Birthday Parties & AEDs

Birthday Parties & AEDs : So Very Blessed

In The News I took (and passed) my CPR/AED certification class this week, so if you ever lose consciousness, your pulse, and your breath, I’m your girl. Except, please don’t let that happen. Last time I took a CPR certification course, I was 18 and AEDs (automated external defibrillators) weren’t a thing. The instructor also…

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Mango Jicama Quinoa Salad Recipe

Mango Jicama Salad Recipe : So Very Blessed

One of the most common questions I get when I tell people I live in Tucson is, “How on earth do you deal with the summer heat?!” I’m not going to lie – it’s hot here. When I first moved here from Colorado, the heat was blistering compared to the cooler mountain summers. I mean,…

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Integrative Medicine & Ragnar Cheering

Ragnar Collage : So Very Blessed

In the news My best friend of 18 years ran her first Ragnar this weekend. If you’ve never heard of Ragnar before, well, it’s a pretty big deal! It’s a 200-mile relay race, involving teams of 12 runners split between 2 vans, run over the course of 2 days. There are themes, team mascots, team…

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Whose Woods These Are

Whose Woods These Are : So Very Blessed

I have spent a lot of time looking through old blog posts this summer and I quickly found that the posts I cherish the most are the ones that hold dear memories for me; milestones and stories that I would have forgotten otherwise. Moments that weren’t necessarily big events, but daily details that change over…

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Whole Wheat Morning Glory Muffins Recipe

Whole Wheat Morning Glory Muffins Recipe : So Very Blessed

Vacations are always tough for making good food choices and I have been on vacation for the entire past month. Don’t get me wrong, there were a lot of kale salads, quinoa dishes, grilled vegetables, and green smoothies, but there have also been a lot of donuts, cookies, cheesecakes, and chocolates. After a wonderful month…

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I Left My Heart In Colorado

I Left My Heart in Colorado : So Very Blessed

I spent 3 weeks in June getting a break from the Arizona heat in the cool mountain air with my family, seeing Superman flex his mighty almost-3-year-old muscles, having late night Sonic Blast dates with my sister and brother-in-law, reading about, playing with, discussing, and climbing on anything truck, train, or construction related (my nephew…

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My First Half Marathon – The Estes Park Marathon

My First Half Marathon - The Estes Park Marathon : So Very Blessed

The morning of the race was surreal. I hadn’t slept well the night before, but I woke up at 5:30am, Body Glided and bandaided my blister-prone feet, pulled on my racing clothes, choked down half of a Nature Valley Salted Caramel Nut Protein Bar, checked out of my hotel, and headed to the race at…

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My First Half Marathon is Tomorrow

I’m Running My First Half Marathon Tomorrow : So Very Blessed

**This was written last night, but I didn’t have internet access, so I couldn’t post it until today. Race recap coming soon!* I am running my first half marathon tomorrow morning and I just want to remember this moment. This moment full of nerves, excitement, fear, and trepidation. I’ve been training for this for the…

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That Time I Was Charged By A Moose

That Time I Was Charged By A Moose : So Very Blessed

Once upon a time, there was a girl who loved moose (pssst…I’m the girl!). Some people choose to love dogs for their sweetness, bunnies for their cuteness, or frogs for their greenness. There was no reason or logic behind her particular fondness of the long-legged majestic creature, but nonetheless, the moose was her chosen favorite…

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