Giving Up To Gain

For the past several years, I stopped attending church services altogether in favor of ditching religion and religiosity for a deeper, more authentic, hands-on, dirt-under-my-nails, faith-without-borders spiritual quest of healing and enlightenment. I chose to shrug off what had come to feel like confinement and faking it, and just figure out how to connect with […]

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#FridayFaves: Healing Your Trauma Through Meditation, Featuring Rachel John of Soul BEing

Sometimes you come across a person who exudes such compassion, kindness, peacefulness and genuine love for others that it makes you pause and wonder: How did they get to this place?  Such is the case with my friend Rachel.  She and I connected online through an exercise challenge; she lives in Wales, I am in […]

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That Was Delicious, But Now My Gut Hates Me

Hello Loves! After a wonderful long weekend in New Orleans eating ALL the delicious things (and more than a few adult beverages) my body is BEGGING me for a detox & reset. As you might know, I am about halfway through my 30 Day Challenge and it is going great!  However, I had planned my […]

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September 30 Day Challenge

HAPPY SEPTEMBER! Lazy days of summer are coming to an end (okay I am honestly NOT great at being lazy) and you feel the energy around you shifting.  What is one positive, healthy thing you can challenge yourself with over the next 30 days? If you need a teensy bit of inspiration & encouragement, you […]

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Body-Positive Fitness, My Top 5 Tips, & Why I Created The Cocoon

For the past couple of years, I have been wanting- no, longing to- create a series of fitness videos for people living in bigger bodies, with a crazy twist: I don’t want you to lose a bunch of weight (unless that is something YOU want for yourself).  Instead, I wanted to simply love, support, and […]

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