Monday, December 17, 2012

“If people refuse to look at you in a new light and they can only see you for what you were, only see you for the mistakes you've made, if they don't realize that you are not your mistakes, then they have to go.” 
 Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free

Saturday, September 1, 2012

be careful

“I do not trust people who don't love themselves and yet tell me, 'I love you.' There is an African saying which is: Be careful when a naked person offers you a shirt.” 
 Maya Angelou

Sunday, August 26, 2012

it's true

"When you are calm, quiet and sensitive then you can expand. But when you are irritated, phobic, fearful, insensitive and neurotic you can’t achieve anything.” ~Yogi Bhajan

Thursday, August 16, 2012

why don't they teach this stuff in school?

the following quotes are by  Greg Behrendt, He's Just Not That Into You: The No-Excuses Truth to Understanding Guys 


“A man who wants to make a relationship work will move mountains to keep the
woman he loves” 

“We have become a sloppy bunch of people. We say things we don't mean. We make promises we don't keep. "I'll call you." "Let's get together." We know we won't. On the Human Interaction Stock Exchange, our words have lost almost all their value. And the spiral continues, as we now don't even expect people to keep their word; in fact we might even be embarrassed to point out to the dirty liar that they never did what they said they'd do. So if a guy you're dating doesn't call when he says he's doing to, why should that be such a big deal? Because you should be dating a man who's at least as good as his word.” 

Because here’s what guys don’t do if they can’t live without you: They don’t break up with you.” 

“The word “busy” is the relationship Weapon of Mass Destruction. It seems like a good excuse, but in fact, in every silo you uncover, all you’re going to find is a man who didn’t care enough to call. Remember: Men are never too busy to get what they want.” 

“But what I can do is paint you a picture of what you’ll never see when you’re with a guy who’s really into you: You’ll never see you staring maniacally at your phone, willing it to ring. You’ll never see you ruining an evening with friends because you’re calling for your messages every fifteen seconds. You’ll never see you hating yourself for calling him when you know you shouldn’t have. What you will see is you being treated so well that no phone antics will be necessary. You’ll be too busy being adored.” 
The time it takes to feel better about a breakup is directly proportional to the time it takes to feel better about yourself.”
Greg Behrendt, It's Called a Breakup Because It's Broken: The Smart Girl's Break-Up Buddy

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Happy Birthday Caleb!

Happy 4th Birthday Angel Caleb. You are always missed and never forgotten!!!

Saturday, July 28, 2012

joy accompanied me

A leaf fluttered in through the window this morning, as if supported by the rays of the sun, a bird settled on the fire escape, joy in the task of coffee, joy accompanied me as I walked.
Anais Nin

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

a good sign...

“This is a good sign, having a broken heart. It means we have tried for something. Elizabeth Gilbert

Saturday, July 21, 2012

intention without action

You cannot change anything in your life with intention alone,
which can become a watered-down, occasional hope
that you'll get to tomorrow. Intention without action is useless.

Caroline Myss

Thursday, July 19, 2012


Laughter lightens our load on the journey through life, bonds us to others and deepens us as human beings. To be able to laugh at ourselves in all our frailty is a blessing, ensuring we do not become bitter and twisted.

some pieces of randy pausch's last lecture...

i remember listening to this lecture and feeling better afterwards. and right now, feeling better is like finding gold... here are a few that i really like. thought i would share

When it comes to men that are romantically interested in you, it’s really simple. Just ignore everything they say and only pay attention to what they do. It’s that simple. It’s that easy.

Don’t bail. The best of the gold’s at the bottom of barrels of crap.

If I only had three words of advice, they would be, Tell the Truth. If got three more words, I'd add, all the time.

Believe nothing a man tells you and everything he shows you....(Taken from a farewell video from a dying father to his infant daughter on dating)

Never make a decision until you have to. Even if you are in a position of strength, whether at work or in a relationship, you have to play fair. Just because you're in the driver's seat, doesn't mean you have to run people over. 

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Someone has said, "the Universe has imagined it even better than you have." And we like to add to that: The Universe got all of its information about what you like from you, and it has remembered every piece of it and has put it together in perfect formation. And so, the things that are on their way to you are so much better than you even know that you want. And as you allow them, the essence all of these things that the Universe knows that you are wanting make their way to you and appear in perfect timing for you.
--- Abraham

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Although I haven't posted in nearly 3 months, I wanted to let everyone know that registration is open for the 3rd Annual 5 & 10k Love. I'm beyond excited as this year is shaping up to the best one yet :)

Friday, March 16, 2012

billy crystal drinks yogi tea

hmmm, i wonder what billy crystal did before the Oscars. 
appears as though he was buying yogi tea. 
although the photos could be creations of a Photoshop pro...they aren't. how do i know this??
well, it's no secret to me that billy c. drinks yogi tea; i've actually known this for years...since i've worked at YT for many years. we've sent him product before as he uses it during his stand up tours. he's even been known to give a shout to yogi at the end of the performance. thank you billy!
we have other celebrities that enjoy our product as well...but i don't have pictures to prove it ;)
maybe it seems like i'm name dropping. and while i am not trying to, i'll admit to reading the occasional OK magazine while checking out at the grocery store...sometimes E entertainment is on while i'm cooking...but most of the time it's just background noise. admittedly, i am more star struck by celebrities like chris spealler and annie thorisdottir (crossfitters) vs.  brad pitt and the Twighlight kids. but i'm probably just fooling myself. 
if i saw billy crystal on the street, i'd probably stop in my tracks and become nervous wondering what i should say--of course he is human just like all of us but still.. ...there is something about celebrity that spells, i can buy whatever i want--regardless of the there is still a bit of disbelief that of all the teas on the market, billy crystal chooses yogi.

it makes me proud--knowing that while my job may not always make me feel fulfilled or accomplished, the product we make and sell helps fulfill the lives of many--including  A-list actors and singers. who knew that a bag of tea, filled with effective and tasteful herbal concoctions, when steeped in hot water, could make such a difference in the lives of soo many individuals around the world? seriously, we just received a letter from a guy informing us that he used a yogi tea tag to propose to his now fiancee, on the top of a mountain. having yogi tea together is one of their favorite times of the day--which is why yogi was a big part of the proposal. isn't that awesome? we've also had people share stories about how their health has improved drastically since they started consuming YT, so drastically in fact, they were able to discontinue use of prescribed meds. stories like this are the same reason i love being a coach at the gym. life is soo much easier when we feel well--even for celebrities

and the oscar goes to....YOGI TEA

Thursday, February 23, 2012

making peace...

“You can accept or reject the way you are treated by other people, but until you heal the wounds of your past, you will continue to bleed. You can bandage the bleeding with food, with alcohol, with drugs, with work, with cigarettes, with sex, but eventually, it will all ooze through and stain your life. You must find the strength to open the wounds, stick your hands inside, pull out the core of the pain that is holding you in your past, the memories, and make peace with them"
― Iyanla Vanzant, Yesterday, I Cried

Sunday, February 19, 2012


Apologizing does not always mean that you are wrong and the other person is right. It just means that you value your relationship more than your ego.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

making life less difficult

What do we live for, if it is not to make life less difficult for each other?
George Eliot

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

not so modest... after all

Having a low opinion of yourself is not "modesty". It's self-destruction. Holding your uniqueness in high regard is not "egotism". It's a necessary precondition to happiness and success. ~Bobbe Sommer

**putting myself down was soo 2011 (and every year before that) 
but enough is enough. i have every intention of making 2012 the year i decided to celebrate, embrace, and appreciate my uniqueness. 

Monday, January 16, 2012

i have a dream...

image found on web

“Find a voice in a whisper.”
 Martin Luther King Jr.

sometimes, i have such a strong desire to "be heard" that i deliver my words boldly, repeatedly, insecurely, and defensively...which can drown out what i really want people to hear
this year, i would still like to be heard but more importantly, i want to find the same bold and passionate voice in a whisper...

Sunday, January 15, 2012

thoughts are harmless unless...

more importantly, what are you BELIEVING???

“A thought is harmless unless we believe it. It’s not our thoughts, but our attachment to our thoughts, that causes suffering. Attaching to a thought means believing that it’s true, without inquiring. A belief is a thought that we’ve been attaching to, often for years.”
Byron Katie

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

stop thinking...

even if it's just for a moment. 

i love to think...but sometimes, i am an over-thinker...shocking, i know ;)

so, one of my goals for 2012 is {thoughtful stillness}... what does this mean?

it means i want to stop thinking a few times a day and in the moment. trust that where i am is exactly where i need to be. smile. breathe. accept myself. 

just live. 

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

let love grow

cute cardboard character/image found on web

2012: resolution# 1 
inspired by the lyrics of a song i like...
"my head told my heart to let love grow"
let love grow
The most important thing in life is to learn how to give out love, and to let it come in"
morrie schwartz

metaphorically, i haven't had a green "love thumb" instead of nurturing i've suffocated things with doubt, fear, and self fulfilling prophecies. instead of trusting that beneath the soil--magic is happening--crazy cool magic-- i get impatient--doubting that it will ever grow.  
BUT IT WILL...if i let it...

 my heart is open...i'm excited to let love grow!

Monday, January 2, 2012

little things

make this the year of doing "little things" for others as well as yourself

Sunday, January 1, 2012

twenty 12

wow, 2011 is in the books.  and 2012 is filled with blank pages, waiting to be written. i had a wonderful time closing out 2011 and couldn't be happier with the way 2012 began. this is going to be a good year. fo sho!!!

it's unclear yet as to how many official goals i have for 2012, but there are some BIG ones that i will reveal with hopes it will keep me accountable... the rest of my posts will be quotes, images, thoughts, and ramblings about self discovery since it tends to be a favorite topic of mine. there will also be posts about crossfit, half marathons, and adventures to places like mexico...who knows, i may even throw something super random in there, too (me, random?? never!!!) ha ha! however, there will be no posts about broken bones. sorry--two years in a row...think i've met my quota. 

it's nice to meet 2012 with an open heart. open like it's never been open before. while i sometimes succumb to fear--emily dickson's quote reminds me why it's soo important to be open to people who make you FEEL alive and loved "not knowing when the dawn will come, i open every door"...sometimes when all you choose to see are the puddles, you completely miss the rainbow. not me. not this year!

my wish for all of you: a new year filled with beingpresent, happy, & healthy (both mentally and physically)

may 2012 bring healing to any residual wounds from the past and an abundance of energy to fuel your passions