Kitchen Therapy and Living Light


I find that many women of my generation were not taught how to cook. Our parents did the best they could, but cooking didn’t seem like an essential skill in the era of Lean Cuisine and Slim Fast.

This unease in the kitchen is further complicated with the adversarial relationship many women have with food.

How do we solve the problem? Brandy Hickman of Living Light with Brandy Lane and 2BWell says it starts with keeping things simple and trying a little kitchen therapy.

Brandy’s Kitchen Therapy classes are delicious fun and a perfect way to start changing your relationship with the kitchen. If you want to join Brandy for an upcoming Kitchen Therapy class, you register HERE.

If you would rather start in your own kitchen, you can also get her free Create Freedom In Your Life tool kit HERE.

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It’s the 10th anniversary of Thrive Personal Fitness!


I’m not sure how it happened, but for ten years I’ve been helping women in 417-land and beyond build happier healthier lives.

I started my blog the same week I launched up the business. On this week’s episode, I share that cringe-worthy first blog post. (You can read it here if you like.)

I mentioned my favorite playlist too. In the gym, I’m most likely to click on the Confident playlist I created on Spotify. Also here’s the workout playlist with Lizzo from 2016!

Celebrate the 10th anniversary of Thrive Personal Fitness with me! If you would like an invitation to the virtual anniversary party, CLICK HERE to get yours. I’ll be sharing the origin story of Thrive Personal Fitness, what I’ve learned about self-care on my entrepreneur journey and what’s next for Thrive Personal Fitness and Fit in 417.

Plus one lucky person who joins the part LIVE will win a FULL YEAR of online personal training!

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Are you making healthy eating too hard?


Eating healthy and meal planning does not require you to spend your entire Sunday afternoon in the kitchen. This week on the podcast, I share a great Middle Ground option on your fitness journey – freshly made ready to eat meals. Meals prepared in someone else’s kitchen but that you can easily reheat and eat are a great baby step away from frozen meals or the drive-up.

I taste-tested three ready to eat meal options in Springfield Mo for you: Eat-Fit-Go, Mama Jean’s Natural Market and The Hungry Herbivore.

Also, if you want more meal planning tips and recipes to simplify your routine sign up for the Thrive Personal Fitness email list HERE to get the Kitchen Rescue Pak for FREE.

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Do you have what it takes to be a derby girl?


Did you know Springfield has had a women’s flat track roller derby team for over a decade?

This week I talk to aspiring derby girl (woman?), Denise Belt, about learning to be fearless on skates with the help of some of the most badass chicks in town.

She shares her experience watching the Wonder Women on the Springfield Roller Derby team and what drew her in to join their ranks.

Much like this space, all who identify as or with woman are welcome on the Springfield Roller Derby team. Women of all sizes, shapes, colors and identities are welcome. All you need to do is be brave enough to walk in the door and try on a pair of skates.

Think you have what it takes to join the Springfield Roller Derby? Their upcoming Buddy Night for new recruits is on September 10. Click HERE to learn more.

Want to attend their next FREE home bout on September 7? You can get tickets from any member of the team. CLICK HERE to find out more information.

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