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The Importance of Personal Days

I’ve recently shared my intention to stop living for the weekend, and for the most part, my plan works. I’ve learned to maximize my weeknights (hot yoga, date nights, weekly wine class, and more!) but lately, it hasn’t been enough. As my company navigates our fourth acquisition in five years, I find myself exhausted. Emotionally and… Continue reading The Importance of Personal Days

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Quit Being Such A Bitch to Yourself

The other day I encountered the biggest bitch. I’m talking Bitch with a capital B. She stared me straight in the eyes and said: “You’re fat.” She poked and prodded at me. She contorted my body in the most unsuspecting ways – judging and criticizing. She pointed out that my once chiseled lower abdomen was… Continue reading Quit Being Such A Bitch to Yourself

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Stop Letting Your Mind Bully Your Body

The whole premise of starting this blog was to spark conversations around health, fitness, food, relationships and more – but not just talk about it high-level. To talk about it in the most genuine way I can. And so let’s get real about body confidence. Prepping for my Bikini Competition last year is no new… Continue reading Stop Letting Your Mind Bully Your Body

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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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How I Overcame My Destination Addiction

Are you addicted to the future? Do you tie your happiness to short-term goals? How many times have you associated happiness with the next happy hour, the next orgasm, the next fancy date night out, the next time you get on the scale and realize you’re 5 pounds down? You say: “I’ll be happy when…” Happy when… Continue reading How I Overcame My Destination Addiction

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The Transformations We Cannot See

#TransformationTuesday #fitspo #progress Show of virtual hands {honor system here, clearly I can’t see you!} – how many of you have seen those hashtags on social media? Usually accompanying them are photos of someone {likely in their underwear} posting a side by side comparison of their “before” and after bodies. The before I started some diet, some… Continue reading The Transformations We Cannot See

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Friendships Are Worth Fighting For

Isn’t it amazing how much friendships change as we get older? After I graduated high school and moved across the country to attend Arizona State, I fell out of touch with a lot of friends. And after graduating college and moving back to the East Coast (UP and DOWN the East Coast, actually), I also… Continue reading Friendships Are Worth Fighting For