The Things Saving My Life Right Now

So as I am sure everyone who's read any of my recent posts knows, now that the semester's started my life has become one busy blur of assignments and  activities. It feels like every time I turn around there is something new begging for my attention. This year I am taking part in Modern Mrs. … Continue reading The Things Saving My Life Right Now

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Monday Milestones: Finding a Work-Life Balance: Why Self-Care Is Not Selfish

In an effort to get my life in order in 2018 I attended our local Young Leader organization's luncheon this past week with my friend  Sam from Momma Runs on Plants, where the speaker gave a talk on the importance of work-life balance. If you are like me and love blogging, you know that the … Continue reading Monday Milestones: Finding a Work-Life Balance: Why Self-Care Is Not Selfish

2018 Resolutions

2017 was a wonderful year. I started this blog, my daughter entered Kindergarten, I made significant progress towards my science and education degrees, I began prenatal yoga teacher training, and still managed to tuck in plenty of time to read and grow as a person. I am a big believer in goal setting and think … Continue reading 2018 Resolutions

Top Ten Books of 2017

This year has been filled with books: everything from short stories to literary classics to nonfiction. I read fantasy, historical fiction, literary fiction, romance and thriller. Sometimes all in the same week. I lived over a hundred different lives, and  books have been the catalyst that brought new friends into my life while strengthening ties … Continue reading Top Ten Books of 2017

Presence Not Presents (And a Christmas Yoga Playlist)

In this week's yoga classes we have been focusing a lot on restorative and grounding poses, coming on to the mat to find both length and stability to be present in the moment. So many times during this season we can just get lost in the sheer busyness, and then you blink and the New … Continue reading Presence Not Presents (And a Christmas Yoga Playlist)

Bout of Books: A Week of Reading’s Wrap Up

This past week I took part in the Bout of Books Read-a-thon. Each day I kept track of how many pages I read, and any thoughts that popped up in those moments. Here were my goals for the read-athon, and for the most part I kept on track. My TBR included: Reincarnation Blues by Michael … Continue reading Bout of Books: A Week of Reading’s Wrap Up

Monday Milestones: Halfway to the Half

This summer I began training for the Des Moines Half Marathon that takes place mid-October in Iowa. I opted for the 5-Mile Combo, which is the Mercy Live Up Loop (a five mile course) Saturday, chased by the half marathon Sunday. I am on a mission to run fifty halfs in fifty states, and this … Continue reading Monday Milestones: Halfway to the Half