The End is the Beginning

It’s been a really great 2.5 years writing this blog. I’ve learned so much in this time, had great conversations, and rediscovered my passion for the written word. I owe so much of that to those of you who have participated in this community!

The time has come to move on, however, as I change the majority of my business focus to personal development and small business consulting (no worries existing massage clients, I’m still doing that too!). It’s time for this blog to wind down while I focus on the new site and newsletter.

If you like what I’ve done here, why not head over to the new site and check it out! You can read a more in-depth version of my story. I’m also inviting readers to share their own stories.

I’m so excited for this next chapter in my career, and I hope to see many of you there!

Lots of love,

Maggie O.

Adventures in Everyday Life

One way to get the most out of life is to look upon it as an adventure. -William Feather

If I had to choose one word to describe myself, it would be adventurous. No surprise there. Not just because I have a lot of travel plans, either.

For those of you who are newer around here (hi!)- when I decided to start the monumental task of improving my life, from the very beginning I decided I would make it my own adventure. I was going to make these drastic lifestyle changes, but it was going to be fun!

I credit that attitude with the speed at which I’ve been able to transform myself from the inside out, but I thought it would be fun to bring some more literal types of adventure to the blog.

So I’m trying out an experiment: Everyday Adventures. Hopefully two Fridays a month I’ll be posting photos from an actual adventure I had out in the world. Let’s see what happens!

On to our first adventure…Read More »

A New Blog is Born

I know I’ve been all over the place with this blog lately. Especially with all the running posts.

Blogging about running has been so much fun for me lately, but I really want to separate that out from my professional sphere. So. I started a new blog today.

Be warned: I am blogging as a regular person over there, so my language isn’t as clean as I keep it here.

For those of you who love my running posts, please check me out at: A Running Anecdote. For the rest of you, consider yourselves spared from talk of mileage, time, and blisters. Everybody wins!

A Priority Shift

Hey Everybody! I’ve had so much fun increasing my writing this last month. Watching the views, likes, and follows grow, and hearing from new people has been a true joy. Yesterday I decided to write a poem before working on a blog post. Guess what happened? I wrote a new poem! I realized that I’ve been […]

Link: Demystifying Massage Terms

My awesome massage therapist has an awesome blog. Rebecca is a fabulous LMT and one of my best friends (normally not really advisable, but we are both Boundary Superstars).

She recently decided to start writing explanations for some of the things massage therapists say that can leave our clients kind of, well, confused. That’s no good.

What the heck does that mean?
What the heck does that mean?

I’ll bet that at least a few of you have experienced this before. Even if you haven’t, Rebecca’s a really talented writer. Go on, you’ll be entertained at least!

She takes on undressing here and breathing here. Enjoy!

A Little Monday Inspiration

One of the reasons I decided to make this a wellness blog several years ago was because I wanted to demonstrate that it is possible to live a wellness lifestyle without spending a lot of money. (Access to things like organic produce is very complicated, of course.) “Wellness is for Everybody” is my unofficial motto around these parts.

When I read this article on Deliciously Ella last week, I was really inspired. Whenever possible from now one, I’ll include a price breakdown at the end of my recipe posts.

This blog is my trail guide to self-care. I feel more committed than ever to using it as a tool to help as many people as possible find a sustainable self-care regimen.

Keep on adventuring!

Shaking It Up

I haven’t been posting as much on here lately, I know. There are so many things I want to do this summer, that the blog became less and less of a priority. Frankly, it was feeling like a chore. I realized what the problem was yesterday, when I was captioning that awful food picture: I was making this blog too serious. Again.

Wellness and self-care are topics that I take very seriously, but sometimes I let that overwhelm my naturally silly personality. I think it’s time to bring a little more of that to this space. After all, laughter is the best medicine (after food, probably).

Why a photo of a peeled onion on the red line tracks? Because it matches the last few posts and really ties the room together.
Why a photo of an onion on the red line tracks? Because it matches the last few posts and really ties the room together.

Laugh on!

A Reminder

Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says I’ll try again tomorrow. –Mary Anne Radmacher

I’ve got post-Michigan creative block again. It happens almost every time I have a break in my routine, yet it still surprises me. I wrote this post to share that quote and new photo with you all, just in case someone else out there is struggling right now too. If you have to be wary of submerged rock, you are not alone.

I hope to be back to my normal blogging and social media frenzy soon.

A Quick Update

If you’re new here, or it’s been awhile since you’ve read my about page, I just updated it. I was holding back in previous versions, trying to put a shiny face on the beginning of my journey. No more. I’ve finally embraced that I have a story to tell, and that my accomplishments of the past two years are worth sharing. So take a look, I hope you enjoy it!