2017 Nuun Ambassador!

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I am beyond thrilled to announce that I was selected as a nuun ambassador for 2017! I have been using their products since I started my marathon running in 2009 and I am proud to represent them.

However, I noticed an interesting thought pattern happen when I received the selection email. It’s interesting how sometimes when I am chosen for something or attain a goal, I notice self-limiting beliefs run through my head.  Continue Reading →

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Want an simple, affordable stand up desk? Here’s 2 ways how under $20!

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Did you know that the Americans spend an average of 13 hours per day sitting? That doesn’t include the time slept, which would than equal an average of 21 hours /day on average Americans spend leading a sedentary lifestyle.

If that doesn’t shock you, here’s some more. The average American male, weighs 195.5 according to the CDC. If he sits the average 8 ...

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25 Must Read Quotes on Mindfulness

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“The real meditation is how you live your life.”

John Kabat-Zinn, B. 1944

American Professor and Founder of Mindful Based Stressed Reduction

” In meditation it is possible to dive deeper into the mind to a place where there is no disturbance and there is absolute solitude. It is at this point of profound stillness that the sound of the mind can be heard.”

A.E. I Falconar, B. 1926, Indian-born philosopher

 

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How to Live More Aligned with Your True Spirit

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Have you ever wondered how to live life most aligned with your true spirit and serve your souls purpose? As kids, it comes so natural to do what makes our spirit happy. Over time this innate sense of spirit gets clouded. Well-intending parents, teachers, and other adults tell us what we “should do”, “how we should play”, and where we “should work”.  Slowly, there is a silencing that happens, as we are taught to do what society expects of us rather ...

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Basic Use Tips & Guidelines of Essential Oils

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When I first started out using Young Living essential oils 3 years ago, I was a little clueless as to how to use them. I was using them here and there, but didn’t really know the basic guidelines of dos and don’t. Young Living Essential Oils are potent and should be treated as such. Thus, why it is important to know how to store them and basic uses even when you just begin to dabble in the oils. I made a ...

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What do heart rate training and yoga have in common?

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If you have ever tried heart rate training, you may know that it is the most humbling, ego-less type of run training there is. It can be extremely mental.

If you haven’t, let me put it into perspective. My PR for a 5K is about 25 minutes. That was a recent PR and I could still likely run that if I got out there and pushed. Prior heart rate training, my long training runs were at around a 10:30 min/mi. Not anything speedy, but I ...

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Who are you inspiring?

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Often, while I am out on a long training run, I reflect on things for which I am grateful. I always seem to think of how I started endurance running.

I feel such gratitude it is overwhelming. I thought I would share my story and hope you share yours, as well!

It was 2000, I just finished up my freshman year of college and was in a pretty crappy state of health. I had gained 20 lbs due to a recent ...

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5 Tips To Get You Back on Track to a Healthy Lifestyle

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We’ve all been there. A pound here, a pound there and pretty soon you’re up 20 lbs. + and feeling awful.

With more and more Americans leading busy on-the-go lifestyles and working desk jobs, it seems to be a common challenge. Rushing kids from here to there or working long hours, fast food and take are are easy, but not always healthy.

As of 2011-2012 more than two-thirds of adults were overweight or obese (68.6 percent). It’s hard to break the cycle of unhealthy ...

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