You’re Doing It Right

For the first time in my life, I've started attending a weekly workout class. My friend, Erin was recently certified as a Revelation Wellness instructor and leads classes that focus on moving our bodies in joy. Of course, they're really much more structured than that, with kickboxing, dancing, yoga, and strength exercises. I come away … Continue reading You’re Doing It Right

Embracing the Comfort of Three-Star Reviews

On Amazon, a 3-star review means the book or product is "ok" and is filed under critical reviews. I have trouble with this. In my mind, 3 out of 5 stars means I liked something but it wasn't life-changing. I read enough good-but-not-great books to be comfortable giving a lot of reads 3 stars. I know … Continue reading Embracing the Comfort of Three-Star Reviews

When Life Gives You Lemons, Drink Champagne

I had a birthday this weekend and it did not go as expected. A trip had been planned; that trip got canceled. I was pretty bummed but then Frank took the girls to the Women's March and I went to a used bookstore and had a quiet reading lunch. We got a babysitter and had … Continue reading When Life Gives You Lemons, Drink Champagne

When Life Gets in the Way

If I've heard it once, I've heard it a dozen times: Hold expectations loosely during this holiday season. It's hard to do, though. Often, I don't even realize I have expectations until they're unmet. I'm over at SheLoves Magazine today, reflecting on how life is always in the way of holy moments. Here's an excerpt, … Continue reading When Life Gets in the Way

Creating Boundaries and Finding Balance

We're doing the Whole30 reset again. Not because we don't know what we need to do to eat healthfully but because, without rules and a commitment, it's easy to cheat and let things slide. There is always a special occasion; always a reason to splurge. This time around isn't as stressful since we continued to make … Continue reading Creating Boundaries and Finding Balance

Slowing Down to Enjoy the Journey

For my birthday, friends gave me a gift card to a local bookstore with instructions to enjoy an afternoon browsing - either online or in person. I thought about this invitation to simply look at books and so I invited my friend along. We both have young kids so time spent together in a bookstore … Continue reading Slowing Down to Enjoy the Journey

Celebrating Strong Women: Letting Go of Certainty

Today's Strong Woman is my friend, Anna Pantano-Cotman. Anna is a yoga instructor, life coach and has a Masters in Management International. Moving frequently as a military spouse with her husband and two daughters, she is on a personal journey to truly learn how to make the best of every situation. Letting Go of Certainty At … Continue reading Celebrating Strong Women: Letting Go of Certainty

Because

Because it had been sitting in our fridge for a few weeks, waiting for a special moment. Because September flew by in an unexpected flurry, and special moments seemed hard to find. Because Thursday night is just as special as Saturday night. Opening the Champagne after bedtime, talking and laughing, not reading or watching Netflix, … Continue reading Because