I got a bee in my bonnet the other day to make granola. I'm not really sure why because this isn't something that I make on a regular basis. However, I've been really trying to keep things clean and simple in my pantry and kitchen while also doing all I can to meal prep and organize for the week. … Read more about Simple Granola
I'm coming clean here. In fact, I'm already getting a bit squirmy thinking about hitting the "submit" button. Recently, I was involved in a photo session for a fitness studio where I love to teach. (Check out WestCoastWorkout for a great experience!) This is out of my comfort zone to begin … Read more about Let’s Talk Body Confidence
This is not a new post. In fact, it's an update on a post I wrote a little over a year ago. One thing I try to do here is keep it real. I hope you know it's more "what you see is what you get" than "I've got this thing all figured out" and everything is as perfect as a highlight reel on social … Read more about Confession #1: I am an Emotional Eater
I can be a super upbeat person. I think that is what folks would say. My boys have always accused me of being far "too perky" - especially in the mornings. However, being positive or optimistic doesn't mean I am naive and above what real life can throw our way. Life can be pretty daunting. It … Read more about It’s Not About Being Happy
After most any big celebration or holiday the buzz seems to be about detoxing. I have never been one to follow a strict detox diet. Our bodies are miraculous machines that naturally follow its own detox regimen. This works beautifully until we go overboard with processed foods, sugars, alcohol … Read more about Let Your Body Do Its Thing!
There is SO much hype out there about self-care these days. It seems to be one of the new, trendy things we have to put on our "to do" list. OR it sounds kinda "high falutin" and what those "ladies who lunch" do that the rest of us might feel too guilty about indulging in. But I'm here to share with … Read more about Self Care IS a Thing. . . and may not be what you think
Here we are, friends. At the end of a year and the beginning of a new one. As I sit here watching the news reports on the festivities and as 2/3 of my boys are in New Orleans preparing to cheer on the Dawgs in the Sugar Bowl, I confess I am quite content to sit right here in a quiet house … Read more about SIMPLIFY IN 2019 . . . My Intention. AND I have a GIFT for YOU!
I am a big fan of podcast listening. I love the fact that I can learn, be inspired and entertained while I do just about anything! I can pop in my earbuds while doing some of those dreaded chores, and feel like I'm being doubly productive. Some things like cooking dinner, chopping veggies, … Read more about So Many Podcasts . . .
I have to admit Fall is not my favorite Season of the year. In my family I am in the minority. I think everyone else in my family gives Fall the vote as favorite Season. I think it has everything to do with Fall being football season (;. There is one thing in particular I DO like about the … Read more about My Favorite Fall Recipe!
I have always considered myself a morning person. I tend to love the morning time and typically wake without an alarm. (that's unless it's wrestling season when the wrestler has to get up loooooong before the sun even considers rising). I have had a really good morning routine for years now that … Read more about Taking Back My Mornings
I can see it happening already. It begins now around September. It seems to get earlier and earlier each year. I say September because that's when the Halloween decorations start popping up in stores AND when everyone decides that all sorts of foods and drinks simply must be pumpkin flavored. I … Read more about Don’t Let those Pumpkin Lattes Get You!
This week I had to send out a hard email. I spent hours struggling and praying over the decision until I knew it was the right thing. I had made great plans and worked on this round of Better & Beyond to begin this week. I was striving to make it successful and full of support and … Read more about 5 Steps to Keep Climbing that Hill