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Quarter III 2019: Unfolding Gems, Re-U-nion’s, Re-Treats & the Sweet Smell of Fall

An overview of the last three months with segways into July, August and September.

New Posts coming every day this week!

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Living Vibrantly

Land of the Free, Home of the Brave…

“Courage starts with showing up and letting ourselves be seen.” “Because true belonging only happens when we present our authentic, imperfect selves to the world, our sense of belonging can never be greater than our level of self-acceptance.” -Daring Greatly by Brené Brown Fourth of July in the Pacific Northwest. A small coastal home town […]

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#StandTallandStrong

#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 […]

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From On the Sidelines to In the Game

“You either walk inside your story and own it, or you stand outside your story and hustle for your worthiness.”     -Brené Brown Last week I had the pleasure of being featured in the Cannon Beach Gazette: “Everyday People – Cannon Beach local brings a love of fitness back home”. It’s been a loooong […]

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A Discovery of Love Everyday Adventure Living Vibrantly

Oh Can-a-da! (And then…)

We rolled into Canada straight off the heels of Highway 101 where our first moment of awe occurred at Ruby Beach, right during sunset, no map in hand. Then the next day we saw the crystal clear waters of Lake Crescent. Then we hopped the Black Ball Ferry named COHO in Port Angeles, WA to […]

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Everyday Adventure

Fridge Wars

We sat in the middle of the open windowed living room of our cabin. Gretchen gets up to get a drink, “The fridge isn’t cold,” she says. I look at her, then at my watch, it’s 9:45pm. I shrug my shoulders. “We have to do something,” she says slightly panicked. We’d spent the day at […]

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Convergences, Signs & Synchronicities Everyday Adventure Living Vibrantly

Strawberry Mango Lemonade

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 […]

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Practical Inspiration

The Progress ZONE

Achievement. Success. Goals. What kind of progress does that take? How do you DO IT? Understanding that the progress zone is the Same, and yet completely Different for everyone is the beginning of instant inspiration to move into the zone. Resiliency and Gratitude are tools you can utilize to get there. The zone is consistent […]

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Steps of Progress: There’s no magic pill

Steps of Progress: There’s no magic pill By Lara Foster In my experience through the fitness industry, a lot of people ask a lot of questions. How’d you do that? What’s your secret? What did you take? A lot of people do a lot of things a lot of different ways. There’s programs, plans, variations, […]

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Fostering Fitness Now: The Why

Fostering Fitness Now: The Why By Lara Foster Have you ever gotten that feeling? Looking at your days with wonder, thinking, can there be more? Can I be more? At one time or another everyone goes through a shift like this. We all wonder Why. Why do we do this? Why are we here? I […]