When Your Friends are the Sh*t

This past weekend I went on a girls weekend trip with three of my childhood best friends to San Luis Obispo. They’re the type of friends where sometimes months will go by without seeing each other but as soon as we do, it’s like nothing has changed. We jump right back into catching each other…

Owners of Our Happiness

We all strive to be happy. Of course! Who doesn’t want to be happy? But something that I’ve been reflecting on is that we really can’t rely on the people around us for our happiness. Should we surround ourselves with people who WANT us to be happy? Who are going to encourage us to live…

Working out with the Lean Lane

We had such a great time working out with certified personal trainer, Andrew Kenny from the Lean Lane in Pleasanton! I have known Andrew for years and he is very knowledgeable and passionate about health and fitness. I remember one time at a 4th of July party he even brought a mini scale to weigh the…

My Story with Endometriosis

Forewarning: some of this may be TMI! Endometriosis? What the hell is that? I never had heard of endo prior to being diagnosed with it at age 22. Little did I know, about 1 in 10 women have endometriosis in the United States but many women are misdiagnosed or just think that the pain they’re…

Get Off Your News Feed & Get Into Your Life

After meeting with Amanda (which you can read more about in our blog post “Coffee Date with Advice from a 20 Something”) and taking a class for my master’s program on social media, it made me begin to really question myself. Why are we obsessed with social media? Are we really using it for the…

Fearful of Change, Not Anymore (Well, Trying)

Ever since I’ve been a little kid, I haven’t liked change. When my parents would move the furniture around in the family room for a “new look,” I would hate it and ask for them to move it back. They would tell me to give it a few days and almost always, after I gave…

5 Lavender Bedtime Rituals for Better Sleep

Lavender is the sweet scent of the perfect sleep. It’s true! Lavender has been proven over and over again that it helps us sleep by relieving stress from the body. After my busy daily schedule I look forward to getting cozy in my bed and using my 5 favorite lavender products. 1. Lavender Body Wash…