The Spirit of Christmas Past and Christmas Present

I went to see Coco last night. (Side note: amazing!) The theater showed a holiday-themed Frozen “long short” beforehand, centered around holiday traditions. While my date and I were not as impressed as his 3-year-old niece probably would be, it got me thinking about traditions. I LOVE Christmas. The snow, the lights, the trees. Yummy…

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Baring it all…

Warning: REAL things ahead, like Instagram not portraying real life all the time, pregnant and mom bodies, and boobs.  I went to spin class yesterday for the first time in, well, a long time. I think the last time I saw this crew and got on a stationary bike to ride and sweat my face…

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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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It’s The Big C, now what?

After I got back from my last trip to NC, I got together with a friend whose mother was recently diagnosed with Stage 4 cancer. She’s in what I told her is the hardest stage, where they know how bad it is but haven’t finalized a treatment plan yet. There are no words to really explain…

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Feel amazing, feel beautiful, be beautiful

Nothing makes a woman more beautiful than the belief that she is beautiful. – Sophia Loren The best way to “be” beautiful is to feel beautiful. It doesn’t come from owning the Tiffany heart necklace, wearing foundation, having a boyfriend, or being born with symmetrical facial features. It comes from confidence, self worth, and happiness….

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Happy belly, happy life

Health is one of those things we definitely take for granted. Whether it’s injury or illness, it’s never fun when something takes us out of the game. I was sick for about a year and a half in high school. Fall of my sophomore year in 2005 I somehow got a bacteria called H. pylori. A…

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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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I’m not ok, but it’s ok.

Nothing can really prepare you for when your worst fear comes to life. I just had a conversation with one of my best friends from college about everything that’s been going on. She remembers me saying on numerous occasions that I could pretty much incite a panic attack at the thought of losing one of…

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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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