Hello from beautiful Carmel, California! I’m away this week but couldn’t wait to share with you a bundle of recent developments. I’ve been on a short hiatus from blogging to re-examine my priorities and mission, and decide which areas I need to dedicate my energy to most fervently in the coming months. The Barre & Soul community is rockin’, and we’re growing like crazy. So here goes!
Hello! As you might have already read, it was my birthday this week, which got me all morbid and earnest. On a lighter note, some of my favorite bday gifts (from myself and others) were this, this and these.
Some years ago, I spent my birthday packing my belongings into the car and eating Chinese takeout at the kitchen table with the real estate agent who was helping to sell my house. It was a kind gesture that she had brought me lunch.
What's up, muggles? This week, my kids were kind enough to take me to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Orlando, FL. It was the best! If you haven't read the books in a while (or ever), I highly recommend the recorded audio books, read by Jim Dale.
This week I had the honor of being published on xoJane.com, an online women's magazine run by former Sassy and Jane magazine goddess, Jane Pratt. I chose to write about the advice I keep seeing on social media and in self-development literature to "dump toxic people" from our lives so that we can be free and happy.
Happy Friday! I've saved up a stack of fun links for you, and looking at the forecast (at least in the Boston area) it looks like we have a few days ahead that will be perfect for cozying up and catching up on reading.
You know how sometimes you wake up in a hotel bathtub in Mexico, gripped with heart palpitations and wondering what happened after that last round of tequila shots in the swimsuit-optional pool? And you know how in that moment, you commit to never, ever drinking again?