'm sure it comes as no surprise that most people have a pretty strong screen-time habit. Between phones, computers, tablets, and tvs, it would not be surprising to hear that someone spends more time looking into a glowing screen than they do looking at a fellow human on a daily basis. These technologies provide the freedom to work remotely, to connect with people around the world, increase productivity and efficiency, and have a world of knowledge at our fingertips. If you feel that you have a good handle on your technology usage, then this post isn't geared towards you. If you have a sneaking suspicion that maybe you are spending more time with screens than the real world though, hang with me, dear friend […]Read More
There is an interesting phenomenon with pregnant and newly postpartum mothers when it comes to fitness. It is hard to give up control of our body when you become pregnant. After 40 weeks of being at the mercy of our uterus, we are eager to get to our old selves. Our old bodies, just a bit of our old lives. Our new bundle of joy has us swooning, but there is still this quiet (or not so quiet) nagging voice that is telling us to jump back into life. If you were a fitness lover before pregnancy, you're likely chomping at the bit to get back to it. That is how I felt at four week postpartum with my daughter. I felt good. I didn't have any diastasis recti, I didn't have any pelvic floor issues. I felt ready. I was listening to my body. I COULD do the work. But does that mean that I should have?Read More
When is the last time that you saw a naked body? What about the last time that you saw a naked body that wasn't sexualized? Or how about a naked body that looks like yours? How about the last time that you saw your OWN body, completely naked? Hang with me, I'm going somewhere with this......
I have found that many women that I work with are dissatisfied with their own bodies because they think that something is wrong with it. It doesn't look like the bodies we see in magazines, movies, and social media. We are flooded by images of one type of body, and that body doesn't represent most of us. Even if your body does "fit" into the standard beauty model, it's common that women will still pick apart their stretch marks, cellulite, and rolls. I've yet to meet a woman that could tell me that she was happy with her reflection in the mirror. And this my friends, breaks my heart. I am the first to tell you that I don't love everything in that I see in the mirror. But I do APPRECIATE and RESPECT my reflection. This is my wish for you. [...]Read More
Don't you just love how the sometimes the simplest questions are the most complex?
I've spent the last decade+ researching, learning, and experimenting with health. I've come at it from all different angles. Weston A Price. Paleo. Vegetarian. Vegan. Low fat. Low calorie. Low carb. High fat. High calorie. Many small meals throughout the day. Two big meals a day. Cod liver oil. Herbs. Protein bars. Slim Fast shakes. Tinctures, oils, and salves. I did each and every one of those experiments in the name of *health.* I was led to believe that every different option would lead me to health. How's that for confusing!? [...]Read More