We often jump to start a new healthy habit but don't think about the cost of achieving it--the health "taxes" we have to pay in order to be able to change our lifestyle. This tax day, take a look at the lifestyle changes you want to start and what they will cost you; this way you can decide what changes are worth making and be able to implement them more effectively!
Old Pesky Patterns – A Lesson From My Snatch
First of all, the snatch I am referring to is an Olympic lift, as in weightlifting. If you’ve never seen one here’s a link to this beautiful, stunning, artform. Enjoy! When I’m in the gym snatching, my technique usually stays pretty good until the weight gets heavy. See, the heavier weight always causes older movement... Continue Reading →
Holiday GOALZ … Take a Minute to Focus on January
Many of us look for a “Holiday Survival Guide” or a “How to” for the holidays. We all know how easy it is for the wheels to roll right off the bus, blow our diets, ruin our sleep schedules, and feel guilty for eating all those traditional treats. Nothing is normal during the holidays. All... Continue Reading →
It Goes Beyond the Field: Two Lessons Learned from Playing Sports
Playing team sports teaches us so many lessons that are applicable to life in general. These two focus on the importance of the individual as part of the team. Desire to improve. Any player who feels compelled to improve their game is an asset to their team. A continuing desire to better one’s skills, knowledge... Continue Reading →
The Big Three
I was at the gym recently when a fellow gym-goer looked at me, exhausted, and said, “Man, I just don’t know what’s up with me. That workout felt so tough today.” Ever have one of those days? It’s like the bar is actually packed with more weight than you thought you put on or the... Continue Reading →
Make Time For Intentional Connection
Life moves fast and is full of distractions. You ask your spouse a question and they don’t look up from their phone to answer. You say something to your child and they don’t answer because they can’t hear you through the headphones. You try to connect with a friend and need to schedule a lunch... Continue Reading →
Have You Trapped Your Joy?
We hear you. You — our community of clients, health-minded people, friends, family, and supporters — want to find JOY. Sometimes you don’t actually say that. Sometimes you say … “I’m overwhelmed and I can’t find any motivation!” or possibly, “I am so anxious all the time” and occasionally plain and simple, “I want more JOY in... Continue Reading →
Baby Steps – Hydration!
We are all somewhere on our health journey. Some people have been taking care of their bodies for years, some are just getting started, and some are unsure of how to get started. I have found that making 1-2 small, sustainable changes at a time works best for me and, really, for most people. The... Continue Reading →
Change Is Hard
When I talk with people about what they imagine will happen when they make a change toward wellness — whether that is making better food choices, drinking less alcohol, going to bed earlier, or making time to exercise — so many of them feel resistance when they recognize that their decision to get healthy will... Continue Reading →