Why Don’t We Take a Shot?

Why don’t we take a shot? We miss opportunities in life when we pass on them. This can be at work, like if we decide to stay quiet in a meeting because you question whether or not what you have to say is valuable information. What if what you have to say is more valuable … Continue reading Why Don’t We Take a Shot?

12 Types of Cognitive Distortions

Cognitive distortions are irrational thoughts that can trigger our emotions. Everyone experiences cognitive distortions, but after a certain degree of experiencing them, they can become harmful. You might have heard the phrase, “you are what you think,” or the quote by Henry Ford, “whether you think you can or think you can’t, you’re right.” Our … Continue reading 12 Types of Cognitive Distortions

Managing Anxiety and Deciding with Uncertainty

Manage anxiety by deciding with uncertainty. When you're making a tough decision, all you can do is make the best choice for what you know right then and there. Our brains like certainty, we are creatures of habit. We rely on pre-existing patterns that are familiar, which is safe and effortless. Many of our behaviors … Continue reading Managing Anxiety and Deciding with Uncertainty

Are You Doing Any of These 3 Self-Defeating Habits? Here’s How You Can Fix Them

3 habits that destroy happiness and how you can fix them. Negative self-defeating voices Let's start with looking at our internal thoughts in order to better understand where our habits come from. We all struggle with our negative internal voices. They are critical, destroy confidence, and are stuck on repeat. These negative voices pop up when … Continue reading Are You Doing Any of These 3 Self-Defeating Habits? Here’s How You Can Fix Them

Dear Active and Runner Moms Who Experience “Mom Guilt”

[Note: I'm writing this from the perspective as a mother and an athlete, I feel the "mom guilt" creep in periodically, as I strive to juggle training and motherhood. This short letter can be to any mother who experiences "mom guilt" and or who needs to make sure that they're taking good enough care of … Continue reading Dear Active and Runner Moms Who Experience “Mom Guilt”

3 Mindful Strategies to Increase Positivity During Hard Times

https://youtube.com/shorts/-kNxuIassz8?feature=share Limit exposure Limit the time you're exposed to the situation. Be informed, but limit the amount of news, media, social media, that you take in. For social media, you can choose to follow and unfollow certain accounts and channels. Use social media to build yourself up, promote positivity, and connect with non-toxic people. Social … Continue reading 3 Mindful Strategies to Increase Positivity During Hard Times

A Positive Affirmation Kinda Day

Today, I'm diving into my positive affirmations, as negative and distorted thoughts have crept in. This is completely normal and something everyone goes through. I like to write my positive affirmations, which include quotes and Bible verses, on index cards. Like I said, it's a positive affirmation kinda day, so I wrote one about being … Continue reading A Positive Affirmation Kinda Day

WAYS TO STRENGTHEN RUNNER’S BODY IMAGE AND POSITIVITY

As runners, we need to make sure that we’re protecting our body image and promoting body positivity. Acknowledge that all of our bodies are different, setting aside judgments, opinions, and expectations of what our body should look like as runners. Know that all of our bodies are incredible and capable of so much. They can … Continue reading WAYS TO STRENGTHEN RUNNER’S BODY IMAGE AND POSITIVITY

Be Fearless, Accomplish Your Dreams

Crewing and pacing my friend at the 2021 Badwater 135 Think of something that you’ve always dreamed of doing. Travel? Opening a business? Contacting someone you haven’t talked to in a long time or ever? Dumping an unhealthy habit that you have been clinging to for years? It can be anything. It is probably overwhelming … Continue reading Be Fearless, Accomplish Your Dreams

Are You Feeling Distressed?: rate your level of distress

Use this distress scale to help you become more aware of how you are doing. The scale is 0 to 10, where 0 is that you feel at peace and are completely calm, and 10 is distress that is so unbearable that you cannot function. Refer to the scale, as-needed. If you find yourself rated … Continue reading Are You Feeling Distressed?: rate your level of distress