I’m not claiming to be an expert in motherhood; I’m just a new mom navigating returning to work, maintaining my identity, surviving sleep deprivation, and staying balanced. As a health provider, I educate and encourage the importance of self-care. As an over-tired momma, I understand how prioritizing personal care is not easy. My pregnancy and birth experience were both pretty uneventful. Physically, however, I ended up with diastasis recti (abdominal split), a gnarly cesarean scar, knee pain, and general deconditioning. With returning to work, chasing sleep, preventing total house disaster and loving on a sweet baby, finding time to rehabilitate is difficult. Although it feels selfish at times, I have to make the conscious decision to put my health and fitness first. I find I am a better mother, wife, PTA and person when I’ve prioritized myself. Here’s how I put my oxygen mask on first before “adulting”….Read More
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According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, an average of 631,000 people die from heart disease every year. Developing better lifestyle habits can help reduce your risk of a heart attack and lead to a healthier heart.Read More
This is the time of year when people start thinking about planning a vacation. I recently wrote a blog on the steps to improving work life balance in your life. With hectic and stressful schedules, it can be difficult to take the time to nurture and care for yourself. Taking a nice vacation is a wonderful way to rejuvenate yourself. Even the act of planning a vacation can add some extra excitement in your life. The following is a list of why travel is an important aspect of life.Read More
Surfing, although a highly physically demanding sport, has a reputation for being full of “chill” vibes. There’s something calming and meditative about being out in the ocean and enjoying the power of nature. Learn how this professional surfer optimizes her physical and mental health!Read More
PNW is notorious for not having many sunny days. So, when the weather is nice, many folks like to go outside and enjoy the sunshine. The unfortunate consequence of being in the sun without protection is getting sunburn. Read more about some helpful products I discovered that worked for me when I had sunburn earlier this year.Read More