I’m NOT a morning person.

On Tuesday night, September 3rd 2019, I set my Wednesday morning alarm for 6am. My plan was to get up and workout before 7 (the time I normally get the girls and myself ready for school/work). I told myself I’d just do 15 minutes. My goal was different than before. Normally, I work out to... Continue Reading →

I’m writing a book.

After you decide to try your hand at writing a book, you have to figure out what it'll be about. I feel like maybe people who have their lives more together, have an idea first and then decide to write about it. I don't have my life together yet though and frankly, I want the... Continue Reading →


I think I’ve always been prone to an over awareness and self absorption regarding my appearance, but recently it’s become all consuming. Maybe it’s easy and daily access to unrealistic images? Maybe it’s my post-motherhood body? Or post-tumor physical and emotional adjustments? Or maybe it’s just that I long too hard for my 20ish year... Continue Reading →

The sun never touches the water.

Yesterday was day one (again) in the battle of my food addiction. I woke up to discover that my “last meal” brownies and ice cream hadn’t gotten thrown out the night prior as planned. But the day was young and my will power was strong, so I bagged them up and froze them. (For what?... Continue Reading →


Between the discovery of my brain tumor and today, the scale is up 41 pounds. I could cry just re-reading that sentence out loud. (And looking at this screen grab of me from a video testimonial taken a day or two before surgery.) At the end of 2017, I decided to take up battle on... Continue Reading →


I’m not a stranger to this story or concept. I’ve just never really spent time here because it’s a lesson to not be a “Martha”, right? And frankly, I’ve got that covered. I am not a homemaker. I’ve never felt like I related to Martha, so I’ve never let the story actually speak to me.... Continue Reading →


I don’t want to bite the hand that feeds me. Instagram has given me friendships with some of my favorite humans, amazing experiences and a business (see also: spending money 💸). But it’s also a vehicle in which I am inclined to get in and drive down “Covet Lane”, or “Negative Self Narrative Avenue”. Set... Continue Reading →

Short North Staycation part two.

If you’ve spent any time in downtown Columbus, you’ve probably been to the Fox in the Snow cafe. BUT. Did you walk a mile in 27 degree snowy weather to get there? (We’ll do a Columbus staycation, we said. We’ll walk everywhere, we said. It’ll be fun, we said. It’ll be ridiculously cold with a... Continue Reading →

Vegan Evangelism

Monday this week... at the gym... in the sauna I met a girl. She told me she was a vegan. Whenever I hear of someone with different eating habits as me, I’m always curious. My follow up is normally, “By conviction or because taste?” She said when a family member was diagnosed with an aggressive... Continue Reading →

The secret to weight loss.

So I do tubs. Like crazy scolding hot baths in the winter. My skin is used to being scorched by the sun and that sensation just doesn’t happen here in January. Florida girl in Ohio problems. So I do tubs. Tonight I decided to leave my phone out of reach. I’d try true relaxation. Turns... Continue Reading →

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