Mental Health

Combatting Overwhelm in Teen Athletes

Combatting Overwhelm in Teen Athletes

Our teens athletes have more on their plate than just about any previous generation. Youth are specializing in sports at younger and younger ages, which means not only an increase in the number of chronic use injuries and recurring pain, but also in the amount of pressure our teens are under to perform well in their chosen sport.

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The Big Breakups of 2020

The Big Breakups of 2020

by Leslie Ann Ellingburg RYT I had two big breakups this year--I left my husband and I broke up with all my fitness trackers. Both were relationships that started out with the best of intentions, lots of fun, love, and new ways to see my life. However, one became...

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That’s My Plate! I Don’t Know You!!

That’s My Plate! I Don’t Know You!!

by Sherona Espinosa      I don’t know what it was that bothered me more, the nerve or the confidence to criticize the amount of food on my plate. I found it odd, coming from a man I just met with a waistline thicker than my own. Like, “Sorry,...

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Saying Yes and No in Codependency

Saying Yes and No in Codependency

For me, saying no is a different problem entirely. After a lifetime of saying “no” to things because I wanted to meet OTHER PEOPLE’S expectations of what I should be and look like, I have wrestled with myself to do the things I want. I have waited for permission to do things because heaven forbid, I have a mind of my own.

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Losing Control and Regaining it

Losing Control and Regaining it

by Sophia Pollalis ATC, CSCS This past week has been… one for the books. I have fully transitioned into the next season of sports, which apparently made my brain switch gears from being on top of everything and productive to “how do I do my job again?” The weather has...

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Autumn Anxiety

Autumn Anxiety

When asked most people will tell you that Autumn is their favorite time of year. It’s hard to dispute this because the colors are so vibrant, the sky seems bluer and most of the colors in our flowers are at their brightest. Some people will tell you they love fall because the hot days of summer are over and the cooler temperatures are what they enjoy.

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Finding Mindfulness in the Middle of Chaos

Finding Mindfulness in the Middle of Chaos

We are heading towards the last quarter of 2020, and chances are you might be struggling to find mindfulness in the middle of chaos. So much has changed and looks different today, and we are all having to adapt to new ways of doing things.

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Finding My Answer

Finding My Answer

It was during an
early morning walk a few weeks ago when a character in my book opened my eyes to
something I did 10 years ago. I could not understand back then how my situation went south,
quickly.

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