Thanksgiving words

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Thanksgiving is my most favorite holiday and this year did not disappoint. It was simple and perfect making memories with best friends and of course family.

As I wrote before the past few weeks were kind of funky for me but things turned around Wednesday in the best way. I went back to one of my favorite workouts, Burncycle, after realizing that I had put it on the back burner for the past couple weeks. My favorite instructor, and friend, Jessi was teaching and she kicked me back into shape- mentally. She always puts things into perspective and I realized how reliant I am on her classes, her coaching and her mindfulness. I do not consider myself a ‘hokey’ yogi type, and her classes are not for the faint of heart. But they do kind of wake me up mentally and allow for some reflecting and personal time to work through my own thoughts and feelings. I was really missing that the past few weeks and she put me back into a really good place.

With that, I woke up Thanksgiving morning and scrolled through my instagram feed and found a post from one of my #momcrushes Latonya. She is a beautiful writer, photographer, wife, mother, being and I paused on her image and words in honor of Thanksgiving: Continue reading “Thanksgiving words”


five things: the retail therapy edition



I blame the day light savings. I blame the election. I blame our recent real estate ups and downs. I blame a little boy who is proving why they call it the ‘terrible twos’. Either way I have been feeling in a bit of a funk these days. And sometimes retail therapy does the trick so today I am curating the five things that can help improve my mood.  Continue reading “five things: the retail therapy edition”

today more than ever

In the aftermath of this election the first thing that came to mind for me was how to help people. How to stand up for what I believe in and create the space to educate, inform, help and nurture others. The list below has been floating around instagram and I pass it along to you in the hopes that it inspires you too. That you wake up this weekend and turn your feelings into action. Know that you can make a difference in the lives of those who at this moment are also aching. Make an action, big or small, so that our collected feelings become a unified movement of positivity, love, acceptance and forward momentum.

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Today more than ever support the under represented people in our communities. People of color, LGBTQ, women, mother earth, all minorities.

xx Ly

life today

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Yesterday we made the hard decision to cancel the purchase of the ‘dream house’ and last night decided terminate the sale of our current home. I cannot believe it has been three months of being up in the air on figuring this piece of our life out. But it is a relief to finally have an outcome and some closure. The story with the ‘dream house’ is Continue reading “life today”