Unplanned Japan Adventures: Hospital Visit

Unplanned Japan Adventures: Hospital Visit

My Japanese Hospital ExperienceWhen traveling to another country, visiting a foreign hospital is never on the “places to see” list. Leave it to me to make that one of my “places to see” in Japan.Japanese. I don’t speak the language and I definitely can’t read the language. Being sick in another country is NOT fun;… Continue Reading

Simple Equation to Achieve Your Health Goals

Simple Equation to Achieve Your Health Goals

Simple Equation to Achieve Your Health Goals Everyone is different. Our bodies, lifestyles, nutritional needs and goals are all different. The beauty of being so different is that no matter where you’re at in your own personal health journey, there’s a simple equation that’s helpful in achieving your health and wellness goals. Fitness + Nutrition +… Continue Reading

Last Minute Stocking Stuffers for the Lady on the Go

Last Minute Stocking Stuffers for the Lady on the Go

Last Minute Stocking Stuffers for the Lady on the Go It’s a couple of days before Christmas and if you’re anything like me, you might be taking advantage of Amazon Prime so you can ship some gifts across the country or to your house to wrap and put under the tree. If you’re still looking… Continue Reading

Secluded Guatemalan Eco-Resort with Mayan Charm

Secluded Guatemalan Eco-Resort with Mayan Charm

Eco-Resort Connects Community and Culture “Laguna Lodge,” I said to the men standing near the muelle (boat dock) in Panajachel. They motioned me toward the small blue and white boats at the end of an old, well traveled, wooden dock. The captain took my large backpack and quickly tossed it up onto the top of… Continue Reading

Healthy Ways to Start Your Monday

Healthy Ways to Start Your Monday

Healthy Ways to Start Your Monday I remember when I was working in my HR job, I never looked forward to Monday. When I added on a 4-hour commute to a job that I didn’t like, I would go into a full blown “I hate my life” mode. (I didn’t really hate my life, you don’t… Continue Reading

5 Reasons to Plan a Girlfriend Trip

5 Reasons to Plan a Girlfriend Trip

5 Reasons to Plan a Girlfriend Trip When was the last time you planned a mini girlfriend trip? This past weekend, one of my close friends from college came to visit me in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. In all honesty, it was a last minute trip and it all folded together quite perfectly. I feel… Continue Reading

Show Up for Yourself. Daily.

Show Up for Yourself. Daily.

Show Up for Yourself. Daily. How are you showing up for yourself today? Did you wake up feeling energized, excited, positive and ready to take on the day or did you wake up tired, sad, depressed, or frustrated? This morning, I pulled this message. “I show up for myself and the world.” (I’m also doing… Continue Reading

10 Steps to Succeed With Your at Home Workout Program

10 Steps to Succeed With Your at Home Workout Program

10 Steps to Succeed With Your at Home Workout Program As a recovering “gym rat” who would spend HOURS at the gym daily, I thought people that didn’t go to the gym were lazy and that using an at home workout program wouldn’t be effective.  I was SOOOO wrong. I never thought I would EVER… Continue Reading

Five Reasons to Support GOTR RAGNAR

Five Reasons to Support GOTR RAGNAR

Five Reasons to Support GOTR RAGNAR Have you ever set a goal and never accomplished it? I have. Many times. I have set goals in MANY areas of my life and failed (fail forward, let’s keep it positive). When I was asked to help support Girls on the Run  (GOTR) and be a part of their… Continue Reading

What NOT to Ask About Someone’s Vacation

What NOT to Ask About Someone’s Vacation

What NOT to Ask About Someone’s Vacation. (Plus 5 Questions to Ask!) We all know that feeling of getting back from a vacation and going back to work and “real life” only to wish we were still on vacation or feel the need to take a vacation to recover from vacation to ease back into our daily… Continue Reading

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