Things that are scary: Clowns, zombies, climate change...Things that are not scary: Fun movements that celebrate the season and our beautiful bodies! These moves are just to give you ideas. Please consult your doctor before beginning this or any other fitness routine. If you are at all unsure, consult an exercise professional. You can find my contact information at the end of … [Read more...] about Pumpkin Workouts Aren’t Scary…But Are Effective!
Raise your hand if fall food is your favorite food. My hand is up, up, up on this one. We are so lucky here in Colorado to have tomatoes still bursting with ripeness, squash flourishing, and all the greens we can handle while the peaches of summer still line the farmers market stands. And soon - the pumpkins will be ready to go into pies and lattes. Okay, the lattes are already … [Read more...] about Food is Medicine – Fall Edition
National Suicide Prevention Month, September, provides us with the opportunity to access resources and better understand the roles we can each play in preventing suicide—from one-on-one conversations to bolstering public health initiatives. From the sidewalk, under a tuft of grass, on West 32nd Avenue, a picture of a man appearing to be in his 30’s looked up at me. I walked … [Read more...] about Expert Encourages Direct Communication: It’s Okay to Ask, “Are You Having Thoughts of Suicide?”
There are a million things that you could do right now. Work, emails, your to-do list, cleaning, laundry, making dinner, calling your mom… But you’re just not feeling it. It’s not that you don’t have dreams and goals. Or that you don’t value your commitments. Maybe you’re just plain lazy. No! Procrastinating has everything to do with how our brains are designed – which … [Read more...] about 5 Steps to Turning Procrastination into Action
You’ve probably noticed -- It’s hot. And humid. According to Climate Central, Denver has warmed 2.3 degrees over the last 100 years. This may not seem like a lot, but to the human body, a bit of extra heat can make a big difference. Many of us associate summer with a sunshiny ‘good’ mood. Sunshine stimulates vitamin D production which plays an important role in mood … [Read more...] about 5 Things You Need to Know about Humans and Heat