The ups and downs of 2020

I had to check to see when I last wrote a blog post. It was January 22. That seems like….an eternity ago, really. So much has happened since then, both personally and in the world. I also realized that I really should be writing to document some of this insanity, both for posterity but also [...]

Take a leap of faith!

Are you thinking about the changes you want to make in 2020? Are you considering your options and figuring out what’s manageable, what you can actually do, what you want to do?  In the spring of 2011, I was a stay-at-home mom to a first grader and a third grader. My days were spent trekking [...]

Reflections on 2019

  My iPhone can tell me a lot about 2019. I don’t see pictures on the camera roll from New Year’s Eve into New Year’s Day because our NYE plans were changed when our friends got sick. I didn’t stay up to see the ball drop to begin 2019, but I went with the flow [...]

Fabulous musings: Community, support and kindness

Did you love the show Friends as much as I did? Well, a pop-up experience just came to the Boston area, it’s all over the news and I’m going next weekend. Could I BE anymore excited? Hearing yet another news story about this event got me thinking about the importance of friendship, the importance of [...]

Thoughts on time and simplifying schedules

Each day, I get a daily email from the website DailyOM. Sometimes the topic speaks to me; other times I see the subject line/title of the post and I know it’s not for me and I delete it. Last week, I got an email with the subject line “Simplify your schedule.” I couldn’t read it [...]

My side hustle why

I feel like the timing of this blog post is just right. I joined ZYIA Active as a representative on Memorial Day and since today is Labor Day, the other side of the bookend of summer, I wanted to share some reflections on this still relatively new adventure of mine. I know some people who [...]

It’s ok to change. Really, it is.

I was inspired by a member of my Facebook fitness/wellness group to write about this topic. I know that I have changed quite a bit as a person in the last 10+ years. Now, while I don’t think I’ve changed at the very core of myself (i.e., I’m still a good person with morals and [...]

I started a side hustle. Am I out of my mind??

Don’t answer that.  Earlier this spring, my sister-in-law introduced me to a new line of activewear, ZYIA Active. C is a wife, a mom to two busy teenagers, and a professional in the corporate world with a job that requires regular travel. She had just signed on to be a rep for ZYIA. In addition [...]

Changing up the workout routine

About six months ago, all I wanted was to get back to boxing and be able to hit a heavy bag. Now that I’ve been back to boxing regularly for three months and feel great, I knew recently that it was time to add strength training to my routine because I lost a lot of [...]