Foot Strike in Running: Does it Really Matter?

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You’ve likely heard a lot about foot strike in running. You may have asked yourself, “does it matter where my foot strike is?”

Yes.

Consistently having a heel strike is like putting on the brakes with each step. It can be an inefficient way to run. Your anterior chain must  work to slow down your forefoot. Your posterior chain will have to work to get your momentum going again. This can lead to a whole host of problems from shin splints, to knee, IT band, and hip ...

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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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What is this blog about?

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If you are beginning to ask questions like, “who am I?”, “why am I here?”, and “what is my life’s purpose?” Then you’ve come to the right place. You don’t have to be a runner or yogi to follow my blog. You DO need to be a seeker. A seeker for a more spirit-led life. A more authentic life.

The mission of my blog is to empower, educate, and inspire women to life a more authentic life by finding balance. Following your passions and inner ...

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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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Interview with Andy Grider, diagnosed with Diabetes May 2016

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In May 2016, my husband was diagnosed with Latent autoimmune diabetes of adults or “LADA”. It was pretty shocking, as he didn’t fit the typical stereotype for Diabetes. Luckily, he was proactive and sought medical treatment when he wasn’t feeling well. He was fortunate he caught it early. At his initial doctor’s appointment, his glucose was at 324 and his pancreas wasn’t producing insulin.

He received a diagnosis on a Friday and was started on insulin the following Monday. It was ...

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Diabetes Mellitus: What It Is & Why You Need To Know About It

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The Statistics: 

Chances are, you know someone affected by Diabetes Mellitus. In 2012, according to www.diabetes.org, 29.1 million or 9.3% of Americans had diabetes. Of that 29.1 million, 21 million were not diagnosed.  In 2013, diabetes was listed as the 7th cause of death.

As a health and wellness advocate, it’s frustrating to read these statistics because the complications from diabetes can be controlled with proper health and wellness. Study after study has shown that there is improved glucose tolerance ...

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7 Must Do Self-Care Practices

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Self-Care wasn’t always top of my list. It took time. It used to be, “self care” was exercising and checking a box. It had nothing to do with self-care and everything to do about “losing weight” and my “self image”.

I would often stress about fitting in my “self care” activity of exercising, which seems ironic. The very “self care” activity that was suppose to promote relaxation and destress me, was causing me stress trying to fit it in? ...

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2017 Nuun Ambassador!

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I am beyond thrilled to announce that I was selected as a nuun ambassador for 2017! I have been using their products since I started my marathon running in 2009 and I am proud to represent them.

However, I noticed an interesting thought pattern happen when I received the selection email. It’s interesting how sometimes when I am chosen for something or attain a goal, I notice self-limiting beliefs run through my head.  Continue Reading →

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Want an simple, affordable stand up desk? Here’s 2 ways how under $20!

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Did you know that the Americans spend an average of 13 hours per day sitting? That doesn’t include the time slept, which would than equal an average of 21 hours /day on average Americans spend leading a sedentary lifestyle.

If that doesn’t shock you, here’s some more. The average American male, weighs 195.5 according to the CDC. If he sits the average 8 ...

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