How I Size, Store and Upload Photos

If I could go back to the beginning of my blogging career, I would give myself this advice: Forget Blogger — go to WordPress and do not pass go. Buy your own domain and hosting so that you don’t have to be stuck with an ugly, hard-to-remember URL. Learn to take proper photos. Learn how […]

What’s Your Mission Statement?

Recently, I’ve been thinking a lot about labels. We can all say that we wish people didn’t use them, or misuse them, but the truth is that when someone asks you what you do or who you are — it’s easier to give an elevator pitch rather than a lot of details. But that means […]

Book Report: Skinny Bitch

Come on — the title’s pretty catchy, right? And with lines like this: Are you sick and tired of being fat? Good. If you can’t take one more day of self-loathing, you’re ready to get skinny. and Have some mercury poisoning with your ahi tuna. How about some trichiosis with your pork? Don’t forget a […]

Right Place, Right Time

I’m a believer in working hard and opening up your mind to all possibilities — the combo of the two usually lands you right where you’re supposed to be, doing what you’re supposed to be doing…even if it wasn’t where you expected to be when you started! And I was reminded of that today, when […]

Lovin’ the Library

When I was a kid, I used to love books and reading so much that I would sometimes stay up until the wee hours of the night reading “just one more” chapter…which of course, turned into one more and one more, and finally I’d finish. Droopy-eyed the next day, I’d never regret the time spent […]

Body for Life: Diving Right In

So…looks like a lot of you want me to give Body for Life a shot, huh? Well, I’m in. I started today, after reading the BFL book (twice) and Janetha’s awesome explanation. I’m tracking workouts and food in a journal, although I’m considering posting it online, a la Mama Pea. I’ve taken my before shots […]

Sweat Your Asana Off

Hot yoga? I’ve done it in a room before…just never outside. But boy did I sweat my asana off at Salutation Nation! SN is a nationwide event, sponsored by Lululemon, with the goal of getting 25,000 people practicing yoga, all at the same time. When I heard that my favorite local yoga studio (reviewed here) […]

Nail Biters Anonymous

I’ve been a nail biter my entire life…I learned it from my mom, although to be fair, she did everything she could to end this disgusting family legacy. She spent a small fortune trying to get me manicures, buying that gross No-Bite stuff, etc., but none of it worked. I’ve gotten acrylics a million times, […]

Sweat and Smoothies>Stress

(Ironically — this post somehow didn’t save correctly and I just lost about 15 minutes of work. Talk about stress!) I’m a fairly regulated person when it comes to emotions — I don’t get too high or too low. I’m Goldilocks. 99% of the time, my life feels just right. (Eating a bowl of steel […]