Oh The Lessons Of Spartan

Spartan Race Medal

Spartan, oh you're a beast of a thing! There is a big difference between 5 kilometers and 5 miles.  Not only in distance but in my mindset as well. So, there we were at the starting line of the Spartan Sprint at Fort Carson when I was corrected…the course isn’t an easy 5k, but a 5 miler chalk full steep inclines. Well now, there’s a mind f**k for ya seconds before ... Continue Reading

Pranin Organic PureFood Smoothie Boosters – Review

PureFood Smoothie Booster

Pranin Organic PureFood Smoothie Boosters - are they worth it? To be honest, I've been a lover of Pranin Organic pretty much since its conception.  They are a Canadian company (yay us!) that make "100% organic, non-gmo nutritional products made entirely from plants".  Entirely from plants...how can that not make you smile?!? When they called and asked if I ... Continue Reading

Outward Bound Veterans Program

Outward Bound Canada

Ok, Outward Bound Canada Veterans Program. Get me the f&*k out of here. Now. Those were my thoughts by the first night, and the second, and the third for that matter. What the H-E-double hockey sticks did I get myself into?!? I'm uncomfortable, unprepared, unsure, angry, tired, moody, overwhelmed, and out of place. This just might possibly be just the ... Continue Reading

Seven Little Things About Me

My best friend and I have this thing.  We say "what a difference a year can make".  Every time we think we are going to yin only to yang. Seven little things should actually be 'seven little things of the now'. Forget plans...I like saying yes to random adventures too often and my best laid plans always seem to go sideways in the most epic (and later laughable) of ... Continue Reading

Eating For Adrenal Fatigue

I'm not a scientist, nor am I a health care professional (Nursing degree in the works!) so I won't weigh in on the debate around using terms like 'adrenal fatigue' and 'burn out' that are not recognized by the medical scientists. What I can find in medical literature is 'adrenal insufficiency' which is when the adrenal glands do not release sufficient amounts of ... Continue Reading