How to Make Sure Your New Year’s Resolutions Don’t Suck

The New Year’s Resolution Controversy I feel like there has a become a New Year’s Resolution Controversy – people either love them or are completely turned off by the thought of them.  Honestly, I think the problem comes from the word “resolution.” By definition (according to Merriam-Webster) is “something that is resolved” and “resolved” is defined as…

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17 Swaps for 2017

New Year . . . New You . . . that’s what they say, right? But what if you don’t want a new you? Maybe you just want to do a few things differently, you know, “swap out” some okay things for better things. The problem is there is so much out there that we…

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My Favorite Holiday Treat

I cannot imagine the holidays without my Grandmother’s Homemade Chex Mix. This year is the first year we aren’t spending Christmas in Chicago, where I can eat all of the Chex Mix my mom makes. LOL As a result, I resorted to making it on my own this year. Surprisingly, not only did I realize…

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A Thankful Body is a Healthier Body

It’s been heavy on my heart lately how much glorification I’ve seen of superficial health and fitness goals on social media – the “six-pack abs,” “thigh gaps” and quotes insinuating “what’s your excuse?”  These types of posts that claim to be motivating, often leave those of us wanting to be inspired feeling hopeless or depressed instead.…

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FREE FUN FALL WORKOUT

Fall is here but it definitely doesn’t feel like it here in Santa Monica! Even though the leaves aren’t falling, I’m reminded of my favorite fall activities growing up in the midwest. I created these exercises when I was living in Chicago and pregnant with my oldest, Landon. Hence, my sister modeling all the exercises.…

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I Will Miss My Friend

I was going to go to yoga tonight. Yoga has become my therapy, but I was pretty sure I would start bawling my eyes out in class . . . I decided to write instead. I wrote an article on my blog about two years ago where I interviewed my friend Paula Hess who was…

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I was a little afraid . . .

I’m not going to lie. I’m not really sure why, but I’ve always been really skeptical when it comes to essential oils. I guess the idea of dabbing a little peppermint oil on my feet to calm an upset stomach always seemed a little incredulous. That said, over the years, especially due to social media, I’ve…

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