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Five Tips and Activities to Engage Your Kids and Lower Stress at the Same Time

Five Tips and Activities to Engage Your Kids and Lower Stress at the Same Time

Crazy right? Sometimes when we are stressed out the only thing we can think about is how we need to just get away for a while. It would be fabulous if we could all get away for some “me time” by ourselves each day, but as […]

Long Term Skin Care Solutions for Truly Radiant Skin (and how we healed our skin for good)

Long Term Skin Care Solutions for Truly Radiant Skin (and how we healed our skin for good)

  Nowadays it’s not uncommon for me to be seen going about my entire week with nothing but a touch of mascara… and lipstick. I am extremely happy with my skin and never feel ashamed of it anymore. I don’t experience oily days and dry days, […]

Ideas for Sustainable Gift Giving: may your days be merry… and green

Ideas for Sustainable Gift Giving: may your days be merry… and green

Every year my lists grow… Christmas card mailing lists, gift giving lists, and it’s a joy! It means we are making new friends wherever we go! But it can be a struggle to stay creative with each and every gift for each and every person, […]

Slow & Grateful Living (part two): the one lesson I wasn’t expecting

Slow & Grateful Living (part two): the one lesson I wasn’t expecting

Happy Friday Friends! If you made goals for this week and are following through with them, let me know, I’d love to cheer you on. Those of you who have told me what your week’s goals have been, how amazing are YOU! You have inspired […]

Slow & Grateful Living (part one): Fostering Slow Living in my Kids

Slow & Grateful Living (part one): Fostering Slow Living in my Kids

“Mindfulness is a certain way of paying attention that is healing, that is restorative, that is reminding you of who you actually are so that you don’t wind up getting entrained into being a human doing rather than a human being.” -Jon Kabat-Zinn I realize […]

Slow Grateful Living Challenge: 7 days of creating more space in my life for gratitude

Slow Grateful Living Challenge: 7 days of creating more space in my life for gratitude

Dear friends, I am SO very excited and eager to announce that I will personally be embarking on a challenge this next week, the week BEFORE Thanksgiving, to really prepare my heart and create more space for gratitude and joy. I am asking you to please […]

7 Ways You Can Be Your Best Inspiration

7 Ways You Can Be Your Best Inspiration

I spent the weekend with my parents. I Love them. What a joy. During the weekend as topics on parenting inevitably surfaced, my Dad reminisced about my childhood. I was incredibly stubborn as a kid. Many kids can be, but I was totally bull-headed. I […]

Are you showing your body the respect it deserves?

Are you showing your body the respect it deserves?

Happy Friday! Over the past few years I have lost 40 pounds (aside from pregnancies), had two beautiful and incredibly healthy children children, learned to be an athlete, balanced my hormones, and enriched my relationships with people around me. All these things I have done without […]

Breathing During a Cold Weather Run (and a warming soup recipe!)

Breathing During a Cold Weather Run (and a warming soup recipe!)

What’s a runner to wear during these cold months? On this cold and drizzly morning I bundled up and layered on my long sleeved shirts and threw a sweatshirt on over it all, complete with gloves and hat. The crisp air feels amazing on a run, […]

A Challenge on Being Intentional and what to expect from this blog moving forward.

A Challenge on Being Intentional and what to expect from this blog moving forward.

Dear Friends, it has been a fabulous week writing and publishing one post every day. I hope you heard my heart on the things I am passionate about and maybe caught the fire to continue on this journey with me! I can’t wait to keep […]