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One Month Pump

I’m PUMPED and love a good monthly challenge! If you could do anything for 30 days straight, what would it be? I would hike right through the month, every single day, not skipping a single one. I’d also get great sleep and eat clean—without interruption. Although I pose this as a monthly challenge, I realize… Read More


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Buddy System

We all have that favorite t-shirt that we love or pair of jeans that fit just right (Levis 501’s from H.S. anyone?) They’re like an old buddy. You can count on them. It’s pure comfort! I have this white summer dress with small nautical flags on it that looks best when I’m swimming a lot… Read More


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Be Well

Connecting with nature can help you be well, that is increase your vitality and give you a greater sense of well-being. According to John Swartzberg, M.D. at UC Berkeley: All it takes is five to 20 minutes in nature to boost mood and energy levels somewhat, though longer forays produce greater benefits. Other studies indicate… Read More


South Florida Walks

South Florida walks have a lot to offer. It’s still pretty warm here, but outside is outside. It’s just where I’d rather be! The benefit of exercise with the gift of fresh air and sunshine is what keeps me going.  3 miles on the Pondhawk Trail—down a path, around the pond, past the massive iguana—can… Read More


Walking on Sunshine

New Orleans is pedestrian friendly—a walking city! While visiting this week, I did a lot of “street” hiking with my family. I walked an average of 3-4 miles a day in my hiking boots and jeans while listening to all types of jazz. Yes… there’s some cracked pavement, and you may have to stroll around… Read More