April started with the sweetest Surprise from family friends The Seljestad’s. Travelling on Spring Break through Washington I got a call early on Tuesday (which I missed due to digital detox) and a voicemail from Dave that said, “We’re driving through the Gorge and headed your way! Hope you’re home!” From the Wasatch… Read More Quarter Two 2019: Enveloping Love, Surprises & New Directions!
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
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…
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!
Sometimes life goes according to plan. Ok, let’s rephrase that, life never goes according to plan. And when plans don’t pan out or some other unexpected thing happens our expectations can tend to shift into doubts. “I didn’t make it” or “This will never work” or “I’ll never figure it out” Voices of doubt can… Read More Learning How to Adapt
Fitness can be FUN when we focus on well-being! Fitness is about you moving well, feeling well and saying YES, I CAN!… Read More The FUN of Fitness