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Weekly Roundup: 10.12.19

Weekly Roundup: 10.12.19

Happy weekend! I haven’t shared a weekly roundup post in awhile because, honestly, I haven’t had much time (or energy) to do much reading around the Internets. It’s hard to share things for you to read when I am not doing the reading myself! But, […]

When I Wasn’t Watching

When I Wasn’t Watching

It was somewhere around late 1999. The nearby mall booked Mandy Moore to perform at its grand opening events. Although I was sixteen, I didn’t yet have my license and I begged my dad to take me. He adamantly refused with the argument that I […]

Introducing MJN Wellness

Introducing MJN Wellness

This is such a long time coming and I am so excited to finally “officially” launch my health coaching business. Today, I am introducing MJN Wellness to the world. Since I earned my health coaching and personal training certifications, I have taken a very casual […]

This Is 36: Healthier and Happier Than Ever Before

This Is 36: Healthier and Happier Than Ever Before

Last Friday was my 36th birthday. After a really hard couple of years, this birthday finds me in a healthier place. Most days, at least. I shared this post on Instagram the next morning with a photo I quickly snapped as I was getting ready […]

September Is My Favorite

September Is My Favorite

When I sat down to write this post, I envisioned goals and how September is my favorite month. As I wrote, it turned into something different. The words started flowing and that hasn’t happened in a really long time. So often in the last few […]

Let’s Celebrate National Yoga Month

Let’s Celebrate National Yoga Month

Yep, there’s a national month or day for everything under the sun at this point.  But, September is National Yoga month and it is falling at the absolute perfect time. Lately, I find myself craving more time on my mat. More time to flow, to […]

What I Read in July 2019

What I Read in July 2019

Once upon a time, I wrote separate book review posts for (almost) every single book I read. When I transferred everything to this new space, I deleted those posts as part of the fresh start. Lately, I miss how much I loved sharing what I’m […]

It’s Been A Minute

It’s Been A Minute

Once again, it’s been a minute since I wrote. To be exact, a minute lasting two and a half months. I last shared this playlist IN MAY that played on repeat most of the summer, thus far. I never intend to disappear, it just…happens. Sure, […]

A Self-Love and Empowerment Playlist

A Self-Love and Empowerment Playlist

Growing up, I was an avid music lover. I had hundreds of CDs as a teenager and constantly made playlists. I sang all the time and spent almost all of my disposable income on concerts. For the past several years, though, I listened almost entirely […]

Amway River Bank Run 10k Race Recap

Amway River Bank Run 10k Race Recap

Two weeks after running the Rivertown Races 10k, I was back at the starting line for another 10k! This time, I ran the River Bank Run which is always one of my favorite days in Grand Rapids. I registered for the 25k last year, deferred my […]