Family, Food, Learning, Self Care

Navigating Allopathic Medicine With a Holistic Heart

Driving home from my massage therapist on March 25, a seemingly harmless Podcast about boosting my energy defined the persistent pit in my stomach. At 17:36 of the show I'm pulling on to I-264 and I burst into tears. "The conventional wisdom is that loneliness is a condition experienced by others - the Eleanor Rigby's of the… Continue reading Navigating Allopathic Medicine With a Holistic Heart

Food, Learning, Misc, Travel

Camp TimeOut Dia Dos: Me Gusta!

Day 2: Saturday (Cinco De Mayo) (If you haven't read Day 1 yet - it's HERE!) Sunrise Yoga: Tim and I got up before dawn (sans coffee) to do yoga on the lake with Carmen from Crossfit 757. Three things she did that no other instructor has ever done in the history of my personal… Continue reading Camp TimeOut Dia Dos: Me Gusta!

Family, Food, Learning, Self Improvement, Travel, Uncategorized

Camp TimeOut Day 1: Sorta-S’Mores

What a much-needed weekend away with the Hubs. This weekend almost didn't happen. The two of us have stacks on stacks of reasons why we shouldn't and almost didn't get to camp this past weekend. But the stars aligned and for once... it all worked out! One of the more entertaining reasons this weekend almost… Continue reading Camp TimeOut Day 1: Sorta-S’Mores

Family, Food, Travel

What was your favorite part of your day?

If you have ever spent a holiday or vacation meal with me, you are already rolling your eyes at the title of this one. If you are my husband, you have more than likely played this game with me in the past 24 hours. For as long as I can remember, I have forced people… Continue reading What was your favorite part of your day?

Learning, Misc

The Hypocrisy of a Lazy Learner

Yes. I over purchase children's literature just in case I need to drop in on a friend with (or expecting) a small child or two. I know. I boast to friends, family, neighbors and coworkers about the importance of word usage and how it directly correlates with a child's developmental trajectory. Eeek. For the past… Continue reading The Hypocrisy of a Lazy Learner

Food, Self Improvement

My More Mindful Year: 365 Days of Food

Well that was anticlimactic. I'm seeing "369 Day Streak" at the top of my My Fitness Pal home page. No bells, no notifications, no fireworks exploding out of my phone in accomplishment. An entire year has flown by since I sent a frantic text message to Shari asking for her to pull me out of… Continue reading My More Mindful Year: 365 Days of Food

Food, Sage Advice, Self Improvement

Food Prep Like a Champ!

The first question people ask me when looking to jump on the wellness-wagon is almost always, "What should I eat?" That question usually sends my excitable nutrition nerdy brain into a tailspin. Instinctively, I want to immediately ask them a series of questions about their home life, their career, their relationship with a power/energy greater… Continue reading Food Prep Like a Champ!

Family

Finding Your Tribe

I'm a huge believer in taking things as they come. But let's be honest, sometimes the "blips" come a bit more regularly than we were built to withstand. Take my last three weeks for example. The waterheater/sick old dog/non-Nashville weekend happened. In the midst of all that, I've been experiencing this weird/frustrating thing where my… Continue reading Finding Your Tribe

Self Care

Every Party Has a Pooper…

...that's why we invited you. I'm having a small pity party for myself. Today, I was supposed to wake up my normal "Sunday Morning Sunshiny Self" in a great mood with thoughts of gratitude, a well made bed, puppies, and nature, and coffee and waffles and a podcast, and a workout with my favorite people… Continue reading Every Party Has a Pooper…

Sage Advice, Self Care, Self Improvement

On the First Date, True Love

Here I am. Reading. Sipping tea named "comfort". Finally, taking on this book that has taken up dusty residence on my nightstand for over a year. Eating a delicious piece of chocolate recommended by my new favorite barista. What got me to this place was pretty synchronistic. I'm supposed to be on a girls trip… Continue reading On the First Date, True Love