Have you ever had to start life over from scratch?

At the end of 2010 I picked up my life, left a bad relationship, and moved with $200 to my name to a brand new area. Since then I’ve spent the last year rebuilding my life. Though it was one of the best choices I’ve ever made, I spent so much time focusing on just making it I was unable to focus on the reason I made the choice to change my life in the first place – personal happiness.

Since I made my huge life changing decision, I’ve gotten on my feet. Five days after I moved, I miraculously found a job to pay the bills. I was then able to transition into a career focused job and start Grad School on the side. I adopted my pit bull mix Harrison, started a new, healthy relationship, bought a car and now live with a college friend in the San Francisco Bay Area. Whew! Quite a year.

The constant upheaval from a year spent solely concentrated on getting on my feet left me feeling stressed out, overwhelmed and lacking the balance my life so badly needed.

This blog chronicles my journey to find balance in a natural, healthy way both mentally and physically, through healthy lifestyle changes. It highlights my path to creating a happy environment in the present. And what better time than 2012 to begin?

In my spare time I enjoy yoga, healthy eating (with the occasional, or more than occasional, food splurge), hiking, trying new micro-brews and spending quality time with my friends. I can’t wait to spend more time in self exploration, doing activities I enjoy and spending quality time with my favorite handsome sidekick:


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