Motivation Station

If you’ve seen me the last week or so and have asked how I’m doing, I’ve undoubtedly answered with, “Do you want the truth?” Then with an unwavering and knowing smile, I’ve told you that I’m doing, “as good as can be expected.” Truth is, I’m having a tough time with motivation. I’m a few […]

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3 Tips for Whole30 Success

After working in the health & fitness industry for over ten years, it still amazes me the power that food has on our bodies. It can be our greatest medicine or our greatest demise. After almost two years of reading and researching the Whole30 (mostly just hemming and hawing), I finally did my first reset […]

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A Birthday Letter to Myself

This week I celebrated my 33rd trip around the sun and spent some time reflecting on how much I’ve changed and grown from the little newborn pictured above. I would be remiss without saying how much gratitude I feel towards my parents for bringing me into this world and for always loving me fiercely and […]

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First Semester of Grad School – What I Really Learned

First semester of grad school is in the books (pun intended) and boy did I learn a lot. Sure, I learned scholarly things, but the biggest take-aways really surprised me: I learned to be kind to myself. I am the biggest cheerleader for others, but when it comes to myself – I realized that I doubt my capabilities […]

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Permission To Pause

For me, going outside gives me the space and quietness that I need to go ‘inside’. And by ‘inside’…I mean inside my head. Inside my soul. Allowing this time to pause and go inward is not only essential to my well-being, but it allows me to come to the table in everyday life as the […]

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Whole30 Challenge Accepted

I am officially at the halfway point of my Whole30 Challenge. What? You’ve never heard of it? It’s basically a 30 day gut cleanse where you don’t eat foods that have the potential to cause inflammation in your body. That means: no dairy, no grains, no beans, no processed or ‘natural’ sugars, and no alcohol. […]

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A Walk in the Woods

If you’re walking in the woods and you forget to wear your FitBit…do the steps actually count? This is a question I pondered out loud recently as friends and I embarked on a three mile hike through the Florida Greenway. I had a brief moment of discontent and panic when I realized moments after starting […]

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Brown Hair Don’t Care

Driving home from dinner with my mentor and the thing that stands out the most to me is the fact that we didn’t talk about my hair…and thank GOD. You see, I stopped dying my hair blonde about a year and a half ago…it’s been slowly growing out into an ombré style and not only […]

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Lessons from a Grocery Store

Today I refused to pull out my cell phone. Today I was at the deli waiting for my number…number 98…to be called and I refused to take out my cell phone and idly scroll through Facebook or Instagram to fill the empty space. It was painful. Well, not really. But, I had to really CHOOSE […]

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New Year (kinda). New You? It’s not too late!

This is a screen shot from my Headspace app. One of my goals, or dare I say ‘New Years Resolutions,’ for 2017 is to be more present. This can be a bit ambiguous – as it’s hard to measure, so I felt that a daily mediation practice would get me where I wanted to go (or […]

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