"Hello and welcome to our site! I'm Coreen and this is my healthy lifestyle blog. Here, you will find posts about all areas of my life including healthy recipes we're cooking, yoga sequences I'm practicing and all other random tips to simplify and style healthy living. I hope you find it inspirational!"
As an former national team gymnast and yoga practitioner, health is at the forefront of Coreen's life. Her formal education is rooted in psychology, but through research, experience, and yoga, she began to more deeply understand the interconnected nature of biology, psychology, and sociology. Her healthy lifestyle blog shares ways to eat, drink, and practice yoga in a way that is healthy, creative and mindful. She shares her story with hopes to inspire readers to make healthy choices.
"Marek is more than a husband to me, he is a partner in life. We support each other, cook for each other and help each other with anything that's happening in our lives. We were married in July, 2014 and have been growing as individuals under the same roof for almost a year now. We work together, play together and do A LOT of home projects together. I love him dearly and can't wait to see him in his new role as a father to our baby girl."
"Shannon is our amazing photographer who shoots most of our style and party posts. I was fortunate enough to have her shoot my maternity photos as well as our baby shower photos . . . She is a true genius behind the lens and one of the sweetest, most genuine individuals I know."
Riso Studio was founded by internationally known destination photographer + designer Shannon Rice. With my clients we set off on a journey of discovery together to capture the unique moments that matter, and I love to collaborate with people who have a vision, but need help bringing it into focus.
Schooled in the art of photojournalism at Gonzaga University, I combine a diverse background of life and travel experiences with a contemporary style approach that has successfully shaped Riso Studio over the past decade.
Life is seen behind the camera for me in a series of timeless snapshots, perfectly framed in my mind that blend equal parts charm, panache and natural light. My arc view to imagery was very organic, born in an old red barn in the countryside of Ireland with a master photographer as my mentor. I began to define my pursuit of telling a story in an unobtrusive and expressive way that can be celebrated as an art form. To capture the celebration as an arc, allows you to relive it again, and again.
"Maximus and I met when Marek and I started dating. He was just a puppy and I soon realized he was a rescue found on the street at about 4 months old - bloody and banged up after most likely being thrown into a fighting ring as a bait dog. I have to admit I was not a fan of dogs or dog people before I met Max (#nojudgement) . . . but . . . when we all moved in together, I literally fell in love with this guy finding a different kind of love in my heart I didn't even know existed! He's my partner in crime, a woman's best friend and my favorite place for comfort and unconditional love."
"Kennedy Rose is due to arrive on June 16, 2015. Her loving home is ready and awaiting her arrival. We have her nursery (and a full closet of clothes) ready to go up and we're so thankful for all the loving support we've had from our "village" along the way. Our birthing center, The Babymoon Inn, has been a truly beautiful experience so far. We pray everyday for baby Kenny's health and we can't wait to meet her!"
The inspiration behind ROSE:
“When we plant a rose seed in the earth, we notice that it is small, but we do not criticize it as “rootless and stemless.” We treat it as a seed, giving it the water and nourishment required of a seed. When it first shoots up out of the earth, we don’t condemn it as immature and underdeveloped; nor do we criticize the buds for not being open when they appear. We stand in wonder at the process taking place and give the plant the care it needs at each stage of its development. The rose is a rose from the time it is a seed to the time it dies. Within it, at all times, it contains its whole potential. It seems to be constantly in the process of change; yet at each state, at each moment, it is perfectly all right as it is.”