Childhood Cancer

08.04.21

Why I’m Tired of Being Told I’m Strong

This might be a controversial post, but I owe it to the moms …

This might be a controversial post, but I owe it to the moms I’ve met on this journey. I owe it to those of you who want to best show up for the people you care about. There are now 45 moms in my cancer support group, and it seems …

Health

03.24.21

Living With Anxiety: Your Questions Answered

It’s not always easy sharing personal stories, especially when mental health is involved.  …

It’s not always easy sharing personal stories, especially when mental health is involved.  Sharing my struggle with anxiety and decision to go on medication was a risk, but I’m so glad I put it all out there. I’ve learned that a lot of you are struggling with anxiety and wanted …

Wellness

03.17.21

Knowing When It’s Time to Take Medication for Anxiety

For as long as I can remember, I’ve been a worrier. I run …

For as long as I can remember, I’ve been a worrier. I run on the anxious side but always found a way to get by, and even found a way to use my anxiety to my advantage. Can’t sleep? Work. Launch a company. Organize the closets. Launch another company. Maybe it …

Health

01.30.21

What Not to Say to Someone Going Through A Cancer Diagnosis

Since my daughter was diagnosed with Leukemia, I have felt a need to …

Since my daughter was diagnosed with Leukemia, I have felt a need to help people going through a difficult medical diagnosis. What we are going through is not ok or fair and there’s no reason it’s happening, but there can be some purpose in the pain. Sharing our story, raising …

Health

01.16.21

How to Support Someone Through Cancer Treatment

When you’re first facing a cancer diagnosis as a patient or caregiver, you …

When you’re first facing a cancer diagnosis as a patient or caregiver, you find yourself going through the motions and slowly trying to come to terms with a life-altering new reality. As a friend, you want to help but no one knows what to do. We didn’t know what we …

Health

01.07.21

How to Support Someone Immediately After a Cancer Diagnosis

On May 16, 2020, my daughter was one of the 43 children diagnosed …

On May 16, 2020, my daughter was one of the 43 children diagnosed with cancer every day. As cliché is this might sound, this is one of those things you think happens to other people until it happens to you. Everyone rallied behind us – friends, family, and thousands of …

Health

09.03.19

A Fitness Update and My Review of The Peloton

I haven’t talked much about postpartum fitness and nothing says “make it happen” …

I haven’t talked much about postpartum fitness and nothing says “make it happen” like more than a year going by after having a baby. I want to talk about where I was in my health/fitness journey before, during, and after pregnancy. But first, wherever you are health/fitness-wise, our journeys and …

Health

02.02.18

How to Make and Keep New Friends

When I first moved to Chicago in 2010, I didn’t have any friends in …

When I first moved to Chicago in 2010, I didn’t have any friends in the city. Except Buddy, of course. To make things even more interesting, I also worked for myself from home and could have easily gone days without any human interaction. And sometimes I did. I had no choice but to …

Health

11.01.17

November Paleo Challenge

After two weeks in Paris and Italy and more Pizza than I’ve ever …

After two weeks in Paris and Italy and more Pizza than I’ve ever consumed in my entire life, it’s time for a Paleo challenge. I did one a few years ago and felt great (and bonus – I was leaner than I’ve ever been). Skinny is NOT the goal. I …

Health

06.22.17

20 Paleo Recipes to Make This Summer

Do you find yourself constantly pinning seasonal recipes you plan on whipping up …

Do you find yourself constantly pinning seasonal recipes you plan on whipping up for your next soirée but then never actually taking the time to go through Pinterest to make them? Or to actually host a soirée? Me too, guys. Me too. Here’s a list of everything I actually want …

Health

05.11.17

7 Ways to Get in Better Shape

My favorite new workout and how I'm finally getting it together.

My favorite new workout and how I'm finally getting it together.

Health

03.09.17

Getting My Diet and Workout Routine Back on Track

Earlier this year, I had my skin checked by my dermatologist, a complete …

Earlier this year, I had my skin checked by my dermatologist, a complete physical, and a consult with a nutritionist. There’s diabetes...

Health

01.03.17

Start Your Year Off Right With These Healthy Paleo Snacks

Since I try to avoid dairy, grains, and sugar–something I haven’t been the …

Since I try to avoid dairy, grains, and sugar–something I haven’t been the best at, lately– I’ll try anything that might check the boxes when it comes to a healthy snack. After trying what feels like almost everything, here’s what you’ll find in my pantry or tote bag when I’m heading …

Fashion

12.05.16

Gifts that Workout

The past few years, my friends have often gifted activewear to me knowing …

The past few years, my friends have often gifted activewear to me knowing it’s something I’ll enjoy using every day. And with the holiday season upon us, it’s something I really enjoy giving my friends and family (and myself, too). I love candles as much as the next girl, but you can’t …

Health

11.21.16

5 Ways to End the Year Healthier

My recent move downtown inspired me to start start walking again–something I haven’t done …

My recent move downtown inspired me to start start walking again–something I haven’t done since moving to Chicago six years ago. So I teamed up with Amazfit to share a few things I’m doing to end 2016 a little healthier. To make sure I walk 10,000 steps each day, track how I’m sleeping, …

Health

05.25.16

The Wake Up Call That Changed the Way I Take Care of My Skin

It's National Skin Cancer Awareness Month and summer is just around the corner, …

It's National Skin Cancer Awareness Month and summer is just around the corner, so I thought now would be a good time to talk about the moment in 2011 that made me realize how important sun safety and regular dermatology appointments really are to all of us.

Health

04.28.16

Getting Fit for Summer (and life)

Years ago, I drank the CrossFit/paleo kool-aid and poured it all over the …

Years ago, I drank the CrossFit/paleo kool-aid and poured it all over the internet, so it’s not surprising that even though I quit a year-and-a-half ago, people still ask if I’m doing both. Before I talk about what am doing these days, I want to talk about why I quit. Because …

Health

01.20.16

A Year Without CrossFit

A year + ago, anyone who knew me, met me briefly, or followed …

A year + ago, anyone who knew me, met me briefly, or followed me on social media knew I was obsessed with all things CrossFit and paleo. I posted my PRs, paleo meals, ONLY ordered paleo food, checked in at the gym, and #’d the sh*t out of anything health related. #paleoprevails …

Health

01.06.16

The Whole30

A few years ago I was sort of obsessed with all things paleo …

A few years ago I was sort of obsessed with all things paleo and CrossFit. If you read my blog or followed me on instagram, you knew all about it, and I’d like to offer my sincere apologies. I realize how annoying I was and I’m sorry. Live and learn, right? I’m …

Health

12.26.13

on paleo + crossfit

I’ve discussed similar issues in the past, but after a talk with a …

I’ve discussed similar issues in the past, but after a talk with a friend a week ago, decided to put this out there since most people have very strong reactions to paleo and CrossFit. People who do one or the other, or even worse, people like me who do both, …