“Mortal fear is as crucial a thing to our lives as love.  It cuts to the core of our being and shows us what we are.  Will you step back and cover your eyes? Or will you have the strength to walk to the precipice and look out?  Do you want to know what is there or live in the dark delusion that this commercial world insists we remained sealed inside like blind caterpillars in an eternal cocoon?  Will you curl up with your eyes closed and die?  Or can you fight your way out of it and fly?”  -Marisha Pessl, Author of “Night Film”


Fear, uncertainty, and self-doubt can be crippling…seeping into the darkest depths of our soul.  Yet, these feelings can also shine light upon new opportunities for change and growth…a renewal of life!

We all face challenges in life, it doesn’t matter how big or small.  Every morning we wake to the mystery and beauty of life; but also to its sadness, tragedy, and loss.  Are we going to let this beautiful life we have been given swallow us up?  Or, are we going to face our fears, challenges, and demons by respecting our state-of-mind; acknowledging that we are not perfect; and finding the self-will to know we are ferociously strong!  I (we) will not crumble under such ignorant self-humiliation!

My blog is all about my passions in life…fashion and fitness, of course, are huge!  But, more importantly, I want to make public my love of the human spirit.  I am on a deep soul-searching journey- I believe we all are!  This is our true purpose in life!  So…I must quote from an organization and blog that is very close to my heart…To Write Love On Her Arms…I pulled out bits and pieces from Tristan Prettyman’s recent post that completely hit home to me…

“I wasn’t expecting to feel so free, so OK.  Writing became my safe haven…I am always seeing the positive in the negative.  The light in the dark…(I believe) that the real shitty times are necessary in order to really know and appreciate the good.  It’s OK to feel depressed, ashamed…It’s OK to tell everything and everyone to just fuck-off for a minute, while you freak out for a little bit…Life happens.  You are always allowed to feel how you feel.”

I believe that everything in life happens for a reason.  People unexpectedly change, so that you can learn to let go.  Things go terribly wrong, so that you can appreciate them when they’re right.  And…sometimes good things fall apart, so better things can fall together.

My Own Sweatshirt, I Wear With Love!


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Of course, with all this being said, I must incorporate some awesome “workout” clothes and accessories that I love and support!  When I am in my deepest, darkest space…nothing lifts me up more than an insane, intense workout!!! These are the “extra motivational perks” that keep me going!

 Faux Leather Joggers | GoJane | $56.90


 Snapback Hat | GoJane | $22.50
 Superstar Tank | Lorna Jane | $34.99
 Dimension 7/8 Tight | Lorna Jane | $89.99


 Active Bomber Jacket | Lorna Jane | $149.99
Excel Tank/Bra | Lorna Jane | $75.99
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The founder of goodhYOUman started this company in memory of his Dad.  Every season features a true-life inspirational story on its products’ hangtags.  This is an amazing line of casual, comfortable clothing.  The cut and fit of each style is fashion-forward and perfect to throw on before or after a sweaty workout.  But I truly love that you can pick and choose your own “tagline”, style, and color.  What an amazing concept! I was introduced to this through a Tracy Anderson’s “shout-out”.

 Below are my favorite silhouettes to choose from and then, following, you can see my favorite “taglines” to add to them…



1954 Sweaty | $62.00


UNIsex Tank Top | $37.00


UNIsex Cutoff | $37.00


 UNIsex Sweatpant | $68.00








Fly Anywhere Necklace | $36.00


Beanie | $29.00
Another “active wear” line that’s high-end and trendy AND…with a good message, is a tee I found from Kings Of Cole


Anti-Bullying “Bye Hater” L/S Thermal Shirt | $150.00
And finally, while I was shopping at Nordstrom today, I fell upon Unit-Y.  Cool, casual sweatshirts and tees with words I can DEFINITELY live by!


Ship Shape Pullover | $48.00


 3/4 Length Slouchy Tee | $28.00


Flexibili Tee | $24.00
Ship Shape Pullover | $48.00
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I absolutely love to end my posts on a “happy” note…
“Give everyday the chance to become the most BEAUTIFUL day of your life.”  -Mark Twain
It’s so hard to be mindful of this…find someone in your life that reminds you of who you are and who you are meant to be.  Mine is my husband!

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