Everyday Athlete

My Photoshoot Experience with SomeShelly + The photos from our latest shoot

BC when it’s 100 degrees outside you must do a photoshoot…Is it really a thing? It’s actually not, LOL. It just so happened on the day of our latest photoshoot it was the hottest day of the year, so far, and Shelly just so happened to be coming out to Long Island that day, which made it easy to set up an official photoshoot together.

I didn’t want to pass up the opportunity to work with Shelly again, because working with her was so much fun the first time that I knew this time would be just as fun, if not more! So, we made it happen, despite the heat.

How to Balance Your Busy Lifestyle + Prevent an Expectation Hangover

How to Balance Your Busy Lifestyle + Prevent an Expectation Hangover

I often get asked how I handle doing so many different things at once and how I don’t loose my mind or fall on my face from the amount of directions I’m spinning in - any time I see family I haven’t seen in a while, one of the first questions they ask me is, “so, what are you up to this time?” or “what else are you doing now?” I honestly never really had an answer, until I thought about it this morning.

Continue reading below for my best tips on how to balance your busy AF lifestyle + prevent an expectation hangover ;)

8 Stretches for Any Athlete Type to Improve Health and Mobility

8 Stretches for Any Athlete Type to Improve Health and Mobility

Do you stretch?

I used to think stretching was just something I had to do while at gymnastics or before track practice and I absolutely hated it. Mostly because it was painful, in an obvious way, but I also thought it was lame and not necessary.

I found that most people, even athletes, agree. We tend to think stretching is tedious, not fun, and, let’s face it, doesn’t look very cool. On the other hand, we also seem to think stretching is only good for before or after a workout.

[p.s. that’s actually wrong]

I’m here to tell you that stretching is one of the most beneficial things you can add to your health routine in 2019 and it requires very little work AND time!

80 Years of Wisdom + The Top 10 Basic Steps to Living a Full, Healthy Life

80 Years of Wisdom + The Top 10 Basic Steps to Living a Full, Healthy Life

This year, my beautiful grandmother, AKA Nanny, turned 80, and she’s still as vibrant and healthy as she was as far back as I can remember. Today, we talked about life, health, happiness, fear, family, relationships, and all the challenges that life sometimes brings us and the ways in which we choose to deal with failure and be vulnerable enough to tell our stories and share our natural gifts with others.

It occurred to me that I am so lucky to have 80 years of wisdom to learn from, so I took advantage and put together a compilation of Nanny’s best tips on living a full, healthy life in this crazy world.

The most amazing thing about this woman is her openness to continue to learn and grow as a person, as a mother, a sister, a grandmother, a great grandmother, and even, get this, a fiancé!