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LOVE is in the Air

Whether you buy into the hype of Valentine’s Day or not, there’s no denying love is in the air. Regardless if you’re feeling a bit more like Grinch than Cupid, I’m here to remind you that love really is the answer. Because whether you’re in a romantic relationship or not it’s irrelevant. Love is everywhere.… Continue reading LOVE is in the Air

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5 Ways I Simplified Life in 2016

In 2016 I committed to living life a bit simpler. The year started out with my boyfriend and I in a cross-country relationship, I was completing a full-house renovation, juggling my career, making time for friends and family, and figuring out post-fitness competition life. It was a hectic – yet amazing- time and I knew… Continue reading 5 Ways I Simplified Life in 2016

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What I Wish I Could Tell My 18-Year-Old Self

I recently came across a snippet of Victoria Beckman’s British Vogue interview in which she penned a letter to her 18-year-old self. I found the article heartwarming – and it got me thinking. What would I say to my 18-year-old, college-bound, spitfire self? I know you’re not the thinnest. I know you wish your hips were… Continue reading What I Wish I Could Tell My 18-Year-Old Self

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Grateful. 

It’s almost hard for me to believe tomorrow is Thanksgiving. I can’t seem to go anywhere these days without hearing Christmas music playing on repeat… which leads me to the realization that the holidays are upon us.  One of my all-time favorite things to do over the holidays is reflect. Take a few moments to… Continue reading Grateful. 

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Don’t Fall In Love. Rise In It.

I used to think drama in relationships was inevitable. I used to think relationships were a lot of work. I used to think I wasn’t deserving of true love. I used to think I’d never let my walls down long enough to experience love. And ultimately, I used to think if I ever did meet… Continue reading Don’t Fall In Love. Rise In It.

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I Am Who I Am, Because You Were You

It’s often you hear people say, “I’m working on who I am,” but how often do you hear someone say “I’m working to understand WHY I am the way I am?” With 32 years of life under my belt, I finally feel as though I have a good grasp on WHO I am. I’m a… Continue reading I Am Who I Am, Because You Were You

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Lessons I’ve Learned from My Mother

I was lucky enough to be able to ring in my mom’s birthday with her and our family this week… and in honor of her, I thought it appropriate to share a few life lessons she has imparted on me over my lifetime. ·      Express Gratitude.  All the thank you notes. The thank you… Continue reading Lessons I’ve Learned from My Mother