As an adoptive parent, I've spent years reading about and seeking to understand the effects of trauma, including but not limited to anxiety, depression, behavioral issues, and attachment/relationship issues. Trauma can manifest in the body as well. If you're interested in learning more about this, … [Read more...] about Yoga helps kids with trauma & anxiety
I'm all about low-key holidays and gifts are not my love language -- but I do like giving some thoughtful gifts at Christmastime. I also love making them useful gifts when possible, but that's just how I roll. Gifts that give back: First a shout out for a program I love, Operation … [Read more...] about Gift ideas: Stocking Stuffers & more!
Just for fun, a few random things for a random Tuesday in this shiny new month. 1- Ax throwing is fun. Have you heard of the trendy new ax-throwing bars? New, at least, for all of us non-lumberjacks. I want to know who thought of this: amateurs flinging sharpened metal objects across a room, … [Read more...] about 5 things on a Tuesday
If you've been reading my blog for long, you know my life sort of imploded about six years ago (my dad died, we adopted two more kids from foster care, plus other things I didn't share online). As I struggled to cope with all of that, I began a journey towards strength in body, mind, and soul. … [Read more...] about Online personal training