

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