Be The Best (Version of Yourself)

be the best

I had originally scheduled a different post for today, but during my sweaty hot yoga sesh this morning, inspiration struck and I decided to switch gears and write about something that can get kind of heavy sometimes. And it might… Continue Reading



Have you heard of the Whole30? If you know me in any capacity, then you have probably heard me talk about it. For a short explanation, it is a 30-day elimination diet that only allows meats, vegetables, fruits, and healthy… Continue Reading



Man. Meaningful relationships are really, well, meaningful. This past Saturday I had the pleasure of meeting my friend Rachel for coffee. We’ve done this before, and we’ll do it many more times, but we had a particular goal for this… Continue Reading



You might have seen a new movementĀ for setting resolutions in recent years. Girl bosses such as Gretchen Rubin, Suzanne Hall, and others have chosen to leave behind the exhaustive and frankly low-results habit of New Year’s resolutions and opt for… Continue Reading

Bloglovin’ + 8 Must-Read Bloggers


You can now find My United States of Being on Bloglovin’! For those who have not yet discovered this amazing website, it is a host for nearly every blog you have ever had the pleasure of discovering (or have yet… Continue Reading

Body Positive


Lose weight! Earn you bikini body! Don’t eat that, it will make you FAT! Wow. It is no wonder that so many people deal with self-esteem issues. This is a serious issue in our society today. I think people realize… Continue Reading



40 Days of Purpose by Pastor Rick Warren is a book that I have revisited several times. Sure, some of those times I started, all gung ho and ready to finish the book in exactly 40 days. But usually I… Continue Reading

Figure Out Your Passion


“If you can’t figure out your purpose, figure out your passion. For your passion will lead you right into your purpose.” — Bishop T.D. Jakes Photo credit:

Towns and Tunes


On the road again… It’s time for #Vacay2015! There have been a few other trips this year, but this is the big one. The hubs and I left Wichita, KS early this morning and are on the road to Nashville,… Continue Reading

Living Like a Tourist


You have probably heard it said that when you travel, you want to “live like a local.” By living like a local you can experience all of the lesser-known shops and bars, and support the local establishments that make a… Continue Reading