What was your pivot point?
For me it was when I realized "nothing changes if nothing changes." I was filling my days with a job that was negatively impacting my health, and I finally had that lightbulb moment where I understood that by not changing my circumstances I was actually choosing them.
Ready that again. I was choosing to be miserable. And I'll never willingly do that again.
The first thing I did after having my "something's gotta change" realization was put in my two week's notice and start my multi-year journey to the life I lead today, which I freaking love. Since 2014 I've slowly but surely built the life I was meant to lead. I become a trained yoga instructor, certified health coach, skilled podcast host, mom to two little boys, and a present, loving spouse.
But my thing I love most about what I do? In every faucet of my work, I get to be your #1 hype girl. And that is my superpower!
I've personally experienced the exhilaration, joy, and confidence that comes from reaching big, audacious goals. With enough time, preparation, action, and consistent effort (say it with me now, "consistency compounds!") I truly believe you can create a life that leaves you feeling fulfilled and joy-filled at the end of the day.
They say, "how you spend your day is how you spend your life," and dangit, I want to spend my days pouring into my personal growth, loving those closest to me well, and taking one step every day to make my biggest, scariest, most exciting dreams a reality.
The joy derived from simple pleasures like time spent with friends, the perfect cup of coffee, or a good book.
Running on the country roads of PA, giving Millie Pup a belly rub, an extra dirty martini, and any vanilla-scented candle.
Hosting The Live By Design Podcast, coaching my fabulous clients, creating friendships on Instagram, or chasing my two toddlers around.
Gratitude and goals practice, stream-of-conscious journaling, reading for fun or growth, & moving my body from a place of joy!
chocolate ice cream
greatest showman soundtrack
Bachelor of Arts
Phi Beta Kappa
Summa Cum Laude
Registered Yoga Teacher
Institute for Integrative Nutrition Health Coach
My Favorite Things
I love coffee as much or more than a Gilmore Girl. The perfect cup of hot 'jo gives me infinite joy (and the caffeine boost doesn't suck either!).
my happy place!
This tree! I pass it on every run, and it never ceases to leave me in awe of its beauty and strength.
Books. All the books! I love nothing more than grabbing a seat at my favorite local coffee shop and tucking into a good book. Physical or audio books, I love them all!
My Favorite Things
Sunshine. Wayfarers kickstarter semiotics, quinoa godard dreamcatcher hexagon pop-up hoodie.
my guilty pleasure
Ice cream. Microdosing gochujang keffiyeh salvia. Hoodie knausgaard art party.
Photos! Hashtag fashion axe palo santo fanny pack, ramps cornhole messenger bag asymmetrical direct trade slow-carb everyday carry chartreuse tofu godard.
The Collective is your two hour monthly commitment to yourself, your self-love journey, and your desire to live a more intentional, joy-filled life...and to do it in community with other badass babes. We're your favorite hype girls, cheerleading squad, and health coach that's available for you anytime, always waiting in your back pocket to cheer you on.