The Power of Now There can be no suffering if you are totally present in the moment. I suggested this to one of my teammates, and immediately she said, “But if I have an injury or physical pain, I am suffering.” I have had many surgeries and many physical setbacks. I have endured a … Continue reading Now.
It's summer. Feel the sun and heat? That is the magical ingredient to making fruits and vegetables their very best. Summer tomatoes are juicy, tangy and sweet. They are nothing like the tomatoes that are available during the off season. A Caprese salad is simple to make, and it can be pretty pricey at a … Continue reading Caprese Salad with Avocado
I am on social media everyday. I think social media is good for a few things such as brand building, promoting, and there are some good quotes and feel good thoughts posted. You can keep up to date with what your friends and family are doing, help to bring awareness on certain issues around the … Continue reading Time to be Real.
I met Rachel for the first time a few weeks ago when she and her husband, Jamie, were touring parts of Europe. They were literally in Europe to watch top level women's football. Rachel coaches at Bethel College, and her team has followed Ella and my careers for the past couple of years. They even … Continue reading Rachel Lindvall
I met Vanessa and her husband while they were walking their dog, Kung, which is King in Swedish. Maxwell, our pup, had on a little olive sweater, and Vanessa was also wearing the same colour coat. While walking by, Vanessa said, “Olive is so in this season,” and both Ella and I laughed. Swedish people … Continue reading Vanessa Wilhelmson
Dinner for one, two or more, this pretty simple dish is fit for a special occasion but easy enough for weeknight dining after work or school. Ingredients: 2 chicken thighs per serving but breasts can also be used 1 package of pre-sliced mushrooms of your choice 1 or 2 cans of cream of mushroom soup … Continue reading Chicken with Mushrooms and Wine
The One You Feed I first heard of this concept when I was with the national team. The belief is there are two dogs/wolves that live inside each and every one of us. One is a positive dog: passionate, loving, courageous, full of joy and compassion, and one is a negative dog: full of … Continue reading The One You Feed
Minimalism I watched Minimalism the other day, and it got me thinking. The documentary is simple. It’s about these two guys spreading the word across America that they are getting back to living with what they need, not what they want. The film idea isn’t necessarily rocket science; it’s an easy concept to wrap our … Continue reading Minimalism
One of Erin's favorite smoothies is the Lobo from a place called Buddha Full. It's a decadent and delicious banana and peanut butter concoction with dates and a few other nutritionally packed ingredients. We thought we would try replicating this addictive smoothie, and this is what we came up with. Not quite as intense as … Continue reading Banana, Peanut butter and Date Smoothie
Sometimes people write me out of the blue to say they are a fan of what I do, or they say they are big soccer followers and love the women’s game, or they write to recommend a good book or a good artist. I consider myself very lucky to receive these emails, but every once … Continue reading Maria’s Story