Spiced Pumpkin Muffins

I begin craving all things “cozy and pumpkin” the day after Labor Day (even though the first day of fall isn’t officially until September 22nd this year). And who can blame me…now that I live in Michigan, early September brings cooler temps and the subtle beginning of leaves changing color. Cue all things FALL please! […]

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Six Ways to Subtly Shift Your Mindset

The struggle has been REAL lately. Anyone else feeling these (almost) post-pandemic, eclipse season, full moon vibes or is it just me? In case you need it too, here’s your friendly reminder: It is 100% your responsibility to create a life that YOU deem beautiful and that you love. You are co-creating this one precious […]

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Motherless on Mother’s Day

For the last six years, I’ve found myself motherless on Mother’s Day and thought I’d write this for YOU in the off chance that you find yourself in the same boat. I’m not quite sure if time heals all things – the jury is still out on that one for me. What I do know […]

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Best Practices: Going Back to School While Working a Full-Time Job

In the fall of 2017, I began my grad school journey. Seven semesters later and a year to reflect leaves me still wondering how I did it all. Truthfully, it feels like a blur. My days consisted of: study, eat, work, study, sleep. Then I’d wash, rinse, and repeat. Looking back, before I was in […]

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How To Optimize Your At-Home Yoga Practice

The face of how we do fitness has changed right before our eyes. Working out regularly was hard enough before, but now with the stay-at-home order it feels even more challenging to maintain (or start) a workout routine. Here are a few things that have helped me maintain my daily yoga practice while social distancing: […]

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Smitten with the Mitten

  This Florida girl is taking a leap of faith and moving to Michigan! I know, I know…most people move to Florida FROM Michigan. Like most things though – I do them a little backwards 😉 The past few years, I have been blessed to travel to Grand Rapids, MI for work on several occasions; […]

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Good Grief

Grief is a funny thing. I don’t think there’s truth in the saying that it ‘goes away with time.’ Instead, I think it never goes away, but we learn how to navigate our emotions like a skillful sailor – adjusting our sails and navigating the rough seas along with the calm. Four years ago I […]

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Whole30: Where Do I Start?

Alright. You’re ready to do your first Whole30, but you have no idea where to start. Good news – I got you! First, the Whole30 website is a wealth of knowledge and you can browse through and download all kinds of information – for free! Here are a few of my favorite links for quick reference: Whole30 […]

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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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Halfway to Chicago

Let me tell you about my friend, Amelia. She is kind, thoughtful, and one of those people who, in a crowded room, makes you feel like the only person that matters.  When I first set out on my Chicago Marathon journey, Amelia was quick to ask questions, give me tips, and offer her support along […]

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