Fitness, Life

Caregiver Defined

For the last several days I’ve been a caregiver. On Tuesday, my mom had a massive shoulder reconstruction and I was her person. The surgery went well… the recovery has just begun, but also going well. Before I get further into this blog, let me first say that she’s a champ and even the doc… Read More Caregiver Defined

Fitness, Life

Perfectly Flawed

“Here’s to strong women. May we know them. May we be them. May we raise them.” I am once again on a plane as I write. This week I am in route from Chacala, Mexico back home to Colorado for a week. My skin is browned (okay, maybe a bit burnt), my guts are grumpy… Read More Perfectly Flawed

Life

Enjoy the Turbulence

“Turbulence is life force. It is opportunity. Let’s love turbulence and use it for change.” ~Ramsey Clark I’m writing this in my “notes” on my phone as I am getting tossed around like a rag doll in my plane seat from the turbulence as I soar at 30,000ft over the Colorado Rockies. I’m looking out the… Read More Enjoy the Turbulence

Life

Self Care… Taking Time!

The concept of “self-care” is everywhere. I work for the National Epilepsy Foundation and just wrote our February employee wellness newsletter on self-care in the workplace. Last week, I just listened to Harder to Kill Radio (Steph Gaudreau’s podcast) with my dear friend Sarah Fragoso and that was the central topic of theirs (I highly… Read More Self Care… Taking Time!

Life, The WILD Women

WILD Lassen

I just returned home from leading my 2nd ever WILD Women Experience. It’s a weekend to get women out of their comfort zones, to be empowered together, to experience new things, and to dive into self-reflection with the guidance of Mother Nature herself. It’s a weekend to grow as an individual (and a group) through… Read More WILD Lassen

Life

Gaining Back Time

“Anyone who is hurrying is losing time.” Last week I heard one of my new favorite quotes of all time. “Anyone who is hurrying is losing time.” It’s an old Chilean saying that touched deep down in my soul. Maybe it had such an impact because of the hustle and bustle of the holiday season.… Read More Gaining Back Time

Fitness, Life

Ragnar Relay

“If you never try, you’ll never know.”   As I write this, I am currently soaring at ­­­­­­­­­31,982 feet at 482mph, in a tube with hundreds of other people. However, just 24 hours ago I was a drown rat shivering my britches off while “camping” in a torrential downpour in Tampa, FL. That’s right, shivering… Read More Ragnar Relay