Melissa Sonners

What’s Your Word This Year?

Every year, I choose a WORD. This is my guiding theme for the next 365 or so days.  This word and/or phrase becomes my GUIDE throughout the day, every single day, when faced with CHOICES.   Every single day we make hundreds of decisions.  What am I feeling? What should I have for breakfast? Should I

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I Am Leaving My Gym

I’m about to BE the HEALTHIEST I have EVER been and the first step of that is leaving my gym.   Crazy, right?  Twelve years ago I joined a Crossfit gym. I had just had our first child and wanted a way to get my body back.  I was in the thick of recovering from birth,

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My Dad

My Dad

Someone recently asked me what my BEST memory with my dad was.  It was an interesting question and at the time I didn’t have the space to come up with the answer.   And then, as typically happens- when I spent some time in the quiet, the answer came to me.   Experiencing MUSIC together.  My dad

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Circadian Rhythm Swap

Circadian Rhythm Swap

Let’s talk about light. Have you been hearing about red light and blue light? Are you wondering what all the buzz is about? Or perhaps you haven’t heard yet.  So let me explain.   In the spectrum of light there are many colors, including blue light and red light (along with many others).  We are supposed

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Let me start this by saying I LOVE coffee.  I didn’t really drink coffee until after chiropractic school and couldn’t believe I had been missing out on this through my college and post graduate years.  What an amazing feeling! I felt like my cup of joe would literally turn me into a superwoman.  I often joked with

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FREEDIVING Carpools, after school activities, meal planning, food prepping and all the other busy-ness of being a mama get my head spinning and I KNOW I am not alone in this.  For the past couple of years I have been working on incorporating more tools that slow my mind, calm my spirit and keep me


Spring Cleaning Simple Swaps

Spring Cleaning Simple Swaps I don’t know about you, but the warm weather, longer days, and sunshine certainly boosts my energy and motivation for Spring cleaning here in New Jersey! Jason and I are tackling closets, attics, and clearing so much clutter this month; our home already feels so much lighter! I know Spring is

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Get Outside and Enjoy the Sunshine

Get Outside and Enjoy the Sunshine Recently, information has been published regarding initial opinions on the safety of three UV filters, oxybenzone, homosalate and octocrylene. These are three of the most common ingredients in many sunscreens. The findings suggest that sunscreen manufacturers are legally allowed to use these ingredients at concentrations well above the proposed

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Why We Chose Wave Block

Why We Chose Wave Block Hey moms, I don’t know about you, but I feel like I’m constantly juggling and doing my best to balance our kids’ exposure to technology. Although I don’t love them being on iPads, iPods, computer games etc, I do also realize this is and will continue to be a big

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