a little bit about me...

I'm a writer, editor, yoga teacher and new mama based in the Midwest. I'm not a fashion or food or lifestyle blogger—but here, you'll find stories and observationsbook reviews and yoga talk, posts about travel and family and body image and relationships and faith and other big questions. In everything I write, I strive to tell the truth about my experience in this often confusing yet magical life, in the hopes of connecting with you.

I believe in balance over busy, love over limits, people over things and intention over outcome.

I have an equally passionate love affair with Netflix as well as my Kindle. I'm committed to a personal yoga practice just as much as I try to learn and grow as an instructor. I journal in the early mornings, before the rush of the day pulls me away. I always forget to shut the lids of shampoo bottles and cabinet doors; it's a running joke in my family. I'm not afraid to ask for help or say that I don't know the answer. I like to run, but only after curating the perfect playlist and if the temperature outside is 65-70 degrees. I enjoy cooking, especially egg sandwiches, and consider iced coffee its own food group. I take a lot of pictures of my pug, Stanley.

I love my community, which explodes and expands with kindness and creativity on a daily basis. My husband and I are saving pennies for a trip to Greece someday, and we are parents to the sweetest baby boy.

Thanks for stopping by my small piece of the web, and hello.