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Reflections on health, happiness, and whole self living

Change your Environment: Kitchen + Sumo Squats Barre Style

Change your Environment: Kitchen Makeover Welcome to Part 2 of Change your Environment Series. This week we're diving into our kitchens. This week I had a personal encounter with what happens when our kitchen environments enable less-than-healthy behaviours... nacho...

Shape your Environment: Part 1 HOME + Core with Toys

[Part 1: Home] Shape your environment so it works for you Welcome to the first part in a series of posts about shaping your environment so that it nudges you toward your goals. The goal of this work is to make the healthier choices the easier ones.  Our daily built...

Single-leg strength & balance: Pistol Squats

Pistol Squats This exercise was introduced to me when I was recovering from knee surgery (torn ACLs in both knees... that's another story!) in high school. When done correctly, it's a great way to build up knee strength and stability, but it's not just for knees....

Grab your rock, kettlebell, or baby for this Move of the Week

Goblet Squats Grab something heavy, and join me right now for a few weighted goblet squats. Use your imagination: a rock, dog, baby, dumbbell, backpack, or really whatever you've got will work just fine. Today's message is start where you are, and use what you have....

Balance Sequence – celebrating Equinox

Balance Sequence for Equinox This past week was Equinox! These seasonal changes seem to always catch me off guard - how can summer be OVER already? It comes and goes so fast here in the north. In Alaska, Fall Equinox represents the time when our endless light-filled...

Move of the Week: Elevated Pushups for Everyone

Elevated Pushups for Everyone! Oh boy, pushups! I know a lot of people have a love-hate relationship with pushups...or is that just me? We might know that they're a good exercise to do (they're so good for upper body, core, and more!), but also ...pushups are HARD!...

Move of the Week for Core Heat on a Cold Day

This week's move is all about using the core muscles to heat up the body. These moves will build core strength and also increase body temperature, which I hope inspires you to spend some time outside, even if the weather isn't perfect. We have had a cool, rainy summer...

Move of the Week: Speed Skaters x8

Speed Skaters x8 Speed Skaters are such a fun move! This is one of my absolute favorite exercises. It helps me feel strong and athletic! That's at least partially because I grew up ice skating on the frozen pond behind our house in Soldotna, Alaska. There is just...

Move of the Week for better sleep

Legs up the Wall & Breath Work There are a lot of reasons why people might be having trouble getting good sleep these days. The craziness in our world, Alaska light in the summer, beginning of school anxiety, etc... the reasons are many. I like to encourage taking...

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!💃 I first learned...

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