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COVID Poem: C19 – Bingo!

I guess, I'll share a poem because that's the easiest way I can get words onto the screen today. C19 - Bingo! Dear loved one Dear little girl Dear letters Dear change Dear hope Dear tears Dear structure Dear mountains Dear - anxiety I wake up thinking it's been a bad dream I know that… Continue reading COVID Poem: C19 – Bingo!

Wellness Refocused Education

Wellness Refocused Education: Breaking Down Cognitive Distortions

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

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Wellness Refocused Education: Introduction to Health Coaching + Importance of Overlapping Psychological Models

There are many psychological models and theories that are utilized in health coaching. It's because of the psychology used in health coaching that I know there can be a lot of gray - not just as a coach, but also from the client perspective too. I'm not a therapist and there are limitations to how… Continue reading Wellness Refocused Education: Introduction to Health Coaching + Importance of Overlapping Psychological Models

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Growth will look different for us all

It's been about a month since I sat down and wrote here. I feel like I've finally got my footing with my new routine, which is what I had shared about last month. Same goals, but changing up the structure. We evolve, why shouldn't our methods and routine? I'm finding that I've been able to… Continue reading Growth will look different for us all

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Wellness Refocused Education: Traditional or Organic? You should wash your produce regardless.

We've talked before about the purpose of organic - it's about community health, not consumer health. However, lower pesticide use or utilization of different pesticides doesn't mean that bacteria is non-existent. Rinsing can help eliminate debris from produce and some bacteria, but a vinegar solution may be more effective for certain kinds of bacteria.

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Wellness Refocused Education: How to journal

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

It's Your Turn

It’s Your Turn Series, Part 2: Post 3 “Imperfect is Perfect”

    I spend a lot of time thinking about what it is that I want my legacy to be.  Maybe it is the teacher part of me that is constantly trying to create lasting lessons in my students while fostering the desire to become lifelong learners, or maybe being a mother has helped me to… Continue reading It’s Your Turn Series, Part 2: Post 3 “Imperfect is Perfect”

Running on Quotes

Day 286, Quote 34: Update “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”

I’m going to talk to you like a long, lost friend - I guess that’s the easiest way to go about this. So it’s been 14 days and before that it was 501 day. I was finishing up my first spring semester of my degree. I had signed up for three summer classes - anatomy… Continue reading Day 286, Quote 34: Update “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”

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Wellness Refocused Education: Supersets

I don't usually outright write workout programs for clients, but I do help them write their own. We discuss mobility testing and training, cardiovascular activity, resistance training styles and the importance of creating diversity in their workout to see results they want, but also to have ensure that they're enjoying their workouts. I suggest changing… Continue reading Wellness Refocused Education: Supersets