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It's Go Time!

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I am so excited yet nervous at the same time because this weekend I start my yoga teacher training at Bodhi Yoga in Provo, Utah. If you want to get caught up on how I got here you can go back and check out my story.


One of my goals this year is to live a healthy lifestyle. For me that includes daily meditation or yoga practice. This will be essential as I go through my yoga teacher training so that I can practice what I am learning. I have had good days and bad days but I know building consistency will be key to me getting healthy and helping my body feel better.

I don't know what the next few months will hold as I take a deep dive into this training. I know I will gain a deeper understanding of yoga and what it can do for me and others but I am sure so much more will come from being a part of this training. I hope you'll keep checking back in to follow my journey. I'll be sure to share more after my first yoga teacher training sessions this weekend.

If you are interested…

Motovated Monday - Timing

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I believe that part of becoming successful is working hard and doing your part so that when the right opportunities become available you are ready to receive them.


If you haven't yet figured out what it is you are meant to do with your life you may want to consider a coach or joining a group that can help you make the connections you need along the way. The graphic above is from a friend of mine who is a coach, author, and empowerment expert. She actually worked with me as an AmeriCorps VISTA when I was in Las Vegas and I am so excited to see she has taken her life in this direction. She was always someone who was driven and hard working and I can definitely see her doing this type of work. She is in Vegas but travels across the country to help the people she works with. You can join her online or in person if you're in a town where she's hosting a workshop.

I think finding the right coach or right group can be helpful to finding your direction in life so check out her

4 goals for 2015

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We started the year with 4 Tips for Setting Your 2015 Goals. Hopefully by now you've taken some time to sit down and think about what will be important for you in 2015. Perhaps you wrote down a few goals or maybe you went all out and put together your goal poster. Either way, I'm hopeful you have something on paper and will be working towards your goals with me through 2015.


I always feel it's important to "walk the walk" and not just "talk the talk". These days with the wealth of information out there it's easy for someone to read up and decide they're an expert in any given topic. I want you to know that when I am talking about goal setting it's through years of work, evaluation, and trial and error that has led me to where I am at now. I personally think my system is still a work in progress but each time I find a way to refine it I know I am getting that much closer to a system that will work for me year after year.

As you can see in th…

3 Types of Parents I Discovered at the Discovery Gateway

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This past weekend we went downtown with my parents and checked out the Discovery Gateway Children's Museum. My dad got some free passes for the family so we figured why not see if it was something Russell would enjoy. When we got there Russell wanted to run in and start exploring which was a good sign.


Russell did check out the area with the balls that you could send through different tubes but he really just wanted to dump the balls on the floor so that didn't last long. We moved on to the construction area with the trucks and big blocks and he really liked being there. Most of the kids were scrambling to play with the crane they had but Russell was happy playing with the smaller toy trucks in the corner.


The other thing Russell really liked was the large xylophone type thing that you could make noise with. He of course had to have two sticks and could have happily stood there playing for quite some time. At that point I was wishing they had a bench in that corner and we co…

Tea Time

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I love local loose leaf teas when I have the time to indulge in something special but lately I have been trying to drink more tea in the afternoons instead of having another cup of coffee. I know the caffeine in coffee can impact sleep and I know it's better to drink more water or tea instead.

I have enjoyed the Echinacea Immune Support tea from Yogi Tea and we recently branched out to try the Bedtime tea. YUM! It's wonderful and I am hoping it will help me sleep. I think the other thing I love about Yogi tea is the little quotes and positive thoughts on the tea tags. Sometimes a happy message can be the thing that pulls you through a long afternoon of meetings. I just wanted to share some of my recent words of wisdom from tea time.






What is your favorite type of tea? Do you have favorite brand or a local favorite shop where you can have a perfect cup of tea? Share your favorite brands or flavors and why you love it. I'm always looking to try a new tea and add variety to my…

Motovated Monday - Affirmation

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Have you set goals for the New Year? If so, this affirmation is for you! Even if you didn't there is no bad time to look at where you are and where you want to be and set some goals or intentions to get you there. Let's find success together in 2015!