Run towards your true self: Embracing authenticity while chasing your goals

Nursing Burnout: Stress Management Tips for Nurses

The Statistics Did you know the burnout rate for nurses is over 50%, according to a 2017 study by Kronos? In the same study, which 257 nurses at US hospitals were surveyed, 63% of nurses stated they were burnout, and 43% reported they worried their patient care suffered because they are so tired. Alarming statistics. Nurses learn so much throughout nursing school with very little focus on self care and […]

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How to Live a Life You Don’t Need a Vacation From

You know the saying, “live a life you don’t need a vacation from”? Although I understood it, it never seemed attainable to me. I always thought to myself, “when I get the dream job” or “after the kids are older” or “if I just could ….”. That is, until this past year. I went on a 7 day Caribbean cruise with my family and noticed a dramatic difference. I noticed a major shift […]

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Why Young Living Essential Oils?

Essential Oils are becoming more and more popular as people realize the benefits these oils have. I love essential oils and use them daily whether it be as my “perfume”, cleaning products, diffusing, hand-made lotions & bath products, & countless more!   I personally use Young Living because of their Seed to Seal® promise. I love the quality of the product. Young Living goes to great lengths to ensure the […]

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What is Yoga?

What is Yoga? The word “Yoga” comes from the sanskirt word, “yuj”, which means to blend or bind. Thus why, Yoga is the art of blending movement with the breath and mind through various yoga postures (called asanas), breathing techniques (called pranayama), and meditation (dhyaan). Who is Yoga good for? Yoga is good for ANYONE. That’s right, anyone. You don’t have to be able to twist yourself into a ball […]

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Why Heart Rate Based Run Training?

I train strictly via Heart Rate based run training. It’s been about 20 years since I first began distance running (I ran sprints in high school for a year, but I don’t count that!) and I was not always an advocate of heart rate based training. Up until about 5 years ago, I trained according to my pace. I took nothing else into account…only my pace. I had a run […]

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Foot Strike in Running: Does it Really Matter?

You’ve likely heard a lot about foot strike in running. You may have asked yourself, “does it matter where my foot strike is?” Yes. Consistently having a heel strike is like putting on the brakes with each step. It can be an inefficient way to run. Your anterior chain must  work to slow down your forefoot. Your posterior chain will have to work to get your momentum going again. This can lead to a whole […]

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Paying attention to signs

Signs and synchronicities. They are all around us. We often go through life ignoring them. Once you start to paying attention to the synchronicities, it’s astounding how many there are, just waiting for our attention. What are the significance of synchronicities? When I have a synchronicity happen in my life, I interpret it as a God wink. These signs serve as validation I am on the right path at that […]

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