Your Most Powerful Health Coach is You — and Your Smartphone

We often think in terms of short-term goals. Not that that’s necessarily bad, but long-term health is more than a few small goals accomplished occasionally. It’s many small actions done consistently over time. It’s easy to be short-sighted and just have in mind an upcoming event as a goal. But short-term goals are just that […]

Finding Solutions and Paying it Forward with Technology #VZWbuzz

Recently, I had the opportunity to travel to San Francisco (Oh San Francisco, how I love you) to be part of the Verizon’s #VZWbuzz Influencer Summit. I had the chance to hang out with many people I’ve only known through Twitter and other social sites. It was a real treat to spend time with both […]

Making Endless Summer Memories: A Chance to Win a Samsung Galaxy Camera

Where did summer go?!  Hard to believe summer is coming to a close soon. It always seems to go by much too quickly. But we’re hoping to extend summer a bit with a photo contest put together by Monica Vila of @TheOnlineMom that gives you the chance to win a Samsung Galaxy Camera by sharing your “Best of […]

The Pursuit of Health and Happiness: 10 Things I Learned about Following Your Heart

Something happened several years ago. We up and moved to the suburbs. And we became suburbians. Suburbanites. Um… martians. Unrecognizable to ourselves. Prompted to move by my parents’ getting on in years, the Viking and I left Maui along with our then toddler daughter in tow, and made our way back to the mainland. We […]

Time to Get UP and Get off Your Butt: UP by Jawbone Giveaway

***This giveaway has ended. Winner will be announced 4/29/2013. As  far back as I can remember, I’ve always wanted to be outside instead of inside. That’s why I was super stoked to take on a more outdoor, sustainable lifestyle.  Our lifestyle transition Goodbye Convenience, Hello Homestead, has been a perfect, smooth, and easy transition. No […]

The Nokia Lumia 822: The Freaking Fun and Friendly Phone

I was excited to receive the Nokia Lumia 822 from the awesome people at Verizon. I’d not yet experienced a Windows phone but I’d heard so much about them. I’m going to make a disclaimer right away here and tell you I’m far from gadget savvy, although I do love me a shiny new gadget. What […]