5 Favorite Things – Kitchen Toys for Healthy & Easy

The most common complaint I hear when it comes to preparing healthy meals for a family is the time it takes to accomplish it.  I get it.  Convenience is easier and unfortunately, we live in a culture that doesn't often put the terms "healthy" and "convenient" together in the same sentence. … [Read More...]

My name is Joia… and I’m a Glutard

Wow.  Its took a long time to write this post.  Probably because of the holiday, and travel, and reeling in my newfound gluten-free-ness.   That's right.  I'm officially gluten free.  4-evah. Right off the bat, I'm going to give you 3 reasons I am NOT giving up … [Read More...]

What I do and Why… (aka My Fitness Regime) + P90x3

Long time no post... I know I know!  I've been dealing with a number of curve balls in life of which I will writing about soon enough! I'm guessing by now you've figured out that I have some kind of "healthy agenda."  If not, well, I need to work on making my writing a LOT more … [Read More...]

The Virtue of Fitness – My Guest Post on The Catholic Parent

This week, I had the incredible opportunity to be featured on the new Augustine Institute's  YDisciple "offshoot:"  The Catholic Parent When I looked at the team of writers I have the opportunity to write alongside, I thought to myself:  "I could probably use their advice on … [Read More...]

The Kingship of Jesus, Any Given Sunday Project and NCYC

My ministry work has been primarily in the area of youth ministry.  I love seeing the fire and passion of a young church- they get me fired up!!  And this week, I have the opportunity to perform and speak at the National Catholic Youth Conference in Indianapolis which hosts over 23,000 of … [Read More...]