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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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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California Dreamin’

Until recently, I’d only been to California twice. Once in college for a field hockey tournament in Santa Barbara, and another weekend in San Diego when I was debating where to move after Colorado. And yes, there were those two trips to LA for BlogFest. Except for one afternoon in Santa Monica, both trips were…

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Hitting the #BlogFest highlights

I can’t believe it’s been a week since we’ve been home from BlogFest in Vegas. The week of decompressing and adjusting back into the world of Portland has flown by in a blur. It’s wonderful to get to remember specific moments of such an amazing weekend. We kicked the weekend off on a high and…

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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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The stoke level is rising

I leave for Las Vegas for BlogFest tomorrow! I can’t believe it’s that time already. It’s going to be quite a switch for me, coming from a month of being in a bikini at the beach to a fitness conference in Vegas. I’ve been pretty quiet lately, enjoying some restoration, self care, and lots of…

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Two Worlds Collide, in Vegas

In one week from today, BlogFest 2017 kicks off in Las Vegas! I simply can’t believe it’s that time again. It feels like we were just in LA for last year’s conference. With our amazing photo booth, protein shake shenanigans, DTLA run-ventures, so much sweat… I had to start thinking about my packing for BlogFest…

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