Hiking in Springtime

My hubby had the day off yesterday for Good Friday. We decided to spent it outside enjoying nature. My family enjoys exploring and hiking local trails. I especially love hiking in California with the beautiful scenery and the fresh air.

We had fun people watching and discussing life. At one point my boys started a discussion all on their own about snakes- which I wanted no part of. So, I pulled out my phone and started listening to a podcast.


Father and son


San Bernadino is essentially the desert. It’s mid-April and the heat is already starting to rise past 85 most days. I’m sure I won’t be hiking these trails come June. It’s way too hot. 

Don’t let these pretty pics fool you. Hiking is hard work!

Fun, but hard 🙂

5 Podcasts Worth Listening To


Podcasts are great if you are looking for some entertainment beside cable T.V, Netflix, and YouTube. Give it a try. It could be exactly what you need and you may not even know it. This list is just a few favorites I have been listening to lately.

The Visit with Dr. Arabia Mollette

I love the straight-forward medical advice from this N.Y doc. She is a fun & energetic emergency medicine doctor who discusses topics such as health, fitness, relationships and more! Guests from NYC and around the globe help answer challenging health questions and concerns. After one episode, you will be hooked.

Laila Ali Lifestyle

This former boxer has recently expanded her broad range of talents, becoming a health and wellness inspiration. Of course, she is well known for her boxing career and some may even know her from the t.v. show Dancing with the Stars. Her podcasts highlight reputable people in the industry.

Dear Sugar

Cheryl Strayed and Steve Allman are an excellent duo.  Cheryl is a best-selling author of several books and has even been mentioned in Oprah’s book club! This flawless pairing from a couple who are not intimate with each other is unique and amazing. Originating from a successful advice column, this podcast is here to stay.

The Friend Zone

Fran, Dustin, and Asante are three friends who have come together to discuss real topics in an entertaining and practical way. They chat about current events in pop culture, health & wellness tips, new music, reality T.V. I have been listening to this podcast for over a year now.  Lately, on Wednesday, I enjoy my routine where I take my son to his sports program and sit and listen to The Friend Zone in the while he plays.

The 5am Miracle 

Jeff Sanders has been podcasting for over four years and doesn’t seem to be slowing down. He’s had guests on his show like Lisa Gray and Deepak Chopra. Productivity is the main focus of his discussions. He offers lifelong habits and tip & strategies to get you excited for life.


20 Activities to Reduce Stress

Life can be stressful and demanding. It’s always good to be able to find new creative ways to find happiness. Take some time out for yourself and spend some time relaxing. Here are some ways to get you in a positive place. 

  1. Walk on the beach
  2. Get a massage or facial
  3. Listen to your favorite song
  4. Go swimming
  5. Read a good book
  6. Dance in the rain
  7. Go for a jog or run
  8. Buy a new outfit
  9. Plant a garden
  10. Go to the aquarium or museum
  11. Take a dance class
  12. Go ice skating or roller blading
  13. Have a good cry
  14. Try a new restaurant or recipe
  15. Take a self-defense class
  16. Take a nap
  17. Plan a vacation
  18. Meditate
  19. Do yoga or pilates
  20. Watch your favorite movie

What other activities would you add to this list? Leave a comment below.

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