People will tell you that you can’t have your cake and eat it too. I don’t know about you, but I’ve never met a slice of cake I didn’t take a bite out of. I have it, and I eat it. And it’s glorious. So I say, bake yourself a giant cake, eat some, and share the leftovers. Because in life, it IS possible to have it all. It may not be easy, but it’s possible. And while we each uniquely define the “all” that we desire, there are 10 sure-fire ways to go after it. Read more
Women tend to be nurturers. And while we’re busy taking care of the people around us, we often neglect ourselves. Sometimes that neglect can take a toll on our self-worth, self-love and confidence and we suddenly find ourselves in a state of less-than. Every persons harbors great potential, but when our love for ourselves is lacking that potential is less-than it could be. So follow these simple tips for self-love success. Read more
Here’s the deal…baby-talk and constant coddling are crap. I firmly believe that social norms have developed into a complete lack of progressive parenting. Children’s mental, emotional, and social development is hindered by parents inability to be firm and verbal. Suddenly our youth are dictating what goes on in their lives and it seems a lot of adults are down with just sitting back and watching their kids turn into asses. Read more
They say that psychologically, your odds of successfully tackling a goal are much higher if you prioritize and do one thing at a time. So, my commitment to rekindling my relationship with my health began with ridding my body of candy and desserts. The first 2-3 weeks were rough, but successful. And as the cravings subsided, I knew it was time for step 2: stepping up my game in the gym. Read more
I’m Abi. And I’m addicted to sugar. I’m not talking about the cute, random piece of chocolate cravings. I’m talking about a bag of jelly beans for breakfast, 4 packs of sugar in half a cup of coffee, or a dinner of sugar covered cherry slices. It’s bad. And the truth is, while I may not appear to be unhealthy, I’m doing things to my blood sugar and body that would make even the Easter Bunny cringe. Since I was young, I’ve had a sweet tooth that could rival any addict. And I’ve worked on it a lot in my adult years. But I’m far from perfect. I could count my relapses on 4 hands…ok, 5. But today, I recommit myself to my health. Read more
The world of sexting can be a difficult one to navigate. With endless combinations of words, pictures, and videos, a person is left with their imagination and sexual prowess (or lack there of) to skillfully orchestrate a racy arrangement. Think music; some prefer the intense sound of heavy metal, while others prefer playful pop tunes. So today, I share some guidelines to help keep your sexting in tune.
For the majority of CrossFitters, The Open is an experience, not a qualifier. Most of us aren’t going to Regionals or Games, but it doesn’t change the fact that we invest time and energy to participating. And knowing what mentality to have going into this worldwide event is important for anybody. Athletes register, wait for announcements, and try their best when it’s “go” time, but addressing what success means for a typical athlete is often neglected. So I’m providing top tips for guaranteed Open success for the “average Joe” athletes of the world.
I’m a lover. A hopeless romantic. So theoretically Valentine’s Day should be my jam. But I find it all a bit tiresome. Red and pink splattered about, shelves piled high with cards containing meaningless words, gross heart-shaped candy, and half-ass roses shipped out in bulk. Is this the best expression of love we can come up with…a scheduled day filled with commercialized products attempting to strike love into hearts like a chubby cupid’s arrow. It’s not the kind of romance I want. To celebrate with a little more spunk than the lackluster barrage of cheesy crap, try these tips. Read more
Let’s be honest. Married sex is generally way different from dating or single sex. There’s no intentional shift to boredom, but typically with marriage comes an array of new stresses. Bills, your home, kids…the ravenous appetite for affectionate touching sometimes subsides or takes a back seat to other responsibilities. And that’s normal. But like anything in life, having a great sex life when you’re married might take a little work. Follow my top 6 tips to spice up your marital bedroom meanderings. Read more
They say it’s better to give than receive. Sure. But lets not fool ourselves. There isn’t a person out there who doesn’t dig getting a really killer gift. They also say it’s the thought that counts. My theory is a little different. If you thought things out, every gift would be a success. And holidays prove that it’s possible to get some real turds. So what are the best and worst gifts to give for Christmas? Here are 10 steadfast tips for present purchasing. Read more
First dates can make or break a potential relationship. And while some people might speculate that you’ll know in moments whether it’s meant to be, I’d guess most of those people are still single. A relationship goes beyond a fleeting gut feeling or a momentary physical attraction. It begins with a quick judgement (we’re human and we can’t help it), but thrives on positive experiences. So even if you’re not into somebody in the first few moments, there’s no reason to shut the door and throw away the key. And certainly no reason to be an asshole. Create a positive experience, so there is opportunity if you choose to pursue. Or even a new friendship or connection. Here are a few simple tips for a successful first date. Read more