We are into the last week of February. Where in the world has all the time gone? This year is already traveling at light speed! My yoga class has dwindled back down to a tolerable amount of students, when in January all the New Year’s dreamers had us packed in like sardines, full of giggles, talking, making it anything but a relaxing, strengthening workout. While it’s sad that so many people fall off the wagon so to speak, with their annual resolutions, it’s not all that surprising. In fact it’s so predictable, most classes found at a gym refuse to provide a bigger space unless the attendance is still high past the month of January. … More When Your New Year’s Resolution Disappoints You
It’s so easy to start a challenge strong, so exciting to jump headfirst into the attack plan of a new goal. What isn’t as easy is the journey. … More #Last90Days at a Close
There were several memories however, of cold November and December evenings looking up at the stars through a heavy pair of binoculars on top of the hill, gravel beneath her feet. She started learning her constellations but typically had a hard time finding them without a little help. She would wander back down the hill, her tiny hand in her daddy’s large fingers, to the little two-bedroom farm house where her grandmother now lived. … More Christmas Sentiment
I spent 30 minutes sitting by a crackling fire doing nothing but creating my joy list. … More Five Holiday Traditions I Can’t Live Without
We’ve all heard that we should be grateful for what we have, and that is often easier said than done, especially when no one teaches us how. … More Five to Thrive: It’s the Little Things!
As part of my newfound journey of healthy eating and being on the go, I’ve found that protein smoothies have a way of making sure I get lots of fruits and veggies without all the fuss of a million dishes and the time it takes to prepare a fully cooked meal. Plus a flavored protein powder helps make sure I’m getting the nutrients my body needs. Here are a few of my favorite combos: … More Smoothie Love
Substituting water seems like an easy enough solution to quenching my thirst, but drinking enough water left me with a few challenges. How much was enough? … More Five to Thrive: Hydrate Baby!
There was a time in college when seemingly out of nowhere I realized I didn’t actually enjoy being around the people in my circle. It wasn’t after reading a self-help book or going to a seminar, in fact it was shortly after I realized that every time we hung out, we were drinking alcohol. Every. Single. Time. … More Five to Thrive: Drop It! (Like it’s Hot?)
Mid-August when it was still muggy and hot, hotter than anyway wanted it to be, even for the last weeks before school began, she woke up to a voicemail on her phone. It’d been left in the wee hours of the morning, well before her alarm had gone off, and she didn’t have to listen to it to know what had been said. … More For Every Season
The biggest difference in my life when looking at the Five to Thrive is working out consistently. Growing up people told me I didn’t need to work out because I was skinny, so for the longest time, I truly believed that if you weren’t overweight, you didn’t go to the gym. Aye yie yie! What a lie!!! Well when I eventually figured out this wasn’t true, I joined a gym. Again friends AND family were asking me, “why are you going to the gym?” or “you don’t think you’re skinny enough already?” or “you don’t need to go to the gym,” or “what a waste of money!” … More Five to Thrive: Work it Out!