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I’ve always ebbed between love/hate phases with breakfast. I’ve never been someone who has to have it, but I try to give my body enough fuel to get me through the morning and into lunchtime, when I really start to feel the hunger pangs. So, I’ve been trying to make friends with breakfast — that is, find a healthy breakfast recipe that is tasty enough that I actually look forward to it and want to make time for it in my routine, and nutritious enough that it keeps me satisfied and going strong all morning. And lo and behold, I found a recipe that fits the bill!

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How Much You Love to Swim

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Today was one of those days that felt a little overwhelming, for a million reasons and no good reason at the same time. This poem brought a smile:

Promise me
you will not spend
so much time
treading water
and trying to keep your
head above the waves
that you forget,
truly forget,
how much you have always loved
to swim.

- Tyler Knott Gregson

P.S. Related: on living in your thirties and more good poems.

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Heart Swells

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This was a really good week and I can hardly believe another Friday has already come around again. There is always a lot to be thankful for, even on weeks when it’s harder to find, but the last few days contained many gems. The moments that brought a smile to my face: Read more…

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Dear Data

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It seems that just about everything we do these days can be sliced, diced and analyzed by Big Data – from what we eat to even who we choose to date, online or otherwise. Two designers on opposite sides of the globe decided to add a little bit of humanity back into our data-obsessed world. They send each other postcards each week, on one side giving a data-fied version of something like their phone addiction habits or transportation methods, and on the other side providing a code for how to read the data through colors, symbols, etc. It’s pretty fascinating to see how each designer interprets the theme each week, not to mention what the data reveals. The designers are on week eight of a yearlong project, so you can follow along here, if you’d like. Here are a few examples of their postcards thus far…

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A Few Days on the Big Island of Kona, Hawaii

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I had the most amazing last few days in Hawaii with the kindest, most welcoming family. I’ll be smiling all week thinking about the laughs and conversations we shared over margaritas, luaus and beach days, with our toes in the sand or sitting on the bluffs of The Big Island as the sun set. Here are a few photos from around the beautiful island, if you’d like to see…

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Spring Style

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Spring is officially upon us in just a few days! This year, I’m loving soft colors, floral patterns and feminine cuts. I rounded up a few of my favorite spring style from around the web to inspire this season’s wardrobe. Here they are… Read more…

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Shonda Rhimes: You Are Not Alone

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Shonda Rhimes, writer and producer of powerhouse television shows such as Grey’s Anatomy and Scandal, spoke at The Human Rights Campaign Gala on Saturday. And her speech was every bit as moving and enthralling as the episodes she produces for television. The overarching theme was “You Are Not Alone.” A few of my favorite excerpts: Read more…

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Heart Swells

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This weekend, I’m traveling again to celebrate a birthday on the big island of Kona, Hawaii. This week was full of a lot of anticipation and fun in getting ready to hit the road again. The moments I’m thankful for:

- A much-awaited girls night with Anna
- The season finale of the Bachelor with good friends and a little French bulldog
- A dual going away / birthday party at the Garage
- Two full weekend days to tackle projects
- Squeezing in a Flywheel class
- A morning superfood bowl at Healeo, my fave <3
- Catching up with my sister, if only via text until I can see her in person
- Seeing my dad for a few minutes in the harbor, and his thoughtful book
- Making this video with Lisa

Until next week, you may follow my travels on Instagram, if you’d like. Have a lovely weekend! xo

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Springtime Rhubarb Homemade Facial Recipe

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I recently teamed up with my friend, Lisa, from The Skinny on Health to make a VIDEO (!) of a springtime summer facial. The facial is not only all natural and easy to make at home, but it utilizes fresh ingredients that are in season this time of year and great for your skin:

- Rhubarb: The star player, packed full of vitamins and ascorbic acid
- Pineapple: Full of amino acids, vitamin C, and collagen to tighten skin
- Lemons: Their citric acid brightens skin, fights acne and moisturizes
- Mint: Cooling with a refreshing scent
- Greek Yogurt: Antibacterial + full of zinc to fight blemishes and tone

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Things to Do in Seattle this Spring

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The first day of spring is only a week away, and all of Seattle has been buzzing over it. We got lucky with a few 60+ degree days last weekend, and the entire city was out and about, hiking up trails, brunching on rooftops, and boating around the Puget Sound. I rounded up a list of things to do in Seattle this spring — including the best of Seattle spring concerts, festivals and other activities. Read more…

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