Mental Health, Reading & Writing, Uncategorized

The Power of Perception

Perceptions are a funny thing, some might say fickle, even. A perception, simply put, is the way we think about things. The way we view the world around us, the people in it, the situations we find ourselves in, and so on. We each have the power to shift the perceptions others have of us… Continue reading The Power of Perception

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family, Parenting

How I Do It… And Why

If I had a dollar for every time someone said to me, “I don’t know how you do it”, well hell, I’d have a lot more money than I do now!  But in all seriousness, I get asked that question a lot over stuff that I consider routine, so I wanted to talk about it… Continue reading How I Do It… And Why

adventures, fitness, Mental Health, Uncategorized

Quiet Contemplation and Reflection

Around here we try to take the time to reflect on our actions, thoughts and words frequently, but, as with all things, life gets the best of us and it gets lost in the shuffle. So, Sunday's are a day for some reflection and introspection. For myself, it's easy to sit and think about the… Continue reading Quiet Contemplation and Reflection

fitness, Uncategorized

Starting AND Maintaining Fitness Goals

Getting started in something is easy, but continually progressing and moving forward is much harder. This is especially true, it seems, when it comes to fitness and nutrition. So often I’m asked how I manage to keep moving foward and progressing in my fitness goals. I’ve come so far in such a short time, and… Continue reading Starting AND Maintaining Fitness Goals

fitness, Mental Health

Yoganuary: Body, Mind, and Soul

Community. Gratitude. Hope. Kindness. Strength. Vulnerability.  What do those words mean to you? For me, they are a small part of the feelings I went through during Yoganuary. I discussed it a bit in my first post this year, and I shared the journey on Instagram every day, but I want to talk about the… Continue reading Yoganuary: Body, Mind, and Soul

family, Parenting, Uncategorized

Discovering Who You Are and How to Find Balance in Motherhood

Finding yourself, who you truly are at your core, is hard. Finding yourself during motherhood, at least for me, has been undeniably harder.  So often as mothers (fathers, too) we devote our entire being to raising our children and doing what they need, without much consideration for ourselves. Many of us (I fall into this… Continue reading Discovering Who You Are and How to Find Balance in Motherhood

Mental Health, Reading & Writing

The Positives and Negatives of Social Media, and How to Maintain Balance

Let’s talk about social media a little bit. I have been on social media much more in the past few months than the last few years, honestly. Since starting a blog and working on a novel I have felt motivated to connect with the writing community far more, and likewise with the fitness community because… Continue reading The Positives and Negatives of Social Media, and How to Maintain Balance

Mental Health, Reading & Writing, Uncategorized

New Year… Same Me!

Resolutions. I mentioned in my New Year’s Even post that I don’t make them. I don’t believe in creating a concrete idea for what I am *going to do* in the next year. It is too hard, in my opinion, to ensure that you will do something you set out to do. Not because it’s… Continue reading New Year… Same Me!

adventures, Parenting

Travelling With Children and Why I Do It

Another miniature adventure checked off our list. Have you ever travelled alone with children? It’s not always the easiest or most fun thing to do, and let’s face it, kids can be downright annoying at times. My oldest two are always fighting with each other and asking “are we there yet?”, and my youngest tends… Continue reading Travelling With Children and Why I Do It

Parenting

Motherhood: the Ups, the Downs and Why We Really Do Need a Tribe

Parenting is hard.  Now that we’ve all collectively nodded and agreed, I want to talk about why I feel motherhood is especially hard, and tips I’ve learned. Of course, I realize that all parenting is hard, but since I’m a mother I am pulling from my own experiences here. I have three children that are… Continue reading Motherhood: the Ups, the Downs and Why We Really Do Need a Tribe