Women’s March San Francisco

I’ve never used this blog as a platform to share my political beliefs, nor have I joined the heated partisan discussions on social media over the last few months.

And in fact, I’d say that my political leanings aren’t terribly relevant in this instance. Republican, democrat, liberal, conservative – That doesn’t really come into play here.

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So what am I here to talk about? The Women’s March being held here in San Francisco – And all around this country – Tomorrow, Saturday, January 21st.

Like I said, it’s not about your political party or leanings, it’s about raising awareness of inequality and standing up for those who don’t have a voice.

I don’t think I can say it any better than the Women’s March website:

The Women’s March is a national movement to unify and empower everyone who stands for human rights, civil liberties, and social justice for all. We gather in community to find healing and strength through tolerance, civility, and compassion. We welcome all people to join us as we unite locally and nationally.

While the original march is taking place in Washington DC, there are other marches being organized across the nation so that we can all show our solidarity.

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{Check out all the Sister Marches here}

I’ll be marching here in San Francisco with my family – Both male and female – On Saturday, and I hope that you show your support for this important cause as well.

I couldn’t be more proud of my friends and family around the country who are marching, or of the HUGE outpouring of support here in the Bay Area from local businesses.

Need some inspiration? I’ve got you – Huffington Post: 50 Stunning Photos of Women Protesting Around the World

Are YOU going to join a Women’s March in your city?

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What’s In My Bag: Everyday Handbag

There’s an ongoing joke at my office about the size of my daily handbag. While I switch things up fairly regularly, some of them could be considered… Sizeable. On weekends I tend towards crossbody bags and carry less with me, but during the week, when I’ll be away from my apartment for 12+ hours a day, I tend to haul my whole life around with me.

So, without further ado, here’s what’s in my bag:

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Plus, there’s the handbag itself. This is my baby – A large Givenchy Antigona. I have a medium-sized Antigona as well and it’s the ultimate Mary Poppins bag. You can fit an unbelievable amount of things in it. I always, always take this as my carry on bag when I travel.

What’s in YOUR handbag?

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Cold Weather Running Gear

We chatted about Winter fitness two weeks again, specifically indoor workouts that you can tackle to stay in shape during this time of year if you’re not a fan of heading outside to deal with the elements.

But you know what?

Some people out there actually love Winter workouts!

I’ve been posting some outdoor time on Instagram this season and have gotten a few questions about how I stay motivated to get outside and how I stay warm. So here’s my cold weather running gear round-up!

Fitspo:

Getting out the door is half the battle. Maybe even more than half. Simply put, if you’re dreading your run, you won’t enjoy it. And if you don’t enjoy your run, what’s the point of going?

Tips:

  • Get a running buddy, someone that’s sure to get you up & out the door. No friend who love to run as much as you? Join a running club or download an app with motivators to keep you going.
  • Set a goal for yourself – A race or a new speed personal record – That will help keep you inspired.
  • Make sure to include a proper stretching session both before an after your run, don’t risk injury by hitting the streets with cold muscles.

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Gear:

What’s YOUR go-to cold weather running gear? Am I missing any essentials?

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OrganicGirl Giveaway

After working with OrganicGirl in 2016 and trying out their delicious juices, I was excited to hear about their new giveaway, which will give all of *you* a chance to try their amazing products as well!

So what can you win? Well I’m so glad that you asked… 🙂

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OrganicGirl has partnered with Evolve Fit Wear for this killer prize package – One grand prize winner will be selected on April 7th to receive:

And bonus – Just signing up means that you will receive a FREE recipe e-book and coupons for both salads and salad dressings.

Residents of the United States and Canada can enter anytime between now and 7 April 2017.

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So what are you waiting for? Go sign up for the giveaway!

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Resolutions, Goals & 2017 Planning

I have to confess that I went back and forth on writing a January post about New Years Resolutions or setting out goals for the year…

On one hand – I am a huge fan of planning and To Do Lists and I definitely spend some time around the end of year doing some much-needed soul-searching. On the other hand, so do most people. And maybe this post would just get lost in the year-end shuffle.

If you couldn’t guess… I decided to write it anyway! Why? Because it’s a tradition that I love, writing down my hopes for the year, and also because this year’s goals aren’t your garden variety New Years Resolutions.

This year it’s simple. It’s about personal growth and self-love.

(1) Stop apologizing

I, like many of you out there, have a nasty little habit. I apologize. I apologize all the time. The first words that pop out of my mouth on multiple occasions every day are: “I’m sorry.” For no apparent reason.

Why? I don’t know. Habit. Conditioning. I’m not sure exactly why, but I am sure that I want to stop.

An apology is an important thing, but I feel like my constant “I’m sorry’s” have practically devalued those words into meaninglessness. And – Let’s be honest, the guy who bumps into me doesn’t deserve my apology. He should apologize to me!

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(2) Focus on Self Love

Last year was a great year for me in terms of refocusing my energies. My goal of simplifying my life meant reducing the physical and the mental clutter. When I stopped spreading myself too thinly, I was able to truly see what mattered to me.

And you know what matters?

ME!!

I used to feel like it was selfish or self-centered to prioritize myself and my own happiness above all else, but I’ve discovered that you are able to give much more to others when you’re happy and healthy. And you can’t get to happy and healthy unless you give yourself what you need.

That’s different for everyone. For you that could mean getting a monthly massage or planning a spa day, or it could mean making time for the gym or spending time on your favorite hobby.

For me, the goal is to create a healthy self-love ritual to following each night. A bath with delicious smelling candles and lovely oils, meditation, and journaling. It can be quick or it can be long and luxurious, but I want to do those three things as many nights in 2017 as I can manage!

What are YOUR resolutions? What are you planning for 2017? Tell me your goals!

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