Grow Through It – 3 Practices

In a time when distance is prevalent connection & community is ever more vital.  As we navigate these unfamiliar ways of life I’m nudged to look at this experience through another lens.  To take a step back & ask how will I take part in this time given.  I write today to encourage, connect, & share a few practices that are helping me in hopes they will also find you well. Continue reading

Plant Your Light Workshop

I’m thrilled to announce that the first Uplift Community event is “Spring Equinox- Plant Your Light”.  Uplift Community are events or workshops that are for learning, growing, & uplifting in a community setting.

Spring Equinox is the time when light & dark, feminine & masculine, inner & outer are in balance.  It’s in this time we prep the soil to plant the seeds & manifest the next season of life. Continue reading

Winter Solstice

Saturday is winter solstice.

The darkest night of the year, an invitation to reflect on the lessons provided & appreciate the growth that partnered with the process. It’s time to gracefully release what no longer serves you. As the light returns to the days we invite the light of our hearts to also increase.  Continue reading

My Dance With Fear

Our recent Colorado adventures invited me to dance with fear on multiple occasions. This Tango is a constant in my life that I wish I could resolve once & for all. I long to be the fearless person who instinctively leaps at all the action filled escapades…. but I’m not.

Class 3+ white water rafting on the Shoshone & Colorado River. Conquered one of my fears & I loved it!

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The Diet Escape

As you see this is no longer The Short Side of It.  It no longer holds “fit” recipes, the gallery of my competitions, nor the blog posts about prep nutrition.   7 months ago I officially stopped counting macros & gave two peaceful fingers to the entire diet culture.  Of all my milestones one of the few exact dates etched into my memory is the moment I knew I was done with what was controlling me.  Its grip was tight & strangling the freedom out of my life. Continue reading

Gympsy Living

Welcome

Entrance to Christ’s Peace House Of Prayer. Spent 3 refreshing days here for Amie Vilt’s yoga retreat connecting with nature and our sankalpas.

Organic joy, rooted happiness, a healthy contentment.  This is where I am & who I am.  There’s a new found attraction & approach to life with a childlike curiosity.  I’ve just cracked the surface but I think this newfound place I’ve trekked upon is worthy of sharing. Continue reading

Recap

PhotoGrid_1450923392303A humbling discovery best sums up last year.  I dove into new areas of my faith, explored multiple fitness genres, overhauled what I knew about nutrition & strived to examine myself to the very core.  Each discovery was made outside of my comfort zone but it’s true what they say, that’s where all the good stuff happens.  Continue reading

Going For The Title

Today is a milestone. Today I will walk through the doors of my favorite gym & register for my 4th competition. Exactly a year ago to the date I was walking through hospital doors. I’ve debated with myself on what to share & how to share. The thing is the events of the last year challenged me to grow mentally, physically, spiritually & allowed me to embrace my atmosphere with a heightened passion. So here it goes… Continue reading