I have a secret: I am truly living! With a summer spent enjoying each moment of my days, rich with family, friends, and special memories, I was able to reconnect to my passions, rejuvenate myself, and reinvigorate my zest for the here and now. My heart and mind have been grounded, mindful, thankful; I feel as though I … More “Just Live”
Hi readers! I am back! You don’t need to hear my excuses (“life got so busy”, lack of time, inspiration, yada, yada) but my life has been blessed, my days have been happily occupied, and my heart has been full. I am swelling with pride over the accomplishments of my family and friends recently. I WANT … More Pride
Think about this: How do you stay focused, committed, and consistent with the aspects of your life that are important to you? Prioritize. Now, think about this: How can we make our goals, dreams, and aspirations a TOP priority? I have been feeling inconsistent lately. Especially in these times of inconsistent weather and fluctuating schedules; I … More Being Consistent
Accountability (noun): the quality or state of being accountable; an obligation or willingness to accept responsibility or to account for one’s actions Who holds you accountable? Who takes responsibility for your actions? Your choices? What I teach my students, is “YOU are in charge of you. No one is forcing you to do anything that … More Accountability
There are few things better than (an early morning school cancellation!) cuddling up on your couch with hot coffee, soft blankets, Netflix, a good book, and the snow falling in sheets outside. BUT! I implore you to take at least 30 minutes to an hour of your day and get a workout in. Get your … More Snow Day = No Excuses Day
Have you ever had one of those weekends (weeks? months?) when your healthy lifestyle has gone out the window? You feel bloated. Your clothes don’t fit. Your energy is caput. And you are CRANKY. How can you shake yourself out of the bad habits and back into healthy living? Set those SMART Goals: Weight goal – 5 … More ENCOURAGEMENT!
HAPPY NEW YEAR! It’s 2016! Time for change, time to start anew, time to set goals…and achieve them! You don’t want to be the person that a) doesn’t set a resolution or goal for yourself or b) set a super tough resolution that you end up breaking 4 days into the new year [hence the … More You say you wanna ‘resolution’
As the sun shines in my apartment on this beautiful (almost) winter’s day, I am reminded of so much light, positivity, and happiness that I am blessed with in this life. More so than that, the sun reminds me to SHINE. We were so lucky last night to have a holiday get-together with friends old … More Let it shine, let it shine, let it shine!
I learned a valuable lesson this afternoon and I had to share. My husband, bless him, knows how much I love to dance – around the apartment, in the car, moving down the street – and I’m ALWAYS trying to get him to partner dance with me (but really, it’s dangerous for all parties involved). For … More Sometimes, you have to follow…
Welp, it’s the most wonderful time of year again…the holiday bustle is in full swing, the stores are splitting at the seams with people, the travel plans are laid out, and the GERMS ARE FLYING! As an elementary health and PE teacher, I teach over 600 students a week. Each child cracks me up with their unique … More Laughter is the Best Medicine