Christian Meditation for HOPE in 2021

Hello, 2021!

2020 left many of us feeling stressed, anxious and overwhelmed. Whether you lost your job, contracted the virus, lost a loved one or just suffered unexpected change, we all endured something challenging this year.

If I’m being honest, 2020 was a pretty great year for me personally. Through losing my job (thanks, COVID), the Lord was able to uncover some new and unexpected truths in my life. I was forced to surrender control – to step aside and let Him guide my steps. Through the waiting and uncertainty of what was next through my life, I was able to rest in the hope of the Lord’s promises for my life even when I couldn’t see my next steps. I put my { h o p e } in the Lord + knew my future was safe in His hands.


Romans 8:18 “I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us.” Romans 8:24-25 “(24) For in this hope we were saved. But hope that is seen is no hope at all. Who hopes for what they already see? (25) But if we hope for what we cannot see, we eagerly wait for it with patience.”

I hope you enjoy this short, grounding meditation. Get comfortable in the practice of sitting and invite the presence of the Lord. Prepare your heart to be open during this time, in fact, pray diligently and ask the Lord to open your heart and your mind. PAUSE. BE STILL. GET GROUNDED. RECEIVE HIS PROMISES.

Thank you for following along and if you like the Meditation, please like, comment, share and subscribe… ALL THE THINGS, SISTER (or brother). Your support means the world to me and my little family!



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Garage CrossFit Workout Plan 5.5-5.11

Garage CrossFit Workout Plan 5.5-5.11

Happy Monday!! I hope you all had a rested weekend and took the time to plan out your week, because failing to plan is planning to fail, right? But hey, don’t stress if you didn’t have time to plan out your week, it’s only Monday morning and you still have time! Take time to invest in yourself this morning, whether that means a 5 minute meditation, 10 minutes to plan out your meals for the week or even just 2 minutes to screenshot my workout plan + tweak it to fit into your schedule!

Typically I don’t do active recovery days on Monday BUT I had a long and hard weekend full of yoga training so I’m listening to my body by programming a slow day! I’ll challenge you to get so in tune with your body that you know when to push and when to pull back. It takes time but eventually we can learn how to listen to our bodies. And we all work differently so if you’re feeling like pushing the envelope today, feel free to switch the rest and recover days around to fit your bodies needs.

If you have any questions regarding the workouts or just in general, feel free to reach out to me!

Also, update on the 6 AM workouts–I loved getting up and getting after it early morning because it made the rest of my day more productive and gave me an ease because I didn’t have this workout looming over my head. On the other hand, I’ll need to start waking up at 5:30 because Char has decided to revert back to 6:30 instead of 7 ? But no biggie, I’m just going to roll with it and push myself a little more. What’s 15 minutes anyway?

Be sure to follow my updates on Instagram and tag me if you try any of the workout plan–I would love to hear how it goes!

6-Minute Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs

6-Minute Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs

These 6-minute hard boiled eggs are by far the fastest and easiest to make + peel that I have ever made ??

What you’ll need:

  • Desired number of eggs (I did 6)
  • 1 cup of water
  • Bowl of ice water for after
  • Steamer basket for Instant Pot (yours should have come with one)


  1. Place steamer basket in Instant Pot + add 1 cup of water.
  2. Place desired number of eggs in pot
  3. Close lid and ensure it is on “SEALING.”
  4. Manual pressure cook for 6 minutes (it will first take a few minutes for it to come to pressure, once it does your timer will reappear and begin counting down).
  5. One the 6 minute timer goes off, use a towel or pair of tongs to move the pressure nob from “SEALING” to “VENTING.” Immediately move your hand away as the pressure will begin to release.
  6. Once all pressure is released, about 1 minute, use tongs or a slotted spoon to move all eggs over to a bowl of ice water to stop the cooking process.
  7. Click cancel on Instant Pot to turn off the warming setting.
  8. Let eggs chill until you peel them. Store in an air tight container in the fridge for up to one week!

I’ll be enjoying my eggs plain as well as on salads + toast all week long ?? What’s your favorite way to eat hard boiled eggs?

PS–sharing my favorite tip for peeling hard boiled eggs over on my Instagram, be sure to follow me there for daily eats!

That’s all for now, XO.

Journey Into Power: Yoga Teacher Training Intentions

Journey Into Power: Yoga Teacher Training Intentions

In just 2 short days I will be in my first training weekend for my RYT-200 certification in Baptiste Power Vinyasa Yoga + I am so excited to share this new journey with you guys!

During this 200hr training I will learn the following:

  • Anatomy and physiology foundations as they relate to practice and teaching
  • Traditional yoga philosophy
  • Alignment, modifications + adaptations
  • Meditation teaching
  • Sequencing + essential language
  • Hands on assisting
  • 200 hours sounds like a heck of a lot of yoga training but with my stack of 6 books, an empty journal + a brand new mat, I’m sure the time will FLY. The training is set up to be one weekend a month (Friday-Sunday), for 8 months. My particular training will take place from January to August.
  • My personal intentions:
    • I intend to grow my personal yoga practice from a mind, body + spiritual aspect. I want to connect more deeply with the poses–not just take them at physical value, but really strengthen my mind to push past any barriers or limitations I’ve set for myself.
      I want to focus on my drishti, which means gaze, on and off the mat. From the Journey Into Power book, Baron Baptist’s says “Part of drishti is samadhi, which is neutral vision. Neutral vision means to see without judgement, without ego, without impatience. It is to see through a clear lens, rather than viewing your experience through the rear view mirror of your past perceptions.”
      Flexibility–this is something I will have to work at daily for my entire yoga life. I would love to take pictures of my poses BEFORE my training and AFTER.
      Flow–I cannot wait to learn all the poses and how to put them together so that way I can experiment in my own practice with fun flows?????
      The Lingo–I will make flash cards to learn them all, but eventually I won’t have to glance at my neighbor when the instructor says “CHATURANGA DANDASANA” because I will know that she means low push up ?
  • Most importantly, I am looking forward to having this time for myself to work on my own practice, so that in the future, I am able to help others do the same. I’ve always had a passion for health + wellness and I cannot wait to see where this new journey leads. This is only the beginning my dear friends ??
  • I will document my journey on here with a monthly recap of my trainings, so be sure to check back! But for daily updates of my journey, follow me on Instagram!
  • It only feels right to end this post with namaste ??