My Basement Marathon: Adapting Goals and Getting to the Finish Line!

Once upon a time (like 6 months ago😉) I had high hopes of running a marathon on Pioneer Day, just 2 days before the 2-year anniversary of my hysterectomy and 3 days before my 36th birthday. Then life happened – gut issues, family sickness for a month, and other “stuff”. But I reeeally still wanted…

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Subscribe for LIVE Online Classes that will make you Smile!

It’s time to bring a music and dance education into your own home! Get ready for fun, learning, expression and confidence as we create art and memories together. ALL classes begin after Labor Day. Registration during August will guarantee your enrollment in September. My high-quality courses and affordable payment options are outlined below… The Arts…

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Dance. For. Joy.

Want to cut a rug in your own home? That’s right, I’m bringing dance to you! Whether it’s because you’re learning something new or because your heart is racing, dance lifts us in amazing ways! I’ve been enjoying movement for over 15 years and am thrilled to share how it can help raise your spirit.…

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Hopeful Spirit: Meditation and Mental Breaks

Feeling unhappy? Overwhelmed? When was the last time you relaxed? Don’t have time to relax? I get it. You’re busy. Everyone’s counting on you. But what if you escaped for a few seconds by closing your eyes and just letting yourself breathe deeply? What if? What if you locked yourself in your room for a…

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Healthy Mind: Music & Mental Highs

A healthy mind is one that takes care of itself. It’s an ally. It thinks thoughts that keep it safe. Those safe thoughts then create safe emotions that allow us to be our best selves. Mental highs are one of the “M&M’s” that help me take care of my mind.  What IS a mental high?…

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A Six-Week "Break from Fake": What I Learned by Ditching Social Media

I wasn’t one of THOSE people. I didn’t really need to take a break from social media. That’s what I thought when I heard President Russell M. Nelson’s Social Media Challenge to the youth of the world to take a “seven-day break from fake.” I understood the reasoning behind it. As he said in his…

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"Try Everything" Dance Workout and an End of Year Pep Talk

Last month, I came across a COMMENT (Woot! Woot!) on my first dance workout video: I LOVE this video and the dance! It makes me smile. When I am back on my feet, I will be learning your dance! Thanks for sharing and congrats on losing + keeping off 70lbs! I was ecstatic!  It was…

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WORKOUT WEDNESDAY: An Isolation Warm-up to "Brave"

Don’t know what to do to start exercising?  This is one of my favorite ways to warm up and start any day.  I hope this helps you loosen up, relax, and enjoy your body! This first video has me giving some tips. This one is the same warm-up withOUT me talking! I hope you enjoy…

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"Think Yourself Healthy" Is Published!

My first book is available for purchase!  I’m so excited to share the tools that helped me overcome my need to comfort myself with food, minimize my anxiety and depression, and led to me losing and keeping off 70 pounds!  All while being a SAHM and not even having a gym membership.  Sounds crazy, huh?…

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Inspiring Lyrics and a GREAT Workout Song: We Are Brave

My daughter told me about this song and I ABSOLUTELY love it. I’m trying to get some new songs to exercise to, and not only does this totally fit the bill in that department, it does in EVERY department- dish washing, laundry folding, just getting through the day, etc.  It helped me finish my first…

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