When we are faced with pain, we immediately want to escape it. We have been taught to avoid pain. "Don't touch the fire" "Take this aspirin" "Take this painkiller" What if, instead, we faced the pain, looked at it dead in the eye, and said, "Why are you here?" Pain is the "Check Engine" light… Continue reading Why Do People Avoid Reflection?
We’re All Fucked Up And That’s Okay! [Also, What is Epigenetic Programming?] We're all fucked up and that's okay. We are all a product of nature and nurture: the combination of our genetic and epigenetic disposition, mixed with our upbringing and external world. Our bio-psycho-social atmosphere determines our personal reality, which becomes our personality. We… Continue reading We’re All Fucked Up And That’s Okay! [Also, What is Epigenetic Programming?]
I never thought we could cure her. I felt like I wanted to die myself when I heard the news. I thought this was the end to my meaningful existence as a mom. My baby was diagnosed with cancer.
Concussions. I instantly relate them to football, headaches, and athletes. I never thought I'd be the one dealing with the symptoms of a traumatic brain injury. For over 8 weeks now, I have been given strict orders (over and over again) to do NOTHING until I feel no more pain. But the pain resides, and… Continue reading Post Concussion Syndrome
In order to stay motivated and on task, we have to set goals for ourselves. Whether they are career goals, relationship goals, or fitness goals, they require time, patience, preparation, and a plan. This Fall I'm looking to improve my cycling endurance, gain strength, and shred a little more fat. Here is the plan I've made… Continue reading Fall Goals
A relationship with food is similar to all other relationships you encounter in daily life, such as with a friend, spouse, or business partner. These take time, preparation, planning, dedication, comittment, care, thought, and more. You have to schedule time and activities to maintain these relationships and to keep them healthy. Your relationship with food should align… Continue reading A Relationship with Food
"No matter how hard you live healthy and happy, like a marathon runner who drops dead from a heart attack, uncontrollable s**t is always going to come flying your way."I'm one of those people who learns things the hard way. I must go through them, I can't just be told. I'm not a cheater; I… Continue reading Mindful Moments
I usually write about physical wellness but it's time I put my feelings out there and open up. Here goes a rant of thoughts I've been having... In our time of social media and absolute difficulty of disconnecting, we are never alone. But you may find times of the night you are lonely. You don't… Continue reading We Are Lonely But Never Alone
I have recently discovered an amazing opportunity that I want to share with you. I work full-time as a passionate, caring, and dedicated personal trainer. If you're my client, you know I sincerely care about your training, health, and lifestyle. I want to know what you eat, how often you workout, and most importantly why. Well… Continue reading Advocare: What’s All the Buzz About?