5 Steps to Overcome What Holds You ...

There is a saying: "It is not who you are that holds you back, it is who you think you are not." Do you know what you are capable of?  Most people have no idea and never genuinely try to discover their true potential. What continues to hold you back?  Is it fear of success or failure?  Is it fear of the responsibility it may require? Or th...

Why Booze and Exercise Don't Mix

Come Friday, the vast majority of America wants to booze it. Nothing like taking a load off after a long week of work.  But the truth of the matter is - alcohol does not serve healthy people with active lifestyles. Alcohol is a drug and for whatever short-term benefits you feel the repercussions are not pretty. In my former life I...

Kick-Ass Morning Juice

When I wake up, I am hungry, but since I like to exercise early in the am, I don't like to have a big breakfast that is going to leave me bloated or heavy. I experiment a lot with different juices, but come early AM, this is the one recipe that makes me want to get up and kick some serious butt for the day! ...

I See Beauty In Everything

I used to wake up in the morning feeling tired. Already bored with the day in front of me. Bitter that life was not moving in the “right direction.” Waiting in anticipation for Friday to appear, only to be disappointed that nothing inspiring was on my agenda. The days all blurred together. The weeks turned into months. The seasons changed. Anoth...

4 Simple Tricks to Cool the Flames ...

You get pissed off.  It's totally normal.  Things don't go your way.  You get in a fight with out spouse for the one millionth time about the same frigging issue.  Your kids are acting like monsters and driving you crazy.  Someone you rely upon lets you down.  You get cut off in traffic.  You don't get that check you were expecting but your bills a...

Why It Should Be Easy To Live In Ha...

I was driving to the airport the other day and my three year old, Madeline, starting howling in the back seat.  Cracking up.  Her laughter was uncontrollable.  I turned around and asked her what was so funny. "Mommy," she said, "Big Bird is wearing a tutu!  Oh my gosh!  EVERYONE is wearing a tutu!."  And just like that, she was filled with delig...

Mexican Vegan Pizza

I love Mexican food.  The flavors, the spices, and fresh vegetable.  SO delicious. But sometimes when you go out to eat Mexican food, it ain't so healthy, right?  Well guess, what?  I've got a recipe that you will love AND that is rock-star healthy.  :-) Here is my favorite recipe for Vegan, Mexican pizza! ...

How to Create A Magical Bubble Bath

I just love a bubble bath.  :-)          My three year old daughter, Madeline, and I have an evening routine.   Every night after dinner, we head upstairs and take a bath in our master bathroom. In fact, I don't think Madeline has ever been in her own bathtub! Taking a bath together is our way of winding down at night and spending a few mom...

From Flab to Fab in 30 Days

W all know knows that diets don't work. You may stick with one for the time allotted and then fall off the wagon. So, what kind of plan will really work for you so it becomes a way of life and not just a fad? Mine. You know you want  to look fabulous, but something keeps holding you back.  You’re going to a party. Your family is coming to...

How To Start Over When Your Life Fe...

Several years ago, I was asked to help with the Grand Opening of a major health club in Boulder, CO.  I was hired as the Mind & Body Coordinator.  It was a beautiful 40,000 square foot facility.  I was honored to be a candidate for the position. I had dreams for the club.  I had visions for where I wanted to take yoga and Pilates on the mat ...

3 Simple Tips Heal Emotional Wounds

When I was in 6th grade, my family moved to a different town, which meant my school district changed.  I was the new girl on the block.  Totally insecure.  And flat out ugly.  I was too short, too skinny, didn't have the hip clothes, and my hair sucked.  Oh, and I had braces. Yeah, I was a GAWKY, GEEKY looking kid.   When I arrived the fi...

How You Can Grow Your Own Food At H...

I have two children ages 3 and 11.  The three-year old’s diet consists of Pirates Booty, gluten-free coffee cake and gluten-free pretzels.  The 11 year-old’s diet is a little better but like her daddy, she does not load up her plate with fresh produce that often. I decided this spring I had had enough of their crappy diets and I went on a missio...

Tips For Living Like There Is No To...

Don't wait until it is too late to do and say everything that means something to you. Act NOW and live happily. The only guarantee in life is death and taxes. We know when taxes are coming, but death is illusive, we don't know how much time we have or how much time our loved ones have. Don't wait until it is too late to realize how precious your...

3 Easy Steps Toward Loving Yourself

In my 20s I discovered yoga.  When I attended my first class, I felt a little freaked out.  Although I had been following the Grateful Dead for five years, literally all over the country (I attended over 100 shows), I was blown away by all the hippie freaks showing up to practice.  They all smelled like Pachouli, ate food that didn't look bird food...

I'm A Sista That's Got Your Back An...

I often post  images on my facebook page of fit women. Every so often, the reaction to some of the images I post is not expected. A lot of women feel that posting images of women who look 'perfect' sends the wrong message or even depressed some women who will never be able to achieve such a body. As I read some of comments on some of my posts...

10 Reasons Essential Oils Kick-Ass

I woke up on Christmas Eve of 2012 unable to move.  After vomiting for 6 days, I finally crawled in to see my family doctor.  "An gastro-intesintal bug," she said.  "You'll have to wait it out." I was not satisfied with her diagnoses.  I couldn't stand up.  I couldn't walk.  I couldn't hold my daughter.  I could't function.  From the core of my ...

40 Years Old and My Sex Drive Dissa...

Forty years old and my sex drive disappeared.  This is a super embarrassing story to tell, but unfortunately, it is the truth.  When my daughter, Madeline, was born, my desire for sex and physical intimacy pretty much evaporated. Labor got kind of crazy just as I was pushing her out and it became clear I was going to either need a C-section...

Why You Need To Let Go Of Things Yo...

Most people are afraid of the unknown and of losing control. It is a hard fact of life, of being human, that there are certain things that are beyond our control. You don't know when you will die, you don't know what will happen to our loved ones, you might lose a precious pet or a loved one when least expected. Loss and loss of control can thro...