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lately I’m loving…


-so it’s been 2 weeks since I’ve gone from a city with views like this…

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-to a city with views like this…


hey, life is good. 

-it’s also felt like a month of pure vacation going from Ocean City to Virginia Beach to the Jersey Shore and back to Virginia Beach. I can’t believe I’m about to leave for another vacation with my family in Beaufort, NC in two days!  This summer has continued to be such a great mix of sunshine + ocean, rest & play, connecting with family, old friends, new friends & a pretty special someone.

“Everyone needs to take at least one day away. A day in which one consciously separates the past from the future. Each person deserves a day in which no problems are confronted, no solutions searched for. Each of us needs to withdraw from the cares that will not withdraw from us.” -Maya Angelou


-my mom’s cooking. ever since moving back home, I’m getting completely spoiled. she’s a whiz.

-avocado toast. with a drizzle of honey & pink hamalayan sea salt. OR with a fried egg on top. but seriously, I don’t think there’s a wrong way to make it. get creative & just do it. if you need more avacado-inspiration, check these recipes.

-perfect bars. they’re filling, packed with nutritious ingredients (no weird fillers), and actually taste 100% like real food.

-acai & tuna poke bowls. especially ones from fruitive & zeke’s.

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-research on food-mood connections. its why what you eat matters.

movement & #thesweatlife:

-being ‘behind the seams’ for ambassador photo shoot days w. my favorite local photographer & getting to know my new store team.



-“sweat crawls” with my management team and exploring all the new gyms, studios, and classes in my hometown.

development & reading:

-realizing my squat mobility might need even more work than I thought.

-diving into Danielle’s LaPorte’s Desire Map & Tribal Leadership, thanks to the boyfriend. I’ve also been reading a daily devotion each morning from Jesus Calling and Journey to the Heart. such a great way to start the day.

“Perhaps it’s not our dark side we fear. Perhaps we’re really afraid of our gifts, our brilliance, our light. It’s time to shine.” -Melanie Beattie, Journey to the Heart. 

“Real power comes not from knowledge but from networks, and there is more leverage in wisdom than in information.”  -Logan/King/Wright, Tribal Leadership

-this enlightening & insightful article on entrepreneurship & starting your own business.

-this reminder:



-K. V


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