upcycle your leftovers

‘Upcycle’ is the upgraded version of ‘recycle’, as in you’re going to repurpose something and make it better. People upcycle things like old clothes, furniture, art, etc. and that’s awesome. Let’s upcycle our leftovers. Not to hate on leftovers, but I mostly hate leftovers. Unless it’s soup. So I’ve been on a mission to keep […]

pura vida bliss

Check our yours truly reflecting on my paddle yoga retreat to Costa Rica with the mermaids (and mermen!) of Paddle Board Bliss in my pura vida post! Yep, that was my life for 12 days. I am unbelievably blessed. And so are you. Go out and get blissed. Now, while the food in the Galapagos […]

Galapoagos 2012

Finally, finally, finally a post about my epic trip to the Galapagos! Don’t worry, I’m not writing it on the plane to Costa Rica. That’d be weird. Yep. 2 travelers, 5 airports, 7 islands, 10 days, to celebrate 25 years on 12/12/12 at the Equator. Yes, I have the most awesome mom on the planet. […]

edit. organize. prioritize.

edit. organize. prioritize. This shall be my mantra as 2013 dutifully marches on day by day. This was put into practice over the weekend as the ongoing merging of two people’s stuff into a tiny apartment finally resulted in the donation of 5 bags of stuff (mostly consisting of my clothes), finally putting my 110 […]

a small note

Hi out there. I just returned from traveling with my mom to the Gal├ípagos Islands off the coast of Ecuador. AMAZING. Post and pictures to follow. However, I returned right smack in front of the holidays and the emotional energy required feels a little overwhelming. While away I realized again how much you need to […]

paddle board Bliss, books, and a new look

If you visit the site it might be starting to look a little different! Most noticeably a new format and a new name. As I’m growing and evolving I want my blog to follow suit. “gather.” Is something I hope to grow into the blog, nutrition consultation, yoga instruction, and anywhere else my true life […]

don't drink the soda

I won’t bore you with all the bad things you already know about soda/pop/cola whatever you’d like to call it. You know there’s too much sugar or scary fake sugars, it leaches calcium out of bones and teeth, uses nasty chemical ingredients and dyes, makes you gain weight/retain water/bloat/have gas, requires a serious amount of […]