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3 Steps To a Body-Confident Mindset

How do you know if your Body Image needs a tune-up? Do any of the following apply to you: Do you pinch, measure, weigh, and suck in body parts obsessively? Is your day ruined when you compare yourself to someone with a “better” body (like an Instagram fitness guru)? Is your day ruined when you weigh yourself? Have you given...[ read more ]

The Mental Side of Getting Fit

Whether you are a new fitness enthusiast, a seasoned athlete, or somewhere in the middle, we all have in common the mental struggle of talking ourselves into showing up for the next workout. It's helpful to remember that being fit is not some magical, end goal, but a constant process of becoming.  What determines whether someone is successful with their...[ read more ]

How To Make Exercise a HABIT

"What if I told you, there was something you could do right now, that would have an immediate positive benefit for your brain, including your mood and your focus...and that could last a long time, protecting your brain from conditions like depression and alzheimers?" What is this brain-altering phenomenon? EXERCISE! In her TED talk, The Brain Changing Effects of Exercise, neuroscientist...[ read more ]

Mindfulness 101

"Mindfulness" is a buzzword lately, and with good reason. Countless studies tout it's benefits, ranging from enhanced memory & decision-making, to improved relationships, to reducing symptoms of anxiety and depression. I personally practice mindfulness meditation regularly, "attempt" to practice it with my kids, and often use it with my clients. For those unfamiliar with mindfulness, here is a primer: "Mindfulness" is...[ read more ]

Healthy Life / Part 3: Evaluate Your Progress

[This article is Part 3 in a series on creating long-term healthy lifestyle. Check out Part 1: Create Your Vision, and Part 2: Set A Goal, before reading part 3.] Kelly, had a vexing, gaping pothole in her neighborhood, on a road she travelled daily. Every day for weeks, her mind would be somewhere else, when she'd inevitably hit that pothole...[ read more ]



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