How to Live a Life You Don’t Need a Vacation From

You know the saying, “live a life you don’t need a vacation from”? Although I understood it, it never seemed attainable to me. I always thought to myself, “when I get the dream job” or “after the kids are older” or “if I just could ….”.

That is, until this past year.

I went on a 7 day Caribbean cruise with my family and noticed a dramatic difference. I noticed a major shift this year. I wasn’t craving a week to relax because I already ...

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Why Young Living Essential Oils?

Essential Oils are becoming more and more popular as people realize the benefits these oils have. I love essential oils and use them daily whether it be as my “perfume”, cleaning products, diffusing, hand-made lotions & bath products, & countless more!


I personally use Young Living because of their Seed to Seal® promise. I love the quality of the product. Young Living goes to great lengths to ensure the essential oil the consumer receives is a quality pure therapeutic ...

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Heart Rate Based Run Training: Maffetone Method 101

Have you ever watched the movie Cars? There is a part in the movie where Doc Hudson tells Lightning McQueen he must go left to go right. I always thought that was a genius lesson in the movie. Sometimes we have to do something that seems so illogical, but really will get us to our goal in the long run. Heart rate based run training reminds me of this very lesson.

You must slow down to speed up. In ...

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What is Yoga?

What is Yoga?

The word “Yoga” comes from the sanskirt word, “yuj”, which means to blend or bind. Thus why, Yoga is the art of blending movement with the breath and mind through various yoga postures (called asanas), breathing techniques (called pranayama), and meditation (dhyaan).

Who is Yoga good for?

Yoga is good for ANYONE. That’s right, anyone. You don’t have to be able to twist yourself into a ball to do yoga. Anyone ages 1-100 yrs old can do yoga. It ...

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Abiding in silence: my silent retreat experience

I just returned from a 2 1/2 day silent retreat hosted by Yoga on High at the Jesuit Spiritual Center in Milford, OH. It was such a rejuvenating experience.

It was my first silent retreat, so I wasn’t sure what to expect. I knew I would be doing yoga and meditation, which I was excited about.  As an INFJ personality, I really crave alone time, which once I thought about it, I don’t really get unless I am out on a ...

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What others say about you, is a reflection of them

A few years ago, my husband and I went out to dinner with a few other couples. I was sitting with the ladies of the group having, what I thought was, a friendly chat. The woman next to me started texting in the middle of the conversation. I thought it was a little odd, so I playfully peeked over and asked , “whatcha doing?”. She pulled her phone away quickly, but not before I saw that the text ...

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Paying attention to signs

Signs and synchronicities.

They are all around us. We often go through life ignoring them. Once you start to paying attention to the synchronicities, it’s astounding how many there are, just waiting for our attention.

What are the significance of synchronicities?

When I have a synchronicity happen in my life, I interpret it as a God wink. These signs serve as validation I am on the right path at that moment or perhaps, I need to be paying attention ...

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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 a deeper level. This much inner work and ...

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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, was causing me stress trying to fit it in? ...

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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 head.  Continue Reading →

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