All She Wants to do is Shop, Shop, Shop

A little while ago I was back in my home and native land to visit with family, take a break from the oppressive heat, and to shop, shop, shop. There is zero shopping available on the island, so when I go back to North America I hit the stores hard. I made a beeline to a popular big-box golf store to look for new gloves, maybe some new shoes, and whatever else caught my eye. What I found was a boatload of disappointment and I walked out with nothing. It seems I made the terrible mistake of viewing myself as a “golfer.” However, it became clear the minute I walked through their doors that I was being viewed as a “girl.” And, apparently, these two things don’t go together.

are you kidding me?

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Skydiving in Sin City

It’s Wednesday! Around here, we call it “bump day.” Each and every Wednesday we’ll post a tip, trick, gadget or something fun and random to get you through the rest of the week.  

Yesterday, I encouraged you to leave your comfort zone and try something new. Today, I wanted to prove to you that I’m not all talk, and share a personal experience that took a boatload of courage…skydiving!

Now, I can already hear some of you saying, “I will never, ever, ever do that.” I hear you loud and clear! I’m actually terrified of heights. Even a set of stadium stairs in the nose-bleed section causes me to panic and freeze. Unable to move up or down, I’m petrified and absolutely convinced I’ll fall to my demise. I’m then reduced to tears and usually stranded until someone can calm me down enough to move again (yes, I have a very patient husband.) This is EXACTLY why I wanted to try sky diving.

Let me set the stage about how I reached this decision. My husband and I love Las Vegas. If you’ve never been it definitely needs to go on your bucket list right now! Go ahead and add it…I’ll wait…

Las Vegas baby!

Las Vegas baby!

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Leaving Your Comfort Zone

Have you ever sat back, looked at your life, and felt completely at ease? You love your job, you’ve got a routine established, and overall you feel comfortable with where things are. If that’s the case, then it’s time for a change. If you’re not there yet, keep on keepin’ on and you’ll get there. And when you do, don’t stay there for too long. I know, crazy right? Stay with me on this.

I’m a firm believer in leaving my comfort zone, but I wasn’t always. I grew up in a small town where folks are born and raised for generations. Nothing wrong with that at all. In fact, there’s a lot of comfort in knowing where your life is going. I left my hometown for university and found that after graduation most people either went back to their hometown or stayed put where they went to school. We were in the latter camp. My husband and I were both fortunate enough to find good employment after school. We hunkered down, paid off student loans, saved for a house, and assumed that we would have kids and settle down. Our plans didn’t really go past that.

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Elf for Health 2013 – Staying Fit Over the Holidays

Today marks the beginning of our Elf for Health 2013 challenge!

Elf for Health is a 4-week challenge organized by Lindsay over at The Lean Green Bean, and we’re thrilled to be taking part! The daily challenges are aimed to keep you healthy and fit over the holiday season – not an easy task. And, seeing as we’re new to the blogging scene, we thought it would be an amazing way to connect with and support our fellow bloggers. Read More…


Barefoot Running Shoes: A Review

It’s Wednesday! Around here, we call it “bump day.” Each and every Wednesday we’ll post a tip, trick, gadget or something fun and random to get you through the rest of the week. 

I ran on a treadmill recently. I wasn’t able to get out for my morning run, because my husband was away, and I couldn’t leave little Gwynnie at home alone (could I? Ha, just kidding!!). So, after dropping her off at school, I headed to the gym and, surprisingly, it was incredibly small. Yes, I live on a small island with 250K people but, considering I once lived on an island a quarter the size with a gym three times the size, this venture was a bit shocking. Read More…


Barefoot Running: Learning to Run All Over Again

I can’t remember the first time I heard the term barefoot running, but I do remember what specifically prompted me to explore the idea.  It was two years ago and I had just completed the New York City marathon (more on that subject another day). I was so sore the three days after, I had to use two hands on the railings just to get down a flight of stairs (and unfortunately, I live in a town home with two flights)! Even though my training program had “recovery” training sessions planned for a few days after the race, it wasn’t until about two weeks later that I felt comfortable getting back out there.

my feet after a barefoot run

my feet after a barefoot run

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My Favorite Cocktail – The Tropical Martini

It’s Wednesday! Around here, we call it “bump day.” Each and every Wednesday we’ll post a tip, trick, gadget or something fun and random to get you through the rest of the week.

This weekend cannot arrive fast enough! I don’t know about you, but it’s been a crazy week here. All I want to do is sit poolside with an ice cold cocktail in my hand. With that in mind, and keeping with this week’s theme, we have extended our lovely golf mantra to: CTFD + drink!

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Golf Lesson #2: Find Your Happy Place

Sometimes a girl needs a happy place.  A zone to retreat to when times are tough. Do you have one? Do you visualize a beach with palm trees and umbrella drinks? Or imagine snow-capped mountains and the warmth from curling up next to a fireplace? Perhaps, it’s a mantra – a phrase you repeat over and over to calm yourself through those moments of chaos or self-doubt.

The art of zen has been around for centuries. Anyone who has ever practiced yoga understands the importance of a calm, steady mind. Whether it’s through breathing exercises and “om” chanting, or meditation and visualization, we have an incredible ability to settle the mind and soul, and reach a place of inner peace. Read More…