40-Year-Old Check List

By Tuesday, May 3, 2016 0 Permalink 0

Five weeks and I leave my thirties behind. Very weird. A part of me feels more immature than a decade ago;  I think it's because I am beginning to embrace who I am and trying to have as much fun as possible. I am realizing the frivolity in wanting acceptance and avoiding judgment. There are a small handful of people ...

Fitness Friday – Motivation

By Friday, April 29, 2016 2 Permalink 0

What separates those that workout from those that do not? Motivation. It is something that is different for everyone. How can some of us be so deeply motivated to move our bodies while others struggle to find the time or desire? I decided this was a topic I needed to explore. Moving our bodies is a non-negotiable. Even if your ...

Maple Beer Arugula Salad

By Friday, April 29, 2016 0 Permalink 0

This is our most recent recipe included in the spring edition of Being Well magazine. Leigh and I eat salad often enough that the two of us are constantly looking for ways to turn it into something more adventurous. Our maple-beer arugula salad, was a genuine collaboration between the two of us and a fellow we met at ...

My Mother’s Day Wish

By Thursday, April 28, 2016 0 Permalink 0

I watched a documentary last night about Barefoot College, which chronicled the journey of a Jordanian woman who left her rural village and children to go to India to learn how to assemble solar-powered lights. She was desperate for a different life and yearned for a skill set that would uplift her family and community. I ...

Fighting with your Partner

By Wednesday, April 27, 2016 0 Permalink 0

There are so many ways to argue and fight with your spouse. I have three siblings, whose spats with their partners, both minor or major, I am able to witness. With the amount of time I spend with Leigh, I am privy to her and Dyl's weekly arguments. They are more fiery than Wizz and I, which ...

An Act of Generosity

By Tuesday, April 26, 2016 1 Permalink 0

Over the course of my lifetime, people have been exceedingly generous to me; teachers, family, friends, and strangers have left me speechless with their kindness. After I had my first child, I couldn't believe how generous people were; friends dropping off their baby gear, piles of onesies, and boxes of toys being passed on for my little ...

Fitness Friday

By Friday, April 22, 2016 0 Permalink 0

When it comes to staying motivated and sticking with your fitness goals, nothing beats group classes. You have the benefit of a personal trainer, telling you what to do; the energy of those around you, pushing you to do more reps than you would and the opportunity to put your workout in someone else's hands. ...

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups

By Friday, April 22, 2016 0 Permalink 0

I have been trying very hard not to pound chocolate at night. However, as many of you know, sometimes that struggle is real. In an effort to stay on the healthy eating path, I have not brought any junkfood into the house. The other day I was desperate, I needed to eat something sweet. When this ...

Kids and Cell Phones

By Thursday, April 21, 2016 3 Permalink 2

What's the right age to give your child a cell phone? Where do you stand on this one? I have decided that my kids can get a cell phone when they go to high school. This is not a rule that I have written in stone, it is merely an age I am toying with; I am still deciding whether ...

A Dress Code Not For Kids

By Wednesday, April 20, 2016 7 Permalink 0

I'm fired up today about an issue I can't believe is actually an issue. It started last year, when my then seven-year-old daughter came home from school upset. On what turned out to be a gorgeous day, she had worn a zip-hoody sweatshirt over a maxi dress similar to this one: What got her upset? She had to wear ...