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 [...]

Unexpected wellness tools

I was thinking about this recently because I know I’ve been pretty vocal about my passion for productivity and time management tools. I’m a huge fan of Laura Vanderkam, a well-known writer on time management. She offers a lot of great tips in her books and on her blog. The other day, a light bulb [...]

The Keto Diet: Navigating a new way of eating

As I mentioned in my last post about starting the ketogenic diet with my husband, we did a lot of research prior to starting. Understanding how this new way of eating works prior to starting was key. I think it’s a way of eating that many people just don’t understand and I know I didn’t [...]

Challenging yourself: Figuring out the differences between valid reasons & excuses

I have challenged myself many times, in many different ways, mentally and physically, over the years. I love to overcome a good challenge. I love to prove to myself that I can do something. I love to prove to others, especially anyone who has ever doubted me, that I can do something. But sometimes when [...]

The ketogenic diet – a new perspective on our body’s fuel

I’ve mentioned in previous posts that I gained some of the weight back that I’d lost once I stopped being able to exercise regularly. Between that and just feeling down in the dumps about it, plus the holidays—because the holidays run from October when the Halloween candy comes out through New Year’s Eve when we [...]