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2018 Year In Review

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 […]

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A Discovery of Love Convergences, Signs & Synchronicities Everyday Adventure Living Vibrantly Practical Inspiration

#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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How to do the hard things…

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 […]

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Celebrating Four Years of this Blog!

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. […]

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Grand Opening of Lala’s Life Garden Training Studio!!!

“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, […]

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The FUN of Fitness

Fitness can be FUN when we focus on well-being! Fitness is about you moving well, feeling well and saying YES, I CAN!

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Talking About Goals

Motivation. Inspiration. Dreaming. Aspiration… All driving us toward our GOALS. Why do we do the things we do? There is SO MUCH information out there now about how to eat well, how to zen well, how to become your best self! The information is so abundant that at this point in the game it is […]

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Operation Abundance: Revisited

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!

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Living Vibrantly

The Wim Hof Method 10-Week Course: A Review

From a basic low back injury, to jumping into the Wim Hof method, to learning about the very practical aspects of diaphragmatic breathing! This was my experience…

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What the Crossfit Games Means to Me…

…The Feeling of Dreams Coming Alive. During this time of year I always get an itch, a feeling of excitement for the upcoming Crossfit Games.  On Tuesday July 19, the Games opened with Individual Masters and Teens competition and will continue throughout the rest of the week ending with 2016’s Individual and Team Champions crowned […]