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Runner, yogi, nursing student, wife and mother of 2 beautiful boys in Dayton, OH. I hope to educate, empower and inspire others live more mindfully and balanced lives!

My Experience Living as an Empath

What does it feel like to be an Empath? If you are reading this you likely already know. You probably are one. I have always been able to feel other emotions and feelings…I just was not always mindful of it. Growing up, when I got a denseness or uneasy feeling around someone, I used to think that person didn’t like me. Now I know I was just sensing their emotions on […]

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Interview with Andy Grider, diagnosed with Diabetes May 2016

In May 2016, my husband was diagnosed with Latent autoimmune diabetes of adults or “LADA”. It was pretty shocking, as he didn’t fit the typical stereotype for Diabetes. Luckily, he was proactive and sought medical treatment when he wasn’t feeling well. He was fortunate he caught it early. At his initial doctor’s appointment, his glucose was at 324 and his pancreas wasn’t producing insulin. He received a diagnosis on a Friday […]

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Diabetes Mellitus: What It Is & Why You Need To Know About It

The Statistics:  Chances are, you know someone affected by Diabetes Mellitus. In 2012, according to, 29.1 million or 9.3% of Americans had diabetes. Of that 29.1 million, 21 million were not diagnosed.  In 2013, diabetes was listed as the 7th cause of death. As a health and wellness advocate, it’s frustrating to read these statistics because the complications from diabetes can be controlled with proper health and wellness. Study after study […]

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7 Must Do Self-Care Practices

Self-Care wasn’t always top of my list. It took time. It used to be, “self care” was exercising and checking a box. It had nothing to do with self-care and everything to do about “losing weight” and my “self image”. I would often stress about fitting in my “self care” activity of exercising, which seems ironic. The very “self care” activity that was suppose to promote relaxation and destress me, […]

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2017 Nuun Ambassador!

I am beyond thrilled to announce that I was selected as a nuun ambassador for 2017! I have been using their products since I started my marathon running in 2009 and I am proud to represent them. However, I noticed an interesting thought pattern happen when I received the selection email. It’s interesting how sometimes when I am chosen for something or attain a goal, I notice self-limiting beliefs run through my […]

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Want an simple, affordable stand up desk? Here’s 2 ways how under $20!

Did you know that the Americans spend an average of 13 hours per day sitting? That doesn’t include the time slept, which would than equal an average of 21 hours /day on average Americans spend leading a sedentary lifestyle. If that doesn’t shock you, here’s some more. The average American male, weighs 195.5 according to the CDC. If he sits the average 8 hours per day, he burns 1906 calories. Using this online calorie tool, I […]

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25 Must Read Quotes on Mindfulness

“The real meditation is how you live your life.” John Kabat-Zinn, B. 1944 American Professor and Founder of Mindful Based Stressed Reduction ” In meditation it is possible to dive deeper into the mind to a place where there is no disturbance and there is absolute solitude. It is at this point of profound stillness that the sound of the mind can be heard.” A.E. I Falconar, B. 1926, Indian-born […]

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What is Reiki?

What is Reiki? Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. Rei = Spiritual Wisdom and Ki = Life Energy. It is administered by “laying on hands” and is based on the idea that an unseen “life force energy” flows through us and is what causes us to be alive. If one’s “life force energy” is low, then we are more likely to get sick or […]

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How to Live More Aligned with Your True Spirit

Have you ever wondered how to live life most aligned with your true spirit and serve your souls purpose? As kids, it comes so natural to do what makes our spirit happy. Over time this innate sense of spirit gets clouded. Well-intending parents, teachers, and other adults tell us what we “should do”, “how we should play”, and where we “should work”.  Slowly, there is a silencing that happens, as we […]

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