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Currently Reading: Rachel Hollis

I enjoy reading, but not fiction. There is always “work” that can be done on myself as a person and I love the insight I get from self help books, business books and books on faith. My latest reads have been from Rachel Hollis and BOY, did they hit me right in the gut!


  1. Girl, Wash Your Face

Probably the most popular of her books out right now. This book generally discusses the need to put on your big girl pants and go after your dreams. I liked it, but not as much as the next book.


2. Girl, Stop Apologizing

Her follow up book to Girl, Wash Your Face. This book felt like it was written for ME. I am a people pleaser and a perfectionist and something clicked this year where I was simply tired of being a chameleon, trying to please and satisfy every person’s opinion around me. I read this book and it solidified that the only person’s opinion that matters is MINE. I decide who I am going to be. Who cares if it’s been done before? Who cares if I’m not the most educated? For the first time in my life, I feel like I know who I am, what I enjoy, and what I value. And I am owning it. That is a wonderful feeling.

Thank you, Rachel Hollis.

Press Release: Celebrating 3 Years!!

Glowing Oasis Pilates, LLC celebrates 3 years in business



Leesburg, VA – April 1, 2014 – Glowing Oasis Pilates, LLC is fairly new to Loudoun County but is excited to be celebrating its third year in business in Virginia.

The business began in 2011 inside the Shenandoah University dorm room of student Alicia Keen, who was a college sophomore at the time. Since then, Alicia has graduated and the business has grown and relocated to Loudoun County. Now a proud member of the Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce, Glowing Oasis continues to grow while being heavily involved in the community and making Loudoun County a healthy place to live.

“It is YOU, my dear clients and fellow business owners, that I have to thank for these 3 wonderful years. Because of your support and encouragement, Glowing Oasis is still going strong and continuing to grow. It is because of you that I get up every day with an unrelenting drive to do what I do. I wouldn’t have it any other way. THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart. Here’s to many years to come!” – Alicia Keen

Glowing Oasis Pilates, LLC offers In-Home and On-Site Private, Duet, Trio and Group Classes throughout the majority of Loudoun County. In addition, Group Pilates Mat Classes are held at Restore Physical Therapy & Wellness in Ashburn. The business is excited to now offer Private Reformer Sessions at LaRue Wellness in Downtown Leesburg and in-home to those with equipment. Glowing Oasis Pilates, LLC is known for its personalization and convenience of classes, along with tailoring sessions to a client’s individual needs and goals. Appropriate for all fitness levels, Pilates provides a full mind-body workout resulting in long, lean muscles; injury prevention, improved posture, and an evenly conditioned body. For more information, please visit