Finding Balance
Making The Most of Your Body Shape

Making The Most of Your Body Shape

Hi Beauties, I’m so excited to have Conni from Art In The Find here on The Balanced Life today. As we’re gearing up for the Pilates Summer Series I asked her to share some tips on how to dress for your body shape, especially when it comes to summer clothes & swimwear. Remember our theme...
Feel Your Best At The Beach This Season

Feel Your Best At The Beach This Season

In honor of Monday’s Pilates Summer Series announcement I’m excited to share this guest post with you today. Susan is a blogger for InStyleSwimwear.com, a luxury online retailer of fashionable designer swimwear, cover-ups, sandals and accessories. She whole-heartedly believes that you don’t have to be a size 2 to look beautiful in a swimsuit. It’s...
Advertising on The Balanced Life

Advertising on The Balanced Life

Hi Beauties, Sharing a bit of business here on the blog today. I know that many of you are bloggers, entrepreneurs or Etsy shop owners so I wanted to let you know that I do offer advertising and sponsorship opportunities here on The Balanced Life. It’s super simple. If you have something you’d like to...
Coffee and Exercise

Coffee and Exercise

I figured there’s no better day than Monday to talk about coffee. If you love your morning coffee ritual as much as I do, this post is for you. Let me start by saying coffee is not bad for you (hallelujah). As long as you keep your consumption to 1-2 cups a day studies have...

April Abs: workout #2

Happy Friday! Sharing two quick videos with you today… (when did I become such a video blogger?!) The first, I filmed last week and I forgot to post…but I want you to be in the know… And the second…your ab workout for the week! This week is all about planks. You know I love my...
Dirty Dozen and Clean Fifteen

Dirty Dozen and Clean Fifteen

Hi Beauties, I hope you had a great weekend. Did you have a chance to do the first April Abs workout? If not, you should do it this week. :) In last month’s newsletter (are you on the list?) I sent out the updated Dirty Dozen and Clean Fifteen recommendations from the Environmental Working Group....
Things I Don't Do

Things I Don’t Do

If you’re a Shauna Niequist fan you may remember a chapter she wrote in Bittersweet called Things I Don’t Do. It’s one of those chapters that has stuck in my mind for years and I come back to it again and again when I’m feeling like I just can’t keep up. Now more than ever...
Outdoor Walking + Toning Workout

Outdoor Walking + Toning Workout

While it’s nice to have a workout like Pilates that you can do from home, it’s also nice to get outside from time to time. Especially as the weather warms up. Colorado’s weather is ridiculously fickle. One day it’s sunny and 65 and the next day it’s snowing. So when the sun peeks through I...
28 Days of Pilates: day #13 + purchasing a Pilates mat

28 Days of Pilates: day #13 + purchasing a Pilates mat

Yesterday I received a question on Instagram about what to look for in a Pilates mat. This is  a great question so I figured I’d answer it in a blog post in case you may be wondering the same thing. What to look for in a Pilates mat: While any mat will do, one thing...
On kindness, punishment and paper bags...

On kindness, punishment and paper bags…

On a sunny afternoon at Westmont College I strolled into my favorite class, surrounded by my best friends and slid into my seat. It was a day just like any other day…breezy, beautiful and for the most part carefree. This particular professor was known for his unique, inspiring and sometimes intimidating teaching style. On this...
Benefits of Fermented Foods

Benefits of Fermented Foods

Happy Monday, Beauties! I hope you’re enjoying these Baby Steps To Balanced Living as much as I am. It’s been a great reminder for me to focus on the little things I can do to improve my health each day. It’s so easy to get lazy! I’m back in the routine of warm lemon water...
Daily Exercises For A Healthy Spine

Daily Exercises For A Healthy Spine

For those of you just joining in, we’re taking Baby Steps to Balanced Living here on the blog this month. We’ve covered baby step #1 (warm lemon water in the morning) and #2 (dry skin brushing) and now we’re on to baby step #3… Daily Exercises For a Healthy Spine If you haven’t read Return...