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The excitement I get when I cut open the perfect avocado 🙌🙌🙌
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Seriously though, I never fully understood the power of this nut - or healthy fats in general - until my arthisis flare ups and inflammation triggered me to see a nureopath
But some of the best advice my health specialists gave me? Increase my intake of healthy fats.
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Did you know are brains are predominately made up of fat? It needs good fat to function and heal.
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So in addition to fish oil I throw half an avocado into my superfoods shake daily.🥑🥑🥑🥑
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The monounsaturated fats in avocados benefit brain function and promote healthy blood flow—and a healthy flow of blood to the brain means a highly functional brain. .
What’s one of your favorite shake ingredients?
The excitement I get when I cut open the perfect avocado 🙌🙌🙌 . . Seriously though, I never fully understood the power of this nut - or healthy fats in general - until my arthisis flare ups and inflammation triggered me to see a nureopath But some of the best advice my health specialists gave me? Increase my intake of healthy fats. . Did you know are brains are predominately made up of fat? It needs good fat to function and heal. . So in addition to fish oil I throw half an avocado into my superfoods shake daily.🥑🥑🥑🥑 . The monounsaturated fats in avocados benefit brain function and promote healthy blood flow—and a healthy flow of blood to the brain means a highly functional brain. . What’s one of your favorite shake ingredients?
Happy Friday!!! Do you know what your purpose is for today? What  was your purpose yesterday? My purpose for this day is to be present in each moment. To be an encourager filled with humble strength. Each day we have the opportunity to be purposeful in our words, deeds, & actions. Seek to find your purpose then live in it fully. 😊
Happy Friday!!! Do you know what your purpose is for today? What was your purpose yesterday? My purpose for this day is to be present in each moment. To be an encourager filled with humble strength. Each day we have the opportunity to be purposeful in our words, deeds, & actions. Seek to find your purpose then live in it fully. 😊
Injuries happen. Injuries suck, but they don’t mean that you’re sidelined from the training that you love and that keeps you sane. This is perfect time to scale back and focus on technique, and add in the restorative and functional exercise that will correct the deficits that lead to the pain. The focus is maintainence instead of gain, which is scary for some but will lead to better performance in the long run. .
What’s going on with me? Shoulder impingement. Not the best for overhead movement - especially when waited. So clean and snatch tech work and a slew of functional training exercises. I end with a series of #restorativeexercise focusing on mobility and patterning. Still a great workout despite the setback. .
#midlifemomsmove #reclaimyourplay #movehealplay #mastersathlete #midlifemoms #fitcapablestrong #strongwomen #getoutside #bereal #momlife #mytime #40something #grownandflown #fitfam #mobility #moveyourdna #strongereveryday #health #sportsmedicine #weekendwarrior #athletictraining #ageisjustanumber #balance #nutritiousmovement #adventuremom #corestrong #returntoplay #frompaintoplay
Injuries happen. Injuries suck, but they don’t mean that you’re sidelined from the training that you love and that keeps you sane. This is perfect time to scale back and focus on technique, and add in the restorative and functional exercise that will correct the deficits that lead to the pain. The focus is maintainence instead of gain, which is scary for some but will lead to better performance in the long run. . What’s going on with me? Shoulder impingement. Not the best for overhead movement - especially when waited. So clean and snatch tech work and a slew of functional training exercises. I end with a series of #restorativeexercise  focusing on mobility and patterning. Still a great workout despite the setback. . #midlifemomsmove  #reclaimyourplay  #movehealplay  #mastersathlete  #midlifemoms  #fitcapablestrong  #strongwomen  #getoutside  #bereal  #momlife  #mytime  #40something  #grownandflown  #fitfam  #mobility  #moveyourdna  #strongereveryday  #health  #sportsmedicine  #weekendwarrior  #athletictraining  #ageisjustanumber  #balance  #nutritiousmovement  #adventuremom  #corestrong  #returntoplay  #frompaintoplay 
I always learn from the mistake of others who take my advice.

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* My mom always told me I’m giving you roots and one day I will give you wings! That analogy is so beautiful you root your children as your raising them, guiding and directing them and then there comes a day when it’s time to let them fly, make their own choices, good and bad. ⁣
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* We can’t grip so tightly that we clip those wings we must trust that we have trained them up and pray they will hear our whispers of wisdom when growing and making their own choices ⁣
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* Now that seems easy to think of conceptually, but it’s hard to let go and hope they fly! This is especially hard if you have suffered a loss of a child, it can literally be paralyzing thinking about letting them fly, The other day God really challenged me, my daughter was sick and 500 miles away from home, alone and having to make some decision by herself! I began worrying, stressing and going to a dark place, then I felt God whisper and say “ don’t you trust me with her.” Now it’s easy to say “yes” but it’s after the “yes” do you really let go or keep going back to worry? This is when we go to prayer trusting that Gods got this! ⁣
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* It’s a hard thing to do as a parent but it’s necessary not only for us to put our trust in God but for our kids to know that we trust him with their lives and their future! ⁣
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* We can always be there to help and guide when we are asked but as adults they need to figure things out on their own and make their own decisions and choices.⁣
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* When my girls were born we dedicated them and entrusted them to God so I need to let go and let them fly, he’s entrusted us with them but as adults it’s his job to guide, direct and protect them! We’ve done our part we have given them roots now time to give them wings! ⁣
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⁣ ⁣ Roots and Wings⁣ ⁣ ⁣ * My mom always told me I’m giving you roots and one day I will give you wings! That analogy is so beautiful you root your children as your raising them, guiding and directing them and then there comes a day when it’s time to let them fly, make their own choices, good and bad. ⁣ ⁣ * We can’t grip so tightly that we clip those wings we must trust that we have trained them up and pray they will hear our whispers of wisdom when growing and making their own choices ⁣ ⁣ * Now that seems easy to think of conceptually, but it’s hard to let go and hope they fly! This is especially hard if you have suffered a loss of a child, it can literally be paralyzing thinking about letting them fly, The other day God really challenged me, my daughter was sick and 500 miles away from home, alone and having to make some decision by herself! I began worrying, stressing and going to a dark place, then I felt God whisper and say “ don’t you trust me with her.” Now it’s easy to say “yes” but it’s after the “yes” do you really let go or keep going back to worry? This is when we go to prayer trusting that Gods got this! ⁣ ⁣ * It’s a hard thing to do as a parent but it’s necessary not only for us to put our trust in God but for our kids to know that we trust him with their lives and their future! ⁣ ⁣ * We can always be there to help and guide when we are asked but as adults they need to figure things out on their own and make their own decisions and choices.⁣ ⁣ * When my girls were born we dedicated them and entrusted them to God so I need to let go and let them fly, he’s entrusted us with them but as adults it’s his job to guide, direct and protect them! We’ve done our part we have given them roots now time to give them wings! ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣
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Every once in awhile you just have to break through your discomfort and anxiety to reclaim your true identity. It’s been 15 years since I’ve done any rock
Climbing, but something I’ve wanted
To get back to for a few years now. I joined the gym - it also has strength training equipment and yoga - and today I tried. Just for about 20 minutes and with a lot of rests, but I did it. And now I know the next time won’t be so intimidating- even if I’m alone again.  Something that’s been hiking me back. Now it’s your turn - what are you going to reclaim?
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#midlifemomsmove #reclaimyourplay #movehealplay #mastersathlete #midlifemoms #fitcapablestrong #strongwomen #getoutside #bereal #momlife #mytime #40something #grownandflown #fitfam #mobility #restorativeexercise #moveyourdna #strongereveryday #health #sportsmedicine #weekendwarrior #athletictraining #ageisjustanumber #balance #nutritiousmovement #adventuremom #corestrong #returntoplay
Every once in awhile you just have to break through your discomfort and anxiety to reclaim your true identity. It’s been 15 years since I’ve done any rock Climbing, but something I’ve wanted To get back to for a few years now. I joined the gym - it also has strength training equipment and yoga - and today I tried. Just for about 20 minutes and with a lot of rests, but I did it. And now I know the next time won’t be so intimidating- even if I’m alone again. Something that’s been hiking me back. Now it’s your turn - what are you going to reclaim? . #midlifemomsmove  #reclaimyourplay  #movehealplay  #mastersathlete  #midlifemoms  #fitcapablestrong  #strongwomen  #getoutside  #bereal  #momlife  #mytime  #40something  #grownandflown  #fitfam  #mobility  #restorativeexercise  #moveyourdna  #strongereveryday  #health  #sportsmedicine  #weekendwarrior  #athletictraining  #ageisjustanumber  #balance  #nutritiousmovement  #adventuremom  #corestrong  #returntoplay 
There are so many things I love about having college aged kids. Click on the link in my bio to see what else I’m thankful for- besides Snapchat. See you in a week, kids! 🤗
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Latest letter from WVU - these schools are getting creative!
Latest letter from WVU - these schools are getting creative!
Should you be constantly available to your college freshman? You want to help with anything at anytime, but is this really best for your freshman?
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You want to be available but not too available. Hesitate to answer if your freshman calls more than a few times a day.
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As a #collegeparent, you don’t want to hinder your child by constantly jumping to his or her aid.
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For more thoughts on this topic, check out my latest post! #linkinbio 📲
Should you be constantly available to your college freshman? You want to help with anything at anytime, but is this really best for your freshman? - You want to be available but not too available. Hesitate to answer if your freshman calls more than a few times a day. - As a #collegeparent , you don’t want to hinder your child by constantly jumping to his or her aid. - For more thoughts on this topic, check out my latest post! #linkinbio  📲
Catty isn't cute. Mom-shaming is a no-no. We are better than that. Congrats to @gabunion

@disruptaging #joannjenkins #aarp
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Catty isn't cute. Mom-shaming is a no-no. We are better than that. Congrats to @gabunion @disruptaging #joannjenkins  #aarp  #livelife  #babyboomerwomen  #seniormom  #inspiration  #momshaming  @mom2summit #brands  #momfabulous  #workingmother  #babyboomermom  #emptynester  #brandmarketing  #influencer  #emptynest  #midlife  #emptynestmom  #motherhood  #motherhoodish  @luxuryromanceconcierge #grownandflown  #over50  #panelist  #beyond50women  #babyboomer  #babyboomerwoman  #advertisers  #Ilovemyfamily  #boomerlife  @gabunion
Can’t believe Austin turns 18 today! #brotherlylove #grownandflown #cherisheverymoment
"My kid has been gone nearly a year. By my reckoning, we both got kind of used to the new way of things about six months in.  I felt she got settled then, which made me get settled then. 
And my kid left two siblings behind, so I am not an empty nest candidate. But even having these two wonderful creatures still with me did not negate the profundity of seeing my first born walk away, with bags and a one-way ticket..." Read full story at mykidlefthome. com (link in bio) :)
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#ihaveateenager #grownupchildren #parentingneverstops #emptynest #leavinghome #emptynestsyndrome #sayinggoodbye #grownandflown #flyingthecoop #parentingyoungadults #mumbloggers #uniteinparenthood #dadblogger #dailyparenting #rememberingthesedays #dailyparenting #lifecloseup #littlestoriesofmylife #ukparentbloggers #parentinglife
#wheredidthetimego  #newchapter #nextstageoflife #familylife #kidsgrownup #parentinglife #proudfamily #futurelife  #uni
"My kid has been gone nearly a year. By my reckoning, we both got kind of used to the new way of things about six months in.  I felt she got settled then, which made me get settled then. And my kid left two siblings behind, so I am not an empty nest candidate. But even having these two wonderful creatures still with me did not negate the profundity of seeing my first born walk away, with bags and a one-way ticket..." Read full story at mykidlefthome. com (link in bio) :) . . . #ihaveateenager  #grownupchildren  #parentingneverstops  #emptynest  #leavinghome  #emptynestsyndrome  #sayinggoodbye  #grownandflown  #flyingthecoop  #parentingyoungadults  #mumbloggers  #uniteinparenthood  #dadblogger  #dailyparenting  #rememberingthesedays  #dailyparenting  #lifecloseup  #littlestoriesofmylife  #ukparentbloggers  #parentinglife  #wheredidthetimego  #newchapter  #nextstageoflife  #familylife  #kidsgrownup  #parentinglife  #proudfamily  #futurelife  #uni 
Finally getting a chance to post. Did the Great Pumpkin Hail in Denver a few weeks ago. What a fun way to explore #movement in so many ways. We picked our pumpkins from the patch and then carried them 2 miles while navigating a variety of obstacles. Super fun! Can wait to do it again next year!
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#midlifemomsmove #reclaimyourplay #movehealplay #mastersathlete #midlifemoms #fitcapablestrong #strongwomen #getoutside #bereal #momlife #mytime #40something #grownandflown #fitfam #mobility #restorativeexercise #moveyourdna #strongereveryday #health #sportsmedicine #weekendwarrior #athletictraining #ageisjustanumber #balance #nutritiousmovement #adventuremom #corestrong #returntoplay
Finally getting a chance to post. Did the Great Pumpkin Hail in Denver a few weeks ago. What a fun way to explore #movement  in so many ways. We picked our pumpkins from the patch and then carried them 2 miles while navigating a variety of obstacles. Super fun! Can wait to do it again next year! . #midlifemomsmove  #reclaimyourplay  #movehealplay  #mastersathlete  #midlifemoms  #fitcapablestrong  #strongwomen  #getoutside  #bereal  #momlife  #mytime  #40something  #grownandflown  #fitfam  #mobility  #restorativeexercise  #moveyourdna  #strongereveryday  #health  #sportsmedicine  #weekendwarrior  #athletictraining  #ageisjustanumber  #balance  #nutritiousmovement  #adventuremom  #corestrong  #returntoplay 
Monday Motivation 👊🏻
Stuck in a rut? Stuck on the scale? Stuck in a job? Stuck in a relationship? .
It takes just ONE decision to get “unstuck”... don’t let your mind keep you there.. go for it!! Even if you don’t FEEL like it!! #doitanyway 💪🏻
What is the one thing you can do, one decision,  to move you from stuck to unstuck? .
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Monday Motivation 👊🏻 Stuck in a rut? Stuck on the scale? Stuck in a job? Stuck in a relationship? . It takes just ONE decision to get “unstuck”... don’t let your mind keep you there.. go for it!! Even if you don’t FEEL like it!! #doitanyway  💪🏻 What is the one thing you can do, one decision, to move you from stuck to unstuck? . D O I T A N Y W A Y
Beautiful reclaimed wood ....this is my coffee table. I love the roughness and re-purposing. The wood came from a fishing boat from far away. 
As I sit my cup of tea down and grab my journal, I am struck at how much I appreciate the reuse of the wood. Maybe it's because I am getting older and I see that I reuse skills I learned as a mom.

Enjoy and embrace the treasures around you!
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#gratefullife  #emptynesttribe #womenover50 #newchapterinlife #midlife  #healthylifestyles #healthyeatinglifestyle  #happylife❤ #enjoylifetothefullest #over40andfit #overforty #bestager #mamalove #babyboomerwomen #momfabulous #disruptaging #maturewomen #grownandflown #emptynest #reclaimedwood
Beautiful reclaimed wood ....this is my coffee table. I love the roughness and re-purposing. The wood came from a fishing boat from far away. As I sit my cup of tea down and grab my journal, I am struck at how much I appreciate the reuse of the wood. Maybe it's because I am getting older and I see that I reuse skills I learned as a mom. Enjoy and embrace the treasures around you! . . . #gratefullife  #emptynesttribe  #womenover50  #newchapterinlife  #midlife  #healthylifestyles  #healthyeatinglifestyle  #happylife ❤ #enjoylifetothefullest  #over40andfit  #overforty  #bestager  #mamalove  #babyboomerwomen  #momfabulous  #disruptaging  #maturewomen  #grownandflown  #emptynest  #reclaimedwood 
Out of all my relationships, the one I have with my kids is what I value the most. Believe me when I say it hasn’t been sunshine and rainbows. We’ve said and done some hurtful things, but we’ve learned to be more mindful of each other’s feelings. My son told me he really enjoyed all of us being together; especially his older brother. I can see and feel a special bond that I hope will be forever. 🙏🏾 The videoclip is my favorite. 😂 #family #bonding #parentchildbonding #singlemom #parenting #momof3 ♥️♥️♥️ #birthday #momofteens #grownandflown #srilankanguyanesebrunomarshair #eatthecakeannamae
Out of all my relationships, the one I have with my kids is what I value the most. Believe me when I say it hasn’t been sunshine and rainbows. We’ve said and done some hurtful things, but we’ve learned to be more mindful of each other’s feelings. My son told me he really enjoyed all of us being together; especially his older brother. I can see and feel a special bond that I hope will be forever. 🙏🏾 The videoclip is my favorite. 😂 #family  #bonding  #parentchildbonding  #singlemom  #parenting  #momof3  ♥️♥️♥️ #birthday  #momofteens  #grownandflown  #srilankanguyanesebrunomarshair  #eatthecakeannamae 
These are the times for thankfulness and meditation ... when it’s just me, the youngest child and the cat in the house in a cold Sunday afternoon. One DD #grownandflown and one DD away in #college while the 15-year old DD rests after a late night at the boys’ HS hockey game and then an early-morning soccer game. .
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It can be lonely. Or you can be “alone.” There’s a huge difference. I choose alone. Every time.
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I miss all of my family who aren’t here. But I know we’ve given you wings to fly. And to my hubby who’s not on any social media (smart man), I miss you most when you’re half a world away. I can’t wait for you to come home to me.
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#almostemptynest #sunday #alonebutnotlonely #meow #quiettime #imissyou
These are the times for thankfulness and meditation ... when it’s just me, the youngest child and the cat in the house in a cold Sunday afternoon. One DD #grownandflown  and one DD away in #college  while the 15-year old DD rests after a late night at the boys’ HS hockey game and then an early-morning soccer game. . . It can be lonely. Or you can be “alone.” There’s a huge difference. I choose alone. Every time. . . I miss all of my family who aren’t here. But I know we’ve given you wings to fly. And to my hubby who’s not on any social media (smart man), I miss you most when you’re half a world away. I can’t wait for you to come home to me. . . #almostemptynest  #sunday  #alonebutnotlonely  #meow  #quiettime  #imissyou 
I used to look at mamas of older kids and think: 💭 poor girl, her babies are old... 😢💭 OMG I WAS SO WRONG! 
Older kids are rad! 
We have so much fun! 
The best conversations!
Crazy road trips!
Last minute adventures! 
All the freedom I never had with young babies is now mine. 
And I couldn’t be more grateful. 💭💭💭
How old are your kids?
I used to look at mamas of older kids and think: 💭 poor girl, her babies are old... 😢💭 OMG I WAS SO WRONG! Older kids are rad! We have so much fun! The best conversations! Crazy road trips! Last minute adventures! All the freedom I never had with young babies is now mine. And I couldn’t be more grateful. 💭💭💭 How old are your kids?
{ INTENT } I know it’s been hard being the only guy in the house these days. I know he misses the days when the kids would run to welcome him home, grabbing his knees in in a bear hug of love. With Kid#1 out of the house & the girls on this side of growing up, he’s had to be really intentional about being a part of things. He does small things with great love. Filling their water bottles and loading their backpacks into the car. Offering to drive them to practice so they can rest on the car ride. He will listen to country & whatever-Lucy-discovered music, watch RomComs and musicals and sometimes even stay awake. He runs interference between our arguments and brings peace over our home. Tonight, taking Kid#3 to her waterpolo tournament and then to a football game. I want him to know that I see what he’s doing. He’s filling the space with love. Thank you for giving us exactly what we need without us ever saying a word. ❤️.
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.#fatherhood #dadsanddaughters #gooddads #grateful #intentionalparenting #dadsandsons #family #parentingteens #grownandflown #thankyouforeverything #hisbirthdayisthisweek #uscvscal #gobears #gotrojans #gocrimson #hewasmadeforthis #meanttobeadad #almostwasnt #hesnicerthanme #hessofterthanme
{ INTENT } I know it’s been hard being the only guy in the house these days. I know he misses the days when the kids would run to welcome him home, grabbing his knees in in a bear hug of love. With Kid#1  out of the house & the girls on this side of growing up, he’s had to be really intentional about being a part of things. He does small things with great love. Filling their water bottles and loading their backpacks into the car. Offering to drive them to practice so they can rest on the car ride. He will listen to country & whatever-Lucy-discovered music, watch RomComs and musicals and sometimes even stay awake. He runs interference between our arguments and brings peace over our home. Tonight, taking Kid#3  to her waterpolo tournament and then to a football game. I want him to know that I see what he’s doing. He’s filling the space with love. Thank you for giving us exactly what we need without us ever saying a word. ❤️. . . . . . .#fatherhood  #dadsanddaughters  #gooddads  #grateful  #intentionalparenting  #dadsandsons  #family  #parentingteens  #grownandflown  #thankyouforeverything  #hisbirthdayisthisweek  #uscvscal  #gobears  #gotrojans  #gocrimson  #hewasmadeforthis  #meanttobeadad  #almostwasnt  #hesnicerthanme  #hessofterthanme 
I was talking to a woman this morning, and once again was reminded of how often shame gets in our way when we're honestly trying to better ourselves.⠀
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In this case, it was a fitness challenge. Now, you know my feelings on these things (not a fan) and this just reinforced that. I guess the challenge was consistency in running, but if you missed a day you basically had to go back to the beginning. She tried a few times but life kept getting in the way and she eventually quit. Because who wants to continue failing? There is a sense of shame that we cannot even complete 3 days of a running challenge and it's just easier to quit than to keep facing the shame.  I agree!⠀
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When we're desperately wanting to reclaim an active lifestyle and establish a balanced lifestyle, it's important that we find the tools that help us get there and build us up - not continue that shame and failure dialogue that has been a constant in our lives. Your path to play is one that is done at your pace, using the tools that help you. My job is maybe to poke you in the butt and encourage movement, but to also recognize when a break is needed or we need to try a new path. Sometimes backtracking happens, but I would never tell you that the progress you made "didn't count" and your effort was basically all for nothing. I would never make you go back to the beginning. We are better than that and we know that retracing our exact steps doesn't make it better or easier. Most of us are totally aware of the place where we strayed and revisiting that is enough to move forward. ⠀
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If 30-Day challenges inspire you and help make lasting changes, great! Keep doing them. But, if they make you feel like crap and a failure, then let's explore a more uplifting challenge for you. ⠀
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#midlifemomsmove #reclaimyourplay #movehealplay #mastersathlete #midlifemoms #fitcapablestrong #strongwomen #getoutside #bereal #momlife #mytime #40something #grownandflown #fitfam #mobility #restorativeexercise #moveyourdna #strongereveryday #health #sportsmedicine #weekendwarrior #athletictraining #ageisjustanumber #balance #nutritiousmovement #adventuremom #corestrong #returntoplay
I was talking to a woman this morning, and once again was reminded of how often shame gets in our way when we're honestly trying to better ourselves.⠀ .⠀ In this case, it was a fitness challenge. Now, you know my feelings on these things (not a fan) and this just reinforced that. I guess the challenge was consistency in running, but if you missed a day you basically had to go back to the beginning. She tried a few times but life kept getting in the way and she eventually quit. Because who wants to continue failing? There is a sense of shame that we cannot even complete 3 days of a running challenge and it's just easier to quit than to keep facing the shame. I agree!⠀ .⠀ When we're desperately wanting to reclaim an active lifestyle and establish a balanced lifestyle, it's important that we find the tools that help us get there and build us up - not continue that shame and failure dialogue that has been a constant in our lives. Your path to play is one that is done at your pace, using the tools that help you. My job is maybe to poke you in the butt and encourage movement, but to also recognize when a break is needed or we need to try a new path. Sometimes backtracking happens, but I would never tell you that the progress you made "didn't count" and your effort was basically all for nothing. I would never make you go back to the beginning. We are better than that and we know that retracing our exact steps doesn't make it better or easier. Most of us are totally aware of the place where we strayed and revisiting that is enough to move forward. ⠀ .⠀ If 30-Day challenges inspire you and help make lasting changes, great! Keep doing them. But, if they make you feel like crap and a failure, then let's explore a more uplifting challenge for you. ⠀ .⠀ #midlifemomsmove  #reclaimyourplay  #movehealplay  #mastersathlete  #midlifemoms  #fitcapablestrong  #strongwomen  #getoutside  #bereal  #momlife  #mytime  #40something  #grownandflown  #fitfam  #mobility  #restorativeexercise  #moveyourdna  #strongereveryday  #health  #sportsmedicine  #weekendwarrior  #athletictraining  #ageisjustanumber  #balance  #nutritiousmovement  #adventuremom  #corestrong  #returntoplay 
Snow flakes in Connecticut!! Can you believe I set my tree up!!! Waiting to decorate when my girls come home for Thanksgiving. Change is hard I don't handle it well, but I'll try my best not to let it show. #grownandflown #traditionsaretraditions #timetosqueezeitin
Is social media a bad thing? Not when you have a college student a 1000 miles away. I have not hugged this young lady for literally months!

Carpool --where I spend quality time looking *ridic* sending snap selfies to my daughter. 😂 Obviously I'm so passed what others in carpool must think. This mama's gotta do what she's gotta do, LOL!

One of my fave stylists, Whitney, had just given me a fresh new cut 💇 taking my OOTD leather jacket look to a whole new level. 😎 Ha!

The debate can go on and on about social media, how we communicate, the pros and cons, etc. When my kids were much younger, I had a different view. As they grew, I didn't conform totally, but I had to adjust and tweak things a bit. More on that story another time. Social media will be a neverending debate.

But all I have is today.

And today as a mom on the most basic level, *I am thankful* for all the middle of the night/day snaps I get showing me that my baby's alive, surviving and thriving!

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So thank you to all those smart people out there who make these tools possible. It's up to us to use them responsibly.

Here's a glimpse of what a 19 yr old is doing in #business school (Carroll School of Management). Glad it's not me! And over-the-top happy she'll be home for the holidays in about a week!! Love my girl!

Hope everyone's having a great Saturday. Stay sunny & bright ☉ and check in with your loved ones. Especially your young new adults. They may look, act and talk like adults, but inside we'll always need our parents on some level.

#blessed #grateful #autumnvibes #enjoy #life #college #collegelife #Boston #businessschool #loveher #daughter #grownandflown #momlife #family #familylife #selfie #photo #snapchat #entrepreneur #entrepreneurlife #businessowner #womeninbusiness #morning #hustle #inspiration #socialmedia #positivevibes #weekendvibes #bestoftheday
Is social media a bad thing? Not when you have a college student a 1000 miles away. I have not hugged this young lady for literally months! Carpool --where I spend quality time looking *ridic* sending snap selfies to my daughter. 😂 Obviously I'm so passed what others in carpool must think. This mama's gotta do what she's gotta do, LOL! One of my fave stylists, Whitney, had just given me a fresh new cut 💇 taking my OOTD leather jacket look to a whole new level. 😎 Ha! The debate can go on and on about social media, how we communicate, the pros and cons, etc. When my kids were much younger, I had a different view. As they grew, I didn't conform totally, but I had to adjust and tweak things a bit. More on that story another time. Social media will be a neverending debate. But all I have is today. And today as a mom on the most basic level, *I am thankful* for all the middle of the night/day snaps I get showing me that my baby's alive, surviving and thriving! Swipe ➡➡ for pics So thank you to all those smart people out there who make these tools possible. It's up to us to use them responsibly. Here's a glimpse of what a 19 yr old is doing in #business  school (Carroll School of Management). Glad it's not me! And over-the-top happy she'll be home for the holidays in about a week!! Love my girl! Hope everyone's having a great Saturday. Stay sunny & bright ☉ and check in with your loved ones. Especially your young new adults. They may look, act and talk like adults, but inside we'll always need our parents on some level. #blessed  #grateful  #autumnvibes  #enjoy  #life  #college  #collegelife  #Boston  #businessschool  #loveher  #daughter  #grownandflown  #momlife  #family  #familylife  #selfie  #photo  #snapchat  #entrepreneur  #entrepreneurlife  #businessowner  #womeninbusiness  #morning  #hustle  #inspiration  #socialmedia  #positivevibes  #weekendvibes  #bestoftheday 
For the 1st time in 6 years, I WON’T be filling out a FAFSA! I loathe them!!! #grownandflown #fafsa #collegelife #collegegraduate #emptynesters #grownkids #finallyfinished
Last weekend at the @nutritiousmovement workshop we carried rocks. We moved with them to explore how loads affect our core engagement and our breathing (a huge foundational piece of our core function) and what how we adapt our movement to make up for weaknesses. We carried, lifted, and rolled with the rocks. And now I can walk by a pile of rocks without wanting to carry one with me for as far as I’m going. #loadthecore #carryheavythings #thinkoutsidethegymbox
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#midlifemomsmove #reclaimyourplay #movehealplay #mastersathlete #midlifemoms #fitcapablestrong #strongwomen #getoutside #bereal #momlife #40something #grownandflown #fitfam #mobility #restorativeexercise #moveyourdna #strongereveryday #health #sportsmedicine #athletictraining #ageisjustanumber #balance #nutritiousmovement #corestrong #returntoplay
Last weekend at the @nutritiousmovement workshop we carried rocks. We moved with them to explore how loads affect our core engagement and our breathing (a huge foundational piece of our core function) and what how we adapt our movement to make up for weaknesses. We carried, lifted, and rolled with the rocks. And now I can walk by a pile of rocks without wanting to carry one with me for as far as I’m going. #loadthecore  #carryheavythings  #thinkoutsidethegymbox  . . #midlifemomsmove  #reclaimyourplay  #movehealplay  #mastersathlete  #midlifemoms  #fitcapablestrong  #strongwomen  #getoutside  #bereal  #momlife  #40something  #grownandflown  #fitfam  #mobility  #restorativeexercise  #moveyourdna  #strongereveryday  #health  #sportsmedicine  #athletictraining  #ageisjustanumber  #balance  #nutritiousmovement  #corestrong  #returntoplay 
We can spend our time regretting the mistakes we made when our kids were young #postpartumdepression #lifeafterloss or on the stresses that they sometimes cause us in the present #momofteenagers #momofthreekids #grownandflown or we can CHOOSE to focus on the beauty in each day, each moment, and each milestone, and be thankful for each day as we watch them grow and flourish. Peek at my stories today to learn how this beauty, my aspiring chef daughter, made me so proud today.
We can spend our time regretting the mistakes we made when our kids were young #postpartumdepression  #lifeafterloss  or on the stresses that they sometimes cause us in the present #momofteenagers  #momofthreekids  #grownandflown  or we can CHOOSE to focus on the beauty in each day, each moment, and each milestone, and be thankful for each day as we watch them grow and flourish. Peek at my stories today to learn how this beauty, my aspiring chef daughter, made me so proud today.
With about a week left until your student will be home for Thanksgiving break, now is a great time to have a conversation about expectations for their homecoming. Perhaps discuss a curfew, or planned family events on the calendar ahead of time to avoid any miscommunication. But also remember, they may want to catch up on sleep and not have every moment filled with activities. Balance, compromise, and respect will be important parts of any conversation. Transitioning back to former home rules may require some flexibility so be open minded and just love on them.
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#thecollegemom #collegemom #collegedad #collegestudent #parentofacollegestudent  #collegeparent #strategiesforparents #momofboys #college #collegetips #success #callmom #emptynest #collegebound #supportyourstudent #transitiontocollege #timeoftransition #thanksgiving #thanksgivingbreak #conversation #flexibility #expectations  #change #highereducation #studentaffairs #sahe #myacpa #grownandflown @grownandflown @aheppp @myacpa
With about a week left until your student will be home for Thanksgiving break, now is a great time to have a conversation about expectations for their homecoming. Perhaps discuss a curfew, or planned family events on the calendar ahead of time to avoid any miscommunication. But also remember, they may want to catch up on sleep and not have every moment filled with activities. Balance, compromise, and respect will be important parts of any conversation. Transitioning back to former home rules may require some flexibility so be open minded and just love on them. . . #thecollegemom  #collegemom  #collegedad  #collegestudent  #parentofacollegestudent  #collegeparent  #strategiesforparents  #momofboys  #college  #collegetips  #success  #callmom  #emptynest  #collegebound  #supportyourstudent  #transitiontocollege  #timeoftransition  #thanksgiving  #thanksgivingbreak  #conversation  #flexibility  #expectations  #change  #highereducation  #studentaffairs  #sahe  #myacpa  #grownandflown  @grownandflown @aheppp @myacpa
Throwback Thursday from a year and a half ago!! 🎶 Ain't no mountain high enough 🎶

That is always the first thing that comes to my mind when I see this picture. Also that trip was the start of us taking longer journeys. It seems like we usually go for a long weekend, which is great. But there is something to be said for 10, 12, 14 day break from "life" to just reconnect, recharge and EXPLORE!!! We love the travel and are looking forward to many more trips....one that is at the top of my bucket list is Italy 🍷

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#gratefullife  #emptynesttribe #womenover50 #newchapterinlife #midlife  #healthylifestyles #healthyeatinglifestyle  #happylife❤ #enjoylifetothefullest #over40andfit #overforty #bestager #mamalove #babyboomerwomen #momfabulous #disruptaging #maturewomen #grownandflown #emptynest #roadtrip #pikespeak
Throwback Thursday from a year and a half ago!! 🎶 Ain't no mountain high enough 🎶 That is always the first thing that comes to my mind when I see this picture. Also that trip was the start of us taking longer journeys. It seems like we usually go for a long weekend, which is great. But there is something to be said for 10, 12, 14 day break from "life" to just reconnect, recharge and EXPLORE!!! We love the travel and are looking forward to many more trips....one that is at the top of my bucket list is Italy 🍷 Dream destination? . . . #gratefullife  #emptynesttribe  #womenover50  #newchapterinlife  #midlife  #healthylifestyles  #healthyeatinglifestyle  #happylife ❤ #enjoylifetothefullest  #over40andfit  #overforty  #bestager  #mamalove  #babyboomerwomen  #momfabulous  #disruptaging  #maturewomen  #grownandflown  #emptynest  #roadtrip  #pikespeak 
So proud of my baby kid (that means youngest child in “mom speak”) @antonioborjas14 for his leadership position within the Havocs @gcu. This community of students unites for the common purpose of getting together to encourage fellow student body, shine their light amongst the campus and support all things GCU athletics. The Havocs are the most electrifying student section in college basketball, bringing an unprecedented energy and thunderous spirit to home games with ferocious school pride as a result.

What makes the Havocs so special? From the bottom up, GCU’s student section is founded on the four pillars of the university, with an emphasis on community, service, and spirit. The Havocs are so much more than an organized cheering student section at basketball games. They can be found volunteering on a Saturday morning with the Havocs’ charity arm Havocs with Heart, enthusiastically serving the community through various service projects; from chaperoning the Best Buddies prom, to assisting as race attendants for a 5k. The Havocs truly make a difference, both at basketball games and in the community surrounding GCU.
My mama heart is overjoyed to see and know that my kid is doing EXACTLY what he loves! 💜 The rest comes when you do what you love. #blessed #grateful #thankful #grownandflown #misshimaboatload #lovehimtodeath #2ndyearofcollege #isnthecute
So proud of my baby kid (that means youngest child in “mom speak”) @antonioborjas14 for his leadership position within the Havocs @gcu. This community of students unites for the common purpose of getting together to encourage fellow student body, shine their light amongst the campus and support all things GCU athletics. The Havocs are the most electrifying student section in college basketball, bringing an unprecedented energy and thunderous spirit to home games with ferocious school pride as a result. What makes the Havocs so special? From the bottom up, GCU’s student section is founded on the four pillars of the university, with an emphasis on community, service, and spirit. The Havocs are so much more than an organized cheering student section at basketball games. They can be found volunteering on a Saturday morning with the Havocs’ charity arm Havocs with Heart, enthusiastically serving the community through various service projects; from chaperoning the Best Buddies prom, to assisting as race attendants for a 5k. The Havocs truly make a difference, both at basketball games and in the community surrounding GCU. My mama heart is overjoyed to see and know that my kid is doing EXACTLY what he loves! 💜 The rest comes when you do what you love. #blessed  #grateful  #thankful  #grownandflown  #misshimaboatload  #lovehimtodeath  #2ndyearofcollege  #isnthecute 
🐾My grand babies playing outside in the leaves. Brrr... it was chilly! They don’t seem to care and they look adorable. ❤️ It’s going to be good Grandma practice for my “someday.” 🐾 🐾 
#dogs #bostonterrier #brothers #grandmapractice #someday #leaves #fall #photography #dogsofig #bostonterrrierlove #emptynesters #grownandflown #grandparents #practicing #dogstagram #dogfancier #brothers
Everyday the sky is different, its always perfect in different ways.

Progress and passion are far more important than perfection. We need to accept that every day we are different than we were yesterday, and that is progress, and that is the goal.

Every day I work hard to help people achieve their goals.The most successful people are the ones that focus on their daily activities and not how far away the goal is.

What goals are you working on?
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#gratefullife  #emptynesttribe #womenover50 #newchapterinlife  #oma #midlife  #healthylifestyles #healthyeatinglifestyle  #happylife❤ #enjoylifetothefullest #over40andfit #overforty #bestager #mamalove #babyboomerwomen #momfabulous #disruptaging #maturewomen #grownandflown #emptynest
Everyday the sky is different, its always perfect in different ways. Progress and passion are far more important than perfection. We need to accept that every day we are different than we were yesterday, and that is progress, and that is the goal. Every day I work hard to help people achieve their goals.The most successful people are the ones that focus on their daily activities and not how far away the goal is. What goals are you working on? . . . #gratefullife  #emptynesttribe  #womenover50  #newchapterinlife  #oma  #midlife  #healthylifestyles  #healthyeatinglifestyle  #happylife ❤ #enjoylifetothefullest  #over40andfit  #overforty  #bestager  #mamalove  #babyboomerwomen  #momfabulous  #disruptaging  #maturewomen  #grownandflown  #emptynest 
Community. Who’s in yours? A year ago, mine was pretty nonexistent, but I knew that was an area where I needed to spend time on growing for my health. This weekend I had the chance to combine my #movement and grow my #vitamincommunity and meet so many wonderful #restorativeexercisespecialist. Thanks to @moveanew and @reposelifestyle for putting up with me. I’m lucky to have you (and so many more) as a part of my circle! #primaryfoods #movehealplay #midlifemomsmove
🦃Day 6 of November gratitude!
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Each night I go to bed and pray, reflect on all that is good in my life! 💭"How will I choose one thing from so many blessings to be my 'gratitude' of the day?" So I place it in God's hands and know that He'll show me which one in the morning 🙏
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This morning, I woke up feeling pretty close to being myself after experiencing the viral funk for the last 4-5 days...yay! 5:30 am...feed all the 🐾animals...fixing my coffee ☕ and... 💥MY PHONE RINGS💥

Anyone with an empty nest knows that there is rarely anything good that comes from an early (or extremely late) phone☎️ call! My son...my answer "good morning,  what's wrong???" *
* "Good morning,  Mama! I was wondering if you would like to hear my speech for public speaking today? Let me know how it sounds?" YES!!!! And here is my sign from God...THIS! 
I am sooooooo GRATEFUL to have this RELATIONSHIP with my children❣ That they KNOW me, KNOW my desire to rejoice in their accomplishments (and encourage them through disappointment), KNOW that at 5:45 am 🕠 that there is really NOTHING else that I would rather be doing than "being there" in the moment with my child. 
Gratitude that they value my feedback and presence....and his presentation is excellent btw😉! Absolutely,  my day is already made🌞

#emptynest #grownandflown #youngadults #gratefultobeamom
#feedbackforfree #momcanjustlistensometimes
#mydawg #lovemyyoungadults
🦃Day 6 of November gratitude! * * Each night I go to bed and pray, reflect on all that is good in my life! 💭"How will I choose one thing from so many blessings to be my 'gratitude' of the day?" So I place it in God's hands and know that He'll show me which one in the morning 🙏 * * This morning, I woke up feeling pretty close to being myself after experiencing the viral funk for the last 4-5 days...yay! 5:30 am...feed all the 🐾animals...fixing my coffee ☕ and... 💥MY PHONE RINGS💥 Anyone with an empty nest knows that there is rarely anything good that comes from an early (or extremely late) phone☎️ call! My son...my answer "good morning, what's wrong???" * * "Good morning, Mama! I was wondering if you would like to hear my speech for public speaking today? Let me know how it sounds?" YES!!!! And here is my sign from God...THIS! I am sooooooo GRATEFUL to have this RELATIONSHIP with my children❣ That they KNOW me, KNOW my desire to rejoice in their accomplishments (and encourage them through disappointment), KNOW that at 5:45 am 🕠 that there is really NOTHING else that I would rather be doing than "being there" in the moment with my child. Gratitude that they value my feedback and presence....and his presentation is excellent btw😉! Absolutely, my day is already made🌞 #emptynest  #grownandflown  #youngadults  #gratefultobeamom  #feedbackforfree  #momcanjustlistensometimes  #mydawg  #lovemyyoungadults 
For those of you with kids away at Uni November is a tough month. Only 6 more weeks until we get them home for some quality time, but this is crunch time for them.  By November the “shine” wears off of the new place and the great new experiences and they realize just how much work is ahead. Feel free to post any ideas on how to support our young adults this next 6 weeks!  I know I’ll be taking notes 😊🤷🏼‍♀️ #momsofstudents #momlife #keepingitreal #novemberblues #only6weeksleft #momofcollegekids #grown #grownandflown
For those of you with kids away at Uni November is a tough month. Only 6 more weeks until we get them home for some quality time, but this is crunch time for them. By November the “shine” wears off of the new place and the great new experiences and they realize just how much work is ahead. Feel free to post any ideas on how to support our young adults this next 6 weeks! I know I’ll be taking notes 😊🤷🏼‍♀️ #momsofstudents  #momlife  #keepingitreal  #novemberblues  #only6weeksleft  #momofcollegekids  #grown  #grownandflown 
This boy has my heart!  @wilferth19 .
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#senior
#grownandflown
#boymom
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#worthnewyork
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Packing up my bed after my weekend with @nutritiousmovement  and other #restorativeexercisespecialist. Defying my age and adding some play by taking the top bunk! #ageisjustanumber
Today I am grateful that my "flown" kids know that every once in a while a good "proof of life" photo makes this mama's heart happy. This beauty did a "grown up" thing and went and got a brand new pair of glasses on her own 😍 
I've done a lot better than I thought with them gone...it helps that sadness is more just being so stinking proud of them and excited to see them building their own lives. Of course I miss them! I'm just saying it's maybe not as bad as I thought it would be a year ago.
POL's help 😂 
#30daysofgratitude #adulting #attitudeofgratitude
Today I am grateful that my "flown" kids know that every once in a while a good "proof of life" photo makes this mama's heart happy. This beauty did a "grown up" thing and went and got a brand new pair of glasses on her own 😍 I've done a lot better than I thought with them gone...it helps that sadness is more just being so stinking proud of them and excited to see them building their own lives. Of course I miss them! I'm just saying it's maybe not as bad as I thought it would be a year ago. POL's help 😂 #30daysofgratitude  #adulting  #attitudeofgratitude 
It was great to find this honest tale in the inbox yesterday – only relief for this UK mum who found escape from a toxic situation when her kid left home.  It’s not always doom and gloom when they go …

Read story... Link in bio.

#emptynest #leavinghome #emptynestsyndrome #sayinggoodbye #grownandflown #flyingthecoop #parentingyoungadults #mommybloggers #mumbloggers #uniteinparenthood #dadblogger #dailyparenting #rememberingthesedays #dailyparenting #lifecloseup #littlestoriesofmylife #ukparentbloggers #parentinglife
It was great to find this honest tale in the inbox yesterday – only relief for this UK mum who found escape from a toxic situation when her kid left home.  It’s not always doom and gloom when they go … Read story... Link in bio. #emptynest  #leavinghome  #emptynestsyndrome  #sayinggoodbye  #grownandflown  #flyingthecoop  #parentingyoungadults  #mommybloggers  #mumbloggers  #uniteinparenthood  #dadblogger  #dailyparenting  #rememberingthesedays  #dailyparenting  #lifecloseup  #littlestoriesofmylife  #ukparentbloggers  #parentinglife 
A little hike this morning. A bit of hanging, and then carrying heavy rocks for about 2 miles. All for the sake of our cores. #restorativeexercisespecialist #nutritiousmovement
Double tap if you’re like REALLLLLLLY busy! Yeah, I get it.
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This is the crazy time of the year and I find myself responding with a sigh when people ask me how I’m doing... it usually goes, “I’m great, just really busy.”
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The glorification of busy-ness can hold us back from the stuff that REALLY matters, our life’s greatest callings, real relationships. Every “yes” means a “no.” Busy is not a badge of honor!
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My goal? To pursue life not from a place of crazy, of stress, but to operate from a space of passion. .
Owning & operating two restaurants, in addition to working as a certified nutrition coach who is married, with kids, & dogs, and more ...I get it!! BUT....working with my clients on their nutrition is my passion! 
What?? Yes!! I GET to change lives every single day!! Freedom, my friends, is not being slave to the 24 hours in a day but freedom comes by freely investing my time into people in the most beautiful way possible. Loving, encouraging, supporting women who are seriously committed to better health! Saying YES to making a difference in another’s life is LIFE... it’s Freedom!! When you LOVE what you’re passionate about TIME is never an excuse.
Double tap if you’re like REALLLLLLLY busy! Yeah, I get it. 👋🏻 This is the crazy time of the year and I find myself responding with a sigh when people ask me how I’m doing... it usually goes, “I’m great, just really busy.” ✨ The glorification of busy-ness can hold us back from the stuff that REALLY matters, our life’s greatest callings, real relationships. Every “yes” means a “no.” Busy is not a badge of honor! 🙋🏼 My goal? To pursue life not from a place of crazy, of stress, but to operate from a space of passion. . Owning & operating two restaurants, in addition to working as a certified nutrition coach who is married, with kids, & dogs, and more ...I get it!! BUT....working with my clients on their nutrition is my passion! What?? Yes!! I GET to change lives every single day!! Freedom, my friends, is not being slave to the 24 hours in a day but freedom comes by freely investing my time into people in the most beautiful way possible. Loving, encouraging, supporting women who are seriously committed to better health! Saying YES to making a difference in another’s life is LIFE... it’s Freedom!! When you LOVE what you’re passionate about TIME is never an excuse.
Great day 1 of Core and More workshop with @nutritiousmovement and my fellow #restorativeexercisespecialist. Love the mental stimulation to rethink the some the ideas of how I teach movement. Love meeting the people I’ve only connect with online too. Can’t wait for Day 2. .
#midlifemomsmove #reclaimyourplay #movehealplay #mastersathlete #midlifemoms #fitcapablestrong #strongwomen #getoutside #bereal #momlife #mytime #40something #grownandflown #fitfam #mobility #restorativeexercise #moveyourdna #strongereveryday #health #sportsmedicine #weekendwarrior #athletictraining #ageisjustanumber #balance #nutritiousmovement #adventuremom #corestrong #returntoplay
Great day 1 of Core and More workshop with @nutritiousmovement and my fellow #restorativeexercisespecialist . Love the mental stimulation to rethink the some the ideas of how I teach movement. Love meeting the people I’ve only connect with online too. Can’t wait for Day 2. . #midlifemomsmove  #reclaimyourplay  #movehealplay  #mastersathlete  #midlifemoms  #fitcapablestrong  #strongwomen  #getoutside  #bereal  #momlife  #mytime  #40something  #grownandflown  #fitfam  #mobility  #restorativeexercise  #moveyourdna  #strongereveryday  #health  #sportsmedicine  #weekendwarrior  #athletictraining  #ageisjustanumber  #balance  #nutritiousmovement  #adventuremom  #corestrong  #returntoplay 
Everyone loves a houseguest who offers to help & sends a Thank You note. Check out these tips for #college students on how to always get invited back. Link in bio to my piece on @grownandflown .
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#collegelife #collegeparents #thankyou #gratitude #ettiquette #momblogger #grownandflown #writersofinstagram #writer
#sotrue 😆Mom of three daughters two teenagers 😬💕#momchronicles #parenting #moms #kids #teenagers #momofthree #momofallgirls #grownandflown #daughters
Parents of teens & twenties: I just had to pass on my FB post. This is an article on #GrownAndFlown - and it’s so funny, and informative. I often research the latest lingo and anacronyms used by today’s people younger than me - just so I can understand texting with my own kids! 🙃 There are a couple of ugly ones on the list, but on the whole, the rest of the list is made up of words mostly mispronounced or of terrible grammar. Just wanted to pass it along so you, too, could be a #CoolTalking parent! 😂😂😂 PS: #CantSpell. Millennial. 🤭 (@mrs24k - I couldn’t help but laugh and think of you as I was using all of these words!!! We would have had fun with them, for sure!!!❤️)
Parents of teens & twenties: I just had to pass on my FB post. This is an article on #GrownAndFlown  - and it’s so funny, and informative. I often research the latest lingo and anacronyms used by today’s people younger than me - just so I can understand texting with my own kids! 🙃 There are a couple of ugly ones on the list, but on the whole, the rest of the list is made up of words mostly mispronounced or of terrible grammar. Just wanted to pass it along so you, too, could be a #CoolTalking  parent! 😂😂😂 PS: #CantSpell . Millennial. 🤭 (@mrs24k - I couldn’t help but laugh and think of you as I was using all of these words!!! We would have had fun with them, for sure!!!❤️)
BOOK CLUB LOVERS .
Beyond excited to start a new book club with my team in November. I’ve decided it was time to read “GRIT” by  Angela Duckworth. It’s been on my list forever so I’m pretty pumped! 🙌🏻
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I’ve learned that Personal Development is the FOUNDATION to building a successful business. There are so many valleys that we must push through to get back to the peaks. So many naysayers - that we need to be our biggest fans. Filling up our mindsets with POSITIVITY in a world full of NEGATIVITY, is crucial. 💕 .
Also picked up the “One Minute with God” on Amazon. Doesn’t start until January 1st, but I’ll be ready! 😉
BOOK CLUB LOVERS . Beyond excited to start a new book club with my team in November. I’ve decided it was time to read “GRIT” by Angela Duckworth. It’s been on my list forever so I’m pretty pumped! 🙌🏻 . I’ve learned that Personal Development is the FOUNDATION to building a successful business. There are so many valleys that we must push through to get back to the peaks. So many naysayers - that we need to be our biggest fans. Filling up our mindsets with POSITIVITY in a world full of NEGATIVITY, is crucial. 💕 . Also picked up the “One Minute with God” on Amazon. Doesn’t start until January 1st, but I’ll be ready! 😉
My granddaughter can teach everyone a lesson. When you are tired, rest!

In a time when so many tell you to "hustle" and "grind"; I say REST!! Seriously, those are words I don't like, I think they give the wrong message.

Identify your goals, make a plan, work the plan and consistency will get you there. If you are tired you won't get there any faster! 
So if you are tired, rest, rejuvenate and then give it your all!
Happy Friday!
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#gratefullife  #emptynesttribe #womenover50 #newchapterinlife  #oma  #grandparentslove  #midlife  #healthylifestyles #healthyeatinglifestyle  #happylife❤ #enjoylifetothefullest #over40andfit #overforty #bestager #mamalove #babyboomerwomen #momfabulous #disruptaging #maturewomen #grownandflown
My granddaughter can teach everyone a lesson. When you are tired, rest! In a time when so many tell you to "hustle" and "grind"; I say REST!! Seriously, those are words I don't like, I think they give the wrong message. Identify your goals, make a plan, work the plan and consistency will get you there. If you are tired you won't get there any faster! So if you are tired, rest, rejuvenate and then give it your all! Happy Friday! . . . #gratefullife  #emptynesttribe  #womenover50  #newchapterinlife  #oma  #grandparentslove  #midlife  #healthylifestyles  #healthyeatinglifestyle  #happylife ❤ #enjoylifetothefullest  #over40andfit  #overforty  #bestager  #mamalove  #babyboomerwomen  #momfabulous  #disruptaging  #maturewomen  #grownandflown 
Time sensitive!!
——- My team and I are going to be hosting a free informational glimpse into what we do as coaches and what its like being part of this team.
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If you’ve ever wondered what it is I am doing, how I help others ... you can be a fly on the wall and check it out. 
Seriously, no obligation to join. Check in on your own time this Mon-Tue and see if it could be something for you.
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Interested? Comment below or message me by this Monday so we can add you to the group.

#beachgirl #oldhouselovers #fitcouple #babyboomer  #grownandflown #oldhouselove  #militarywife #doac #lovenyc #crewmom #alwaysadancer #lovetoread #chdwarrior #nurselife #lovetoteach #zipperclub #hysterectomy #thyroidwarrior #leadwithlove
Time sensitive!! ——- My team and I are going to be hosting a free informational glimpse into what we do as coaches and what its like being part of this team. ___ If you’ve ever wondered what it is I am doing, how I help others ... you can be a fly on the wall and check it out. Seriously, no obligation to join. Check in on your own time this Mon-Tue and see if it could be something for you. ___ Interested? Comment below or message me by this Monday so we can add you to the group. #beachgirl  #oldhouselovers  #fitcouple  #babyboomer  #grownandflown  #oldhouselove  #militarywife  #doac  #lovenyc  #crewmom  #alwaysadancer  #lovetoread  #chdwarrior  #nurselife  #lovetoteach  #zipperclub  #hysterectomy  #thyroidwarrior  #leadwithlove 
My moods cycle, and I often find myself in a mild depression. I'm always tempted to just hunker down and sit it out, but I've found that simply getting outside for a walk or hike actually can help me reset and move forward. Movement is also one of the first thing I recommend to new moms who are hovering on the edge of postpartum depression. It turns out that there is science behind my personal experience - movement, especially cardio, can help ease the symptoms of depression and get you over the hump and back to your play. ⠀
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Some of my favorite take-aways from the article:⠀
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- "Sometimes getting unstuck from a bad mental space can be as simple as changing your physical space."⠀
- "Researchers speculate that when we’re in nature, our fight-or-flight stress response subsides in favor of a calmer state."⠀
- "(I)nteracting with friends in a relaxed environment lowers the stress hormone cortisol.⠀
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#midlifemomsmove #reclaimyourplay #movehealplay #mastersathlete #midlifemoms #fitcapablestrong #strongwomen #getoutside #bereal #momlife #mytime #40something #grownandflown #fitfam #mobility #restorativeexercise #moveyourdna #strongereveryday #health #sportsmedicine #weekendwarrior #athletictraining #ageisjustanumber #balance #nutritiousmovement #adventuremom #corestrong #returntoplay #youdoyou
My moods cycle, and I often find myself in a mild depression. I'm always tempted to just hunker down and sit it out, but I've found that simply getting outside for a walk or hike actually can help me reset and move forward. Movement is also one of the first thing I recommend to new moms who are hovering on the edge of postpartum depression. It turns out that there is science behind my personal experience - movement, especially cardio, can help ease the symptoms of depression and get you over the hump and back to your play. ⠀ .⠀ Some of my favorite take-aways from the article:⠀ - "(E)xercise can alleviate or altogether eliminate the symptoms of depression and anxiety."⠀ - "Sometimes getting unstuck from a bad mental space can be as simple as changing your physical space."⠀ - "Researchers speculate that when we’re in nature, our fight-or-flight stress response subsides in favor of a calmer state."⠀ - "(I)nteracting with friends in a relaxed environment lowers the stress hormone cortisol.⠀ .⠀ What are your favorite ways to move and reclaim a more settled you? Link to article in profile.⠀ .⠀ #midlifemomsmove  #reclaimyourplay  #movehealplay  #mastersathlete  #midlifemoms  #fitcapablestrong  #strongwomen  #getoutside  #bereal  #momlife  #mytime  #40something  #grownandflown  #fitfam  #mobility  #restorativeexercise  #moveyourdna  #strongereveryday  #health  #sportsmedicine  #weekendwarrior  #athletictraining  #ageisjustanumber  #balance  #nutritiousmovement  #adventuremom  #corestrong  #returntoplay  #youdoyou 
You know what... so your kids are grown + flown! Don’t mope on Halloween; make your own fun! 🎃 Had a blast with Pastor @aliciamriley93 + the CRSM crazy crew tonight!
You know what... so your kids are grown + flown! Don’t mope on Halloween; make your own fun! 🎃 Had a blast with Pastor @aliciamriley93 + the CRSM crazy crew tonight!
Who said you had to eat candy on Halloween? Not me. I did have chocolate today but it was chock full of nutrients that supports my healthy lifestyle. .
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Dear Father God,

Thank You that Your Word tells us to come to You with all sorts of prayers and requests. So, today, in the Spirit, we pray a heartfelt prayer for all our kids who have left home for college for the first time. Please continue to be with them in a way that brings them Your protection, Your guidance, Your strength and Your comfort. Grace them with the desire to know You and seek out Your plan for all their decisions, big or little. Thank You for the peace of knowing that these young adults are not ours, but Yours. We trust You to help them today however they need it, and to love them forever with the incomparable love of Jesus! It’s in His Name we pray, with thanks, Amen.  ___________________________________________________ •#dailyprayersforourkids •#dailyprayers •#collegekids •#trustgod •#godwilltakecareofyou •#godswill •#godwillprovide •#grownandflown •#missmykid •#weloveourchildren •#godloveskids •#godloveschildren •#collegelife __________________________________________________ FOLLOW ME for a NEW PRAYER every school day!!
Dear Father God, Thank You that Your Word tells us to come to You with all sorts of prayers and requests. So, today, in the Spirit, we pray a heartfelt prayer for all our kids who have left home for college for the first time. Please continue to be with them in a way that brings them Your protection, Your guidance, Your strength and Your comfort. Grace them with the desire to know You and seek out Your plan for all their decisions, big or little. Thank You for the peace of knowing that these young adults are not ours, but Yours. We trust You to help them today however they need it, and to love them forever with the incomparable love of Jesus! It’s in His Name we pray, with thanks, Amen. ___________________________________________________ •#dailyprayersforourkids  •#dailyprayers  •#collegekids  •#trustgod  •#godwilltakecareofyou  •#godswill  •#godwillprovide  •#grownandflown  •#missmykid  •#weloveourchildren  •#godloveskids  •#godloveschildren  •#collegelife  __________________________________________________ FOLLOW ME for a NEW PRAYER every school day!!
As a parent, some compliments do more harm then good. How is this the case? 🤔
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If you regularly tell your #collegefreshman that she’s the best, the smartest, the prettiest, etc., reconsider.
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Basing compliments on outward achievements or appearance communicates a negative message to your freshman. 🙅🏻‍♀️
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Today #otb I discuss how compliments hurt your college freshman. View this article by clicking the #linkinbio 📲
As a parent, some compliments do more harm then good. How is this the case? 🤔 - If you regularly tell your #collegefreshman  that she’s the best, the smartest, the prettiest, etc., reconsider. - Basing compliments on outward achievements or appearance communicates a negative message to your freshman. 🙅🏻‍♀️ - Today #otb  I discuss how compliments hurt your college freshman. View this article by clicking the #linkinbio  📲
Sister to Sister, Mom to Mom, let's always remain committed to self-care.
The world is a better place with us in it.💖
Tag a friend and show her how much she means to you.  #disruptaging #joannjenkins 
#livelife #babyboomerwomen  #selfcare #inspiration #travel  @mom2summit #brands #momfabulous @todaysparent
#babyboomermom #emptynest  #brandmarketing #influencer #emptynest #allmomsmatter #adventuremom #motherhood #motherhoodish @essence #momfabulous
#grownandflown #grownandsexy #emptynestmoms #healthandwellness #purpose 
#beyond50women #babyboomer #breastcancerawareness #ageaintnothingbutanumber
#Ilovemyself #boomerlife
Sister to Sister, Mom to Mom, let's always remain committed to self-care. The world is a better place with us in it.💖 Tag a friend and show her how much she means to you. #disruptaging  #joannjenkins  #livelife  #babyboomerwomen  #selfcare  #inspiration  #travel  @mom2summit #brands  #momfabulous  @todaysparent #babyboomermom  #emptynest  #brandmarketing  #influencer  #emptynest  #allmomsmatter  #adventuremom  #motherhood  #motherhoodish  @essence #momfabulous  #grownandflown  #grownandsexy  #emptynestmoms  #healthandwellness  #purpose  #beyond50women  #babyboomer  #breastcancerawareness  #ageaintnothingbutanumber  #Ilovemyself  #boomerlife 
With the holiday's approaching....FAST! .
4 weeks to Thanksgiving + 9 weeks to Christmas + 10 weeks to New Years!!
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 I am thankful for family. I am thankful for my husband, both sons, my sister (and her fam), my parents, my inlaws, and all those significant family friends we gather with during the year...those we break bread with and share the table. 
I am thankful for courageous conversations. I am thankful for healing conversations that help the forgiveness that I needed to deal with. So that I could truly be happy. I am thankful for the work I have had to do on myself, in order to actually grow, and be able to FEEL LIKE I too was welcome around that table because it was MY thoughts that kept me away from the table....not physically but mentally just not present. .
Relationships matter. Gratitude matters. Healing + growth is key. .
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And I hope this little reminder helps. Give an extra long hug, receive an extra long hug! And when you forgive someone??? Forgive them and really mean it. It is all about who is in the chairs. It is all about the people. The connections. The relationships. .
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Cannot wait to see more family, and soak them all in, in the weeks to come!!
With the holiday's approaching....FAST! . 4 weeks to Thanksgiving + 9 weeks to Christmas + 10 weeks to New Years!! . I am thankful for family. I am thankful for my husband, both sons, my sister (and her fam), my parents, my inlaws, and all those significant family friends we gather with during the year...those we break bread with and share the table. I am thankful for courageous conversations. I am thankful for healing conversations that help the forgiveness that I needed to deal with. So that I could truly be happy. I am thankful for the work I have had to do on myself, in order to actually grow, and be able to FEEL LIKE I too was welcome around that table because it was MY thoughts that kept me away from the table....not physically but mentally just not present. . Relationships matter. Gratitude matters. Healing + growth is key. . . On this day I am thankful for everything. . ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ And I hope this little reminder helps. Give an extra long hug, receive an extra long hug! And when you forgive someone??? Forgive them and really mean it. It is all about who is in the chairs. It is all about the people. The connections. The relationships. . . Cannot wait to see more family, and soak them all in, in the weeks to come!!
DMV win! In and out in 10 minutes to renew my license. It took longer to drive here. The whole closed mouth smile in pick is not my best (I look constipated), but I’ll take it for the quick visit!
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#midlifemomsmove #reclaimyourplay #movehealplay #mastersathlete #midlifemoms #fitcapablestrong #strongwomen #getoutside #bereal #momlife #mytime #40something #grownandflown #fitfam #mobility #restorativeexercise #moveyourdna #strongereveryday #health #sportsmedicine #weekendwarrior #athletictraining #ageisjustanumber #balance #nutritiousmovement #adventuremom #corestrong #returntoplay
DMV win! In and out in 10 minutes to renew my license. It took longer to drive here. The whole closed mouth smile in pick is not my best (I look constipated), but I’ll take it for the quick visit! . . #midlifemomsmove  #reclaimyourplay  #movehealplay  #mastersathlete  #midlifemoms  #fitcapablestrong  #strongwomen  #getoutside  #bereal  #momlife  #mytime  #40something  #grownandflown  #fitfam  #mobility  #restorativeexercise  #moveyourdna  #strongereveryday  #health  #sportsmedicine  #weekendwarrior  #athletictraining  #ageisjustanumber  #balance  #nutritiousmovement  #adventuremom  #corestrong  #returntoplay 
The beautiful view we enjoyed on the coast of England.

Travelling is my favorite activity. Sitting there and looking out, I thought about the history of the area, and so much more.  I loved the smell of the salt air and the famous islands just in the distance.

Finding areas that aren't overwhelmed with tourists is my goal! I don't like crowds so tucking into a small town on the coast was a welcome break from the hustle and bustle of the cities.
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#gratefullife  #emptynesttribe #womenover50 #newchapterinlife #midlife  #healthylifestyles #healthyeatinglifestyle  #happylife❤ #enjoylifetothefullest #over40andfit #overforty #bestager #mamalove #babyboomerwomen #momfabulous #disruptaging #maturewomen #grownandflown #emptynest #roadtrip #travellife
The beautiful view we enjoyed on the coast of England. Travelling is my favorite activity. Sitting there and looking out, I thought about the history of the area, and so much more. I loved the smell of the salt air and the famous islands just in the distance. Finding areas that aren't overwhelmed with tourists is my goal! I don't like crowds so tucking into a small town on the coast was a welcome break from the hustle and bustle of the cities. . . . #gratefullife  #emptynesttribe  #womenover50  #newchapterinlife  #midlife  #healthylifestyles  #healthyeatinglifestyle  #happylife ❤ #enjoylifetothefullest  #over40andfit  #overforty  #bestager  #mamalove  #babyboomerwomen  #momfabulous  #disruptaging  #maturewomen  #grownandflown  #emptynest  #roadtrip  #travellife 
This afternoon, my phone rang and it was his high school. That mom-thing happened when you freeze, thinking, “There must be an emergency!” It was one of his teachers. In the 18 years I’ve had kids in 4 different school districts, and probably dealt with well over 100 different teachers, this was the best phone call I have received. She started out, “I called to tell you that Jack is wonderful!” She gave examples of his compassion and patience with a special needs student in the class, and said she looks forward to that period because it is so endearing, and incredibly helpful to her. She called Jack “A Godsend to have in class.” The boy made me so proud.
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#mom #momlife #momproblems #momsofinsta #funnymomsofinsta #family #familylife #kids #lifewithkids #teens #collegekids #bigkids #family #love #life #humor #funny #lol #meme #highschool #momwriters #kindness #generosity #grownandflown
This afternoon, my phone rang and it was his high school. That mom-thing happened when you freeze, thinking, “There must be an emergency!” It was one of his teachers. In the 18 years I’ve had kids in 4 different school districts, and probably dealt with well over 100 different teachers, this was the best phone call I have received. She started out, “I called to tell you that Jack is wonderful!” She gave examples of his compassion and patience with a special needs student in the class, and said she looks forward to that period because it is so endearing, and incredibly helpful to her. She called Jack “A Godsend to have in class.” The boy made me so proud. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ~Grown and Flown Parent . . . . #mom  #momlife  #momproblems  #momsofinsta  #funnymomsofinsta  #family  #familylife  #kids  #lifewithkids  #teens  #collegekids  #bigkids  #family  #love  #life  #humor  #funny  #lol  #meme  #highschool  #momwriters  #kindness  #generosity  #grownandflown 
{ WATCH } We were able to drive up to Santa Clara last weekend to see some collegiate water polo. It was so awesome to watch Kid #1 play again. The sport he loves that has taken him to a greater future than any of us ever imagined. It’s surreal seeing him meet his goals considering I very sorely lack in that area. Goals what goals? I’m a slow starter that tapers off quickly. These kids teach me lessons every single day. Always learning from the next generation. Thank the Lord. The kids are alright 💗.
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{ WATCH } We were able to drive up to Santa Clara last weekend to see some collegiate water polo. It was so awesome to watch Kid #1  play again. The sport he loves that has taken him to a greater future than any of us ever imagined. It’s surreal seeing him meet his goals considering I very sorely lack in that area. Goals what goals? I’m a slow starter that tapers off quickly. These kids teach me lessons every single day. Always learning from the next generation. Thank the Lord. The kids are alright 💗. . . . . . . . .#parentingteens  #college  #grownandflown  #goals  #harvard2022  #teenagers  #youngadults  #slowstart  #taper  #oldmenewyou  #learnfromthenewgen  #kidsarealright  #lovemyfamily  #thankful  #grateful  #nevertoolate  #waterpolo  #motherhood  #parenting  #dreaming  #gocrimson  #goalie  #goaliemom  #goalielife 
Single for not just the summer! Lol! Brunching alone because my daughters are grown and flown! Trying this new beer Bluesberry Ale @bricktownbrewery! #singleparent #grownandflown #trynewstuff
Single for not just the summer! Lol! Brunching alone because my daughters are grown and flown! Trying this new beer Bluesberry Ale @bricktownbrewery! #singleparent  #grownandflown  #trynewstuff