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…

The Best Way To Cook A Spaghetti Squash

  There are several ways to cook a spaghetti squash, but I have found the easiest to be microwaving. It requires less hands on time, and less time overall than using the oven. It is fairly simple, but if you’ve never done it before, it is definitely a bit daunting. I thought it would be…

S.O.A.P. Notes #4 {Psalm 119:114}

Time for another SOAP Notes devotional! If you aren’t sure what I am referencing, see this post for a full explanation of this series! Today’s key verse is Psalm 119:114  S: You are my hiding place and my shield; I wait for Your word [I put my hope in your promise]. O: Sometimes we are…

“By the Numbers” {Upper Body Push/Pull Workout}

If you’re in the mood to try something new on your next upper body day, I have just the thing! A word of caution though…if you need to do anything with your upper body over the course of the 2 days following your workout, this might not be a good option… Consider yourself warned! This workout left…

S.O.A.P. Notes #1 {1 Corinthians 1:1}

In medicine and nutrition, SOAP notes are often used as a means to lay out the patient’s history, problem(s), findings, and then formulate a plan. Having a background in nutrition education and being that I currently practice medicine, SOAP notes have been an integral part of the way my brain processes information for over a decade. That…

Falling in Love With The Process {ToL}

I love this quote by Jim Kwik. It is so loaded! You can listen to the Podcast episode it came from here. We all want results, but how many of us are actually willing to do the work required for the desired outcome? I have good news and bad news. Are you ready for it?…