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Aloha, I’m avery.

My faves call me Aves. I am a writer, wellness coach, fitness professional, and island adventurer currently calling Oahu home.

On these pages we get real about life — we talk all things mental, physical, and spiritual health, wellness tips, and excerpts from my very own journals. Grab your coffee, some wine, and stay a while.

AvesFaves Playlist — August '19

If you know me, you know how much I L O V E my Spotify. For as long as I remember I’ve been making playlists for every special occasion and more. Now hear me out — I don’t claim to be some kind of music snob with my ear at the door of underground up-n-comers. I like what I like, and I like sharing it. From punk rock (yes, I had my phase and no, I will never get over it) to hardstyle EDM and hip-hop, love me some tunes.

Fun fact: I was the kid making mixed tapes on my massive boom box so I could have some bomb-a$$ beats for my Walkman on road trips.

I discovered Spotify during its beta-testing era. When I began teaching indoor cycling, my library grew — and I still have individual playlists from every.single.class. I have ever taught, for the past 6 years. Yes, you read that right: I make a new listy for every class. Because why not? Music makes the experience.

For the past few years I’ve been preparing an AvesFaves playlist of the month: a roundup of my favorite jams of the time. I love listening back and seeing how quickly a song can transport me back to a place, a memory, or evoke a feeling.

So now? I’ll share them monthly here with you.

Here we have it — AvesFaves August ‘19, served up fresh. Tune in for hot remixes, confidence-boosters, and a few beats strong enough to make your heart wiggle. Turn it UP!

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