From the archives…

Hi Beauties,

I hope you had a great weekend.

I'm busy getting my PBP ladies all set to kick off today so I didn't have time to create a new post.

But here are a few posts from the archives that you may enjoy...
How To Release Knots In Your Back

Things I Don't Do

A Day In The Life

The Balanced Life [...]

By |June 16th, 2014|Categories: Finding Balance|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

How I lost the baby weight…and then some (part 2)

(If you haven't read Part 1, hop on over to get caught up. Today I'm picking  up where I left off last week...)

Although the doctor recommended that I gain between 25-35 pounds during my pregnancy, I gained about 45.

I'm not sure of the exact number because I stopped looking at the scale around 39 weeks (I made [...]

Baby Steps to Balanced Living

Hi Beauties!

If you follow me on Facebook or Instagram you saw that this week I'll be re-visiting the Baby Steps to Balanced Living that I originally posted back in January.

Since we're half-way through the year I thought it would be a good time to re-visit a few baby steps that can improve your health and well-being with [...]

How I lost the baby weight and then some… (part 1)

Happy Friday Beauties!

I'm finally writing the post that I can no longer avoid...

Over the past few years I've shared a lot of information on eating healthy, getting in shape, creating balance and practicing self-care. But I've successfully avoided sharing much of my personal journey.

There is a reason for that. Three reasons in fact:

First, it is [...]

Pilates Summer Series: Day #8 + Summer Skincare

Summer is full of so many great feelings. A cool dip in the swimming pool, salty lips from the ocean waves, and the warmth of the summer sun on bare skin.

And really, is there anything better than the feeling of sun-kissed skin after a long day at the beach?

I don't think so.

So to help us [...]

Making The Most of Your Body Shape

Hi Beauties,

I'm so excited to have Conni from Art In The Find here on The Balanced Life today.

As we're gearing up for the Pilates Summer Series I asked her to share some tips on how to dress for your body shape, especially when it comes to summer clothes & swimwear.

Remember our theme for the upcoming [...]

Feel Your Best At The Beach This Season

In honor of Monday's Pilates Summer Series announcement I'm excited to share this guest post with you today.

Susan is a blogger for, a luxury online retailer of fashionable designer swimwear, cover-ups, sandals and accessories. She whole-heartedly believes that you don't have to be a size 2 to look beautiful in a swimsuit. It's all [...]

By |April 30th, 2014|Categories: Finding Balance|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Advertising on The Balanced Life

Hi Beauties,

Sharing a bit of business here on the blog today.

I know that many of you are bloggers, entrepreneurs or Etsy shop owners so I wanted to let you know that I do offer advertising and sponsorship opportunities here on The Balanced Life.

It's super simple.

If you have something you'd like to promote simply select an [...]

By |April 21st, 2014|Categories: Finding Balance|0 Comments

Coffee and Exercise

I figured there's no better day than Monday to talk about coffee.

If you love your morning coffee ritual as much as I do, this post is for you.

Let me start by saying coffee is not bad for you (hallelujah).

As long as you keep your consumption to 1-2 cups a day studies have shown that your [...]

By |April 14th, 2014|Categories: Finding Balance|Tags: , , , , , |4 Comments

April Abs: workout #2

Happy Friday!

Sharing two quick videos with you today... (when did I become such a video blogger?!)

The first, I filmed last week and I forgot to post...but I want you to be in the know...

And the second...your ab workout for the week! This week is all about planks. You know I love my planks.

Leave a comment [...]

Dirty Dozen and Clean Fifteen

Hi Beauties,

I hope you had a great weekend.

Did you have a chance to do the first April Abs workout? If not, you should do it this week. :)

In last month's newsletter (are you on the list?) I sent out the updated Dirty Dozen and Clean Fifteen recommendations from the Environmental Working Group.

The Dirty Dozen is [...]

By |April 7th, 2014|Categories: Finding Balance|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Things I Don’t Do

If you're a Shauna Niequist fan you may remember a chapter she wrote in Bittersweet called Things I Don't Do.

It's one of those chapters that has stuck in my mind for years and I come back to it again and again when I'm feeling like I just can't keep up.

Now more than ever there is [...]

By |March 22nd, 2014|Categories: Finding Balance|Tags: , , |17 Comments