Why I Signed Up To Be A Bone Marrow Donor

Last weekend I headed back to my 20 year college reunion. I have to say it was a thrill being back on campus showing my husband and children my old stomping ground. But nothing made me happier than seeing two dear friends who have been battling cancer, both fighting harder and with more grace than… read more

The Most Boring Gift Guide Ever

Gang, here goes. I know this is THE most boring gift guide ever, but I am telling you, you won’t be sad when this arrives for Mother’s Day. I’ve been drinking Bulletproof coffee on a friend’s recommendation for almost 2 years. (More on that later!) I was dangerously using a “bullet” which is not recommended… read more

Health and Wellness: Hormones

The last half decade has been a deep dive on may things, but none more so than health and wellness. As I ventured out of my 30s and into my 40s, I noticed so many emotional, spiritual, and physical changes. While emotionally I felt more strength and conviction in my choices and preferences, on the… read more

Why We All Need to Recycle

I am proud to say that thanks to a few close friends and a large bunch of their supporters, plastic bags were recently banned in our town. You can read more about that movement here. I stumbled upon this Now This video about what happens to items when they are a part of single stream… read more

The Best Summer Sunscreen: Beautycounter

Here it is friends. My all-time, favorite, sunscreen this year is from Beautycounter. It’s their new line called Countersun and you can find it here. It glides on smoothly, doesn’t make your eyes tear up when you sweat, and smells delicious. I’ve had great luck with mineral sunscreens in the last few years. I promise… read more

Workout Gear Refresh with Build by Janel

Well hello summer people. Hoping this blog post finds you sinking into the slower pace of my favorite season. I’ve been loving every hot muggy second. And I am thrilled to report I’ve found extra time to get “back on the mat”! After a few injuries I took some time away from yoga and didn’t… read more

The Skin Allergy Update

Skin Allergy

If you have been following along on the blog, you’ll remember that just over a year ago I was afflicted with some crazy skin allergies. I saw allergists, dermatologists and my acupuncturist. I was told by different specialists that it might be my dog, and that I should consider getting rid of her. That I… read more

Letting Go of Guilt

Oh people. Has this been a winter or what??? So. Much. Kid. Sickness. Between the croup, and the vomit, and the diarrhea, and then more vomit, and more diarrhea, and more croup, I found a podcast that made me say, “Oh yeah. I needed you today friend.” The theme is about letting go of guilt,… read more

Great Non-Profit: NEXT for Autism

Today it’s my honor to introduce you to Christine Lai, an awesome woman who also happens to be the parent of a child with autism. Christine is open, honest, and incredibly brave, never shying away from the challenging work of advocating for her son and others facing autism. Many of us have been touched by… read more

Health and Wellness: Grounding

As I took a pause from much of my social media and blogging in the last month or so I have been¬†exploring different ways to relax and recharge. With children in elementary school, the month of May can feel turbocharged and slightly out of control. Frankly, it left me feeling totally wiped. To get out… read more