• Family,  Gratitude,  Tools

    Life on a Schedule

    Command center, organization station…..whatever you want to call it, it’s nice having a dedicated area in the house to organize your life. For me,  it’s my “calendar corner.” What does it comprise of? Well, it has all the things to keep me organized on a daily, weekly, and monthly basis. I’ll break it down for you: Physical & Spiritual Calendar My “Physical & Spiritual” calendar keeps track of my goals for staying both physically and spiritually active. They are the 2 most important elements in my life that help me stay grounded and balanced. And when accomplished on a regular basis, they help provide a sense of control over the…

  • Faith,  Gratitude

    Lighting The World

    This started as a social media post, but (unsurprisingly) I reached the text limit 😆. What can I say, I’m an over-sharer and I just have to get things out there…which also might explain my big box of journals before I started blogging 😁. And this post is especially meaningful, so forgive me if you see it on my multiple pages and accounts; I have a system to my documentation 😉 I’m participating in the #LightTheWorld campaign for December this holiday season and yesterday’s prompt was to share about someone who gives christ-like service. It’s been running through my mind since yesterday…just ONE person?! No way! I’ve come to the…

  • Fitness,  Gratitude,  Health

    Dealing With Ab Muscle Injury

    Alright…it’s here and I’m finally accepting the fact: I’m injured. Kind of seriously-ish. I’m pretty sure it’s an abdominal muscle strain, and possibly a 2nd grade tear, which I’m NOT excited about. It means I really can’t do anything that I normally do for a fitness routine…not even yoga! Booooo. Anyway, I’m hanging in there (you know, getting fat and happy with my new sedentary life and chronic baking addiction). However, I am running a 5k on Saturday with some besties. It will have been exactly 1 week with no–and I mean nada, zilch, ZERO–exercise & minimal stretching. I’ll still make sure to warm-up adequately (don’t want to injury anything else!).…

  • Family,  Gratitude

    Confidence in the Future

    In light of the horrific tragedy at the Boston Marathon earlier this week, I wanted to share a few sentiments. Because, in all honesty, doesn’t something like that just scare the crap out of you? Well, it scares me…especially when I think of safety for my own future and the future of my family.  It’s like “okay, what’s next?” In fact, I thought “what’s next” after Boston and then just today there was a bomb scare at Cal State Los Angeles, causing a campus-wide evacuation. But I’m not writing here to focus on fear. In fact, it’s rather the contrary. I think it’s so important to have hope and stemming…