What's Your Recipe for Gravy?


Traditionally this is the time of year to make plans with loved ones and celebrate the past year. There is usually travel involved, company parties, and family traditions. It is that “magical” time of year for the little ones, but can often seem very hectic for those of us “adulting”. That said, I am excited about the upcoming months but at the same time a bit anxious.

It is not easy figuring out how to fit it all in and maintain daily life with balance. Despite the full schedule, I am committed to maintaining my exercise routine and meal prep; educating others about clean eating; spreading the word about safer beauty; and supporting my clients and all of you to find your better.

The tricky part is figuring out how much of everything I can actually fit in to these next few months. In a way, it is kind of like creating a meal and then sitting down to enjoy it. When I am eating Thanksgiving dinner, I know how much turkey my belly can handle. But, when it comes to the “gravy” I have to be careful. Too much gravy leaves me feeling too full and eventually depleted. Too little gravy leaves me wanting more. When it comes to life, my family is like the turkey (non-negotiable) and the rest is the gravy. Now I just need to figure out how much gravy to add over the next few months.

That said, I am going to be spending some time this weekend truly evaluating my gravy. My gravy is the yoga, the barre, the days at the gym, the running, the IG stories, the “Facebooking”, the teaching, and the coaching. All of these activities are so important to me, but my priorities are the humans (and four legged friend) that I live with and the humans I travel near and far to spend time with over the holidays. In addition, I am dedicated to following through with my existing commitments. It is easy to get wrapped up in wanting to do more, see more, be more, and have more. This holiday season, I want to be connected to the humans.

Anyone else out there struggling with staying connected to the ones that they love with all of the distractions that we have access to? Ever find yourself at the park with your kids and notice that you neck is hurting because your chin has been glued to your chest (while looking at your phone)? Well...I will be the first to admit that I am all to fond of my sleek iPhone and my cute little MacBook Air. But, this holiday season I want to find balance. Who is with me? I would love to hear what works and what does not work for you when it comes to technology and staying present in the moment.

In the meantime, I am going to truly spend some time figuring out how much gravy I can handle this holiday season. If you enjoyed reflecting with me, my hope is that you will be motivated to change up your gravy as well.