Why and how to meditate

Breathe in, breathe out. Wait, if I’m thinking about breathing, I’m not really mediating. Shoot. Silence. Think of silence. What are we having for dinner tonight? Oh yeah, lasagna. Stop, be quiet. Meditate. Om shanti. I love when they sing that at the end of yoga class. What time is yoga tomorrow? Be quiet. Meditate.

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Get more out of your core workout

Hi friends! How’s the day going? Hope you’re having a great afternoon. The NBA draft is tomorrow (!) so this basketball nerd has ESPN on non-stop. Arizona has four players in the draft and I can’t wait to see what teams I’ll start caring about haha.  Today, let’s talk about the core! Summer is officially…

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A yoga teacher training update

Hi friends! Hope you’re having a wonderful afternoon. I’m so glad to hear I’m not the only one who was feeling meh about Three Wishes. Farewell, book. Starting something new tonight! (I have quite a few on the Kindle I haven’t cracked open yet.) I got my Invisalign aligners today -more on that to come,…

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Be Your Own Personal Trainer: adjustments and corrections

Hi friends! How’s the morning going? Today I have some tips on how to adjust yourself during your next workout. Put these adjustments and corrections to use and it will be like you’re your own personal trainer! Last night, spin was a blast, and I came home to dinner already waiting for me. Isn’t it…

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Reader’s request: healthy living on a budget

Quite a while ago -before I did the recent blog facelift- I ran a survey to ask for your blog feedback. Your thoughts and input are invaluable me, and I’ve used your strategies to tweak and improve things over the past year. I have a small notebook filled with your requests for future posts, and…

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San Diego Favorites: Ocean Beach

Hi friends! How’s the day going? Hope you’ve had a great one so far. <3 I got some work done around here, and took a super sweaty OTF class. I’m excited to continue this little series on the blog since so many of you are traveling to San Diego this summer and have asked for…

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San Diego Favorite Places: Point Loma

Hi friends! How’s the morning going so far? Thank you so much for the get well wishes. Thankfully, I’m feeling much better before hopping on an airplane later today. The past few days of rest, along with the usual remedies, have helped so much.  I’m excited for today’s post because it’s been a popular reader’s…

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3/22: Meals, fitness, fave travel snacks

Hi friends! How’s the weekend going? Hope you’re having a great one. <3 Disneyland on Friday was a blast -I have lots of pics to share tomorrow- and last night we went to see Cinderella. It was SO good; not too over-the-top, and beautiful to watch. This morning we’re chilling at home, and I’m fighting a…

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Getting a fitness instructor job…

when you have a lot of competition. Hi friends <3 How’s the morning going? Hope you’re enjoying the day! It’s been a great morning, and I’ve been able to get some work done and study for my Women’s Fitness Specialist exam and yoga teacher training (which officially starts this week. Wahoo!!). So, since we’ve moved…

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the art of moderation

Hi friends! How’s the morning going?  Last week,  I talked about some of the things that I learned the hard way, and I thought I’d continue on the topic and share how I learned the art of moderation. Just a heads up: if you think this topic would be uncomfortable or triggering for you, please…

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5 things that almost screwed up my fitness life

(the title of this post is a little dramatic, but so am I, so there ya go. haha) Today, I thought it would be fun to talk about things that stood in my way when I was first getting started on a healthy lifestyle. There was a lot of information out there, and I was intimated,…

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