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Sunday
Feb072016

girlreinvented & little guy worldwide! 

I spent the better part of a year living "in" a tear drop camper, now here I am with my picture "on" a tear drop camper! Life comes full circle! 

 

Saturday
Feb142015

the wave, coyote buttes north | paria canyon, ut

THE WAVE | COYOTE BUTTES NORTH

While traveling the country in May of 2011, I stumbled upon one of the most beautiful, and most protected pieces of land in America: THE WAVE, located in the Paria Canyon-Vermilion Cliffs Wilderness, on the Colorado Plateau.

Protected under the Bureau of Land Management, only 20 people per day are allowed to hike The Wave. Each day, 10 permits are issued in the local Paria Ranger Station, while another 10 are awarded through an online lottery. During peak months, well over 100 dreamers from all over the world pack the ranger station hoping to win the hike of a lifetime.*The daily lottery now takes place in St. George UT instead of Paria.

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Tuesday
Jul172012

yoga chateau! my new yoga studio in laguna leach!

YOGA CHATEAU | LAGUNA BEACH

Living life to the fullest and persuing your dreams takes risk. Risk is monumentally scary, but it's worth every bead of sweat. Just like that, in a blink, yesterday is gone and you can't get it back. I've learned it takes conscious effort to slow down and make changes. It's so easy to get caught up in the minutia of life. 

I found this incredible space to rent in Laguna Beach. Absolutely perfect for a boutique yoga studio. While it might be "perfect", actually pulling the trigger was a totally different story. Could I actually do this? I've never even taught a class before and now I'm gong to open a studio? My thought was why not. I just got certified as an instructor and sure I could "sub" here and there at

various yoga studios but that's not the way I roll. I would rather jump in head first and run my own shop and learn on the fly. My 'Grand Opening' was July 13, 2012!

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Saturday
May122012

"how i met your mother"

I thought I'd share a ridiculously funny picture of me in an episode of "How I Met Your Mother"! In this episode I was the "drunk crier" on the "drunk train". The "drunk train" is the last train out of Grand Central Station in NYC. Party goers throughout Manhattan clamor to make the last train home before being stranded drunk on the streets of New York CityWhile I've never been on this particular train (heading back to Long Island), I have experienced the " Drunk Train" a few times before on MetroNorth from Grand Central back to CT. 

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Thursday
Jan052012

yoga reinvented! 

Yoga has become such an integral part of my new life, that I've decided to enroll in the YogaWorks teacher training program! If only I could get Lulu to do one of these poses!! lol 

Monday
Nov282011

hiking sleeping bear sand dunes ~ northern michigan

Came across this video I never uploaded last year!! So goofy, but I thought I'd share. :)

Thursday
Aug252011

camping in malibu, california! 

Tuesday
Jun282011

interesting twist on quitting! i like it! 

Employ the power of positive quitting. Most of us view quitting as something negative, but it’s not. Winners never quit, we’re told, when, in reality, winners quit all the time: choosing to stop doing things that aren’t creating the results they desire. When you quit all the things that aren’t working for you, when you quit tolerating all the negative things that hold you back, you’ll create a positive charge in your life as well as create the space in your life for more positive experiences.
~ James Allen

Monday
Jun272011

tips for staying fit on the road!

 

 Yoga Mat: Great for those impromptu moments when you want to stand on your head and watch the sunset. No really, possibilities are endless. And I did in fact stand on my head while the sun was setting in the Badlands! This has been one of my most beloved travel companions. While you might not want to carry a full size mat like I do, they make great travel options. Click Here! or Here!

 

 

 Yoga Belt: Great for stretching and rolls up to practically nothing! Super easy to pack!

 

 

 

 

 

 

8 lb Hand Weights: Yes, you read that correctly, I travel with 8 lb weights. I'm quite certain my fellow campers think I'm a little off when I start doing lateral raises and overhead presses right outside my teardrop. Funny thing about that: I don't care what anyone else thinks! :) 

 

 

 

Resistance Band Weight Training: I love my weights but this helps with legs not just arms. For those of you that don't feel like lugging around weights, this is the perfect option! So many workout possibilities. Click Here for a list! 

 

 

 

 

Push Ups: I can always count on this classic standby to keep my arms in shape. I just do about 20 everyday. Nothing major but it's enough! Little bit everyday makes a difference! When I'm at a campground, I usually place my hands on the picnic table bench and do them on an angle. Not sure why, I just do. 

Monday
Jun272011

darrell gwynn foundation: success stories!

Click below to read two recent DGF "success stories"! My beloved Jonathan and Jermaine! Thanks so much for heeding our call Darrell!! 

DARRELL GWYNN SUCCESS STORIES! CLICK HERE!

Also, quick update! Jermaine finally moved out into his very own apartment!! After 4 long, neglected years he's finally out of that horrible nursing home! So many exciting, life-changing things happening for the boys. Also, through the college fund I have set up for them, I'll be getting Jermaine and Jonathan both private tutors to help with their studies. Jermaine needs to hone is college skills while Jonathan is working toward his GED! Gotta love the motivation! I'm trying to help Blake find a handicap accessible apartment - not easy. As soon as he finds one, he'll be out too! 

Here's another JERMAINISM! (this kid cracks me up!)

If you want to fly with the eagles, don't hang with turkeys.