10 Tips To Improve Your Mental Health During COVID-19

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As you scroll through my Instagram, you may have the impression that shelter in place is going great. I’ve been running, peloton-ing, and working. All is dandy here.

Yeah, no.

I like schedules. I thrive with a goal, routine, and consistency. Is there anyone who doesn’t? Sure, I am super sporadic and can be flexible, when it comes to reaching a goal, I am driven AF.

COVID-19 has hit me hard mentally. Kids home. Husband home. I continue working, school, and ...

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5 Ways to Benefit Your Mental Health Through Self-Care

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Guest post by: Brad Krause

There’s a common misconception that self-care is selfish and self-indulgent, and this keeps many people from incorporating it into their everyday lives. But the truth is, self-care is vital to our mental health and overall well-being. In order to truly be healthy overall, it’s not an option — it’s a necessity. If ...

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What is the Spiritual Side of Running? 

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What is the Spiritual Side of Running?

It’s noticing the messages of spirit/god/or whatever you call your higher power. This may be an animal you see, tripping on a branch, or a sudden burst of insight. I believe these are not coincidences, but messages from God/The Universe.

What is “God/higher power/the universe”?

To me, God is ...

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How to Live a Life You Don’t Need a Vacation From

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You know the saying, “live a life you don’t need a vacation from”? Although I understood it, it never seemed attainable to me. I always thought to myself, “when I get the dream job” or “after the kids are older” or “if I just could ….”.

That is, until this past year.

I went on a 7 day Carribean cruise with my family and noticed a dramatic difference. I noticed a major shift this year. I wasn’t craving a week to relax because I already ...

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Heart Rate Based Run Training: Maffetone Method 101

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Have you ever watched the movie Cars? There is a part in the movie where Doc Hudson tells Lightning McQueen he must go left to go right. I always thought that was a genius lesson in the movie. Sometimes we have to do something that seems so illogical, but really will get us to our goal in the long run. Heart rate based run training reminds me of this very lesson.

You must slow down to speed up. In ...

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Abiding in silence: my silent retreat experience

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I just returned from a 2 1/2 day silent retreat hosted by Yoga on High at the Jesuit Spiritual Center in Milford, OH. It was such a rejuvenating experience.

It was my first silent retreat, so I wasn’t sure what to expect. I knew I would be doing yoga and meditation, which I was excited about.  As an INFJ personality, I really crave alone time, which once I thought about it, I don’t really get unless I am out on a ...

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Paying attention to signs

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Signs and synchronicities.

They are all around us. We often go through life ignoring them. Once you start to paying attention to the synchronicities, it’s astounding how many there are, just waiting for our attention.

What are the significance of synchronicities?

When I have a synchronicity happen in my life, I interpret it as a God wink. These signs serve as validation I am on the right path at that moment or perhaps, I need to be paying attention ...

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My Experience Living as an Empath

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What does it feel like to be an Empath?

If you are reading this you likely already know. You probably are one.

I have always been able to feel other emotions and feelings…I just was not always mindful of it. Growing up, when I got a denseness or uneasy feeling around someone, I used to think that person didn’t like me. Now I know I was just sensing their emotions on a deeper level. This much inner work and ...

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