Choosing Integrity (Even When It’s The Difficult Path)

Integrity. This is my new word. It’s the latest commitment I’ve made to myself about who I am and how I want to be in all of the areas of my life. I even wrote about it on the floor of Debi Grilo’s popup yoga studio as we were breaking in the new Practice Yoga Naples space: “I practice… integrity, play, gratitude.” What does integrity mean to…

Stop Just Praying. Start Talking. Start Being In Action.

I’m inspired by the photo my brother sent me of the letters he wrote to his representatives today for prudent gun control. What actions have you taken? After last year’s election, there were a lot of issues that deeply concerned me. I spent time each day calling and emailing my representatives about numerous matters, but it wasn’t sustainable. I couldn’t tackle everything and I quickly fizzled out…

Be Real And Vulnerable For True Connection (And A Longer Life!)

Many studies have shown that one of the top three common traits of people who live the longest is they have meaningful relationships throughout the course of their life. Human connection is critical to our well-being and long-term health. In order for true connection to happen with people, we have to be real, and often this means being vulnerable. Being vulnerable means talking beyond surface-level talk about the weather and our children…

Spread The Love – LIVE!

When I was in high school my dear friend Kelly called me “Dr. Love.” We’d drive around the gravel back roads of farm country Minnesota every Sunday afternoon and talk about life, but mostly, love. I’d share my thoughts on her relationships (which I think is hilarious now since I was almost exclusively single most of my high school years). But she appreciated it, and we had fun and our friendship grew close…

I Always Feel Like Somebody’s Watching Me…

Mike and I got in trouble at school today. Well, officially it was Mav who got in trouble at preschool, but his actions come down to what he learns from us, right? This Sunday, Mike and I got in a heated argument when we were driving home from the zoo with the kids. We are both highly passionate people, especially when it comes to arguing, so our conversations can rise in intensity pretty quickly. We…

Be The Lightning Before The Thunder

I love now that Mav is growing up (bittersweet tear) we both like some of the same songs. Here is one of our favorites: Thunder by Imagine Dragons. Check out the video and lyrics by clicking here! I think he likes the easy chorus and silly dance moves I do when I play this song. I love the beat and words – they are a big fuel of inspiration for me now. For too long…