In the In-Between

With 2018 coming quickly to an end, I’ve been trying to take account of all that this year has held. What has been the overall theme for this year? I’ve been hustling hard. Trying to get ahead in work, wanting to propel my dream, and keeping myself healthy and fit, all before starting a family.…

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Rest Is Strength

I had big hopes for November 1st. There is something powerful to me about starting afresh at the beginning of a new month or a new year. The last of my wedding season has come to an end and it’s been a long sprint/marathon since I started my new job. Fall has been busy and…

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Don’t miss your story because you are afraid of it not being great enough.

Jennie Allen


Embrace Accountability

One of my most favorite things about marriage is the built-in accountability. I married someone who equally cares about maintaining healthy bodies & minds for our entire lives. He lets me push us to eat organic, natural, whole foods & fill our home with non-toxic products. I let him push us to be athletic, consistent…

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Be confident in what you’re doing. If you’re not going to be confident, you might as well not be doing it.

Aretha Franklin


Grace for Myself

Confession: I’m not good at vacationing. You may read that and chuckle, or think that I’m being dramatic, but it’s true. I’m terrible at stepping away, powering down & taking a break. When it comes time for vacation, my perfectionist nature starts to freak out underneath the surface. “I can’t step away until everything is…

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If there is one thing I have learned in my years on this planet, it’s that the happiest and most fulfilled people are those who devoted themselves to something bigger and more profound than merely their self-interest.

John Glen

Passion and Purpose

What are you passionate about? We’ve all heard it time and time again: You will invest your time in your passions. Recently I’ve come to learn how my generation may be missing a key detail of what passion really means. When I think of what I’m passionate about – what fills me with purpose and excites…

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We get more joy out of the hard-fought unforeseen successes than we ever could from the ones that everyone saw coming.

One very wise stranger