I first started tinkering with a blog in October of 2016; I remember 

the time frame distinctly because it was right after I was thrown 

from a horse and suffered a fractured pelvis. I spent most of that October, November and December (2016) 

on my butt, 90 days bed-rest. Doctor's orders. 

I ventured out online and wound up starting a blog. 

And I reconnected with gratitude - I was grateful my injury hadn't been worse, and that I hadn't wasted more of my life.  I had pushed my life goals aside because of the urgent need to make a buck. I was burned out from corporate America and looking for more out of my life. 

With extra time on my hands, I also noticed that houses were suddenly selling well in our neighborhood. Fast and often well over asking price... remarkable given that we used to live on the side of a mountain, 

at 9800' in Conifer, Colorado. 

After my recovery, we quickly listed our home and in February of 2017, we began moving – first into several Airbnbs and VRBO’s to kill some time until we could take possession of our new home in Evergreen, Colorado. Our new home was only 11 miles away, 

but we couldn’t move in for several months. 

Finally, in June of 2017, we settled into our new home in Evergreen, Colorado -- at a more reasonable 8,000’ altitude. Or so we thought....


But the Universe had another plan.


Only two months after settling into our new home, my husband Dave was offered a new and exciting role. In the Sunshine State, F-L-O-R-I-D-A, a world apart from where we came -- and a mere 2,000 miles away from our new home in Evergreen, Colorado.

So, we packed up again, and moved from the mountains to a fabulous beach town on the Gulf Coast of Florida. We lived in beautiful Sarasota, Florida, for about two years, right near Siesta Key Beach, a known Center of Healing Energy. Coincidentally enough, 

I had some healing to do. [Learn more about the natural healing properties of Siesta Key's sand here.]

I quickly turned the Evergreen home into an Airbnb. We now list with the Evolve Vacation Rental Network

And I started a blog. And we moved and moved and moved again. Our final destination was Livingston, Montana in September of 2019, where we hope to stay forever -- with frequent visits back to Evergreen, Colorado, and Sarasota, Florida!!

My journey includes focus on a higher level of health and wellness, not just physically but emotionally and spiritually. I write about easy ways to incorporate healthier habits into your daily life and ways to increase your happiness - to find balance and perspective. 

My hope is that you leave this site with either a newly learned skill, an idea, or a feeling of confidence or encouragement. This blog came out of a stern desire to change my life for the better; a reckoning that came when I realized I was chasing unfulfilling career aspirations and I wound up sacrificing relationships in the process.

What you’ll find here: This blog covers a lot of topics relating to living well and living simply, but these are some of the subjects you’ll find me writing about most frequently:

· Living Your Best Life

· Simplify

· Health & Wellness

· Living Large for a Lot Less

· Healthcare

· Vacation Rental Properties


About Me

I’m originally from Connecticut but I moved to Boulder, Colorado when I was 18 to pursue my bachelor’s degree in marketing and finance from the University of Colorado.  That's where I learned to love the mountains.  Dave and I have been married for 15 years and we're proud parents and grandparents.  Our fur babies are Winnie and Wilbur.

I did the whole big career thing; I was in healthcare sales and marketing for 35 years.  I had some fun jobs too - I used to sell cosmetic skincare to Dermatologists and Plastic Surgeons and worked in Infertility Marketing with some of the top physicians in their field.  At one point in my career, I left healthcare and I went to work in the movie theatre industry!  I sold for a company that designed and manufactured concession stands for movie theatres, and I traveled extensively.  I loved it - until I no longer did.  The never-ending demands often conflicted with my life goals and my husband's demanding career schedule meant that we were constantly juggling the demands of two executive-level careers, while still enjoying quality time together.  

After a series of soul-sucking jobs, and realizing I was chasing some unfulfilling dreams and ambitions, I have re-calibrated my life to better align with my values.  I hope to share the things that have helped me change my life the most.  I was overwhelmed and exhausted, overweight and depressed – and I blamed myself for all of it.  Dave and I got hit in 2008 and our life was an exhausting financial roller-coaster for many years.

My #1 goal with this blog is to help people feel empowered to change their lives for the better.  I intend to share things that inspire, that encourage, and that make life better without making it more complicated.   

I love hearing from readers, so feel free to contact me at any time to let me know your thoughts, to share any tips of your own, or to let me know what parts of your life you’d like to work on.

Disclaimer: The content and material on this website should not be considered medical advice nor medical treatment for any specific health condition. Margie Abernethy is not a health care provider or a clinical nutritionist. Consult your doctor before changing your diet and discuss any and all medications you are on including monitoring your health for positive changes that may affect the amount of medication you may be taking.