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My life a year later

A year ago today I left the corporate world. (Tomorrow will be the year anniversary of my first day of FUNemployment.) A lot happened to lead up to my decision. And I won’t go into details here why I did. But it was time for me to go. (I have talked about it somewhat in […]


Review Wednesday: Jamberry nail wraps

I have talked about my thin, peeling nails before. For more than a year I have been trying to get them back to healthy with no more peeling. I started using Nail-Aid after gel rescue, which seemed to help a little. I also started taking calcium every day. My friend Heather is a Jamberry consultant. I […]


50 years of marriage

Today my mother-in-law and father-in-law, Marilyn and Ed, celebrate 50 years of marriage. I met Marilyn and Ed a little more than 15 years ago in Missouri (where they live) at a family reunion. They were warm and kind and made me feel welcome in their home. Over the years they have continued to make […]


The no shampoo experiment

I have talked in the past about my scalp issues and how I don’t wash my hair on a daily basis. I stopped washing my hair daily about eight years ago. I wash my hair about twice a week. A friend, who has similar scalp issues, recently told me that she “washes” her hair with baking […]


Love is love

A week ago today the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) ruled on marriage equality. The Constitution grants … (all) equal dignity in the eyes of the law. It is so ordered. In light of the great news, my Facebook post read: Love is love. Marriage equality for all! As it should be. Some people are […]


Review Wednesday: Wine2Go

A few months ago I was wine tasting at a Fred Meyer, a one-stop shopping retail supermarket company. (Fred Meyer stores are located in Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and Alaska.) After perusing the wine area I noticed an item called Wine2Go. Wine2Go is a foldable, reusable wine bottle. I filled it up with some white wine and used it recently […]


Helping others as 100 strong

My home address is in Portland. But my community is Beaverton, a suburb of Portland. I recently joined a group through the Beaverton Chamber of Commerce called 100 Strong in Beaverton. The group is still fairly new. The idea of the group is women in business focus on giving back through charity donations and community […]


The Real Go Fit Girl!

As a yoga teacher, an indoor cycling instructor and a health and fitness blogger I try to reach the biggest audience I can. Besides with actually teaching and blogging I try to keep up with the kids (and the rest of us) with social media. (I can’t possibly understand all the social media out there, […]


Getting some fur baby lovin’

My friend Karen and I recently headed to the new cat cafe and lounge in Portland called Purringtons Cat Lounge. The Purringtons website describes the cat cafe as a business where cats and humans can hang out for a certain period of time. Additionally, food or drink or both maybe purchased by visitors. All cats […]


The strong women in my life

I wrote this post in November 2012. My friend Bridgette suggested I repost for Mother’s Day. So I did two years ago and last year and am doing it again this year.  This is a tribute to all the strong women and mothers (in whatever form of mom you are) I know. You have the hardest job in the world […]