It’s 2019. February 2019 to be more specific. This year I’ve chose to find the Magic in everyday. Therefore I can officially say Magic is my word of the year.

It’s been really interesting cause I haven’t shared this word with many people, however, this word arrives in conversations daily. It’s the Universe’s way of affirming it’s the perfect word for me.

There truly is Magic all around us! Now that I’m conciously looking for it, I’m finding it everywhere. Recently multiple clients have called me Magic. I’ve been called many things by them but Magic is new and it feels good.

I’ve also notice perfect timing in situations that cause perfect outcomes and solutions to what felt like problems but because of the awesome Magic…. all works out in my favor.

It’s only the beginning of 2019 and I’m super excited to see how the rest of the year brings Magic. Have you recognized Magic around you recently? Keep your eyes open for it and share with me what you find. I’d live to hear about it.


Compound Effect

I’ve been thinking all day about what today’s blog post could be. I’ve started many sentences and erased them all cause I had no where to go with any of them.

The beginning of October, I made a goal to myself, to write every day for 30 days. I knew it wouldn’t be easy but it felt doable if I was willing to commit myself. Days 1 through 5 were a success. However, I’m disappointed that I missed the last 2 days.

This morning during my 3.1 mile walk (which I mention in my 5k a day post), I listened to a podcast about The Compound Effect. How what you do every day has an effect, whether negative or positive, towards or away from your goals.

It was a simple but great reminder that everything we do on a daily basis isn’t ground breaking by itself. But when we continually do basic things, the compound effect gives us results.

For example, 1 day of yoga wont turn you into a professional but a whole year of doing yoga can get you into difficult postures with ease.

Overall, my first week was 5 out of 7 days writing and I choose to believe that’s pretty good odds in my favor of a beneficial compound effect in my writing journey. Especially since the week before was 0 out of 7.

I choose now to let go of it not being perfect first week and I’m patting myself on the back for my accomplished posts.

What are you doing today to have a greater compound effect in your life? All the little things add up to accomplishing the great things. Hang in there and focus one day at a time. You got this and so do I.

Happy Trails




Every week I wait for Friday to come. Cause typically I have fridays off work! YAHOO!!! Yip, I’m a fortunate one.

Friday arrives, in all its anticipated glory. I’m filled with excitement and think… “What shall I do with this day to myself?”

Then in a blink of an eye it’s over. It’s gone. I wonder if it ever actually arrived cause I feel so blindsided by how fast the clock ticked by.

Even though fridays feels as though they’re ripped out from underneath me every week, I’m still incredibly grateful to sit with friday and experience all it offers me.

When I was in high school I would anticipate fridays for the tv shows being aired. We didnt have DVR’s back then so we had to be present when they started. Sabrina The Teenage Witch and Boy Meets World come to mind. Oh the good old days. However even back then, the night would come and go all too quickly.

I believe Friday’s will always be anticipated in my mind and they will most likely always arrive and depart in similar fast fashion.

What does Friday mean to you? Does it bring joy?


National Taco Day

Who knew there was such a thing?

Well I’m sure a lot of people actually. It’s pretty common these days to hear about national celebratory days through social media. However, I tend to hear about them a day late. Fortunately for me, my sister brought this special day to my attention and challenged me to partake.

Challenge Accepted

My husband and I took our date night to a local street taco place and enjoyed some Carne Asada Tacos. They were delightful!

Are you in the know of National Celebratory Days? It can spark some fun in an otherwise boring day. I’d like to incorporate these fun days into our lives more. How about you? Wonder what tomorrow might be?

Happy Trails



5k a day

Back in August I was inspired to start walking a 5k every day. That’s 3.1 miles. I decided I would intentionally set out every single day, no matter what, to complete this goal. I originally set the goal for 50 consecutive days. That goal was met in August 2018.

I have completed many physical goals throughout my years. Truth be told this is NOT the hardest one I’ve put my mind to. I’ve completed many organized races, including triathlons, a marathon and multiple others endeavors.

However, something feels different about this. I told myself no matter what I would walk and occasionally run 3.1 miles every single day. No excuses, no going to bed unless it’s been done.

It feels good to say I’ve accomplished what I set out to do. There is no medal to hang around my neck and no one is cheering me on every day to keep going. I’m literally just doing it for myself. Because I told myself I would.

Today marks day 100. That’s 100 consecutive days of intentionally walking 3.1 miles. I didnt need to do this, I wanted to. I could’ve quit at 50 days cause that ultimately was my goal and it’s been met. I could randomly skip days and be content with 5 out of the 7 days a week. However, it’s about so much more now. I’m regaining trust in myself. When I say I’m going to do something. I will do it.

I feel myself mentally becoming stronger and healthier. That’s a whole other story for another day but I must mention it because I strongly believe I am becoming a better version of myself by hitting the pavement every day and growing my confidence in myself and my abilities. Could I be curing some mental health issues in the process as well? I do believe so.

So yes, I sit here patting myself on the back and it feels good. What can you do today to make yourself feel good too? I’d love to hear your ideas.

Happy Trails


Life w/Spunks

Parent Teacher Conferences

Do you have kids? Have you experienced Parent Teacher Conferences? If so you may know that un-easy feeling of walking into the room to discuss how your child is doing. Or maybe it’s not an un-easy feeling for you. Maybe you conquer situations like this with confidence. If so… go you!!!

For me, Parent Teacher Conferences make me nervous. I let myself feel fear that they’ll pick me apart for the way I’ve parented or inform me of the crazy menace of an individual I’ve sent into their classroom. This is an irrational fear considering in the last 6 yrs of these conferences, I’ve never recieved bad news. The teachers are always nice and my boys always have positive feedback.

However, sitting across from another adult looking straight in each others eyes, purposely talking about another human being, is awkward. It must be done but for whatever reason I dont like it.

I’ve chosen to let these interactions overwhelm me and I’d like to work on choosing a different perspective. I am incredibly grateful for the teachers who spend their days with my kiddos. They teach my boys things I haven’t grown the patience to teach them myself. I appreciate the impact they bring my kids.

Today I looked for the pleasure of one-on-one time with my children’s teachers. I’d like to report that it went well and I left my anxiety in the car, rather than carrying it through the interaction with me.

I get to work on over-analyzing my encounters and respect the Pause by shutting my own mouth and hearing what others have to say. Today was a great opportunity to practice this and I’m rewiring my brain to enjoy these moments rather than fear them. That my friends is progress. Go Me!!!

Thank you teachers everywhere. I adore you all!!!

Happy Trails



Hello October

Hello October,

First of all, I would like to apologize if I seem frazzled or ungrateful to see you. It’s just that your friends, September, August, July… well all of them, May and February too, seemed to enter and exit in such a rush, I barely recall even interacting with them. But lets not let that interfere with our time together.

In order for us to connect and get the most out of each other I must be completely honest. In the past I haven’t liked you much. Serious truth, you scare me! All of your creepy Halloween action brings out fear in me. I also let you stress me out. Because you are the awareness that the stressful holidays are coming my way.

However, this year I’d like to change my perspective and welcome you into my life in a new light. My son reminded me that purple is a Halloween color and I do like purple, so lets bring out the purple in you.

Today, October First, I see you in a new way. I see what fun you bring to the season and I vow to face my fears and be open to the possibilities. The possibility of memories made with my boys as they experience another Halloween and notice the leaves changing in the mountains. The possibility of parties that bring people together for joy and laughter. I also see the possibility to bring my best self to the table every single day while your here and not stay wrapped in cozy blankets of fake security. I vow to wake up with you and see what each day can bring even if it feels uncomfortable.

October, my new dear friend, we are going to make 2018 the year we formed a lasting bond and a memorable month. thank you for showing up again in my life even though I haven’t welcomed you in the past.  Today I greet you with open arms!

                                                Love your friend,







Book Review : A Thousand Sleepless Nights :

I recently read a Teri Harman book for the first time and I must say, I’m pleasantly satisfied.

A couple years ago I attended a yoga/writing class by Teri, which I thoroughly enjoyed. It was then and there, that I signed up for her emails. She’s written other books as well, but I haven’t gotten my hands on any of those yet. (will be looking into finding them)

Anyways, I jumped at the opportunity to order A Thousand Sleepless Nights, as soon as it was available and I must say… I’m so glad I did.

I did not read the back cover or any other description of what this story entailed. I wanted to be completely surprised which paid off. It was pure pleasure turning each page to see what was going to happen next.

I loved that Teri didn’t write in chapters but rather in his/her perspectives. It’s a 3 part book written in pages of Matilda’s experience, then Henry’s, then Matilda’s again and so on. I also enjoyed that she avoided repeating same scenarios and just moved on from Matilda’s view to Henry’s with flow and ease. Way to go Teri!

Teri’s writing stands out to me in a great fashion. She is descriptive and has a way with words that keep me hooked and imagining without boring or frustrating me.

The beast in Matilda’s gut had rumbled awake with a bitter growl” I love this sentence and so many more, but I don’t want to give away the story or take away from the excitement of you reading it for yourself, so it is all I will share here.

I highly recommend this as a great read for anyone, of any age. It’s appropriate and sweet. I do imagine some people will relate to the story more than others, but regardless it is entertaining. The lessons hidden throughout are truly remarkable! I loved hearing little glimpses of wisdom spread all over the pages. The final lesson is incredible but I also got so much from random sentences within.

I’m definitely re-reading this one and I must say that doesn’t happen very often with fiction, so that is saying something.


Why I love Yoga

I’ve experienced my fair share of different fitness regimens throughout my years. However, lately, yoga is my fav. I feel like Yoga with Adriene deserves credit for my fascination.

Adriene really brings reality and peace to yoga, I appreciate being able to do yoga in my living room with life happening around me. So I dont feel guilty or disappointed cause I can’t make it to a yoga studio or hold the pose to perfection with other yogis pretending not to notice my awkwardness.

I have been connecting with myself and Adriene by following along to her simple, yet highly effective videos. It’s more than just a physical journey, its deeply mental as well. I get tranced in thought provoking poses and process all sorts of situations in my head. I walk away from the mat, aka my carpet’ with resolutions and ideas daily.

Thank you Adriene for taking the time to share your talents on you tube. Check her out and see if you like her as much as I do.

Watch “Yoga With Adriene” on YouTube


Does It Make You Feel Good?

Recently my sister challenged me to go through my clothes and let go of the crap in my wardrobe that didn’t fit my style. She was on her way to work, sitting in her car, with a uncomfortable feeling. She did Not feel good in what she was wearing, but she had already left the house, so at that point it was too late. She thought to herself… “I know I don’t like this sweater, so why did I put it on? More importantly, why is it in my closet?”

If you’re like many people, you have a closet full of clothing you don’t love. But you find yourself wearing that shirt that fits your boobs weird, or the pants that fall down or make your butt look big. Causing you to feel self-conscious and uncomfortable every time you wear them. Why do we do this to ourselves?

Hence, the challenge. “Let’s all go through our clothes and get rid of the things that don’t make us feel good” Boom… Challenge accepted.

That night I went through my clothing and filled a small bag. It felt good. Thanks sis.

However, the following week, when this challenge was no longer on my mind. I had an epiphany.

My husband brought me home a sweet valentines gift… new lounge gear. Some super cozy Under Armor pants and a sweet jacket. Thanks Sunshine. When I went to bed that night, without thinking, I put on my pajama pants that were already on the bed. He looked at me, smiled, and said oh nice your going to wear those… again. He hates these pj’s. Walmart 8 dollar special, fuzzy pjs. I already had intentions to let them go, it just hadn’t happened yet. So I made a note to myself to get rid of them, the next day.

I slept in as long as I could that following morning. As I had been for a few months now. As I was getting ready I listened to a youtuber talking about the Law of Attraction. “Dress for the job you want, not the job you have.” Great advice, I’ve heard it a million times. I went about my morning, gathering up my things. Remembering, to grab the pj’s to give away.

I was folding them neatly to put in a bag. As I was doing this I really saw what they were, for the first time. The words “sleep in” and “snooze” jumped out at me. In that moment, I had a “should’ve had a V8 moment” (ya know the commercials where they get smacked in the head with a V8 cause their dumb food choices were destroying them.)

Anyways, I was seeing what I was doing to myself. It was suddenly crystal clear. Ya see, I am typically a morning person. I don’t like to sleep in. Yet, I was becoming my clothing. Those words were attracting and creating a whole knew persona in myself. At this point I was eager to let this pants go.

Do you feel good in what you wear?  Do you clothes and the vibe they send out fit with your desires in life?  Pay attention and you may find you need to refresh your closet and style.

Happy Trails