Hello! We have been working on a little refresh to this site and a little adjusting to go along with it. During the process, I realized the last time I introduced myself or crafted a page about myself was way back in 2014. That was FIVE years ago! Since that time I've had two boys enter … Read more about Well, Hello!
I've loved all things health and fitness for a mighty long time. It was reinforced watching my parents battle thier own health issues that affected their quality of life. That helped me move from exercising for the outward results (like those skinny jeans) and focusing on all of the health … Read more about Growing Into Wellness
One of the very best things about summer is living off of wonderful, cool, fresh salads. I have two that I am loving this summer. One is an old favorite and the next is a new, refreshing recipe I have to share. First of all, I love a good chicken salad. I'm here to tell you this chicken salad … Read more about Simple Summer Salads
I got a bee in my bonnet the other day to make granola. I'm not really sure why because this isn't something that I make on a regular basis. However, I've been really trying to keep things clean and simple in my pantry and kitchen while also doing all I can to meal prep and organize for the week. … Read more about Simple Granola
I'm coming clean here. In fact, I'm already getting a bit squirmy thinking about hitting the "submit" button. Recently, I was involved in a photo session for a fitness studio where I love to teach. (Check out WestCoastWorkout for a great experience!) This is out of my comfort zone to begin … Read more about Let’s Talk Body Confidence
I have been off of my cooking game lately, but preparing meals this time of year seems to be so much easier. I love simple, light meals during the summer. We all want more time to do more of the fun stuff. Going back to a "day job" also meant whatever I'm whipping up has to be super quick and … Read more about Four Simple Summer Suppers
This is not a new post. In fact, it's an update on a post I wrote a little over a year ago. One thing I try to do here is keep it real. I hope you know it's more "what you see is what you get" than "I've got this thing all figured out" and everything is as perfect as a highlight reel on social … Read more about Confession #1: I am an Emotional Eater
I can be a super upbeat person. I think that is what folks would say. My boys have always accused me of being far "too perky" - especially in the mornings. However, being positive or optimistic doesn't mean I am naive and above what real life can throw our way. Life can be pretty daunting. It … Read more about It’s Not About Being Happy
After most any big celebration or holiday the buzz seems to be about detoxing. I have never been one to follow a strict detox diet. Our bodies are miraculous machines that naturally follow its own detox regimen. This works beautifully until we go overboard with processed foods, sugars, alcohol … Read more about Let Your Body Do Its Thing!
Well, hello there! Remember me? I am actually still around even though you might not know it from my looooonng absence from this space! It has been the longest I've gone without checking in here and I've missed sharing here with you all. Sometimes, though, we all need to take some time away from … Read more about I’m Back with some Simple Shares