Planning Your Own Safari Adventure Where the heck to begin????

  That is definitely the first question I asked myself. Africa is a huge and diverse continent and despite the “best of” lists out there, you have to pick the right adventure for you. It was about this time last year that our research was in full swing and our decisions were narrowing down. So … Continue reading Planning Your Own Safari Adventure Where the heck to begin????

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Family Trip to Big Bear, CA – Active & Relaxing Weekend for Ages 5-75!

  Sometimes it takes awhile to visit those destinations that are closest to home (and for reference I mean within a two to four hour drive). Being in California, we’ve tackled a few of them including Mammoth, Temecula, Palm Springs, LA, Santa Barbara, San Diego and a few jaunts up and down the PCH. This … Continue reading Family Trip to Big Bear, CA – Active & Relaxing Weekend for Ages 5-75!

Lifestyle Changes to Keep & Foods to Try: What I learned on this year’s African adventure

  As a celebration of our 10th Anniversary, my husband and I planned a 2-week trip to Africa. After careful consideration of all the amazing places we wanted to see in Africa, we decided to plan a safari in Tanzania and add a few days of luxuriating in Zanzibar. We worked with Access 2 Tanzania … Continue reading Lifestyle Changes to Keep & Foods to Try: What I learned on this year’s African adventure

Two Months Without (gasp) A Gym Membership….and I’m Surviving

Once in a while, everything lines up to guide you in a specific direction. No, it doesn't have to be a big deal... but this sure seemed like a big deal to me! No gym for 2-3 months? Seriously?! For nearly five (that's 5!) years, going to the gym has been the anchor to my … Continue reading Two Months Without (gasp) A Gym Membership….and I’m Surviving

5 Tools to Make Successful New Year’s Resolutions

“The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for a newer and richer experience.” –Eleanor Roosevelt This post is a bit delayed and it's a repeat of one I posted last year, but after I reread it I really like what I … Continue reading 5 Tools to Make Successful New Year’s Resolutions

Meditation, Being Present, Living in the Moment, with Gratitude

I am not that person interested in meditation and being zen and chilling out. I always appreciated yoga, but not for the meditative practice. Quite the opposite, I thought I thrived on excitement and constant movement and deadlines. However, as our family has grown and we strive to raise good healthy children and enjoy ourselves … Continue reading Meditation, Being Present, Living in the Moment, with Gratitude