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Two Left Feet: Chapter IV

Learning to Listen: My First Injury In this journey to reconnect my body and my mind through dance, I’ve become increasingly aware of the ways they’re still unaligned. Take life’s…

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Lavender Dry Shampoo DIY

As a woman with fine hair, the second I tried dry shampoo I was swooning. Not only was the oil gone, but my hair’s texture was the stuff of dreams….

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R&R at Chicago’s Cowshed Spa

It may sound cliché, but taking a personal breather at the spa can really serve to clear one’s mind and alleviate exhaustion on all levels. As a mother of two…

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In Defense Of Carbohydrates

Carbohydrates. To some, this is a word that invokes happiness, while in others it invokes complete disdain. Over the past few years carbs have gotten a really bad reputation, yet…

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Two Left Feet: Chapter III

Small Victories I can do a double pirouette! Pirouette’s are those spinning-on-one-foot moves. And I can do a DOUBLE! (Insert happy dance here.) Granted, I’ve yet to master the basic,…

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Walk Is The New Run

The past couple of months have been an interesting season in regards to the pace I’m living. As an exercise scientist and a division one athlete, I’ve been raised and…

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The Perfect Braids For Fall

Just because it’s hat season doesn’t mean your hair needs to be constantly hidden under wraps. See below for a moody and autumn-inspired hair lesson that’ll add just the right…

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Winter SkinFix™

 Trusted for generations, Skinfix’s award-winning products ensure head to toe happy and moisturized skin. Available exclusively at Target.  While colder temperatures can have me excited for a cozier wardrobe, the…

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Two Left Feet: Chapter II

Once you overcome the mental reservations that might be keeping you from dance, there are (shockingly) a few practical challenges that somehow materialize. It’s like this newfound resolution takes work…

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Learning To Love My Hair

As women, since childhood we get the message loud and clear that how our hair looks matters. Most likely you can recall that Cinderella was a blonde, Snow White had raven…

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Two Left Feet: Chapter I

Over The Hill These days it seems pointless to begin any sort of dance if you’re over the age of three-and-a-half. It’s way too easy to look like a fool…