Downdog 101

Adho Mukha Svanasana. Downward facing dog. Downdog. The pose that everyone loves to hate. But why? Why is that simple-looking pose so effing hard? I’ve been practicing yoga for about 5-6 years now and downdog was an asana that took some time to learn properly. I want to break it down for you so you […]

All the weekend fun!

Don’t ya just love it when you wake up on Monday morning and there are a thousand tasks just waiting so patiently for you to complete? That’s me right now. I’m still in weekend mode hardcore. I need like 4 more Saturdays in a row. Anyways! It’s Monday… not Saturday… and I’m a little sad […]

Cheddar and Brie Mac and Cheese

Hello tribe! It’s Friday Eve! Praise Jesus and a hallelujah!! Whoa mama it’s been a week for me. Like, GOOD GRIEF! Isn’t it so crazy when you start a new project how your whole life seems to change rotation? Since opening the yoga studio my schedule (and life) has been totally insane. For the last […]

It’s lovely to meet you!

Well hello there!  Nice to meet you!  I’m Ashley, and this is my first official Tenacious post.  I am so darned excited to be here!  How about I tell you a little about me? How do I know Kari? Let’s see if you can follow this…  My husband’s step-father is Kari’s husband’s uncle.  What does […]

Teddy Roosevelt was a wise man

Good day friends! I hope you all had an amazing weekend!! We had a crazy busy weekend over here. We spent the weekend running around like crazy trying to get the new yoga studio ready as well as getting our family ready for the week (cooking, cleaning, snuggling, yelling, loving… you know, family stuff). My […]

The first day of fall!!!

*Runs to closet and pulls out all scarves and hats and everything mustard colored*   “I FREAKING LOVE FALL! It is my FAVORITE!” – every Midwestern woman.   But truly. Who doesn’t love fall?! It’s amazing. The brisk walks, the chilly mornings, pumpkin and pecan flavored everything. sign. me. up. About 8 years ago I […]

Amazing changes in amazing places.

Hello kind souls!   I hope everyone is doing well! Things are going well here in the Midwest. We’ve got so much going on that my mind is one big clutter ball. (Clutter ball? I just made that up.) But really, I’ve been a tornado of ideas and thoughts and goals and tasks and AHHHHH! […]

The coolest news of the whole year!

Hey friends! What a summer it has been! Most of you know that it was a rough summer for my family but by the grace of God we are making it through. It seems that when you feel lost or “stuck” that God is always working on something way bigger, amiright?! God’s so cool. I […]

Vegan Tacos and The Whole 30

Oh hello beautiful souls! Thanks for hanging in there with me you guys. Golly, what a summer! I’m finally getting into the swing of my new routine. With all the craziness going on in my life I have been eating HORRIBLY! Why does that always happen?! I made a whole batch of monkey bread recently […]

Checking in on your mental health: defining your values and well-being.

Hello friends! I know, I know, it’s been awhile. I am so sorry about that. Usually I would have a wonderful post about the amazing things that have been going on in my life but today isn’t one of those days. I want to talk to you all about something real, something that isn’t talked […]