counting macros and the postpartum period

By | 2017-11-30T12:07:29+00:00 November 30th, 2017|Health, Nutrition, reflections, The Mind|

THIS IS IMPORTANT: This is my anecdotal recollection of my own unique experience, partly because I think it's important to share my experience about a topic that many mamas think about, and partly because it feels good to me to write down my thoughts so that I can look back at them in the future [...]

Women’s Strength Summit 2017

By | 2017-05-11T09:57:31+00:00 May 11th, 2017|CrossFit, Health, Movement Tips, Nutrition, The Mind|

It's here! And you can get your front row ticket (front and center right at home thanks to your own personal screen) ticket for FREE. In the 2017 Women’s Strength Summit, 24+ world-class female experts share their biggest strategies to help you get outside your comfort zone by building a strong body, mind, and spirit. Get the 2017 Playbook & your [...]

choosing happy

By | 2017-01-28T13:10:23+00:00 September 12th, 2016|Health, Nutrition, reflections, The Mind|

I had the pleasure of being interviewed by the lovely Kristin (The Girl with the Butter) and Everett (Paleo Fat Kid) for episode #42 of their podcast: Is this Podcast Paleo? We talked about choosing to be happy (I'm going to talk more about this in a bit), counting calories, why I went paleo after being [...]

5 ways your diet might be ruining your health

By | 2016-06-15T15:29:40+00:00 June 14th, 2016|Health, Nutrition, reflections, The Mind|

DOGMA [dawg-muh, dog-] (noun): prescribed doctrine proclaimed as unquestionably true by a particular group. RADICAL [rad-i-kuh l] (adjective): thoroughgoing or extreme, especially as regards change from accepted or traditional forms To be radical, one must question accepted or traditional forms and must, at times, be extreme in fighting anything proclaimed as unquestionably true. This rings true in today's nutrition communities more [...]

harder to kill

By | 2016-04-21T12:42:00+00:00 April 21st, 2016|CrossFit, Health, Movement and Play, Nutrition, reflections, The Mind|

Last month, I had the pleasure of being a guest on Harder to Kill Radio, a podcast created by the fabulous Steph Gaudreau of Stupid Easy Paleo. I've always been a talker, so podcast interviews are my favorite. They offer a chance for some seriously uninhibited real talk, and with Steph as the host, things [...]

why you’ll find me in the trees

By | 2016-03-26T17:05:00+00:00 December 17th, 2015|Health, Movement and Play, Movement Tips, The Mind|

That's right; you'll find me in the trees. Curious? Stick with me. If you follow me on Instagram, this is probably no surprise to you, as some of my fondest photos are either from high atop or down below some of my favorite trees. I spend as much time as I can, rain or shine, outside. [...]

the best blackberry cobbler

By | 2015-08-31T09:03:49+00:00 August 29th, 2015|A Little Sweet Tooth, Health, Recipes, The Mind|

Since moving to the Pacific Northwest, we've had the opportunity to pick and enjoy some of the best berries I've ever had, right in our own neighborhood and sometimes, right outside our door. Blackberries are especially prevalent right now, and we've truly enjoyed the abundance. The bounty of berries has been my inspiration for all kinds [...]

food is medicine

By | 2015-08-18T17:53:50+00:00 August 18th, 2015|CrossFit, Health, Nutrition, The Mind|

A little bit ago I was introduced to Tyler Anson from Everyday Warrior and was immediately inspired to put together this post and to help support the cause however I could. If you haven't heard about Everyday Warrior, I am glad you are here; please keep reading. The folks from Everyday Warrior believe in the warrior spirit. [...]

on the move

By | 2015-06-18T14:29:40+00:00 June 18th, 2015|Health, Movement and Play, The Mind|

Oh moving. The joy. The excitement. The anxiety. The stress. Oh, and the bruises (at least I used all of my fitness)... But it's all worth it. We have officially moved up to the Pacific Northwest, we're putting down roots in our little Radical Roots Homestead, and we couldn't be happier. I've been getting a lot [...]

paleof(x) remix

By | 2015-05-01T17:54:30+00:00 May 1st, 2015|CrossFit, Health, Nutrition, The Mind|

Wow! What a weekend. I met some amazing new friends, caught up with old friends, ate some spectacular food, learned a lot, and played to my heart's content. The photo below (taken by the talented Paleo Fat Kid) pretty much sums up my feelings about the weekend. Paleof(x) was a spectacular weekend, and now that [...]