What. A. Year ! ! ! …And we didn’t even see it coming! In the Fall of 2017 Gretchen and I moved from Portland, OR out to the Oregon Coast Range country for a short stint. We happily survived months of no water, no facilities, limited electricity, and no fridge. Talk about fun! But we… Read More 2018 Year In Review
#STS Is about raising our heads, facing the day, with strength, with our shoulders back, ready, capable, willing and able. This motto has weaved its way throughout my life for the last 13 years. Inspired by an incident where I was doing everything opposite of these notions and words for years. I realized in this… Read More #StandTallandStrong
Relaxation welcomes us into warm flowing fields of grassy meadows on mid-summer days. Stress seems to turn the lights off of summer in an instant. Like a winter wind storm plowing through our coastal vistas knocking over yet another power line for the zillionth time. These systems work similarily within our bodies. Known as the… Read More Relaxation and Stress
Expectations lay hidden among the grass between our toes as we continue stepping towards our dreams and goals. Think with me for one moment as the soft, luscious, blades envelop our hard working ways. Breathe with me with this new air as the fresh scent of soil brings life to the creatures embedded deep below… Read More Intentions OVER Expectations can blend into Miracles
I started back up at 24 Hour Fitness just over a year ago. I was excited and enthused. It seemed like that was the direction Life wanted me to go. I spoke to my boss at that point and said I am IN this. Because I was. I was stoked to help start a brand… Read More How to do the hard things…
Hey Friends! With the new Lala’s Life Garden Training Studio underway I have gotten a TON of feedback these last couple weeks about what the HARDEST part of eating decent here at the coast is. (If you’re not at the coast all of this info still applies). First up, Choices at Restaurants. The possibilties at… Read More Healthy Snacks for Paleo/Whole30, Eating Real Food Lifestyle’s
This blog started on a whim. The first post Operating from Abundance went live on October 23, 2014! Naturally I wanted to make a difference in the world. I also wanted to share my story. And most importantly I’d learned through some of my darkest days that creativity can help us out of the weeds.… Read More Celebrating Four Years of this Blog!