Modern Millennial Fitness: My Perspective On Speeding Up Recovery Time

This past week I’ve been recovering from a surgery where I had a gum graft done (that’s where they take a portion of skin from the roof of your mouth to essentially cover over the gum area of the tooth where you have a receding gum line. Exciting stuff, I know.) Anyway, I’ve been resting… Read More

Modern Millennial on Cultivating Fearlessness: How I'm Learning To Get Over My Fear Of Failure

Let me give you steps of a completely different kind because there is no checklist to getting over your fears; there are no shortcuts here. For what it’s worth, I’m learning it has more to do with leveraging a balance of mental and physical strength. Getting into a routine that helps you build physical strength… Read More

Life Advice for Millennials: Cut Loose

Lately I’ve found that the secret to being able to do something is to mentally not overthink or pre-frame it first. I’ll give you an example from weightlifting. There are times when I start to mentally psych myself out of executing a lift when I know how much weight is on the bar because I… Read More

Fitness & Food: How Drinking A Protein Shake Before a Workout Helped My Hunger Later

I had gotten into the habit of consuming my protein shake on the drive home from an evening workout. Good, healthy habit, right? Well, lately I noticed that once I got home, I wasn’t hungry for a real meal. This was happening fairly regularly over the past few weeks and for as much as I… Read More

Advice for the Modern Millennial: Protect Your Own Well

Today, looking through Feedly, my eyes flashed across these words from Seth Godin’s blog: “The single most important part of any project is the battery, the source of energy, the optimism and effort that turns the long shot into the sure thing, one day at a time.” And, especially if you’re that battery, taking this… Read More

You never know who you might be inspiring

I happen to really like quotes. Particularly of the inspiring kind 🙂 Anyway, I’ve had this one tapped up to my desk for a few months now: “Make your life a model of what can happen if you take chances, think big, and go for your dreams. You never know who you might be inspiring”… Read More

It's going to be OK. But first, you have to Spartan up!

If it’s both terrifying and amazing then you should definitely pursue it. – Erada Nothing but 8.5 miles of incredibly uneven terrain, hills that silently wear away your calve muscles, and pools of shockingly cold mud and your own faith in your abilities. The Spartan Sacramento Super this weekend tested everyone’s endurance. I ended up… Read More

The Modern Millennial Motto: Always Be Prepared To…

…run a Spartan race! I’m excited and nervous for this weekend gearing up for the Spartan Sacramento Super. Wooo!  This will be my second Spartan race this year after doing the Sprint at AT&T Park back in May (that’s my game face while on those monkey bars!). Let’s be honest, I’m way more excited for… Read More

Advice from A Modern Millennial: Ladies, If You Want Your Marriage To Start Out On The Right Foot…

Wear the right shoes! Lately I’ve noticed an influx of wedding couples in the ballroom where we practice, and I can’t help but notice the array of improper dance shoes worn by the brides-to-be. It looks like something out of a runway fashion show—platforms, open-toe, wedges, and three to four inch stilettos! Take my advice… Read More

Millennial Observations on Performance and Presentation

I happened to catch Skate America the other night watching the men perform.   I was amazed at how critical the commentators were throughout each performance. I’ve never even attempted to lift my leg but 3 inches from the ice and here were these young athletes doing full extensions while moving!  I found it  amazing!  But,… Read More