Saying Goodbye To Powerlifting (But Hopefully Just For Now)

I’ve written about my chronic back injury before. It’s something I’ve been struggling with for years. I’m talking over a decade…I honestly first injured it while I was folding laundry back in 2004. Folding…clothes… (insert rolling eyes emoji here) Here we are, 13 years later and we finally have a diagnosis. If you were to […]


Balance – why I don’t think it means what we think it does

Balance.  We say we want it, but what does it actually mean? When I think of balance, the first thought that comes to mind is the lady justice holding the scale…now this could be that I spent 3 years of my undergrad degree studying law, but a balanced scale, or equal weight is often the first […]

2015 In Review

2015 was one of those years that I’m going to look back on and think: “that was a year of many tests, challenges, and personal struggles.” Now, you may be thinking, “wow, that sounds like she had a pretty shitty year.” In some ways, it definitely had its share of shitty moments, but hindsight is […]

Holidays With The Family

I was inspired to write this after reading a recent Facebook post by Jill Coleman where she refers to an article by Neil Strauss. In this article, Neil talks about how we often fall back into old habits and patterns when we are with our family members, which can sometimes make this time of year […]

Weekly Gratitude #7

Something hit me last night while I was driving back from visiting my parents. I am so lucky.  Seriously. I almost got emotional thinking about it. Okay, fine, I did get emotional about it. I’ll admit that I am definitely one of those people that gets caught up in the little things. I fixate on […]

Being Kind To Yourself

Up until recently, I was the queen of negative self-talk.  I was overly hard on myself, telling myself I was weak, a fraud, lacked self-control, and lacked direction. And then I read something that struck me…imagine you had a close friend that continually said those things to you.  That constantly put you down, made you […]

Weekly Gratitude #1

It’s so easy to get caught up in the day-to-day things.  Going from point a to point b, not really taking time to pay attention or feel grateful for the present moment. I don’t know about you, but this is something I really struggle with.  I find myself always wanting to know what’s next, to […]

Lessons Learned #1

Each Friday, I want to talk about a lesson that I’ve learned.  It could be a lesson I’ve learned just this week, or one that I’ve learned over the years and want to share with you.  I’m a bit late in publishing this for this week, but will be more consistent moving forward! Today’s lesson? […]