When the morning is quiet I hear everything. I used to hate this, now it only kind of annoys me. The fridge is humming. The water is shifting in the pipes. Birds are outside. My pulse in my ear sounds like the ocean. My breathing - sometimes steady, sometimes sounding forced, but not quite like… Continue reading Traveling Man: Toss it in the dumpster and light it on fire
I've deleted this post a few times. I’ve been writing it for about a month. At one point it was 500 words - I had punched in out in 10 minutes and then sat back and thought, no, this isn't what I want to say. That happens from time to time. Maybe it's because the… Continue reading Traveling Man: Growth, Resiliency and Identity
No one’s body is your damn business unless you were truly invited in to that conversation. Let me explain. While I may share with you about overall health and stress and exercise and nutrition - this is not an invitation to comment on my body. When you’re out with others and you notice that they… Continue reading Traveling Man: You don’t have to like my body, I do – and some days that’s still hard
But I just can't get this dreamin' off me It feels good to sit down here. I've been dabbling on this post all week and I think that's my plan, work on them bits at a time unless I have that spark in my fingers. But this one I definitely wanted to take my time.… Continue reading Traveling Man: We’re going hiking pt. 1
In psychology and in health coaching, there are thought patterns that can be identified that influence our decisions. These thought patterns are called cognitive distortions. In 2020, I presented on them twice, which helped me break down my own thought distortions and challenged me to consider how I talk about what I do as a… Continue reading Wellness Refocused Education: Breaking Down Cognitive Distortions
Something I’ve been practicing this year is losing or shifting labels and purpose in my daily life. In relation to nutrition, we talk about ditching labels so food no longer is identified as good or bad, unhealthy or healthy, but just food. Using thought processes of do I like this food or does this food… Continue reading Acceptance can create neutrality
This is an odd post, but I think a necessary one. For me, writing is everything. I've been writing since high school. After dance, writing was an outlet that I felt comfortable it. While I continued to dance in my head after the weight gain, imaging turns and stomps - writing is something that I… Continue reading Wellness Refocused Education: How to journal
Even when I'm alone, I've gotten in the habit of talking to myself out loud. I'm sure that sounds crazy, but sometimes talking about it in an open space helps me think more clearly through the steps to solve the problem.