i Heart Walking

My heartstrings have always been easily pulled by compelling causes, the struggles of friends, and the many health threats that seem both impossible and too easy to cure.  I’m lucky to have so many friends and family that are committed to health and fitness not only as a part of their own healthy active lifestyles,…

MADville is Open + I’m Back on the Blog

Hey there.  It’s been a while. The last couple of months have been beyond packed, prepping to open the MADness in Charlottesville.   As we got down to the wire, I had to unplug for a while, but I’m finally (almost) back to normal.  And you know what that means — we’re finally up and…

Balance So Far this Week: FGM + Barre Sweats

It seems strange that at the end of June I find myself being thankful for several days of warmth and sun, but this year those days are so few and far between that the warrant some abnormal gratitude.  So, thank you sun for last week, and please, feel free to join us again soon. I’m…

Quick Sweats + a FemCity Locavore Dinner

It has been a long last two weeks, which is only supported by the look of complete contention on Bug’s face.  She goes to day camp three days a week at Pampered Pets, which is probably her own personal disney land, but with people she loves instead of humans dressed as animals (she doesn’t love…

Yoga + Doing (Fooding) Good

Sometimes I think about the amazing people who I’ve been lucky enough to meet, and work with, throughout my travels and I feel a little taken aback by how disproportionately amazing my friends and networks are.  I can never keep track of all of the inspiring projects, developing passions, and flat-out good that is happening…

Real Food + Back Pain Freedom

I’ve had back issues since rowing in college so needless to say, I’m no stranger to lower back pain.  I’ve had countless MRI’s, physical therapists, chiropractors, and massage therapists in my life, all accompanied by chronic pain.  Only about half of this has to do with my body, and the other half is undoubtedly linked…