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Reflections on health, happiness, and whole self living

Move of the Week: Nerve Glides

Nerve Glides for wrist, hand, & forearm issues Today's Move of the Week is a series of Nerve Glides: rehabilitative movements designed to help the major nerves in the arms move more smoothly within their sheaths. They also double as dance moves!ūüíÉ I first learned...

Move of the Week: Curtsy Core

This past week in Valdez we've had low clouds & cool weather, with a nip in the air that has had me thinking of fall. Fall and winter make me think about skate skiing, which is one of my favorite things about winter. I love the smooth glide of skate skiing,...

Move of the Week: Keeling Obliques

Kneeling Obliques This is an easy one to do right away: slide off your chair or couch right now and join me! I love having a strong core and I want you to have it too! I know that having core strength helps me move easier throughout my day, whether it is...

13 Reasons Why: A Parent’s Guide – Part 1

Your teens are reading it, watching it, & talking about it. Here's how to use 13 Reasons Why to talk to them about friendships, bullying, suicide, sex, & more. I binge-watched the Netflix series 13 Reasons Why this week. The show details the 13 reasons why...

Am I Hungry…Enough to Eat an Apple?

Am I hungry? This is one of the first questions that I encourage people to ask themselves when they're working on health and fitness. It is the very first of 3 nutrition questions I ask people to get into the habit of cycling through before they make food choices: 1)...

3 Quick + Easy Healthy Snacks

Healthy, Whole Food Snacking Regular, healthy snacks are essential to managing energy, weight, and even mood! Waiting too long between meals, without tasty, nutritious snacks, can make us 'hangry' (know the Snickers commercial where the hungry guy turns into the...

What is a body scan?

Body scans 101 A body scan is a simple tool for checking in with yourself. I recommend doing body scans regularly throughout your day, as a way of evaluating where your energy is and using that information to adjust what you’re doing, choose activities that best serve...

Strawberry Spinach Smoothie

Why #spinachineverything ? Eat more leafy greens! This was my biggest takeaway from the first food-health book I read: Omnivore’s Dilemma by Michael Pollan. The idea keeps coming back around as I’ve deepened my understanding of health, nutrition, and how our bodies...

Health + Emotion

Are the mind and the body as separate as we think? I started honing in on the strong connection between physical health and emotional health when I was working in fitness and studying mental health. I was completing a practicum in community behavioral health for my...

Mason Jar Oatmeal

Thought mason jars were just for canning? Think again. I use mason jars a lot. They are my go-to for food on the go, especially when I have an early morning class to teach and know I’ll need a mid-morning snack afterward. Mason Jar Oatmeal can be as diverse as you...

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