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I have been on a bit of a writing hiatus. Honestly I was not ready to talk about my current phase in my journey and my other topics were not really flowing from the fingers to the screen so I took a break. In late August I started chemotherapy and 2 targeted treatments to make

Vacation: Why We Should All Take Time Away to Disconnect from the Screens

I did not realize until I went away to college how lucky I was to grow up in a family that took vacations. They were not always fancy or super expensive. Our hotel was usually at a camp ground in our tent trailer. We took many weekend trips with family friends and a couple times

Why We Move Today, So We Can Heal Tomorrow.

The truth is health challenges are not discriminating. They can strike the healthy and fit as easily as a deconditioned person. “If we listen when our body whispers we do not have to hear it scream.” I do not know the origination of this quote. I say it quite frequently. The challenge is we are

Surgery, Recovery and the Road Ahead

Last week I talked about the challenges of sharing challenging news. I shared my experience of sharing my cancer diagnosis. If you missed it check it out here! I was overwhelmed by the outpouring of kind words, phone calls, emails, facebook shares, etc. It is a bit scary how many people have faced similar challenges

Support not Fear, Positive not Negative

It is possible to respond to someone’s difficult news with support rather than fear, regardless of your personal situation. Really it is possible. It requires us to believe in the best of what is possible. Yet the common response to adversity is not generally uplifting. It is quite the opposite. In May I was diagnosed

Three Lessons From Snowzilla.

In February of 2010 when Snowmageddon came through I still sat at a desk for the majority of my day. Let’s face it; I sat most of the day. In the car, at my desk, on the couch… I was training clients a couple hours each day and getting my own work outs in, however,

New Years Resolutions: What does Belief and Commitment have to do with it?

Happy New Year! How was your first week of 2016? Seems like everywhere I go this week I hear people talking about their New Years Resolutions. The good ole new years resolution. Tell me something, if you are one of the 45% of people that set a new years resolution, will you be among the

Eighty Percent Mind, Twenty Percent Movement.

I was out for a 9 mile run earlier this week. Before I even got out the door, I was thinking; is it too humid, can I make it 9 this morning, maybe I should have started earlier, I could do it tomorrow, I have 3 more weeks before my 20k (12.4 miles), there is

Welcome to the Mid-year Resolution Review.

We are officially halfway through the year. How are those New Year’s Resolutions working out? According to the University of Scranton and Journal of Clinical Psychology, 46% of you are still going strong with those resolutions. Are you in the 46%? Or do you need a hand to climb back up onto the wagon? Or

5 Tips to Stay Ahead of the Heat

This Spring has brought with it some wacky weather; torrential rain, flooding, multiple 80+ degree days in a row followed by 40°F mornings and the allergies have been fierce. This can really wreak havoc on an outdoor workout schedule or effectively getting a new workout routine off the ground. Now I cannot really help you

Why I do what I do.

Habits are invisible. Movement just happens. You don't actively think about how to stand up and walk across a room. Right?? Unless a foot or knee or hip are not working as they should then it can be tough or downright painful.

The human body is an amazing instrument and everyone’s is different. Some people have long limbs and short torsos, some have long torsos and short limbs, some are lean and naturally muscular, others work hard to build strength and even harder to gain and maintain flexibility, while more still have such flexibility in their elbows, knees, shoulders and hips that the muscles need to work overtime to protect them from injury. Or more commonly learn how to recover.

Pilates and Yoga Therapy are tools I have used to rehab injuries for myself and post-rehab with my clients. I know what it is like to work through an injury. It is extremely rewarding to guide my clients on their path to strengthen, re-balance, and improve their overall functional fitness.

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