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A New Season
To everything (turn, turn, turn)
There is a season (turn, turn, turn)
And a time to every purpose, under heaven
I hum this in my head today as I browse back through old blog posts and recollect the inspiration and fire I felt when... Read more
Let It Go
I suppose I can admit that I must have been living under a rock for the past year or so, as I have yet to see the Disney movie Frozen. Yes, I know. Shocker. But Iím not so out of the loop that I am at least familiar with / have heard the popular... Read more
Greetings & Updates from She Lives Fit
Hey Spark friends,
It's been a while since I've shared a couple updates about what's been UP in my life lately, so I thought I'd swing by and say HI and share!
First of all, this past month I redesigned my website and have been learnin... Read more
What I "really" look like - healthy body in unflattering & flattering photos
I am a beautiful woman.
I say this not to sound arrogant or narcissistic, but to point out a reality that I often struggle to acknowledge and accept with humility. I am beautiful, and so are you.
We as women have such deeply rooted se... Read more
Defining Success - Personal Reflections
What defines your success? How do you find happiness and purpose, and feel like youíve truly accomplished something of value?
Iím learning a challenging lesson about this in my own life lately.
I have written about my struggles with p... Read more
Will you be YOUR Valentine this year? Self-love vs. Selfishness
During the week of flowers, chocolates, stuffed animals, and incessant advertising by jewelry companies, I thought it might be an appropriate time to sit back and consider what this holiday of love means outside of commercial pressures. Sure, it... Read more
From the Depths of a Slump
As you know, life has its ups and downs.
The past month for me has been a series of mostly downs, unfortunately.
Those who read/have read my blogs regularly know that I am overall a pretty positive, upbeat person who tends to take chan... Read more
THIRD Half Marathon: Done!
Hey friends... I know it's been a long while since I last posted, and I'm sorry about that! Life has been crazy, fun, and filled with change and blessings lately. It is an adjustment getting used to working from home and trying to find the balan... Read more
IMPROMTU HAPPY DANCE PARTY!! Join me to celebrate!!
HUUUGE HAPPY NEWS:
I officially put in my one-month notice at my graphics job yesterday!!! As of July 20th, 2012, I will be fully SELF-EMPLOYED as a health coach in my own business!
THANK YOU for all of your support and encouragement o... Read more
What does my healthy balance look like?
Finding a healthy balance in life seems to be a daily experiment that varies and fluxes with the changing seasons, priorities, and responsibilities. Iíve spent a great deal of time over the last several years trying to find my ďbalanceĒ that all... Read more
Bad Mood Food
Whenever a holiday rolls around, I know that lots of exorbitant eating will occur when we gather for family celebrations. I love the social and celebratory aspects of eating together, and frequently find myself over-indulging when around loved o... Read more
Looking for a New Exercise Routine? *Coach Nicole's 28-Day Boot Camp DVD Review*
It sure has been a while (for me) since I've blogged! Wow, what a busy last couple months it has been, filled with change, growth, challenge, and personal revelations.
In the midst of all this evolution happening lately, I had the privileg... Read more
The Personal Responsibility of Awareness
The more I am learning in my health-counseling studies, the more I am becoming aware of how much personal responsibility comes with knowledge.
It can be a scary thing to learn. I think that may be a big reason why many of us fight so hard a... Read more
The Self-Anger Infection (and How To Heal It)
Do you ever have one of those weeks where it seems like a bunch of little things keep going wrong one right after the other until it feels like they arenít so little, and itís really just one big pile of misfortune dumped on your life?
Yeah... Read more
~*8 Simple Steps To Find Your Motivation*~
What To Do When You Are NOT Motivated To Exercise:
1. Get dressed. (Or... GET UP, and THEN step #1)
2. Go outside.
3. Begin moving.
4. Stay in motion.
6. Feel awesome!
7. Wonder why you ever struggled... Read more