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Tonight, I'm graduating my Yoga Teacher Training and couldn't be more excited to put a bow on something I have worked so hard at and that has added so much to my life, conversely. I used to think yoga was hard and that I would not be good at it because I have a muscular foundation and would never consider myself flexible and what I discovered is that only one ...

That Time I Was Told I Wasn’t Fit Enough

I took this photo on location in Arizona for a Fitness Model Retreat in 2013. I was a size 6 here and wouldn't even eat a strawberry for it was a "carb". I remember standing there, next to the other girls, all in our tiny swim suits and as the sun reflected onto the background, the photographer called everyone to the spot to be photographed individually. When I got there, ...

4 Healthy Must-Have, Fall Recipes

"Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall." F. Scott Fitzgerald Fall is my favorite time of year, with the best spices used in cooking and baking! I found four healthy fall recipes that are perfect for a snack or breakfast. Enjoy. Pumpkin Spice Roasted Chickpeas. Melissa (the author) says these are a must-try and that you "won't be able to stop eating them" so just ...

My Yoga Journey

I remember the first day of class, I came in to the room and was so excited to start something new and learn to be better. I was amped! I thought I was going to kill it at yoga, especially in the power poses and then that first day, I was in warrior pose and heard the pounding of the sweat dripping from my face, down to the mat. (I ...