15 Tips to Avoid Weight Gain During the Holidays

Ahhh, the holiday season is upon us. Thanksgiving has already come and gone, and Christmas is right around the corner! As with many, our family enjoys the food that we are sure to feast on during these times. Turkey, ham, dressing, casseroles, dessert…oh, and the list goes on. I would like to tell you that…… Continue reading 15 Tips to Avoid Weight Gain During the Holidays

Motherhood & Life

Taking Pride in Learning

I love to see a child enjoying newly found knowledge. To watch them learn information and how to apply it. Being a mother has given me an all new appreciation for this. My oldest is currently in VPK and gets such a thrill at sharing what he learned at school each day. I am always…… Continue reading Taking Pride in Learning

A Better Self

How do I explain this feeling?

When you hear the word “anxiety”, what is the first thing that comes to mind? If someone tells you that they are “feeling anxious”, what does that mean to you? People tend to have a formulated idea of what this term means, and that idea tends to be somewhat off-base. Anxiety disorders are real, just…… Continue reading How do I explain this feeling?


Creamy Tortellini With Chicken & Asparagus

Finally Friday, free again! Well, at least from work for 2 days. I hope everyone has had a good week thus far. We are having another cold front pass through, so the weather has become chilly again for several days. Maybe this time the weather will realize that it’s autumn and the cool will stick…… Continue reading Creamy Tortellini With Chicken & Asparagus

A Better Self

Refueling the Spirit : My First Meditation Experience

Despite my experience with yoga thus far, I don’t think I have actually taken time to just meditate. It isn’t that the practice of yoga is the only source of allowance of meditation, but rather that it was the first source that opened my thoughts to it. Although I find myself frequently thinking deeply about…… Continue reading Refueling the Spirit : My First Meditation Experience

Motherhood & Life

The Sweet Side of Vegas

We recently took a short trip to Vegas for my husband’s job & I took full advantage of the opportunity to tag along. As this was my first plane ride & my first time out of the southeast USA, I was overwhelmed with the experience. Wonderfully overwhelmed. It was more amazing than expected. I hope…… Continue reading The Sweet Side of Vegas


5 Simple Stretches You Should Do Every Day

What is the first thing you do every morning, even before you’re feet hit the floor? You hit SNOOZE, take a deep breath, yawn, and stretch. Feels great, right?! Stretching not only feels awesome, but it also provides many benefits. It helps to loosen up those tight muscles, allowing improved flexibility, range of motion, as…… Continue reading 5 Simple Stretches You Should Do Every Day