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  • Adventures in Dogland (and a few safety reminders)

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    Well, it's been an interesting 48 hours in dogland. First, we had an overnight visitor. Second, Zoey is in a cone. Let's talk about our visitor first. Tanner went out for a run on Sunday night just as it was getting dark and called me about 15 minutes into the run. When I answered the [...]

  • Rain + Zoey + Lots of Recent Eats

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    It's a rainy Friday here in Charlotte (and most of the Southeast) with Tropical Storm Hermine passing through. I checked in with my family yesterday and all is good in Florida. Luckily the storm just missed them and made landfall east of where they are. Our rain started last night with a band of heavy [...]

  • Pretty Girls + 5 Nights of Dinners

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    Happy Saturday! I hope your weekend is off to a nice and relaxing start. I woke up naturally around 7:15, made French press and a smoothie and cuddled with the girls. They went to the groomer yesterday where they got baths, their ears cleaned, nails trimmed and a little hair cut. They look thrilled about [...]

  • The Best Salmon Recipe + The Baddest Dog

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    Holy half marathon commitment! We are at 140 strong and the emails keep rolling in about training together for a fall half. THANK YOU! I can't even begin to tell you how excited I am to connect with all of you and to share this experience. It's going to be amazing! I especially love the [...]

  • My Top 10 Tips for Raising a Puppy

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    I regularly receive emails from readers with new puppies asking for advice on everything from food to training to exercising to gear and more. Since I'm such a dog person and I share so much about our dogs with you, I thought that I'd sprinkle a few pet posts in here and there. I'm going [...]

  • A Big Moment for Zoey + Recent Eats

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    We hit a major milestone over here this week. On Monday I left to go to lunch and an appointment and decided to leave Zoey out in the house instead of crating her. I closed the bedroom, office and bathroom doors and gave the two girls the run of the main part of the house. A [...]

  • Zoey’s First Birthday + Embracing “There’s NEVER a Right Time!”

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    In the midst of the move I took a break to celebrate a sweet puppy that has brought so much joy to my life. Today is Zoey's first birthday. I think one of the things that holds us back in life is thinking "it's not the right time." What I've learned is that the right [...]

  • Weekend: The Move

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    I haven't moved in nearly six years. Don't get me wrong, I didn't forget what moving was like but this was the first time in my adult life that I stayed in one place for so long. There was A LOT of stuff to get through. I had multiple piles around the house designated "going [...]

  • Zoey Update + Yoga Retreat Update

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    Short post tonight because it is late and I teach early on Tuesday! First, biggest thanks to you guys for your concern over sweet Zoey. Happy to report she's made a good recovery and seems to be doing much better. (Can you believe how big she is!?) I will spare you the graphic details but [...]

  • Loving Lately: Figs, Zoey at 10 Months, Music & More

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    Hi and happy Thursday! My day got off to a bit of an abrupt start when I woke up at 6:11 a.m. with the realization that my yoga class started at 6 a.m. My iPhone alarm was set...and going off...but not making any sound. WTF!? Luckily, one of my friends and fellow teachers was there [...]

  • Sullie and Zoey’s First BarkBox

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    This post is sponsored by BarkBox. July brings Sullie's 9th birthday and Zoey's 9 month birthday. They may be eight years apart in age but they both light up when it comes to new toys and treats. I have to say, I don't know how you moms do it. I get so much enjoyment out [...]

  • My Yoga Dogs + What I Bought at Whole Foods

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    The girls and I had a little photo shoot today. They were feeling super playful and sharing toys in the living room this afternoon. I was cracking up over their open hips. Check them both out in frog pose here! :) I definitely have little yoga dogs on my hands! Can you believe how big [...]

  • Zoey Surgery + 36 Golden Retrievers Rescued from Istanbul

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    Hi and hope it's been a good Tuesday. My day has been full of the usual things...teaching yoga, personal training, attempting to tackle my inbox. It's also been a little emotional because Zoey had her surgery today. Our vet does the surgery same day so I was able to pick her up this afternoon. The [...]

  • Zoey at 7 Months + Sandwich Cravings + Homemade Dinners

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    Hi and hope Wednesday was kind to you. I had a really great day. Taught three hot yoga classes, practiced yoga, trained a client, lots of computer work and a wonderful therapy session about work/stress/chaos and work addiction...of which I am guilty and I committed to putting timelines around letting things go. I was grateful [...]

  • Monday in the Life + Scenes from the Weekend

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    Monday is always a crazy but fun start to the week for me. I train clients at 5:30 and 6:30 a.m. and then head to the studio to teach at 8:15 a.m. and usually take the class after to get my practice out of the way while I'm already sweaty. I shower and head back [...]

  • Zoey’s First Hike + Fish Tacos + Happy Saturday

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    Today was the best Saturday I have had in a long time. I taught my two regular morning hot yoga classes and then came home to make lunch and give the house a much needed clean. This spring is kinda crazy between travel plans, workshops and teacher training stuff so it was a welcome treat [...]

  • My Week + Girl Power + Roasted Veggie Love

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    Hi! This week is totally nuts but really amazing at the same time. As much as I hoped it was allergies, I'm pretty certain I have a cold. The worst part is that it has been going since Friday and presents itself with different symptoms every day ranging from a stuffy nose to nausea to [...]

  • Lumi Lunch + National Puppy Day + What I Bought at Whole Foods

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    Good morning! Thanks for two things. First, all of your interest in the KIND bar giveaway. Second, your amazing responses. I know I ask y'all to tell me what you're grateful for regularly when it comes to giveaways but it's only because I think it's such a good "stop, pause, think" activity + I ADORE [...]

  • Weekend + A KIND Start to the Week {Giveaway}

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    Hi! Keep on reading for a sweet giveaway from my friends at KIND. My weekend was relaxed and full of the normal stuff...yoga, golden retrievers, food. I stayed in on Friday night, ate Vietnamese take out and watched Gone Girl (well, half of Gone Girl...I fell asleep). It was kind of amazing. I taught two [...]

  • Giveaways & Winners + TV Appearance + Zoey Gets Trained…and More!

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    Happiest of Fridays! I woke up at 2 a.m. with a raging sore throat. I'm praying that it's allergies and not sickness. I haven't been sick in a really long time and thought I had escaped the brutal cold and flu season we had in Charlotte this year. I think my immune system has reached [...]

  • The Best Weekend + A Great Week of Workouts

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    This has been a really great weekend. I've been trying to spend as much time outside as possible because the weather has been incredible. It's 70 and sunny right now! I'm currently sitting outside and working. Zoey is playing in the rosemary bush and Sullie is sun bathing. I had a pretty awesome Saturday. I taught [...]

  • Zoey is Five Months Old + Things You Must Read

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    Happy Friday! After a busy morning, I wrapped up my training and teaching for the week at 1 p.m. and have a rare Friday afternoon off. I usually have clients on Friday evenings. Yay. The biggest news of the day is that this little nugget is five months old! (Her nickname is "The Chicken Nugget.") [...]

  • A “Wild Weekend” (Not Really) + Starbucks Coconut Milk Latte

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    Hi! The week is off to a great start over here. It's 66 and sunny. As soon as I hit publish on this post I'm going to head out for a run and walk the pups. The pups were reunited this weekend after spending a week apart and they've been inseparable ever since. I am [...]

  • A Long Travel Day + Lost Bags + Cute Zoey…and More!

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    I am happy to report that I'm back in Charlotte. Today was a LONG day! My alarm when off at 4 a.m. in Cancun. Our group of stranded stragglers met in the lobby of our hotel at 4:45 a.m. to head to the airport. (Thanks to the Marriott Casamagna for accommodating us when our trip [...]

  • An Icy Day + Lately (Cupcakes, Puppies & More)

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    Hi! It's been a weird start to the week here in Charlotte. After an unseasonably mild winter, we were hit with some gross weather. After just talking with my co-workers at the gym last week about how we thought we'd escape winter weather this year, I opened my front door before going to bed last [...]

  • Thank You + Zoey at Four Months + Recent Eats

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    Thanks so much for your kind messages and comments on my post yesterday about Sam. It meant a lot to me and my mom always reads the comments so I know she was touched as well. It always feels weird to just pick up and resume normal life after something so sad happens. Before I [...]

  • I Love My Reality…Monday In The Life

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    It was back to reality today but I love my reality so it was a happy Monday! :) I kicked off my day with a 4:55 a.m. wake up call to train clients. I ate half of a banana with almond butter and made a cup of Every Day Detox Tea to take to the [...]

  • Lately: So Much Yoga, A TV Appearance & Vacation

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    A quick post tonight to say hi. And I'm tired! I have taught five hot yoga classes in the last two days. Three on Wednesday and two on Thursday. Let me state for the record that I am not complaining. I absolutely love each and every class that I have the honor to teach for so many [...]

  • A Very Southern Christmas

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    Merry day after Christmas from me and my two beautiful, sweet girls! I hope everyone enjoyed a lovely day of loved ones and celebration. I traveled to my grandmother's house in Georgia on Christmas Eve with these two and a car full of gifts. It was...an experience...but we made it and that's all that matters. I arrived in [...]

  • Life Lately: Zoey Girl, Baking, Yoga Stuff and Things to Read

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    It's December 10, I still haven't started Christmas shopping and this week has passed by in the blink of an eye. Thanks for your feedback on the kitchen gift guide. The fitness/yoga version will be coming tomorrow for those of you who are on the procrastination train with me! Here's a little update on life [...]

  • Weekend + Recent Eats

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    Happy Monday! I kicked my day off bright and early with four clients in a row at the gym starting at 5:30 a.m. Three training clients and one yoga private. Everyone asked how my weekend was and it kinda felt like it never even happened...it just passed in a blur. I stayed home on Friday [...]

  • Happy Friday! Zoey Video Blog + Giveaway Winners

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    I have the best Friday post for you ever! A video blog starring Zoey and giveaway winners. This little one is getting more and more spunk and personality every day...and growing crazy fast! I swear she's doubled in size in the week and a half we've been together. I made a video blog so you [...]

  • Recent Eats + Puppy Updates

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    Thank you so much for all of your sweet messages and comments about Zoey. I promise a steady stream of updates including info on how I raise her...food schedules, house breaking, exercise, leash training, obedience, etc. Goldens are really smart dogs and do well with training at a young age so we've already started. I [...]