Fall has finally arrived here in Virginia! The cooler weather last weekend had me clamoring for all things cozy (I really wanted to say pumpkin spice but feel like that gets overused…maybe because it’s so fragrant and delicious….ok, you got me. I was totally clamoring for pumpkin spice…) What is it about fall that brings… Continue reading It’s Fall Y’all! 3 Healthy Ideas for Embracing the Season
The balance of effort and ease is a common thread that runs through every mindfulness practice. Whether you are in seated meditation or engrossed in a sweaty yoga class, practicing mindfulness can be akin to walking on the beach. At first glance, a walk on the beach may seem easy. Like you may remember from… Continue reading Mindfulness Monday: Balancing Effort and Ease
Contrary to popular belief, giving up and letting go are not synonymous. For most of us (this unbelievable control freak myself included) this is a learned behavior, with lots of cognitive rewiring involved. Like many things, it’s a practice. It’s loosening your grip on the way things “have to be”. It’s giving yourself a bit… Continue reading Mindfulness Monday: Letting Go
When considering all the benefits of exercise, we may want to take environment into account. I know you are probably thinking “It’s not enough to get the movement in, now we have to think about where we are performing it?” Hear me out. As we know, the benefits of exercise go way beyond the physical. … Continue reading Fitness Friday: The Impact of Environment on Your Workout
Balance training is a key component in any fitness routine. Feeling confident in the ability to move your body in a comfortable and stable manner can open up your fitness routine in a variety of ways. Aside from simply preventing falls, balance training is great for strengthening the core and building stability in and around… Continue reading Fitness Friday: Balance…Use It, Don’t Lose It!