Finding Happiness By Tackling Your Bucket List

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I am a big proponent of checking items off your “Bucket List” as often as you can, vs. saving them all up for “someday.” Sometimes “someday” never comes, and in the meantime, we can find happiness in doing what scares us, thrills us or awakens our curiosity. I don’t know the last time you updated your “Bucket […]

Finding Happiness Through Saving Girls


Do not underestimate the importance of finding your life’s mission when seeking happiness! I am finding happiness now through discovering that my true life’s mission is saving girls from oppression and abuse, and helping to ensure that girls globally receive a good education.

American Blogger Film Ignites Blogging Shitstorm

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I started my first blog back in 2003. It was back in the dinosaur days when people were using dial-up and the Internet was the equivalent of wild-west.  It was a time where meeting people from your online world made you a freak to your family and friends. Starting and running a blog was fun and […]

How To Foam Roll To Get More Flexible

How to foam roll to get more flexible

While I work on my own fitness goals, I have a great opportunity to help others get fit every week day morning at Santa Rosa Fit Body Boot Camp. Just this weekend I assisted with an hour long seminar on Foam Rolling for a friend of mine, Harmony. Harmony is also my Massage Therapist and […]

Finding Happiness in A New Family


This past weekend, I spent the day with my new adopted family: my future husband, Rafa; my future son-in-law, Gianluca; my future mother-in-law, Rosario; and Rafa’s brothers, Danny and Alex, his Abuelita (Grandmom), as well as some other family and friends who are also from Ecuador. Finding happiness for me right now means marrying into an amazing Ecuadorian family!

Finding Happiness in Falling in Love


There is no happiness that is a match for the bliss of falling madly, head-over-heels in love. I feel like the luckiest girl in the world to be finding happiness through love right now.

Finding Happiness Through Magic


I am a big believer in magic, and I think we can live and create our lives in a spirit of magic. Last week was a magical week for me, and I am grateful for finding happiness in all the incredible joy I was blessed to experience.