Truth Time

Truth time… I have noticed myself allowing complaining to creep into my life more and more lately. This is obviously not a good thing. Although I know it isn’t serving me and is is a habit that is damaging both to myself and to others, I have been uncertain how to break the cycle. I…

Lessons From Coins

  I have some some questions I’d like you to ponder:   When it comes to (what you consider to be) “imperfections” and “mistakes,” how do you view yourself? Do you allow (what you see as) “flaws” to define you? To limit you? How do you view the purpose and the outcome(s) of things when…

Peach Cobbler Gelatin {High Protein}

What do you do when you are craving peach cobbler, but you also want to be healthy and not wreck your gut? You get creative with @VitalProteins!! I have been making this recipe every week or two for the last several months, so it is about time that I share it! Most often I have…

Killer Quad and Core Workout

It has been a little while since I posted a workout, but this one was worth sharing ASAP! I did this workout at home yesterday (I have a leg extension machine), but unless you have one at home too, this workout is going to be one for the gym-goers. It isn’t complicated, but it will…

Why A Great Beginning To Your New Year Starts NOW

Most of us are used to running around frantically during the holiday season. On top of normal life and work demands, there is so much extra we are expected to do! Including, but not limited to: Figuring out the perfect gift for everyone on your list… Shopping for those gifts… Wrapping all those gifts… Working…

Yoda Was Wrong: Here’s Why

“Try not! Do, or do not… There is no try.” —Master Yoda If you’re not familiar with the movie The Empire Strikes Back, check out this quick clip (it’s less than five minutes) before you continue reading. Actually, even if you are familiar with the scene, humor me and re-watch it so you’ll know where I’m…

7 Day Gratitude Challenge {ToL}

Science has proven that gratitude is one of the best ways to improve levels of happiness, and reach new levels of success. Putting gratitude into practice on a consistent basis may prove to be challenging if you don’t know where to start. With this in mind, I’ve put together a list of 7 gratitude practices—one…

Life Questions {Q&A}

I was recently given the honor of participating in a project for a friend and coworker. He sent me a list of questions that several individuals will also be answering. They took me some time to complete as I wanted to answer them honestly and thoroughly. I’m an over-analyzer—in case this isn’t already obvious! Anyway, after…

Overcoming Fear By Stepping Into It

A while back, I posted this quote on Instagram. The quote came from Lori Harder (@loriharder) via her amazing podcast Earn Your Happy! I’ve been binge listening since one of my Best of You mentor-ship sisters Emily Gough (@nutritiouslyemily) recommend it! It’s all about creating your best life and best self. Definitely check it out if you…

Modern Greek With Quinoa {Panera Bread Copycat Recipe}

  When I go to Panera Bread I always get the same thing: the Modern Greek With Quinoa + chicken (because protein). A while back, I decided to see if I could recreate it at home after I realized that Path of Life makes a Mediterranean Quinoa blend that is very similar to the sofrito…

On Connecting With Those Around Us

I posted this picture the other day on my Instagram and on my Facebook page along with my ramblings. I honestly didn’t think that the thoughts I added to the photo caption would have such an impact, and was surprised by the number of people who read, liked, and commented. Sometimes I wonder how may…

”Delt Drop” Workout

This super-set style workout is designed to hit every part of your shoulders—front, lateral, and rear delts. You can do this at home or at the gym. Know one thing for certain… your shoulders will be on FIRE!    If you try this workout, let me know what you think! If you want, you can even…