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November 2012

  • On Being Gentle

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    Sometimes I am amazed by how the universe seems to deliver at just the right moment. When you don't think you can take anymore and find yourself at your breaking point and then relief finally comes. I have had several people tell me to be "gentle with myself" over the past week. Blog readers, friends [...]

  • Is it too cold for salad? And a good luck!

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    Hello and happy Wednesday! So this is the time of year where life gets crazy with exams and graduations. I know that I have quite a few readers who are in college/grad school so I wanted to wish all of you good luck! I know how stressful the end of the semester can be but [...]

  • What I Ate, A Workout And A Giveaway

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    A big thank you to  y'all for being generally awesome over the past few days. I have a few things to share with you today. Recent eats, a workout and a 5K giveaway so read on. First, the food. I apologize in advance for all the iPhone photos as my DSLR hasn't even been turned on [...]

  • Second Guessing

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    I would say that one of my greatest weaknesses is indecision and second guessing myself. I second guessed publishing last night's post (as I always do when things get a little more personal) but now I know without a doubt that it was the right thing to do. Just through that one post I was [...]

  • How Not To Deal

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    I don't know that there is much more I can say about myself over the past few days other than the absolute fact that I have been a little bit of a disaster. In all fairness, I do have quite a few stressful/emotional situations occurring simultaneously but I can't say that I'm doing the best [...]

  • A Productive Lazy Day

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    I didn't really do much today but I am so exhausted. I almost fell asleep reading on the couch before dinner and I feel kind of lethargic in general. I was joking with my parents that when I slow down, I shut down. It probably doesn't help that my diet has primarily consisted of sugar and [...]

  • Thanksgiving 2012

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    I was really undecided about what to do for Thanksgiving this year. Part of me wanted to pretend like it wasn't happening. I almost stayed in Charlotte and planned to take friends up on offers to celebrate with them but I made a last minute decision to drive to Georgia to be with my family. [...]

  • Butterball And Butternut

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    Happy Thanksgiving eve! I hope preparations are going well and travels are safe. I kicked off my day by participating in Butterball Bootcamp at Y2 Yoga. It's an annual tradition the day before Thanksgiving. This was my third year participating. Last year I taught, this year I got to practice with 70 other yogis. Pretty [...]

  • Party Pretty – Social Dress Shop Giveaway

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    I love doing giveaways on Mondays. I think it's a great way to brighten up the day and get the week started...especially when we can do that with pretty dresses! I mentioned that I attended the launch party for my sweet friend Sarah's new online dress boutique, Social Dress Shop. And can we take a [...]

  • The Weekend In Photos

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    I had such a nice weekend with a great balance of downtime and fun/friend/yoga time. Here's a look in photos. Friday night dinner was seared sea scallops with an herb wine butter sauce, pine nut cous cous and sauteed greens. Lots of hot tea with my ingenuiTEA pot. It's such an easy way to use [...]

  • This Yoga Thing…

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    I have been anxiously waiting all day to sit down and write this post. So many of you have shared with me lately  how much your yoga practice is impacting your life in a positive way. And for every one of you that has shared those feelings, an equal number have told me how interested [...]

  • Pumpkin In The Morning

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    Last night I wrote this whole post on 2012 and my feelings about all of the change and struggle that myself and everyone around me seem to be going through. I definitely questioned whether or not I really wanted to publish it because y'all know I have a hard time with the "putting myself out [...]

  • I could have blogged about…

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    I have a million and one topic ideas in my head right now... - Stress and your stomach - How to become a yoga teacher - How to break into group fitness/personal training - WTF is wrong with 2012 and why does everyone seem to be dealing with major shit? - CrossFit Level 1 Trainer [...]

  • This Is How You Do A Monday

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    Thanks for all the input on the paint. I realized that I was having a temporary bout of insanity when I considered painting the bedroom green. I don't even like the color green. Why would I do that? Today has taken me in a whole new direction...currently considering Sherwin Williams Amazing Gray or Benjamin Moore [...]

  • Can’t Do It All

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    I went into the weekend knowing that it was full of work and social commitments along with a list of things I wanted to get done around the house. Around 3 p.m. on Saturday I came to the realization that there was no way that I could do everything that I committed to doing and rather [...]

  • Holiday Overload…Already

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    The past couple of days have been all about the upcoming holidays. I can't believe it's all happening so soon! We've been working on our holiday charity efforts and planning the staff party at work, I had a holiday photo shoot for the yoga studio and one of my dear friends is hosting an event [...]

  • Let’s Talk Paleo

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    Hello and happy Thursday. I hope it's been a great day for everyone! Mine has been good minus a small freak out about the paint color I chose for the living room (I second guess EVERYTHING) and the fact that it's dark and cold at 6 p.m. now...but I'm going to have to get over [...]

  • Desperation and Tacos

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    This has been the week of desperation meals after a tragic event on Sunday night. I somehow managed not to shut the fridge all the way and it stayed slightly open for about 10 hours. The next morning all of the food was warm and I had to do a total toss of most of [...]

  • $4,000 Raised – The BEST Sunday Afternoon

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    Wow, what an amazing Sunday. I am continually impressed by the yogis in Charlotte and the amazing things that we can do to benefit the community. It's a really cool thing to be a part of. My "home studio", Y2 Yoga, hosted a donation class yesterday afternoon benefiting Carolina Breast Friends. We had three teachers, [...]

  • Fall Recipe Favorites

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    I made a pot of my favorite chicken tortilla soup this evening and it reminded me of all the "fall-ish" recipes that I love but have kind of forgotten about on my old recipe blog, Bakin' and Eggs. I thought I would do a little roundup to give you some recipe inspiration. And yes, I [...]

  • Falling For…

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    Well, hello. It's been quite a productive and fun Saturday over here. I had 4 dozen Butterscotch, Pretzel and Chocolate Chip Cookies baked before 9 a.m. and then practiced yoga, bathed the dog, moved furniture, met with the painter and hung out with two sets of friends. I'm happy. I'm not super excited about "Falling [...]

  • Butterscotch, Pretzel and Chocolate Chip Cookies

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    Do you know what's boring? Salad...salad for lunch... Salad for dinner. I am over salad. I inhaled this chicken dinner last night after teaching BodyPump. If I ate one more bowl of leftover soup or another salad I was going to cry. I blazed into the grocery store at 8 p.m. praying that they still [...]