Asheville

Oh sNOw!

With the cold winter weather coming around again, we can obviously expect to see some snow and ice in the coming weeks. If you are like me, you have had a “slippery” experience with winter weather before,  but it is a time of the year that we can all overcome!  Since winter can be as treacherous as it is beautiful, I wanted to share some tips to help you finish the season still intact. But first, a story! T’was the winter of 2017

How My Passion for Running Fueled my Passion to Heal

My life as a runner took off when I got into running cross-country and track in high school. I have been an athlete participating in a multitude of sports for most of my life, but when I joined the cross-country team, I knew I had found my passion.  I instantly loved the feeling of freedom as my feet left the ground. I loved that it enabled me to set my stress aside and focus on the movement

Building Confidence, and Changing Perspective

“Everyone is staring at me,” I thought as I slowly pounded my way around the track. My hips and ankles hurt, and my knees felt very uncomfortable. Looking around, there were new moms with strollers, kids playing football on the turf inside the track, and a guy who ran five miles every day, lapping me multiple times and always making sure to say “Hi” and smile.  In the beginning, it seemed like everyone was more confident, thinner,

Impulsive Adventurer: Cycling Across the Country

I’ve always considered myself somewhat of an “impulsive adventurer”. For better or worse, I like to pick a general direction, start heading that way, and make my decisions as they come to me and not before. It was due to this sort of mentality that, in the summer of 2013, I decided I was going to bike across the country. Bike, as in bicycle. I had previously done a similar, yet smaller cycling trip around

Taking Care of my Body while Bartending

Many years ago, I decided to get a part-time bartending job at a local brewery. I was looking to purchase my first home here in Asheville and like many Ashevillians know, the struggle is real. It’s expensive to live here! So I figured the extra income would be helpful. Little did I know how difficult and taxing my little part-time bartending job would be on my body. Luckily, the knowledge I have gained over the past

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