Mondays Hate Everyone

“I think Mondays hate me,” Isaac said, as he trudged into the kitchen. There was thick-cut bacon awaiting him, as well as a freshly toasted cinnamon raisin bagel; alas, even that wasn’t enough to get him pumped for Monday morning.  I explained to him that a lot of people dread Monday, but it’s really a losing battle–given

Holding Space

Isaac reached across the table, and without saying a word, placed his hand on top of mine. I had been having an especially rough day, during which, for a multitude of reasons, I was in an emotionally heightened state. I do my best to communicate when I’m in moods like these, asking for space and compassion,

When you want to tell gratitude to suck it

Gratitude is a mothereffing game changer. This isn’t new information to you, if you’ve been reading my blog for any length of time. Chances are you’ve heard me say this on multiple occasions–because I have long been a strong proponent of utilizing a consistent and authentic gratitude practice. I stress the importance of gratitude. Often. Personally, I

More Than My Body (before & after)

  Back in 2014 I shared my “reverse progress” photo. At the time, it was the scariest, most vulnerable thing I had ever done. I was a fitness professional who had long clung to the idea that I needed to have a perfect body in order to be successful in this industry.  I thought I

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Permission to be Powerful (and feminine)

It happened during a Strongman training session, in which there were very heavy sandbags involved. The task was, pick up a sandbag from the ground and carry it 100 feet, working up to your heaviest possible bag. I love this kind of stuff, and I loved the newness and the challenge of the task. And it was through this experience that I had

Sucky Things

Plants are disposable, right? Like they last for a little bit, then die, and then you buy new ones to replace them? AM I DOING THIS RIGHT?! Well, yes and no. See, I’m doing it and killing them and learning and starting over again–and not giving up. So no, plants are not technically disposable, but whist on

You Are The Sky

  What’s the first thing you do when you get out of the shower? I always find this to be an interesting experiment in human observation. My husband, for example, does not, in fact, moisturize. I find that to be incredibly odd. What does your skin feel like without moisturizer? How do you live? When

Fitness is not a punishment

I hear this a lot, and I’m sure you do too. Indulging around the holidays is quite common, and while I do encourage intelligent and mindful indulgences, we don’t always stay aligned with those intentions, do we? Sometimes, we overindulge. Sometimes we feel (gasp!)guilty over what we’ve consumed. Sometimes we end up with a hefty dose of holiday

Muscles are so (not) Scary

  Over the weekend I was relaxing at the pool with a Bloody Mary and a good book, and I overheard a group of girls talking about another girl. YES I was at the pool. It’s Southern California, what can I say? Some days in “Autumn” it’s 80 degrees and sunny, and other days (like today)