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Throwback Thursday - A Piece of Me

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I love when I go back and come across something on my blog where I talk about where life is at because it's so interesting to see where I was and where I am now. Today I came across an old post about A Piece of Me. It was a monthly challenge where you'd answer the same prompts each month and share a piece of yourself with your readers.


I tried to follow some of the links on the post but it looks like the original creator of this either moved or took down her blog. If anyone comes across the original creator if she's got something new going on let me know and I'd be glad to link back to credit her for creating this but as of now I guess you just get to see what I wrote. Today I'm going to answer the same prompts again for old times sake.

This month...
I likethe fall season. The cooler temps, colors of the leaves changing, and just enjoying this time between summer and winter. AH. Fall and spring are my jam. I would totally move to a place with perpetual spring/fall we…

Wellness Wednesday - Shop Small

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For my job we always have to think ahead to the next big event that is coming up. At this point we're already geared up and sharing information with others about holiday volunteering. Yep, I get it, we're like the retailers already selling holiday stuff. HA HA HA! At least we're just promoting ways to help others and give back. I am always overwhelmed by the need that exists and then I am amazed by the generosity of others.

Since we're already talking about the holidays at work I've now started thinking about all the gifts I want to get others for Christmas, the cards I want to get printed with our cute family pictures, and the things I want to accomplish before the end of the year. I completely believe in the power of supporting local and small businesses when you can. There are so many amazing things being created out there by passionate people who want to share what they love with you.

For me wellness is a way of life. It's all about the actions you take on…

Motovated Monday - Kid President

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This Motovated Monday is all about Kid President. I love this guy and if you haven't watched A Pep Talk from Kid President I've included it below. Even if you've seen it again, watch it. It's worth it because you were made to be awesome!



If A Pep Talk isn't enough, check out his other great and inspirational videos.

Family Friday - Fun

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Today I wanted to share some fun things that happened over the past week with my family.


For Jared's birthday he picked Jasmine China Bistro & Sushi Bar. Apparently we've gone there before though I really couldn't remember until we were leaving when I realized it did seem familiar. Normally Jared picks somewhere like a steakhouse so I was intrigued to have something else for lunch. My Mom and I ordered bento boxes, my Dad got a plate of sushi rolls, and Jared got a Chinese noodle dish. Overall we got a ton of food for our money and it was a good time together.


After eating out for Jared's birthday we went and did some yard work to prep for winter. My Mom has been working with us to clear the backyard and get things ready for snowy and wet weather. You can't leave everything until spring or else you end up with a yucky mess to deal with when the snow melts. Really it's been Joe doing a ton of work with my Mom but Russell is a good little helper. He got his a…

Throwback Thursday - Ready for Winter

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Ok, I get the title is a little deceiving in that it could imply I am ready for winter. I don't know if I am really ready but I figure bring it on. Honestly I think I'd like a few more weeks of fall and moderate temperatures but there are a few things I do like about winter.


1. Russell is so cute all bundled up in the winter. Throwback to Russell's first snow and you'll see what I mean. Kids in warm winter gear are just adorable.


2. I love sweaters and warm winter coats. I also like warm winter crafting. Bring on the knitting and crochet time!!!


3. I love that anytime is a good time for coffee or hot chocolate. Throw in soups and stews and I'm totally there.


4. Fun times with friends and family. Joe and I have a tradition where every December we pick a fun "date night" and try to invite other couples and friends to join us for a fun night out doing something holiday related and enjoying a nice meal. If you'd like to join and you're in UT let me kn…

Wellness Wednesday - Getting Focused

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Up until a couple weeks ago life was super hectic. Preparing for our biggest volunteer day of service is no laughing matter. There are so many components, and being the perfectionist that I am, I tend to get a little more than nervous that I'm going to forget something big. Luckily for all involved it seems like things went well and I'm finally getting to the point where I feel I can move on with things.

Since then I've been working to get ready for my Yoga Teacher Training that starts in January. I am beyond excited about this for many reasons. During this journey I plan to document some of my reflections and thoughts about this experience on my blog. Part of my reason for doing this is because I want a record for myself and for Russell, should he choose to look at it one day. The other reason for doing this is to meet one of the requirements for my teacher certification. Honestly, I would have done this anyway so I feel this will be fun.

Today I wanted to start with some…

Motovated Monday - A Butterfly

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Are you in a place where you're about to become a butterfly? Don't give up. Perhaps you're only moments away from something that will completely change your life.

Family Friday - Fun Facts

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As I was thinking about what to write in this post I came across an old post about 25 Random Things about me. I actually like doing posts like that because it's interesting, at least to me, to go back and see what I was thinking or what was important to me at that time in my life. It's fun to see some things come to fruition and what things I was so sure of that just didn't work out or that I changed my mind on. If you have a blog I totally recommend doing a post about you because it will be awesome to look back and see what you wrote about today.

With that being said today I wanted to share 5 fun facts about me and my family at this point in our lives.

1. I have realized in looking back at my 25 Random Things post I have had long term issues with figuring out who I am and what I want to be. In the time since that post I have realized my passion is in holistic health and wellness as a path to help others who are struggling or in pain. I feel that my journey through yoga, es…

Throwback Thursday - Hawaii

Ok, today's TBT is all about going back to our honeymoon! One of my darling friends asked me if this month was our wedding anniversary and I realized why she would think that. We actually got married in March but because Joe was in school we waited to go on our honeymoon until he was done. We ended up going on a 7 day cruise around the Hawaiian islands as well as an additional 7 days on Waikiki. It was such a magical time and so much fun! Some of my favorite vacation memories are from my times in Hawaii (both growing up and on our honeymoon).

Our Hawaii Honeymoon

I can honestly say Hawaii is my favorite place. I love it for all the reasons most tourists would mention but also because my family is there. We have had such good times eating, having fun on the beach, or just hanging out at my relatives homes. It's beautiful and fun and I would absolutely go back anytime I have the opportunity to.

Do you have a favorite vacation spot? If money were no object and you had no limits w…

Wellness Wednesday - Tune In

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I feel that the more you move into your strengths and your true self the more you can attract things that compliment what you're doing. I have found as I pursue my goals around getting healthy and working on my yoga certification I keep seeing things that could compliment what I'm doing which is exciting. I have come to the point in my life where I know I can't over extend myself so I want to share the two things I found in case I'm meant to pass them on to someone else. Both opportunities are things I will do at some point in the future but for now maybe someone reading this will take advantage and learn something new.

In the most recent Bodhi Yoga newsletter there's an awesome offer to take the 7 Chakras Mind & Body course for a nice discount. I've always been interested in learning more about alternative therapies and ways of connecting to your body/mind/soul and I've heard about chakras before so seeing this training was available was interesting to…

Motovated Monday - Be Yourself

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By being yourself, you put something beautiful into the world that was not there before.  ~ Edwin Elliot

Wellness Wednesday - dōTERRA Convention

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I am so excited to share some pictures from the dōTERRA Convention. I have to admit going in I was actually pretty skeptical about the whole thing. I've been to conferences for work as well as Mary Kay and I figured it would just be another ra-ra, keep drinking the cool-aid, and spend more money kind of an ordeal. Luckily, I found I was totally wrong and it ended up being a really good time.

We started out with a general opening session that took place in the Energy Solutions Arena. If you're not from UT that is the arena where the Utah Jazz basketball team plays. It's got huge capacity and is often used for concerts and other huge events. We packed the house with folks who are all interested in natural holistic options to take care of their health and well being. I was most impressed that this conference was filled with people from all walks of life. Young, old, male, female, very corporate business types, and of course a few very hippie looking people you would imagine w…