Cycling for the soul.

Two weeks ago, I had my first taste of SoulCycle -- and I fell in love. As far as my fitness history goes, it's pretty nonexistent. As a kid, I was a soccer player, an ice skater, a gymnast and a volleyball player. I even had a very short stint as a golfer. But I … Continue reading Cycling for the soul.


Good morning, sunshine.

I love mornings -- I love mornings so much that I've probably annoyed all the roommates I've ever had with my peppiness. I've never been able to sleep in on weekends, and that used to drive me crazy. What kid wants to get up at 7 a.m. on a Saturday? In fact, one summer, before I … Continue reading Good morning, sunshine.

The journal you should write.

When you first start reading up on best practices for personal development, I guarantee one of the first activities you'll be encouraged to do is to keep a gratitude journal. Back in December, I bought a packet of three moleskin journals, placed one on my bedside table, and then wrote down a list of things I was grateful … Continue reading The journal you should write.


The book that changed everything.

At the end of last year, I made myself a commitment to live life more intentionally. I was inundated with negativity, regardless of whether it came from my friends, the news, or strangers in my company. It got to the point where I felt as though I was stuck in a box of bad energy and it was difficult … Continue reading The book that changed everything.


The morning text you deserve.

Hey, friends! I want to make sure you all know about my favorite new thing -- Shine Text! It's a FREE service that sends you daily affirmations and intentions as a text message every morning, Monday through Friday. Once you sign up, you'll let Shine know what you're trying to work on, whether it be your confidence or … Continue reading The morning text you deserve.


Define: Simply Substantial

Hey friends, I'm back! SURPRISE! I have great plans for Simply Substantial, and I already have so many posts mapped out that I'm excited to share with you. To provide some background to my blog: I originally started Simply Substantial three and a half years ago as a gluten-free blog, but after one failed attempt … Continue reading Define: Simply Substantial