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I have been waiting for that spark of inspiration to come back. That fire that I know is somewhere in there. But I feared I had lost it. I remember reading a quote from a famous artist, that I admire, and he said “inspiration is for amateurs… the rest of us show up and get […]

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My 15-year-old said to me recently …. “mom, why can’t you just be a stay at home mom??”  Which at the time made me bust out laughing. For several reasons ..one being that this same child was the one I had to leave at daycare every single morning when I was a working mom, and […]

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  When I write these blogs .. I rarely think about how many people will actually read them. The ideas tend to pop up out of nowhere –  usually after I go for a run, and usually end up being therapeutic for me, actually. I can sit down and hammer out these thoughts and I […]

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If you were to talk to any person that knows me, or at the very least – sees me at one of the 5 million sporting events I’m at with my boys, they would not tell you that I am inclined to talk about the mystical, the power of thought, the power of setting an […]

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  First of all…… Whoa, THAT was an experience.  I have been planning this triathlon event in my head for like 15 years. So when I crossed that Savage Man Triathlon finish line …I am not ashamed to tell you that I cried like a baby. Not because I was in pain – I actually […]

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Ok…. So this just arrived at my doorstep and I am in love ….and you need one! This Active and Fit Kit is now back as an available item and there is just so much good stuff in here ….you must check it out  

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  Hello you little bastards, I’d like a word with you…. No, no don’t be afraid, I’m not running off to obliterate you with Botox…yet. Well mostly I’ll never do Botox because I spend way too much time Googling “Plastic Surgery Nightmares” and cracking up to tempt fate like that….. The Karma bus would run […]

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If you missed the YL Lifestyles FB Event last week…. never fear!!! Here is the very first video I did that didn’t make the cut …in all fairness it IS 12 minutes long. I know, I know …I like to hear myself talk. If you are interested in seeing the rest of the videos in […]

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Actually I forgot his mouth guard and elbow pads too, but hey I got him there dammit!! In all honesty I almost DIDN’T get him there … I read the e-mail literally the afternoon before the practice, that we were having our first practice. Yeaaaahh I also am the proud owner of a 5 year […]

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