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Part 2 of the Tikhonov Connection: “Did we just become best friends…Yup!” 

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Part 2 of the Tikhonov Connection: “Did we just become best friends…Yup!” 

Little did I know, when I was just seconds from asking Viktor Tikhonov if he needed money for a snack and reprimand him for interrupting my ice time (I mistook him for Dylan vs realizing he was just one of the Yotes and practice was letting out!) … That besides being on the team, besides what a legendary family he comes from… That his sister, Tatjana “Tiki” Tikhonov was already one of my favorite peeps! (See my previous post, Part 1 to read that full silly, almost humiliating story!)  And from this springs my #wcw! When I became friends with Tiki on social media about a year or so ago, I was clueless to all the history surrounding her and her family. As I mentioned in my previous post, I never saw the movie Miracle and while I love hockey and being a part of the community, the only super-fandom I can claim is being my kiddos biggest fan. I never try to act like I know all sorts of things about hockey. I just love my kid, watching him play and hopping on the ice myself as much as possible. That being said, I was drawn to a fellow female hockey lover, who was active in coaching youth hockey, loves her dog, and has impeccable fashion sense. Sure, I saw some reference to “skating with the Coyotes” but I never thought to ask questions about that. I simply enjoyed all the wonderful aspects that I had in common with my friend. It wasn’t until ironically, that her brother was traded to the Coyotes and people began mixing him and my kiddo up (even stopping Dylan for autographs lol) that I learned about the complete amazing story of the Tikhonov family.  Learning this history with different eyes than most, without having seen “Miracle”, was truly an honor. I feel privileged to hear the passion that Tiki has for not only her family’s hockey accomplishments, but how dedicated she is in keeping her grandfather’s and father’s memories and lessons alive. Yet despite all her passion, Tiki is truly humble. While I was easily able to get how much her family means to her out of her, in order to get to the bottom of all their many contributions to the hockey world, I had to research it on my own. In addition to being a part of an amazing hockey family, Tiki is just a straight up wonderful, down to earth woman with a beautiful heart who is so relatable and inspiring! What follows is just a peek into someone I’m proud to know. Thank you, Tiki for answering all my silly (and not so silly) questions!  HJM: First let’s start with, currently, what teams are you coaching?  Tiki: Right now I’m coaching the San Jose Jr.Sharks 19uAA girls, but Ive mostly coached Bantam-midget boys. In my camp I have days for younger and elite players. For private lessons I coach from 5u-70+ I started my Tikhonov Training Camp in my father’s honor and when my grandfather passed I held a camp in his. The camp is a way for their legacy to live on and not be forgotten. The logo for the camp is an actual silhouette of my father so its very dear to my heart. HJM: What...

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Dylan, the Tikhonov Connection, and How It Became My Women Crush Wednesday(#wcw) ?! Part 1

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Dylan, the Tikhonov Connection, and How It Became My Women Crush Wednesday(#wcw) ?! Part 1

  Most people who know me, realize that uncanny shenanigans, that I couldn’t even make up if I tried, tend to follow me wherever I go. This story is no exception of my Lucille Ball type coincidences.  Recently, I started receiving messages from fans asking if Dylan was now playing on the AZ Coyotes… ( ARIZONA Coyotes???) He just turned 15 but considering he was 14 at the time, I thought these fans must have meant the Jr Coyotes. But when I clarified, nope, they meant the real Coyotes. I was puzzled and thought it was odd but honestly kinda forgot.  Shortly after, around Christmas, I was at a public skate session that was happening at the same time as the Yotes practice on another rink. However, their locker room faces the rink where public occurs so it’s very normal to see them when the times coincide. It was festive, with the lights down, Christmas lights up, lotsa kiddos… And I look up to see a few of the Yotes standing, watching, and amongst them, I see my kid. (For those of you who don’t know, Dylan, albeit barely 15, is pushing 6′ 2″ and 180 lbs) I see him standing there in a T Shirt, classic hat on backwards, long hair pushed behind his ears. As I skated by, I wondered why he was pestering the Coyotes, and I had left him home so how did he even get to the rink, and the only reason he ever tries to get my attention is for money for food. Annoyed with him, I quicken my lap through children and Frosty the Snowman on skates, to get back around to him and see what he wants. I’m already in my “annoyed mom” mode and as I’m just abt 15 feet away and ready to throw my arms up in frustration that he’s interrupting my skate… I realize that it’s not my kid at all! I quick cross over and skate away! Although I was surprised by the “Coyote Dylan Imposter” and meant to look into it… With all I had on my plate, I forgot! Lol.  Later that day, I was on Insta and I saw my friend Tatjana had posted something. We became social media friends a year or so ago because we both like hockey, but I also love her posts abt her dog, fashion, and girly things… In addition to a concentration in youth hockey. But when I went to her page, who did I see?! THE DYLAN IMPOSTER!!! Again, for a split second it looked like Dylan in a Blackhawks uniform and then a Yotes. But when I read the post, Tatjana was talking abt how her brother was leaving the Blackhawks and playing for the Yotes! FINALLY!!! Mystery solved!!! Dylan is being confused with my friends brother, who I figured out was named Viktor. Laughing at this coincidence and it’s crazy timing, I message Tatjana abt it telling her to make sure she lets her brother know that if the Yotes are teasing him that he looks like a local 14 yr old (which is right up their alley) that she can show Viktor that the 14 yr old doesn’t look exactly like a 14 yr old. (Vik’s stats say he is 6’2″ 189lbs… Super close...

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In remembrance of Micah Lieb

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In remembrance of Micah Lieb

  When those of us in the hockey community hear the name Micah Lieb… Usually one of two emotions follow: gratitude; if he’s in your net, or dread; if he happens to be in the other team’s net. And while he is notorious for “Stopping pucks and … Stopping pucks”, there is so much more to this talented and diverse young man. Micah was an incredibly intelligent and intellectually curious student, his love of music and ability to sing probably rivaled his ability on the ice, and a beloved son, brother, family member, and friend does no justice to the impact he had on all of us. All of these amazing qualities made him easy to love and that is why his last act of bringing together a close knit but diverse community, to say goodbye was one of his most impressive. A swarm of hockey jerseys of competing organizations and fierce rivals, standing side by side feeling the pain of their lost comrade. That day, there wasn’t any single individual team. It was simply one large family comforting each other and celebrating the accomplishments of Micah Lieb. Despite all the wonderful, amazing and incredible ways he impacted us, sometimes the brightest stars have trouble seeing their own light amongst the darkness. This struggle led Micah Lieb to take his own life. We share this not only in remembrance of his almost 16 years with us, but also in hope. Hope that while we can not being our friend back, that we can save another. Hope that if one person hearing the story of this amazing soul and how much we will always love him, may take pause should they be contemplating ending their own life. Just make one call. Just one call because you are loved. You are important. And you are needed. Let someone hold up that mirror to show you how beautifully you actually shine.  National Suicide Prevention Hotline  1 800 273 TALK (8255)...

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Dishing On My Love Life and How It Helps Me Stay Fit! (Part 1 of #NYNY)

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Dishing On My Love Life and How It Helps Me Stay Fit! (Part 1 of #NYNY)

I’m not one to speak publicly abt my love life… But inspired by the E! Channels “A New Year, A New You” project, I’m sharing like never before! And since my fitness routine is inextricably tied to the greatest loves in my life… It’s as good as time as any to fess up! Firstly, I’m honored to receive fitness, beauty and lifestyle questions (which often the answers are a collection of ideas learned from all the wonderful women … And men!…in my life! I cannot take sole credit!) So for my first New Year New You (#nyny) post, I’m going to answer the fitness question since so many of us are on our diets, sticking to resolutions and trying to get rid of the damage we did over the holidays.  The simple answer to physical fitness is love. It’s just really that simple.  Love what you do and you will be consistent. For me, I skate, walk George (a one and half year old boxer) and do ballet and gymnastics in living room when no ones home and my favorite song comes on! #truestory #lilembarrassingfact The cheerleader in me will never die!  Love yourself for every little step you take in your journey of fitness! Whether it’s a literal step, jog, jump, squat, or twirl around the living room, and celebrate every little small victory! I sometimes add it to my “to-do” list after the fact with a heart next to it just so I feel accomplished!  Love who you do it with! I started skating with my kiddo, but now have an entire group of kiddos and families that I see at public skate. I love walking George and seeing our neighbors and his dog friends. And even if group activities are hard to organize, you can join Fitbit challenges! You’ll be amazed how addicting and fun they are! People can even cheer your progress!    Love what you wear while you do it! I’m sorry, but shallow or not, the gear is often fun! And the fashionista in me will always be alive! I’m not ashamed to say that sometimes putting on the new Victoria’s Secret Pink leggings gets me moving! Or wearing work out clothes as regular casual wear gets me to be more active when those living room twirling opportunities present themselves.  Above all else, choose love, and you won’t go wrong! You can only win! … Oh yeah…as for my romantic love life… We’ll save that story for another day...

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Happy New Year 2016! 

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Happy New Year 2016! 

Just want to take a quick second to wish you all the most amazing year to come filled with love, laughter, joy, adventure, and magic! Here’s to making all your dreams come true this year! All my love, HJM! XO!    

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#WCW Olivia and Siri Inspire 

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#WCW Olivia and Siri Inspire 

One of the best parts of working in the salon and making people more beautiful is all the great bonding with my clients who really become more like an extended family! My youngest client is 3 and my oldest is 85. I am grateful for all the joy and fun and inspiration they bring to me daily! But today I had the joy of beautifying the Swinford sisters (minus lovely Nicole who is studying abroad! We miss you!) Today, on top of our normal scintillating conversations that run the gambit from gossip, to life experiences, to intellectual topics that have us all googling for answers… Olivia gave me the most fun and fabulous tip! … On an iPhone, there is an option to label your alarms. And while in that editing option, you can place an inspiring message to start your day! I’ve just created a few to start my day tomorrow! Can’t wait to wake up to my own happy greeting! … Ok… Maybe that’s a bit extreme so for everyone who knows me and knows I’m not a morning person 😝… I’m hoping my happy greeting at least gets me moving towards my coffee faster!  XO! ...

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Curls Gone Wild

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Curls Gone Wild

We’ve all been there… Whether it’s a hairstyle that quits working or a rough night before, when a bad hair day hits… It’s usually all out war! After 42 years on this planet (and maybe only 30 of them actually caring about my hair) I’ve learned that the best way to fight the “do” is not to. Roll with it. It’s easier and more peaceful. Today I wanted my natural stick straight hair because I thought it worked better with my look. My hair had other plans. Rather than get in an all out battle, I took a breath, curled a few pieces and decided maybe my hair knew best afterall! Too bad my hair can’t make other better decisions for me! I could have possibly avoided a few bad boyfriends in the past! 😉 hehe… Jk… Sort of! Xo!  ...

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Merry Christmas, Everyone!

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Merry Christmas, Everyone!

Feeling truly blessed to have amazing people in this journey called life. Thank you to everyone for sharing the adventure with me! I am constantly inspired by all the friends I’ve met along the way and have learned so much! Hoping this season brings light, love, and laughter! Xo! HJM    

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Angel Wings and Boxer Puppies Are A Bad Mix

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Angel Wings and Boxer Puppies Are A Bad Mix

Recently, a sweet fan on Facebook liked a bunch of my former profile pics that were modeling and promo photos. While I appreciated it, I avoided commenting because I didn’t want to keep throwing them into the top of the feed for more attention already worrying who I was                  offending with my boobs. Lol. I was explaining the situation to Dylan (who I make sure always knows what modeling pics are out there) and he asked, “Why don’t you just delete them if you feel it’s not what you’re about anymore?” Out of the mouths of babes. It got me thinking, though, and I shared this thought with him. While I’m not doing as much modeling and pin up style as before, and my focus has become more about fashion, beauty, celebrating women, and supporting my favorite philanthropies: youth sports, hockey, animal rescue and the homeless. And while I also don’t feel it’s necessary to sling bikini and lingerie photos all over social media constantly… I don’t want to delete them either. They are a part of me; a part of my world. And I love them. I love the memories from behind the scenes, the joy, the pain (holding those poses in sometimes unpleasant conditions can be more grueling than a game of hockey and leaving the me sore for days!) and some of the antics where the perfect snap of the shutter caught the perfect accidental moment to create a magical picture. I also embrace the photos where I designed every element: costume, makeup, set, and even graphic design. These were often like a craft project, in a sense, where I was my own medium. A fantasy land of grown up dress up brought to life. And for that reason, no, I’m not deleting them. I celebrate my femininity and love for being a girly girl who sometimes is the center of her own art projects. I take pride that they are tasteful… walking the line but never crossing it. Not to mention, I will not always look like these photos and I know when I’m 85 and have retired bikinis, these pics will be even more special to me. For the fans who appreciate them, thank you!!! For those who are sometimes subject to me popping up in their feed unexpectedly scantily clad while having their breakfast and are not a fan of it…just scroll faster… I’m sure my next post will be about hockey or saving some critter or some new shoes!   On that note, and in honor of the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, by popular request, I’m posting my collection of angel photos here. These photos are about 10 yrs old, but the memories seem like it was just yesterday! The wings were beyond heavy, grinding into my back and shoulders. I had marks for a week from just a few hours in them. Yet, I loved them sooooo much. They were so beautiful and my mom was the photographer for this shoot seeing my vision 100%. I realized that day being an angel wasn’t what it was cut out to be and I placed those wings beside my bed so that every night and every morning I would think of the real Angels with me on this journey called life,...

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ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

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ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

ALS Ice Bucket Challenge accepted with the help of my friends at Behind The Mask hockey shop! No shoes were harmed in this 😉 This video is also on my Facebook page and much clearer there! https://www.facebook.com/akaheatherjosiemoore/posts/10204988628261106 https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=yfuWF4WtnIE You Tube Heather Josie...

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