“Practicing” Compassion

If there’s one thing we’ve all learned these past almost two years, it’s that the world needs more compassion. While it’s true that some people are innately more compassionate than others, did you know it can be learned or enhanced as well. Not only is it important to have compassion for others, but also towards…

Find Your Passion

You look great! Good for you, because you work so hard…This is something I feel like I hear over and over again from people, but I don’t get it. I mean I get that they’re being nice and giving a compliment, but I guess what I struggle with is the “work so hard” part. I’m…

Gratitude For The Win

What if I told you that you could be healthier, more successful, sleep better, have better relationships and experience a higher level of positive thoughts like love and happiness. Sign me up, right?!?! This is all possible if you practice gratitude. Yes, it’s literally as simple as that. The idea of practicing gratitude means that…

Hip To Be Square

There’s the group that works out incessantly to the point where that’s their whole life, the group that seems to always be at happy hour, cocktails flowing on the daily, the group that never goes out or is able to do anything without their significant other. I could go on and on and on. Where…

Mind Over Matter

We’ve all heard the sayings, “mind over matter” and “be careful what you wish for”, in fact so often that we don’t really stop to think about what they really mean nor believe what the concepts truly are. I recently watched the documentary titled “The Secret” on Netflix. The main message of this is that…

Lab Love

It’s no secret that I absolutely adore Labrador Retrievers. I’m a huge animal lover in general, but labs are extra special to me which is why I’m thrilled to support such a worthy cause that benefits these lovable creatures! “The Labrador Retriever Rescue of Florida (LRROF) is a 100% volunteer Florida state-wide organization dedicated to rescuing,…

Snack Attack

Life is complicated enough, snacking doesn’t have to be! There are plenty of nutritious, yummy snacks, such as chia seed pudding and kale chips, but these can take planning ahead and/or prep time which sometimes you just don’t have. Most people snack daily and a good percentage of those snack two or three times daily.…

To Pee Or Not To Pee

You show up at your gym eager to get your butt kicked. You walk in, greet all your friends and read the workout board. In a flash your mood went from good to bad and panic starts to set in. The dreaded double unders. You’re not prepared, wearing light blue leggings, no panty liner in…

The Road To Masters Nationals

  Have you ever done something knowing it was entirely about the experience and doing your personal best, knowing full well that you had pretty much zero chance of winning, but you did it anyway? For me this was Masters Nationals for Olympic Weightlifting. Never in a million years did I expect the words “I’m…

Chill The F Out

We all have it. We’re rushing to get the kids ready for school, trying to meet an important deadline at work, dealing with traffic, etc., etc. Yes, it’s stress. Stress can have so many negative effects on our bodies, many issues that we may not realize for years. What if there was a way to…