self-care

Everything I Needed To Know About Relationships, I Learned In Crossfit!

Those of you that know me well, know that I love a good a** kicking.  I’m the type of person that is totally ok doing too many burpees during a workout.  I’m not the fastest, I’m not the strongest, but man do I love intense exercise. 

With that being said, the reason that I endure the intensity of this type of workout is not because I’m wired differently, it’s because of the relationships I’ve built in my gym.

And truth be told, there’s some universal truths in Crossfit that are the exact same as a successful relationship.

Finding Your Breath.

As a wife, a mom of busy 2.5 year old twins and a small business owner, seeking balance and stress relief seems to be the task du jour.  The days that I’m home with the kids are a mixture of pure joy and wondering if I’m doing it right.  The days I’m at work as a psychotherapist are a combination of witnessing really amazing and impactful healing in the lives of my clients, but also bearing witness to the pain and injuries that families, couples and relationships endure.

Don't Be Afraid to Glance Up.

I'm recently back refreshed and rejuvenated from a great vacation with my husband....which was kid free and pretty amazing!

Now for the record, I'm the type of vacationer that likes to sit, read and catch up on rest and relaxation.  My husband on the other hand is the explorer, adventurer type.  Well this time around, I decided to step outside my usual vacation MO and spend a day with him exploring, hiking and experiencing what the destination had to offer.

Resolution of Abundance

So, it's officially the New Year and everywhere I turn I hear people talking about the highlights (and lowlights) of the 2013 and of course the dreaded New Year's resolution talk. Facebook, the news, even celebrity gossip is filled with resolutions and I found myself noticing that the majority of what I was hearing were resolutions of deprivation, no this, no that, less this, less that and it got me thinking that this year I want to adopt a resolution of abundance. I want to find the things that I like and do more of it. I want to reach out to friends that are important in my life and share with them how much they mean to me. I want to discover the foods that bring me joy and find new ways to prepare and cook them. I want to laugh more and enjoy the gifts right in front of me

Why Is Change So Brutal?

Ok..I get that the title of this might be a bit extreme, but for anyone that has had to go through change recently...brutal might just be the perfect word to describe it. I work in an industry ie. working with people, that is so full of change and growth that sometimes it almost gets overlooked of just how hard it really is to face. Being forced to deal with change is often one of the most challenging experiences we undergo. Accepting change is essentially accepting the unknown and trusting that the "change" will work out in the long run. I don't know about you, but the whole thought of change can often be anxiety producing in itself and that's usually when it is "good" or "planned" change!