Change, Gratitude & 2 Years of Love Well Live Well!

Last month was the 2-year anniversary of Love Well Live Well! It is amazing to think back at how much I have grown in my holistic wellness journey during this time. I have been inconsistent, often going months without a post, but realize that this blog and especially everyone who has taken the time to read and comment has given me so much support! So THANK YOU!!!!

The idea for this site first came into my head at least 3 years before I took the plunge.   You know when you get an idea in your head, but you don’t really know where it’s going to lead you or if it makes sense, so you try to just ignore it? You think of all the reasons not to do something, but then it won’t go away, so you finally decide, “I really need to just go for it and see what happens?” Well, that is what happened with this blog.

Often, when we want to make a change, do something out of our comfort zone, or follow our passion the timing just doesn’t seem right. Then there are the situations when we will stay stuck in the contemplation phase forever if we don’t just do it!

I am grateful for my sister in pushing me along two years ago to finally start this blog. It has also paved the way to move forward with another journey I will be sharing about soon! I hope it has provided a little inspiration to you on your wellness journey, as well!

Here are three reminders for today:

1) If you have a nagging dream, idea, or want to make changes in your life – JUST DO IT!!!  The timing will probably never be perfect, so good enough timing may have to do!

2) There is no time better than the present to make your health and well-being a priority!

3) No matter what is going on in your life don’t forget gratitude!

Milestones are a great time to look back and be grateful for the past, the present and the future.  In keeping with that spirit, I wanted to share a few highlights from the past 2 years of Love Well Live Well. I’m looking forward to sharing more love, positivity and ideas for keeping your mind, body and spirit well!

Thank you again for reading and commenting and sharing your own love and inspiration! I truly am filled with gratitude!

Love Well Live Well….the Beginning


The Power of Love

Unconditional Love

What Loving Yourself Means

Teaching with Love


Positive Parenting (with Lots of Love!)

Everybody has different feelings…. – I love this video of my 5-year old daughter singing a song she came up with on the fly.

The Challenges  & Feelings of Parenthood (That Aren’t Always Talked About)

Lessons on Love from my 4 year old

Becoming a Less Stressed Parent

3 Keys to a Positive, Natural Cesarean Birth Experience

Reflections from Pregnancy: 5 Wellness Tips for Everyone

Why I Encourage My Boys to Cry: The Importance of Embracing Your Feelings

One Simple (but effective!) Positive Parenting Tip

Appreciating the Moment &  A 3 Year Old’s Love for Her Daddy


Healthy Homemade & DIY

Wellness Inspired Gift Idea: Chalkboard Potted Plants and Herbs

5 Ideas for Meaningful Gifts

Homemade Popsicles {with an extra healthy boost)

Healthy Snacks for the Classroom, Holidays and More


Positive Living/Self-Improvement

Having Faith Staying Positive and Embracing New Beginnings

Having Faith Staying Positive and Embracing New Beginnings: 3 month follow up

Surviving Stressful Times

The Key to a Lifetime of Happiness

Creating Your Own Health and Happiness

Creativity is Good for the Soul

Doing What You Love

Simplify Your Goals for 2014: Choose One Word

15 Ideas to Beat the Winter Blues

Finding Your Happy Place(s)

Letting Go of What You Cannot Change

Making Self-Care a Priority



Just Doin’ It

10 Tips to Start Running

The Mind-Body Connection: An Inspirational Example   (amazing transformational video!!)



Marriage Equality for Everyone: Love is Love

Love Travel Memories and Inspiration

You Are Beautiful! – (video)

20 Things We Should Say More Often by Kid President – (video)


Guest Posts (I was extremely grateful to have these wonderful guest posts and love them all!!!)

Just One

Dear Mom

Some People Change Our Lives Forever  

Give Ourselves a Break

Reinventing Yourself 

How To Be A Bounce Back Person and Overcoming Setbacks to Live An Awesome Life 


Lots of love and gratitude,

Gratitude is powerful!