Taking time to be quiet

Relaxing by the water

For the past three Saturdays my son has been taking a robotics class at a local community college. The school is pretty far from my house so going home after I drop him off is not an option. At first I was really annoyed by this, but it has turned out to be a blessing….

Longing for home

One World Trade Center

I went to bed last night thinking about how much I miss bridges. I grew up in New Jersey and New York where there are many long spanning bridges; we have none in San Antonio. It’s one of the things I miss most about not living on the East Coast anymore. For some reason last…

Volunteering is good for the soul

There are certain “non negotiables” in my schedule. For example I need to workout in the mornings and go to yoga, if I skip a few days I’m not very pleasant. I like having certain fixed points in my schedule, it helps me plan my day and set boundaries. I’ve recently added another fixed point…

Lift Weights and Get Strong

I decided not to sign up for the No Boundaries program this time around. I thought about signing up and just walking until my knee felt better, but I don’t trust myself. I know I’ll run on it before I’m ready and injure it even more. Instead I’ll keep up with my strength training and…

If Your Knee Hurts Stop

A few weeks ago I ran in the Loteria 5K. If you missed it this year I highly recommend running it next year. It was pouring rain outside the entire time. It was my first time running in the rain and it made me feel like a kid. The rain was almost refreshing it certainly…

New Whole Foods in San Antonio

Today I took a tour of San Antonio’s newest Whole Foods Market located in the Vineyard Shopping center on Blanco. The store is beautiful and inviting, the layout is very different from the Whole Foods we have at the Quarry Market. Although the store is similar in square footage this new one is easier to…

Strength training and clarified butter

Yesterday a friend of mine told me about another group class at the YMCA, you know how much I love group classes.  When I got home from my first class today I had so much energy and focus. I exercise regularly and my energy level is good on most days, but there was something different…

Dinner at NAO

After a hot summer we are finally being treated to cool mornings and beautiful evenings. This is the best time of year in San Antonio, it’s energizing and inspiring. I love having my window open as I write and just being outside without feeling like I’m going to melt. It made the weekend really enjoyable….

Go Orange to Help End Hunger

My blog is going orange for the month of September and it’s for a great cause. I am participating in the Moms Fighting Hunger initiative headed by Stacy Teet of Kids Stuff World. Eating healthy is a very important topic for me. It breaks my heart when I see a child drinking soda or eating…

Things I thought about on my run

The weather is finally changing here in San Antonio and we were treated to a cool morning. I attempted to sleep in, but my son woke me up at 7:30 for no reason. Grrrr. I was very grumpy with him so naturally I ordered him around a bit. I realized how childish I was being…


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Hi, I'm Neven I live in Texas with my husband, son and dog. I was once a foodie, but now I eat a simpler diet. I blog about exercise, travel and how easy it is to eat healthy no matter where you are.