• Fitness,  Journey to Health,  Nutrition,  This Thing Called Life

    Drop The Guilt – Start Where You Are

    One of the biggest complaints I hear from people is, “I can’t or don’t because I can’t go all in”. I totally get this mindset. I used to live this way but I’m here to tell you to knock it off because…you ready for it? Some is better than nothing. Yep I just said that. There will be a time in our lives where we physically, emotionally, or monetarily cannot do this thing or that thing that we feel we SHOULD be doing. And sometimes we get in to the mindset of “well if I can’t do it all the way I just won’t do it at all…”  And I…

  • Recipes

    Very Berry Green Smoothie

    A few weeks ago I headed to our local costco to get some frozen fruit just for smoothies. I have not been brave enough to make a protein smoothie but I have been trying new things and so far it’s going really well. I’ve made two smoothies with the fruit I bought. One was an antioxidant blend and I have to say I do not have a Vitamix (though it’s on my wishlist) so the pomegranate seeds do not get pulverized even in my crazy awesome blender. I have this one from Target. So that was not a very good smoothie. Today I thought I’d try out the other mix…

  • This Thing Called Life

    New Moon, New Adventure!

    New adventure… So this happened the other day. Mercury is in retrograde and we are in new moon territory here people. For fellow woo’s you understand what that means…for those of you who don’t I will break it down quite simply…deep soul diving, cleansing, and figuring it all out…at some point I’m going to unleash the cussing on you so be prepared…but for now I’ll just say that I dug in and let go of some things and learned more about me. And after many years I said screw it and took a chance on something I’ve been dreaming of and thinking on for so long it’s silly. Well what…

  • Journey to Health

    New Direction

    Anyone who’s known me for the last few years knows that nutrition has been a key component to our life since my son was born. Here’s why. My health since having my kiddo has not been the greatest. Due to our financial situation we didn’t have health insurance for the longest time. I have an autoimmune disease but we are not sure which one yet. And our son was born with only one functioning kidney. So all of these things come together to mean that we really have to be very mindful about what we eat. The last year has not been great food wise. Too much fast food and…

  • This Thing Called Life

    “I’d have been better off staying home”

    So sometimes I start a project or a book or (insert something that requires introspection) and I get to a point where my soul begins to say, “yes, yes, yes, this feels so right and so amazing. Keep doing that, you are on the right path.” And then I wake up on the wrong side of the bed one day or it gets real and it gets hard and so I stop reading or doing. Even though I know if I could just push past that one wall and get on with it I’d be fine. I’ve built so many walls in my life I pretty much have a maze…

  • Journey to Health,  The home search,  This Thing Called Life

    Step 1 of figuring it out…

    I have this sneaky suspicion that if anyone spent a day in my head they’d need about a year in a mental hospital to recover. Okay, not really, but some days it legitimately feels that way. If any of you follow some of the more off beat type things you know that mercury retrograde is a real thing and totally screws with things. It is a time of disarray. A time to get things resolved and to try to let go of the past and move forward. And lordy has this one been rough. I fired the sitter this week. I don’t know what got into me but I guess…