wellness

How Gardening Impacted me During Quarantine [3 Tips to Make Your Gardening Endeavors Pain Free]

I have always enjoyed being outside and have often found a little yard work to be a great way to get some exercise on the weekend. My yard work, however, was always limited to just that, a quick weekend project. Now that quarantine and pandemic are part of my daily vocabulary, gardening and yard work have almost become daily for me as well. You see, I live out in the woods in Fairview. We have beautiful native plants in

COVID-19: A Pain in the Neck (Tips for how to manage your headaches, neck, and shoulder pain.)

These are trying times for all of us, let’s face it. Even more challenging is the total lack of physical exercise that we are ALL suffering from. Personally, I went from exercising over an hour every day to being proud of myself for getting up and going to the fridge. What a change. Unfortunately, with increased sedentary lifestyle changes tends to come increased levels of pain. Of these increased pain, neck pain can be some of the most common and

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,

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