Happy feet, not just for penguins

One of my favorite scenes from one of my favorite shows, Modern Family, demonstrates Gloria discovering the wonders of comfortable feet. After insisting on wearing 5″ heels to Disney World for the day, her husband Jay ends up forcing her to try on some comfy slippers instead. Her demeanor instantly changes from irritated to affectionate….

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Instagram: For the love of Stories

I’m more than happy to geek out about Instagram under normal circumstances. As a matter of fact, a couple of weeks ago I did actually have a coffee date with someone in the industry during which we did just that. Instagram is a-changin’, y’all! Have you gone back to the beginning recently? Sometimes I source…

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Home is where you lay your head at night

The past months have been B-A-N-A-N-A-S! When you travel a lot, whether for work, pleasure, or necessity, you start calling wherever you’re going to sleep that night “home.” For me this summer, I said “home” a lot. Home the beach where my parents are. Home Asheville, my hometown where my childhood house is. Home Portland….

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Break out the boots!

One of my favorite parts of fall is the instant style upgrade. Don’t get me wrong. I LOVE summer. The sunshine, relaxation, beach trips, fresh fruits, porch dates… I could go on. I love the style of summer, the ease of it. Jean shorts and birks. Breezy sundresses. Wedges. It’s so easy and so casual….

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Purge, detox, cleanse, sparkle.

To some of us, the eclipse a few weeks ago¬†was a moment of slight darkness and insane traffic on an average Monday. To some, it was a magical celestial moment that we organized our day, even our summer vacations, around. To others, it signaled a time of reset and reflection. I saw my favorite massage…

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Goodbye summer, hello fall

I love fall. Beautiful foliage, blue skies, that crisp in the air. Boots and sweaters. I’m from a place famous for fall (Blue Ridge Mountains, anyone?). Fall in Breckenridge was hard for me. Undeniably beautiful… … but incredibly short lived. Fully “bloomed” aspens usually only lasted a week, maybe two. And then bare trees and…

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‘Pura vida’ body, mind, and soul.

I’m back in the land of #bikinilife. Yup, I’m back at the beach. As much as I love living in the mountains and truly think that’s the place for me, life wouldn’t simply not be complete without some beach time. Science says so Luckily science is on my side on this one. A recent study…

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New PR: Best run streak of my life!

I PR’ed last week. No, I didn’t win a race. Or run the fastest mile. Or run a marathon. But I ran 35 miles last week! Since leaving for North Carolina in June, my distance has taken a hit. The heat and the humidity of summer in the South interrupted the increase in distance for…

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Rest hard today to play hard tomorrow!

In a society that’s go, go, go all the time, it’s hard to prioritize rest, relaxation, and recovery. Summertime is often such a busy time of year, filled with patio dates, music shows, hikes, trips, and all the things. I was warned it’s especially frenzied in Portland. There’s an energy in the air once the…

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