Anything but ordinary–what life is really all about

I’ve always been a dreamer. Finding possibility in the impossible, accepting the challenge when someone tells me I can’t do something, and going to bed at night knowing that my dreams with eyes wide open will always beat the dreams I see in my sleep. I often feel the fire burning within me, as I […]

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hope for the hopeless

I can’t promise you a perfect life. I can’t promise you clear skies and sunshine and rainbows overhead. I can’t promise there won’t be long nights or silly fights and Storms that never seem to end. But I can promise you this, my beloved, my best side, my other half; the moment I start loving […]

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a baby grand and her Rubinstein {poetry}

Credit: Page Lillian Open up my pages and read me like a book, Run your tired fingers up and down my spine, I’ll be the story that keeps you hooked. Find my inner lyrics, and sing me like a song, A baby grand that’s found her Rubinstein, You can play me all night long. Paint […]

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Who are you giving your love to?

  WHO ARE YOU GIVING YOUR LOVE TO? There I was. Pulled over to the side of the road, tears stinging the back of my eyes. I’d drive if my hands weren’t shaking so badly. I’d leave if I knew staying was going to hurt so much. My heart was beating out of my chest, […]

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The Truth about Bodybuilding.com

TAKE YOUR HEART SPOTLIGHT: BODYBUILDING.COM I’ve been a loyal bodybulding.com customer since before I can remember. In fact, I have harbored such an intense loyalty to the company that I actually feel as though I’m being unfaithful if I shop anywhere else. Being born and raised in Boise, Idaho (bb.com’s hometown) set the precursor for […]

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7 things your reflection might forget to say

Wake up in the morning, walk into the bathroom, flip on the light, …and let the attack begin. There you are, five minutes into your morning, and you’re already experiencing a full-blown, no holds barred attack. Negative self-talk thoughts, observations, and even blatant call-outs regarding the person in the mirror staring back at you. You’re […]

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Flipping the Birdie to Self-Loathing

There I was, halfway through a 90-minute hot yoga class, panting like a (downward) dog, cursing my (aunt) flow, while practicing my Vinyasa Flow, and sweating my (figurative) balls off. For some odd reason, the teacher decided to worship birds today. We chirped and pecked our way through pigeons,  eagles and swans. We performed variations […]

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In a room full of darkness, all I saw was light.

  I’m scared. Not the kind of scared where you check the closet twice for monsters and make a flying leap onto your bed so the girl from The Sixth Sense does not reach out from underneath to grab your legs. Not the kind of scared you feel on the drive to your boyfriend’s house […]

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stripped to the core.

I just wanted to take a minute to share a short and sweet reminder of something that I constantly forget. I was recently re-reminded (is that even a word?) of this lesson in a meditation class I took while I was visiting Boise a couple weeks ago.   This class involved a series of mini-mediations […]

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