Vicki Cody, after 33 years as an Army wife, is now an Army mom, with two sons active in the service as Apache helicopter pilots. She wrote about her experiences in two award-winning books and advises military spouses and parents around the country. Her popular manual, Your Soldier, Your Army: A Family Guide, for the Association of the United States Army, has been distributed to well over 500,000 Army parents.

Vicki is married to a retired decorated four-star general who served as the 31st Vice Chief of Staff of the United States Army, Richard Arthur “Dick” Cody.  While raising their two sons and moving all over the United States and overseas, she served as a coach and mentor for Army spouses and an advocate for Army families.

As an advocate, author, and speaker, Vicki has been interviewed on CNN, MSNBC, C-Span, and Soldier Television and Radio. She has had reviews published in The New York Times, Army Magazine, Military Times, Stars and Stripes, and Army Aviation Association of America. She has also been published by Authority Magazine and Thrive Global.

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Today, I'm talking about our 30 Day Fitness Challenge. We're going to title this Fit and Fabulous, Fight the Flab: 30 Day Fitness Challenge for the Busy Mom. And I'm going to explain all of that right here. Even if you're listening to this at another place in time, our fitness challenge could be passed. It could be full. I'm going to explain it to you anyways, because there could come a time in the future where we're going to run another one, most likely that you may want to join.

You can also take some tips, like if you're looking at someone else's 30 day challenge and you're like, whoa, that person doesn't offer half the value these guys do. Why would I go? Or maybe you don't want to sign up with us. Maybe you want more information about a 30 day challenge and you want to know what to expect.

At any rate, I'm going to hang out with you for the next 30 minutes or so. We're going to talk about the fitness challenge and what it's all about and what you should look for the next time you're looking for a fitness challenge.

Briana Borten is a spiritual mentor and energy weaver who helps people create deep transformation and live extraordinary lives.

Briana learned early on that she was capable of creating her own destiny. When she was 18, she broke her neck in a debilitating car accident. It derailed her college career, but she unexpectedly discovered the power of positivity and the profound rehabilitative benefits of massage and energy work. She attended massage school and established a busy private practice in Portland. But she yearned to create an environment where clients could have a more comprehensive and transcendent healing experience. This came to fruition when, at age 23, she opened The Dragontree Holistic Day Spa.

Meanwhile, Briana attended California College of Ayurveda and graduated as a Clinical Ayurvedic Specialist. This training and the following years of treating patients stoked her deepening love affair with assisting others to reach their full potential.

This work has led to her opening two additional spa locations; creating a program to help people achieve their life dreams; speaking and writing extensively on personal development; formulating a product line that embodies the Dragontree’s principles and aesthetic; creating a non-profit to empower women to create lives they are inspired by; mentoring visionaries to create spiritual rootedness and become stewards of wealth; and leading transformational energy healing for groups and individuals.

In her playtime, Briana is a family girl who loves to plan, create, and celebrate. She’s a huge cuddler and enjoys Sunday morning cuddle time with her amazing kids, Phoenix and Sailor, and her sweet husband, Peter. She loves swimming in natural bodies of water, hiking in the Rocky Mountains, dancing with friends (and alone), dinner parties, natural medicine, holidays, salted caramels, hip-hop music, design and decor.

Briana and Peter have built a beautiful gathering space on their land in Boulder where they host gatherings and workshops involving meditation, ceremony, ritual and lots of dancing.

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