The Mountains Were Calling (And I Dumped A Guy)

This past summer I went on a trip to Jasper, AB with my friend Monika.  I had just ended the ultimate off again, on again, mind-fuck of a relationship and while the trip had originally been planned as a getaway for him and I, my tolerance for โ€œnarcissistic-douche-canoeโ€ had hit its limit.  So, I finally … More The Mountains Were Calling (And I Dumped A Guy)

Dare to Lead

โ€œ๐™ธ๐š— ๐š˜๐šž๐š› ๐š™๐š˜๐š•๐š’๐š๐š’๐šŒ๐šŠ๐š• ๐šŒ๐š‘๐šŠ๐š˜๐šœ, ๐š™๐šŽ๐š˜๐š™๐š•๐šŽ ๐š๐š‘๐š›๐š˜๐š  ๐šŠ๐š›๐š˜๐šž๐š—๐š ๐š๐š‘๐šŽ ๐š ๐š˜๐š›๐š โ€œ๐šœ๐š‘๐šŠ๐š–๐šŽ๐š•๐šŽ๐šœ๐šœโ€ ๐š ๐š‘๐šŽ๐š— ๐š๐š‘๐šŽ๐šข ๐šœ๐šŽ๐šŽ ๐šœ๐š˜๐š–๐šŽ๐š˜๐š—๐šŽ ๐š–๐šŠ๐š”๐š’๐š—๐š ๐šŠ ๐šœ๐šŽ๐š•๐š-๐šœ๐šŽ๐š›๐šŸ๐š’๐š—๐š ๐š˜๐š› ๐šž๐š—๐šŽ๐š๐š‘๐š’๐šŒ๐šŠ๐š• ๐š๐šŽ๐šŒ๐š’๐šœ๐š’๐š˜๐š—. ๐™ฐ๐š—๐š ๐šŠ๐š๐š๐š›๐š’๐š‹๐šž๐š๐š’๐š—๐š ๐šž๐š—๐šŒ๐š˜๐š—๐šœ๐šŒ๐š’๐š˜๐š—๐šŠ๐š‹๐š•๐šŽ ๐š‹๐šŽ๐š‘๐šŠ๐šŸ๐š’๐š˜๐šž๐š› ๐š๐š˜ ๐š•๐šŠ๐šŒ๐š” ๐š˜๐š ๐šœ๐š‘๐šŠ๐š–๐šŽ. ๐šƒ๐š‘๐š’๐šœ ๐š’๐šœ ๐š ๐š›๐š˜๐š—๐š ๐šŠ๐š—๐š ๐š๐šŠ๐š—๐š๐šŽ๐š›๐š˜๐šž๐šœ. ๐š‚๐š‘๐šŠ๐š–๐šŽ ๐š’๐šœ๐š—โ€™๐š ๐š๐š‘๐šŽ ๐šŒ๐šž๐š›๐šŽ, ๐š’๐šโ€™๐šœ ๐š๐š‘๐šŽ ๐šŒ๐šŠ๐šž๐šœ๐šŽ. ๐™ณ๐š˜๐š—โ€™๐š ๐š•๐šŽ๐š ๐š ๐š‘๐šŠ๐š ๐š•๐š˜๐š˜๐š”๐šœ ๐š•๐š’๐š”๐šŽ ๐šŠ ๐š‹๐š•๐š˜๐šŠ๐š๐šŽ๐š ๐šŽ๐š๐š˜ ๐šŠ๐š—๐š ๐š—๐šŠ๐š›๐šŒ๐š’๐šœ๐šœ๐š’๐šœ๐š– ๐š๐š˜๐š˜๐š• ๐šข๐š˜๐šž ๐š’๐š—๐š๐š˜ ๐š๐š‘๐š’๐š—๐š”๐š’๐š—๐š ๐š๐š‘๐šŽ๐š›๐šŽ’๐šœ … More Dare to Lead

#SELFLOVE is Bullshit

โ€œLove yourself.โ€ From self-help to social media, self love and self acceptance have become a trendy statement. Ironically, the publicly posted selfie is often coupled with #selflove and yet, the post itself solicits love, likes and approval from followers.  Which begs the question, would you need that validation if you truly loved yourself? Love yourself, … More #SELFLOVE is Bullshit

NOW WHAT?

โ€œEverything will be okay, because I have HIM.  As long as HE is by my side, it doesnโ€™t matter how things turn out because together WEโ€™LL make it through and be okay.โ€   As a wife, this is what I believed about my husband, my marriage and my life. Leaning into this idea displaced a substantial … More NOW WHAT?

๐™ฟ๐™ฐ๐™ธ๐™ฝ ๐™ธ๐š‚ ๐šƒ๐™ท๐™ด ๐š„๐™ฝ๐™ธ๐š…๐™ด๐š๐š‚๐™ฐ๐™ป ๐™ฒ๐™พ๐™ฝ๐š‚๐šƒ๐™ฐ๐™ฝ๐šƒ

โ€œ๐™ฑ๐šŽ๐šŒ๐šŠ๐šž๐šœ๐šŽ ๐š™๐šŠ๐š’๐š— ๐š’๐š— ๐š๐š‘๐šŽ ๐šž๐š—๐š’๐šŸ๐šŽ๐š›๐šœ๐šŠ๐š• ๐šŒ๐š˜๐š—๐šœ๐š๐šŠ๐š—๐š. ๐™ฝ๐š˜ ๐š–๐šŠ๐š๐š๐šŽ๐š› ๐š‘๐š˜๐š  โ€œ๐š๐š˜๐š˜๐šโ€ ๐š˜๐š› โ€œ๐š‹๐šŠ๐šโ€ ๐šข๐š˜๐šž๐š› ๐š•๐š’๐š๐šŽ ๐š๐šŽ๐š๐šœ, ๐š๐š‘๐šŽ ๐š™๐šŠ๐š’๐š— ๐š ๐š’๐š•๐š• ๐š‹๐šŽ ๐š๐š‘๐šŽ๐š›๐šŽ. ๐™ฐ๐š—๐š ๐š’๐š ๐š ๐š’๐š•๐š• ๐šŽ๐šŸ๐šŽ๐š—๐š๐šž๐šŠ๐š•๐š•๐šข ๐š๐šŽ๐šŽ๐š• ๐š–๐šŠ๐š—๐šŠ๐š๐šŽ๐šŠ๐š‹๐š•๐šŽ.๐šƒ๐š‘๐šŽ ๐šš๐šž๐šŽ๐šœ๐š๐š’๐š˜๐š— ๐š๐š‘๐šŽ๐š—, ๐š๐š‘๐šŽ ๐š˜๐š—๐š•๐šข ๐šš๐šž๐šŽ๐šœ๐š๐š’๐š˜๐š—, ๐š’๐šœ: ๐š†๐š’๐š•๐š• ๐šข๐š˜๐šž ๐šŽ๐š—๐š๐šŠ๐š๐šŽ ๐š’๐š? ๐š†๐š’๐š•๐š• ๐šข๐š˜๐šž ๐šŽ๐š—๐š๐šŠ๐š๐šŽ ๐š๐š›๐šŠ๐š๐š’๐š•๐š’๐š๐šข ๐š˜๐š› ๐šŠ๐š—๐š๐š’๐š๐š›๐šŠ๐š๐š’๐š•๐š’๐š๐šข? ๐™ด๐šŸ๐šŽ๐š›๐šข๐š๐š‘๐š’๐š—๐š ๐šข๐š˜๐šž ๐š๐š˜, ๐šŽ๐šŸ๐šŽ๐š›๐šข๐š๐š‘๐š’๐š—๐š ๐šข๐š˜๐šž ๐šŠ๐š›๐šŽ, ๐šŽ๐šŸ๐šŽ๐š›๐šข๐š๐š‘๐š’๐š—๐š ๐šข๐š˜๐šž ๐šŒ๐šŠ๐š›๐šŽ ๐šŠ๐š‹๐š˜๐šž๐š ๐š’๐šœ ๐šŠ ๐š›๐šŽ๐š๐š•๐šŽ๐šŒ๐š๐š’๐š˜๐š— … More ๐™ฟ๐™ฐ๐™ธ๐™ฝ ๐™ธ๐š‚ ๐šƒ๐™ท๐™ด ๐š„๐™ฝ๐™ธ๐š…๐™ด๐š๐š‚๐™ฐ๐™ป ๐™ฒ๐™พ๐™ฝ๐š‚๐šƒ๐™ฐ๐™ฝ๐šƒ

Happy 4th Birthday Ruby ๐ŸŒธ

๐™ผ๐šข ๐š๐šž๐š‹๐šข,๐™ธ๐š— ๐š๐š˜๐šž๐š› ๐šข๐šŽ๐šŠ๐š›๐šœ ๐šข๐š˜๐šž ๐š‘๐šŠ๐šŸ๐šŽ ๐š๐š›๐šŠ๐š—๐šœ๐š๐š˜๐š›๐š–๐šŽ๐š ๐š๐š›๐š˜๐š– ๐š๐š‘๐šŽ ๐šœ๐š ๐šŽ๐šŽ๐š๐šŽ๐šœ๐š ๐š›๐šŠ๐šŸ๐šŽ๐š— ๐š‘๐šŠ๐š’๐š›๐šŽ๐š ๐š‹๐šŠ๐š‹๐šข ๐š๐š˜ ๐šŠ ๐š‹๐šŽ๐šŠ๐šž๐š๐š’๐š๐šž๐š• ๐šœ๐š™๐š’๐š๐š๐š’๐š›๐šŽ ๐š ๐š’๐š๐š‘ ๐š๐š‘๐šŽ ๐š–๐š˜๐šœ๐š ๐š™๐šŽ๐š›๐š๐šŽ๐šŒ๐š ๐š‹๐š•๐š˜๐š—๐š๐šŽ ๐šŒ๐šž๐š›๐š•๐šœ.๐šˆ๐š˜๐šž ๐š‘๐šŠ๐šŸ๐šŽ ๐šŠ ๐š‹๐š˜๐š•๐š ๐š™๐š›๐šŽ๐šœ๐šŽ๐š—๐šŒ๐šŽ ๐šŠ๐š—๐š ๐šŠ ๐š‹๐š›๐š’๐š๐š‘๐š ๐šœ๐šŽ๐š—๐šœ๐šŽ ๐š˜๐š ๐š‘๐šž๐š–๐š˜๐šž๐š› ๐š๐š‘๐šŠ๐š ๐š’๐šœ ๐š๐šŠ๐šœ๐šŒ๐š’๐š—๐šŠ๐š๐š’๐š—๐š ๐š๐š˜ ๐š˜๐š‹๐šœ๐šŽ๐š›๐šŸ๐šŽ.๐šˆ๐š˜๐šž ๐š•๐š˜๐šŸ๐šŽ ๐š๐š˜ ๐šœ๐š’๐š—๐š ๐š•๐š˜๐šž๐š.๐šˆ๐š˜๐šž ๐šŠ๐š›๐šŽ ๐š‹๐š›๐šŠ๐šฃ๐šŽ๐š— ๐šŠ๐š—๐š ๐š‹๐š˜๐šœ๐šœ๐šข.๐šˆ๐š˜๐šž ๐š˜๐š๐š๐šŽ๐š— ๐š๐šŽ๐š•๐š• ๐šข๐š˜๐šž๐š› ๐š‹๐š›๐š˜๐š๐š‘๐šŽ๐š› ๐š ๐š‘๐šŠ๐š ๐š๐š˜ ๐š๐š˜ ๐š๐š˜๐š•๐š•๐š˜๐š ๐šŽ๐š ๐š‹๐šข,โ€œ๐š’๐š … More Happy 4th Birthday Ruby ๐ŸŒธ

๐™ถ๐š๐™ธ๐šƒ

๐™ถ๐š๐™ธ๐šƒ ๐š’๐šœ ๐š—๐š˜๐š ๐š“๐šž๐šœ๐š ๐š ๐š˜๐š›๐š”๐š’๐š—๐š ๐š’๐š—๐šŒ๐š›๐šŽ๐š๐š’๐š‹๐š•๐šข ๐š‘๐šŠ๐š›๐šโ€”๐š๐š‘๐šŠ๐šโ€™๐šœ ๐š˜๐š—๐š•๐šข ๐š™๐šŠ๐š›๐š ๐š˜๐š ๐š’๐š. . ๐šƒ๐š‘๐šŽ๐š›๐šŽ ๐šŠ๐š›๐šŽ ๐š—๐š˜ ๐šœ๐š‘๐š˜๐š›๐š๐šŒ๐šž๐š๐šœ ๐š๐š˜ ๐šŽ๐šก๐šŒ๐šŽ๐š•๐š•๐šŽ๐š—๐šŒ๐šŽ. ๐™ณ๐šŽ๐šŸ๐šŽ๐š•๐š˜๐š™๐š’๐š—๐š ๐š›๐šŽ๐šŠ๐š• ๐šŽ๐šก๐š™๐šŽ๐š›๐š๐š’๐šœ๐šŽ, ๐š๐š’๐š๐šž๐š›๐š’๐š—๐š ๐š˜๐šž๐š ๐š›๐šŽ๐šŠ๐š• ๐š‘๐šŠ๐š›๐š ๐š™๐š›๐š˜๐š‹๐š•๐šŽ๐š–๐šœ, ๐š’๐š ๐šŠ๐š•๐š• ๐š๐šŠ๐š”๐šŽ๐šœ ๐š๐š’๐š–๐šŽ – ๐š•๐š˜๐š—๐š๐šŽ๐š› ๐š๐š‘๐šŠ๐š— ๐š–๐š˜๐šœ๐š ๐š™๐šŽ๐š˜๐š™๐š•๐šŽ ๐š’๐š–๐šŠ๐š๐š’๐š—๐šŽ. ๐™ฐ๐š—๐š ๐š๐š‘๐šŽ๐š—, ๐šข๐š˜๐šžโ€™๐šŸ๐šŽ ๐š๐š˜๐š ๐š๐š˜ ๐šŠ๐š™๐š™๐š•๐šข ๐š๐š‘๐š˜๐šœ๐šŽ ๐šœ๐š”๐š’๐š•๐š•๐šœ ๐šŠ๐š—๐š ๐š™๐š›๐š˜๐š๐šž๐šŒ๐šŽ ๐š๐š˜๐š˜๐š๐šœ ๐š˜๐š› ๐šœ๐šŽ๐š›๐šŸ๐š’๐šŒ๐šŽ๐šœ ๐š๐š‘๐šŠ๐š ๐šŠ๐š›๐šŽ ๐šŸ๐šŠ๐š•๐šž๐šŠ๐š‹๐š•๐šŽ ๐š๐š˜ ๐š™๐šŽ๐š˜๐š™๐š•๐šŽ. ๐š๐š˜๐š–๐šŽ … More ๐™ถ๐š๐™ธ๐šƒ

Hแดแดก Tแด Hแด€ษดแด…สŸแด‡ Bแด‡แด›ส€แด€สแด€สŸ

Yแดแดœ ษดแด‡แด‡แด… แด›แด แดœษดแด…แด‡ส€sแด›แด€ษดแด… แดแด€สŸแด‡แด แดสŸแด‡ษดแด„แด‡ แด‡xษชsแด›s ษชษด แด›สœแด‡ แดกแดส€สŸแด… – ษชแด›โ€™s แด›สœแด‡ส€แด‡ ษชษด สแดแดœ แด€ษดแด… ษชแด›ฮ‡s แด›สœแด‡ส€แด‡ ษชษด แดแด›สœแด‡ส€s. Yแดแดœ สœแด€แด แด‡ แด›แด สŸแด‡แด€ส€ษด แด›แด แด€แด„แด„แด‡แด˜แด› ษชแด› แด€s แด€ ส€แด‡แด€สŸษชแด›ส แด€ษดแด… แด…แด‡แด„ษชแด…แด‡ แด›สœแด€แด› สแดแดœ แด€ส€แด‡ ษขแดษชษดษข แด›แด ส™แด‡ษขษชษด แด›แด แด„แดษดแด›แด‡ษดแด… แดกษชแด›สœ ษชแด›. Tสœแด€แด›โ€™s แด€ แดกแด€ส แดแดœแด›. Tสœแด‡ แด˜แดสŸแด€ส€ษชแด›ส แดา“ ส™แด‡ษดแด‡แด แดสŸแด‡ษดแด„แด‡ แด€ษดแด… แดแด€สŸแด‡แด แดสŸแด‡ษดแด„แด‡ ษชs ส™แดœษชสŸแด› ษชษดแด›แด แด›สœแด‡ … More Hแดแดก Tแด Hแด€ษดแด…สŸแด‡ Bแด‡แด›ส€แด€สแด€สŸ

Resistance & Recovery

In the last couple weeks, I havenโ€™t been recovering as well as usual. Likely due to the stress of the holidays coupled with increasing volume and suboptimal sleep. – Resistance to adaptation has happened a couple times in my training and each time it generates some fear and frustration. I ask @ernievo2max โ€œWhat can I … More Resistance & Recovery

โ€œ๐•Š๐•‹โ„๐•†โ„•๐”พ ๐•ƒ๐•€๐•‚๐”ผ ๐•„๐•†๐•„๐•„๐•โ€

I train 6 days a week. The words โ€œgymโ€ and โ€œworkoutโ€ are commonplace in our home. – For a while, my conscience struggled to guiltlessly embrace time in the #gym because it also meant time away from my children and it occasionally felt โ€œselfish.โ€ I have worked on and curtailed those feelings by clearly defining … More โ€œ๐•Š๐•‹โ„๐•†โ„•๐”พ ๐•ƒ๐•€๐•‚๐”ผ ๐•„๐•†๐•„๐•„๐•โ€