Bruschetta Recipe

Bruschetta Recipe : So Very Blessed

I’m still holding onto the last bits of summer as much as I can, which is much easier to do in Tucson since it feels like summer here long after school has been back in sessions! We’re still frequenting triple digit temperatures, which has been a fabulous excuse for eating bowls of watermelon, frozen blueberries,…

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What Dreams May Come

What Dreams May Come : So Very Blessed

I have been busy lately. Not just in the summer-is-over-and-I’m-adjusting-back-to-work kind of way, but more in the all-consuming-my-mind-never-stops-ever kind of way. I stay up late at night as my mind races. I wake up early and it switches immediately into hyper-drive. I’ve filled half a spiral notebook with ideas and notes, I’ve started approximately 25…

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Southwestern Barley Salad Recipe

Southwestern Barley Salad : So Very Blessed

Barley is a newer food to me. I think the only meal I had ever heard barley used in consistently was beef and barley stew (which I want to make once it cools down!). A few months ago, a pesto barley was served as a side to a salmon dish that I ordered and it…

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Summer Bucket List 2015

Summer Bucket List 2015 : So Very Blessed

My 2015 Summer Bucket List Run my first half marathon (Estes Park Coda Coffee Half! Whoop whoop!) Go swimming Road trip (to both California & Colorado!) Dip my feet in the ocean Run on the beach Watch a sunset (in the desert, on the beach, and in the mountains) Go on a hike (11 miler…

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I Am Now An ACE Certified Personal Trainer

I Am Now An ACEI Am Now An ACE Certified Personal Trainer : So Very Blessed

I took the personal trainer certification test on Friday morning and I passed! And then proceeded to do happy dance for the rest of the year whilst grinning ear-to-ear. I’ve been studying for it for a few months now (across 3 different states!), but it still feels completely surreal. #1 – Because I don’t have…

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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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