Hi, I’m Brynn. Early in my life (middle school-ish), I came across a quote from Harriet Beecher Stowe: “a woman’s health is her capital.” I was in awe of the simplicity of her statement, and I felt empowered to know that my “capital” was something actually I had a lot of control over. From that moment on, I saw well-being as a foundation for all of us — a launchpad to learning more, doing more, and making an impact on the people and world around us.
My idea of what it means and what it takes to be well has evolved through the years, but it’s always been really important for me to have a few guideposts to keep me honest about whether I’m living the way I want to be living. These guideposts make up what I like to call my wellfesto (wellness manifesto), and I started this site on a special birthday (12/12/12) to share my wellfesto and blog about my daily experiments in living well. I’m using it to write about things I’m working on, things I care about, things that have helped me live a healthier life, and things I’m struggling with. A working parent with two young kids, I’m focused specifically on thinking through how parents can take better care of themselves, their bodies, their spirits, and their dreams….so they can take better care of the people they love.
Here are a few more facts about me…
- My parents tell me that as a kid, I wanted to be outside all the time.
- I feel the same way as an adult.
- I am still trying to figure how to make that a reality.
- Living in California helps.
- I grew up in Wisconsin where I spent summers with no hot water and an outhouse.
- I ran around the world with a team of 20 international runners in the Blue Planet Run.
- I’m irrationally terrified of animals.
- My go-to meal is oatmeal made with almond milk, berries and nuts.
- I have no rhythm, but love to dance.
- I work in the People group at Facebook.
- I am a proud mom and proud wife.
- I am a terrible, but aspiring gardener.
- I like making homemade greeting cards.
- I once rollerbladed to a job interview.
- Ich spreche Deutsch.
- I’d love to learn more about you.
- I love all of these things…