Finding Meaning Where it Matters

Hi friends and followers! Last we talked, I was getting ready to head out for a father-daughter date as part of my #LifeOnPurpose series. We were long over due to spend some quality time together, so we headed to a favorite local restaurant, feasted on delicious dishes, and enjoyed catching up while listening to a jazz quartet on a patio. When you see the photos, you will know where I get my style and grace…. Continue reading “Finding Meaning Where it Matters”

If it Were Easy

I’ve hit a rough patch in my #LifeOnPurpose challenge. It turns out that it isn’t easy to wake up and be intentional and purposeful every day. Even with a list of ideas, a schedule of challenges, and the best intentions, sometimes it is just easier to coast.

Im currently on Day 24 of my challenge, and you might be curious to know what I’ve accomplished in the last seven days. Truthfully? Not much. I’ve hit the point where I really kind of wish I had made this a 20 day challenge instead of a 40. Continue reading “If it Were Easy”

Healthful Hydration

Yesterday, I shared the details of my latest challenge that I’m undertaking. If you missed it, you can read about it here. But the general idea is that I’m taking the next fourty 39 days to work on being intentional. Each day, I want to take a break from routines, schedules, and busyness and simply be present in the moment and live more on purpose, and less on accident. Continue reading “Healthful Hydration”

My Favorite All-Natural Beauty Products

I love beauty products. I mean, I really, really love them. I think I inherited this from my mom. We both have the same passionate love for all-natural beauty products, and if they are locally and hand made…well then we really can’t pass them by. So assuming you have even a mediocre interest in all-natural personal care, today’s His Girl Friday post is a quick guide to some of my go-to favorites. And….to go along with this theme, I have a fantastic gift basket to raffle off to one lucky reader, full of some amazing all-natural, locally (well, local to me that is), and handmade personal care items, generously donated by Edens Shower. But more on the raffle later.

I’ve enjoyed makeup for as long as I can remember. I grew up with my mom selling Mary Kay, and I remember walking into the closet where she kept all her products and longing for the day when I could start doing exotic things like exfoliating and wearing blush. Occasionally she would fill up the little plastic demo trays with an assortment of makeup samples for me to try. I thought I was so glamorous. Continue reading “My Favorite All-Natural Beauty Products”

Something to Give Up, and Something to Embrace

Could you use some refreshment in your life?

Something that lifts your spirit, propels you forward, and brings you a sense of peace and calm? I know I could!

I’ve recently been challenged to re-evaluate the things that are in my life but shouldn’t be…and the things that aren’t in my life, but should!

As many of you know, Lent started this week. My first challenge came to me during my yoga class this week. (More on how I ended up at yoga class later.) During the final relaxation pose, our instructor challenged us to consider giving up something other than food or drink for Lent. It is easy enough to give up chocolate or coffee, but what about anxiety? Fear? Critical words? Continue reading “Something to Give Up, and Something to Embrace”

A Recipe, A Workout List, and a Confession

Thank you to everyone who commented on last Friday’s blog post! I’m glad so many of you enjoyed it. I’ve had several requests for the salsa recipe and for a list of some of the different things I do for my own workouts. I’ll include that information at the end of this post.

Only a few short hours after writing my last post, I had a great workout, followed by an even more fantastic pizza. Life is all about keeping things in balance, right? I share that with you because, again, I want to encourage you to give yourself a break. Take care of yourself, absolutely, but do it while continuing to do the things that bring a smile to your face. Continue reading “A Recipe, A Workout List, and a Confession”

My Top 5 Healthful Habits (that Make Me Feel Less Guilty About My 5 Unhealthful Habits)

I know what you are thinking. “Healthful? Isn’t it healthy?” But no! No it is not. You can be healthy, but things (like vitamins, working out, etc) are healthful because they add to your overall health. Cool, huh?

As I write this, the temperature is 1°. If you are like me, being trapped indoors for days on end with the sky a static shade of gray doesn’t exactly inspire lofty fitness and healthful eating goals. However, I’ve found a few simple ways to stay healthy, despite the frigid temperatures and gloomy weather. Continue reading “My Top 5 Healthful Habits (that Make Me Feel Less Guilty About My 5 Unhealthful Habits)”

Why I’m bad at yoga, and you can be too.

Today is my first “Friday” post. I’ve spent much of my time this week learning how to build my blog, so for my first inaugural His Girl Friday post, I want to share a book that I just finished reading. I talked so much about this book while I was reading it that my amazing hubby when out and bought it for me! (See! Persistence, while annoying to those around you, does pay off!)

The book, “Poser,” is by Claire Dederer, and in it she describes a period of her life and how yoga impacted who she was, and who she became. Continue reading “Why I’m bad at yoga, and you can be too.”