Pantry Organization Project

Awhile back I shared a photo on Instagram showing the disastrous state of my pantry.
In general, I'm a pretty organized person. But certain areas of the home have been severely neglected since becoming a mother. There's only so much time in the day.

Week by week, day by day, the overflowing pantry was starting to get [...]

By |September 10th, 2014|Categories: Finding Balance|Tags: , , , , |41 Comments

Couples Money // Marlow’s Pilates Story

Hi Beauties,

I'm excited to share a post with you today that's slightly different than what you're used to seeing here on The Balanced Life. My client, Marlow, is a very successful woman in the financial planning industry and has written a book that I think may be of interest to many of you.

I know Marlow [...]

By |September 9th, 2014|Categories: Finding Balance|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

How To Order Pumpkin Spice at Starbucks

Hi Beauties,

I hope you're enjoying the holiday weekend!

We had grand plans to go up to the mountains as is our annual tradition, but we decided last minute to keep it simple and enjoy a weekend at home with no plans which feels like a treat. Not to mention, trying to get a 1 year old to [...]

By |September 1st, 2014|Categories: Finding Balance|Tags: , , , |20 Comments

What I need to tell you…

I'm getting so excited for the kickoff of #MindBodyMat next week. I hope you are too!

I've been working hard to create the best workouts and challenges to help you care for your body and mind over the next 3 weeks.

In the meantime, I have something on my heart that I want to share...

I want you to [...]

By |August 5th, 2014|Categories: Finding Balance|Tags: , , , |79 Comments

How Lack Of Sleep Leads To Weight Gain

I know you hear it all the time: get more sleep, go to bed earlier, log off, shut down, get some rest.

I also know that this message often goes in one ear and out the other.

But have you ever really stopped to consider how lack of sleep leads to weight gain?

Prior to having my daughter, [...]

By |August 4th, 2014|Categories: Finding Balance|Tags: , , , , , |2 Comments

What To Wear To BlogHER ’14

Happy Monday, Beauties!

I ready for this week to begin. I'm heading out to BlogHER '14 in a few days and couldn't be more excited. This will be my first official blogging conference and I can't wait to network, learn and dive more fully into my work.

Arianna Huffington and Guy Kawasaki are two speakers that I [...]

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

3 Reasons To Skip Your Workout

It may seem strange to write a post about skipping workouts on a health and fitness blog, but if you've been around for a while, you know this isn't a traditional fitness blog.

We take a different approach around here.

As many of you know, I coach women through my 6 week online Pilates and nutrition programs throughout [...]

By |July 11th, 2014|Categories: Finding Balance|Tags: , , , , , , , |6 Comments

Athleta Favorites + Event Details

Hi Beauties!

Happy 4th of July!

Before you take off for the weekend I wanted to let you in on some exciting news.

As you know, I've been working with Athleta quite a bit over the past few months. The more I work with them, the more I fall in love with then. The people behind the clothes [...]

By |July 4th, 2014|Categories: Finding Balance, Local Love|Tags: , , , , , , , , |2 Comments

Asking for help…

Hi Beauties!

Just popping in to let you know that once again, I didn't have time to create a new post today.

This week has been a crazy one.

Instead of writing blog posts I've been kicking off The PBP, getting to know a new, inspiring group of women, creating new workshops for Athleta, entertaining out-of-town guests, doing [...]

By |June 18th, 2014|Categories: Finding Balance|Tags: , , , , |7 Comments

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 [...]