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!
“Life loves the liver of it. You must live and life will be good to you.” -Maya Angelou Welcome to Lala’s Life Garden Training Studio! We are cozily nestled in the Cannon Beach Business Park at the Oregon Coast! 368 Elk Creek Rd. #214 Cannon Beach, OR 97110 Set up with a squat rack,… Read More Grand Opening of Lala’s Life Garden Training Studio!!!
By Lara Foster Four Eleven never escapes me. When we planned to go to Hawaii in April (Strawberry Mango Lemonade is a recap) I didn’t even realize we’d be on the island for 4/11. Weeks later, looking at the dates on the calendar, the numbers struck out 4-1-1… Exhaling slowly with acknowledgment the truth settled… Read More The Four One One on the Process of Grief in my Life
Oahu is majestic from the air. Sounds of Hawaiians from earlier days travel through my ears fishing, foraging, swimming, surfing and enjoying life together. The lush green landscape still over powers the expansion of 21st century homes and buildings. I come from a quaint town in Oregon. Even when I travel small, cozy, creative villages… Read More Strawberry Mango Lemonade
A place that I’ve always wondered about where creativity and fruition intermix. In Hawaiian Kai Lani means, Where the Sea and Sky meet. I can’t help but notice that in this actual physical form it is only a place we can see, only a place we can feel with insight, and only a place we… Read More Kai Lani feels like…
Gretchen and I have known each other for seven years and been together for five of those. Our lives intertwined through gyms, crossfit, grief, healing, happiness, synchronicities, convergences and learning how to co-create dreams. It’s been quite a ride. During our journey we’ve always been able to tap into dreams together. Places we wanted to… Read More We Bought a House!
Operation Abundance is a fun little description I like to use when I talk about how we can enhance our own progress and vision for moving forward in our lives. It frames this movement like a fluid Mission… Not Mission Impossible, but Misssion POSSIBLE!… Read More Operation Abundance: Revisited
My experience of Grief, Crossfit, and Transformation. … Read More How Crossfit Helped Me Move Through Grief
FLIP THE SWITCH By Lara Foster It’s a mindset that has been elusive to me, until now. Now, I am starting to get it. Not just understand intellectually, but really embody the concepts physically and emotionally. I have a tendency to work backwards in that way, or in other words, a non-linear fashion. I can ‘get’… Read More Operating From Abundance