Finding Balance

I need your help…

Maternity leave has given me a lot of time to reflect on my priorities, my career and where I want it to go from here. Having a baby will make you do that. I’ve been running The Balanced Life as a Pilates-inspired blog for a couple of years now. So much has changed since the...

Blog Moving Day

Happy Friday!  To wrap up the week I wanted to remind you that the Google Reader is officially going away on July 1 – but you don’t have to lose all your feeds! You’ll just have to change services. I just merged my Google Reader with Feedly and it was super easy. Here are a...

Happy Exercise vs. Stressed Exercise

  Over the years I’ve written a handful of posts about the WHY behind our pursuit of health & fitness. I’m more passionate about your WHY than I am your results. I’m on a mission to inspire women to question their WHY and perhaps change it. My list of WHY’s used to be: to lose...

It’s a GIRL!

In case you missed it on my Facebook page, we were overjoyed to welcome our little girl, Blake Madison, into the world on May 21st! She is an angel of a baby and is getting more and more personality each day. She’s also doing a great job growing cheeks :)   As you can tell...

How to Tune Into Your Body & Find Your Nutritional Groove

A guest post by Lara Dalch of Dalch Wellness… Great nutrition changes everything. …But I’m pretty sure you already knew that, didn’t you? At this point, you’ve probably bookmarked your favorite health blogs, leafed through the best books, and read all the tear-jerker success stories. Not only that, but you’re getting sick of the way...

What Balance Means to Sarah from Life and Grace

Hi there.  My name is Sarah and I blog over at Life and Grace.  Robin asked me to share what balance means for me in my current season of life.  There are a few unique circumstances in my life right now that make balance a bit of a challenge.   For starters, my husband Josh...

My Journey To Find Balance with Body Image

A guest post by Allison Montgomery… My journey to finding balance with body image, fitness and an overall healthy relationship with my body and food has been as simple and as complicated as the concept of balance itself. It is such a beautifully simple concept, yet there are so many layers and complications to achieving...

Skinny Is Not Synonymous With Healthy

A guest post by Ashley Brooks… It’s no secret that many women have a skewed perception of beauty. Thankfully, our generation of women has stood up and said, “Enough is enough.” Little by little, we’re fighting these lies about health and beauty for ourselves, our daughters, and the generations to come. I’m proud of us...

Link Love: what I’ve been reading…

Hi there! I’m short on time today but wanted to share a few links that I’ve been loving from around the web this week before I head out the door…   This kale salad from Dinner: A Love Story will definitely be making an appearance in my kitchen soon. Beets, oranges & feta…sound like a...

Define Your Own Healthy

I’m thrilled to be guest posting on Robin’s blog today. Our paths crossed when she featured my good friend and dietitian colleague, Corinne Dobbas, in a recent “Real Women” column. Seeing that both Robin and I live in the Denver metro area, and appreciate similar food philosophies, I knew we had to connect. As a...

Maternity Leave…

Well, I can’t believe it but the time has come! I will be taking the next few weeks off in anticipation of this Balanced Life baby making his/her entrance into the world. Over the next few months I’ll be popping in with posts and updates as I find the time, energy and urge, but I...

Pilates For Moms of Littles

I met the lovely Moriah through The Influence Network and have loved getting to know her through her lovely blog. She recently shared her review of the Balanced Beginnings program from the perspective of a mom with a new little one. Which I love. This program can be used by anyone! Pregnant or not. And...