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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

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

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

My 5 Favorite Food Info and Recipe Resources

Who is talking about food?  The answer is… Everyone! The messaging around organic vegetables and fruit, organic/grass fed meat, non-GMO, gluten free, dairy free, soy free, peanut or tree nut free is simply everywhere. But what does it mean? Do we need to care? Why are these things happening now, when they didn’t seem to

Start Before You Are Ready

As I sat down to write this blog I googled the title. The result was 844,000,000 in 43 seconds. I guess lots of people are talking about this, so there must be something to it. The basic summary of the top line items was that successful people start before they feel completely ready. As Richard Branson put

Resolution Re-do.

I have a confession. I love reading all the year-ahead horoscopes at the beginning of every year. It is a total guilty pleasure. I do not rule my life by it, but I do like to randomly see how things line up at the close of a challenging day. I do mean all, astrological horoscopes,

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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