Calling all parents raising athletes who feel overwhelmed

As a parent raising athletes, I know how it feels to get very overwhelmed and run down at times.   There’s juggling family, work, sports, house, bills, etc., adulting never stops.  Amirite? Recently I found myself struggling hard! From one week to the next I felt like I was managing life really great to holy crap – what the heck is …

Griffen: A Story of Injury and Recovery

I’d like to share a story with you of being on top, getting knocked down, and then coming back strong. In life, this happens; as adults, we’ve grown to expect it. But can you imagine how it feels to a young teen who felt like his game was FINALLY coming together for him? It can be heartbreaking and soul-crushing.   …

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7 Simple Habits That Create A Positive Impact On Your Health

Aaahh summer is coming to an end!  And as we embark into fall, I want to give you some tangible action steps that will help you get back into a solid routine that will provide you with the most bang for your health! **Side note, for any habit to stick, you must practice for a minimum of two weeks**   …

Is Alcohol your nightly dose of “Nyquil” to catch some Zzz?

Today we are going to talk about the effects of drinking alcohol in the evening has on the quality of sleep you get. This one is controversial because many who have a few drinks each evening will swear that it actually helps them sleep. And yes I will agree that it definitely relaxes the body and does help to fall …

A break in my bedtime routine… A story you might relate to

Last week we talked about what happens to your health when you don’t get quality sleep. Now it’s time for a personal example. If you are anything like me, you like a good routine.   There’s a reason we develop routines, mainly to gain a bit more structure in our lives.  They keep you on track, consistent, and moving forward. …

What happens to your health when you don’t get QUALITY sleep?

You know the saying, “sleep is for the weak” or “I’ll sleep when I’m dead?”  Well, today you will learn just how important sleep is for your overall health. Here’s the thing… each person is different, while one may require 6 hours of sleep, another may need at least 8-10 to be able to function on a daily basis. Whatever …

Mental and Physical Fitness (and how they’re linked)

Today we will cover why fitness, both mental and physical, are required to have a healthy brain. Remember a few weeks ago I stated that if you sit all day and don’t move your body that you start to become less of a genius? When we don’t exercise – it can decrease the volume of our brain and puts us …

How your Lifestyle Affects the Brain (Positively and Negatively!)

Did you know how you live your life can have a positive effect or a negative effect on your brain? Last week we talked about how not getting enough sleep could affect your brain, but did you know there are 7 common ways that your lifestyle may be affecting your brain health? While we may enjoy living the way we do, …

Is your body at risk from toxic exposure?

Have you ever visited a landfill or local dump? If you are like me, you completely shiver at the sight of it. There are so many things in our environment that we get exposed to on a daily basis that many of us are walking-breathing landfills. Our bodies are full of toxins that are damaging our brains and declining our …