WIA[and tried]W

Today is a 2 for 1 special on the blog! Not only is it WIAW, but I also have a another fun installment of Explore Your Own Backyard! This summer has been the summer of trying new things in my city and last week was no different!


On Friday I set out for a short drive to visit my area’s only Pure Barre location! I have never taken any sort of barre class before so I as pretty excited to try out this new type of workout. And it fits perfectly with my exercise break since it is low impact and low intensity….exactly what I am working with right now!  OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

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The [REAL] Beauty Challenge

Over the past few weeks you may have noticed the ‘Beauty Challenge’ floating around Facebook and various other social media sites. The point of it is to tag people and then have them share 5 pictures of themselves where the feel most beautiful. A nice idea, right?

Well what’s happening because of it is even better. People from all over the world are having the realization that the times they feel most beautiful have little to do with their exterior. In fact, the times they feel most beautiful and most confident are usually times when they weren’t thinking about their outward appearance at all. Instead they are purely happy, with people they love, doing things they enjoy, and truly living life!

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Manduka Yoga Mat: Pros and Cons

Happy Weekend everyone! I am considering this my last weekend of true freedom of the Summer since next week I start a new job with lots of weekend hours. So I am definitely soaking it up! What are your plans for the weekend?


As you know, I’ve been going on quite a few yogi adventures lately! Whether practicing on a paddle board or in the pouring rain, I’ve had a lot of opportunities to try out the latest and greatest yoga equipment to see what works best in which conditions.

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Lend a {Healthy} Hand #71: Janji

Every week I love sharing all the good deeds, positive acts, and simple kindnesses that you all submit to me. It’s so amazing to know that this project has inspired people to do a little more for others each day. One of my other favorite aspects about the movement is being able to connect with companies that are making a difference in the world through their business model and practices.

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Hashtag #Hate


They seem to have taken over social media in the past few years. I remember when I first started seeing them I really had no idea what they were. I didn’t understand the concept or what the point really was to them. But once I caught on, I thought they were pretty ingenious. A way to connect with people from all over the world, in all different time zones, who happen to be thinking or talking about the same thing that you are.

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