My Journey: Food, Body Image, Hormones, and Grief

I know that this may be a sensitive subject, or a little too much information for some people, but I’ve also really found it helpful to hear and watch other people’s stories that are similar. So here it goes… A couple of years ago I decided that I wanted to be fit, skinny, have rock hard abs, or in other … Continue Reading

Ode to Life

I strive to live in the world of wonder, always discovering, growing and building beauty. I want nothing more than to bring this beauty and joy into the world as much as possible.  Because lately I have seen and heard of so much pain and anger, how painful life can be, how hard.  But within and throughout the hardships I … Continue Reading

Tapping into the Steady Rhythm of Life

Rush, rush, rush, rush, rush.  That seems to be the theme these days. Life feels like a giant race most of the time as we all gallop around at full speed on our horses, often seemingly out of control and overwhelmed, about to crash at any moment, but somehow – somehow we manage to stay on.  We manage to keep … Continue Reading

Imposter Syndrome and why it’s OK to feel it ALL

I want to talk about something that has been on my mind lately, and as usual, it’s been on my mind because it’s happening to me.  *Disclaimer – this post is NOT for attention, but rather to highlight that it’s OK to feel a full range of emotions and energy and it’s all OK. And that thing is feeling like … Continue Reading

You Can Do Hard Things

I’m sitting on my little green couch, as I do every morning, having my coffee, and feeling an overwhelming sense of gratitude. An overwhelming sense of gratitude for the life that I have, for every breath that I take, and for being able to have this experience of growth. This post is part reflection, part practical update on Japan. It’s … Continue Reading

What I learned from taking off my headphones

Life can be hard. It can be confusing and distracting and it’s easy to only see the negative. It’s easy to try to drown out everything around us in order to ease the pain, to make the things we don’t like seem a little easier. The other day when I was running I was hit smack in the head with … Continue Reading

Is it really worth it?

“Is it really worth it?”   This thought has popped into my mind on many occasions and in many circumstances over the years, and especially as of late. I’ve been thinking about this because things aren’t always easy. And when they aren’t easy, I think many of us start to ask – Is it all really worth it? Maybe you’re … Continue Reading

How to stop taking yourself so dang seriously! – Four of the biggest takeaways after living 30 years on this earth

I love birthdays and I love my birthday. I know it sounds self-centered but I really do. Why? It’s a beautiful day where you get to celebrate yourself – I mean, wow! You get to celebrate yourself! Your wonderful, beautiful, fantastic self! Is there anything better than that?! Seriously, though, have you ever thought about how amazing and special you … Continue Reading

My Biggest Secret – The Real Truth About My Life

The absolute, 100% raw, real and sobering truth is that I ache for my home. I ache for my hometown and my family and even (I may kick myself for saying this) the snow. The real truth is that I’ve been running my whole life. I have been running away from myself and to myself simultaneously. I have lost myself … Continue Reading

It’s OK – Even when it feels like it’s not

I was going to write this big, inspirational post on how to love yourself and how important self care is, and how it’s OK if you’re alone on Valentine’s Day. I was going to write about a sure-fire way to love yourself, how to truly get to your own core and forgive yourself. I was going to write about how … Continue Reading

How to find connection when you feel lonely and discouraged in life

It’s easy to feel disconnected, lonely, and discouraged as we move through our day to day lives, sometimes unable to see the bigger picture around us. I know this well; I’ve been there, and still experience these emotions from time to time. When I was a little girl I always had this image of a spiderweb threading across the sky, … Continue Reading

A little pep talk for you…

If no one has told you before, or hasn’t told you recently, YOU ARE CAPABLE. I think most of us have wasted many a day walking around our houses or our jobs wondering what to do next. Usually, it isn’t that we don’t know what to do next. Actually, we usually know exactly what we need to do next. The … Continue Reading

How to find your home and place in this world

With the holidays around, I have to be honest and say that I’ve been a little homesick. But, what does that mean? What does home mean, and why is it that we get “homesick”? Home. What is home, and why do our hearts yearn for it? What makes a home a home, and why is it that you can never … Continue Reading

If you feel like you don’t know how to trust yourself, read this.

It’s not always easy to trust ourselves. It’s easy to second-guess our decisions, wonder why we’re not happy, wonder if we’ll know the right decisions to make for our lives and know what’s best for us. For my whole life, I have always been inclined to ask for the answer. I just wanted to KNOW. I wanted to know what … Continue Reading

When Your Joys Become a Chore

I’m laying on my yoga mat, unable to get myself to do any poses, only able to concentrate on how tired my body is and how much pain my thumb is in. I managed to injure my thumb to the point where I may have tendonitis or severely strained the muscle – and probably because I’ve pushed myself a little … Continue Reading

When the struggle can be your best friend

My mom told me a story the other day of an egg in their chicken coop that happened to be hatching as my dad walked by. The baby chick seemed to be struggling, and true to form, my dad couldn’t help but help – so he broke open the shell just a bit to help the chick get out. The … Continue Reading