Mind-Muscle Dis(connection)-the stigma survives

OK so we talk about the mind-muscle connection as it relates to physical strength and deliberately contracting a muscle to help foster its repair, strength, and growth. I pose the question: “What is the difference between the phrase “mental health” and the phrase “physical health?” I mean, besides the one innocent word preceding the term … Continue reading Mind-Muscle Dis(connection)-the stigma survives

Finding Balance

It wasn't until I found a balance that I started to find me. I used to be all about school. A 92 wasn't good enough if someone else got a 93. My head would be on a constant swivel of trying to see what grades other people got to be able to compare my grade, … Continue reading Finding Balance

The Phases of Focus

Physical. Mental. Spiritual. These are the three phases I have observed myself going through starting when I was in high school. Obsessions about weight, nutrition, and fitness turned into mental health work with OCD/anxiety/depression treatment, which turned into spiritual healing and mindfulness. I found myself switching from tennis, basketball, and soccer to crossfit and consistent … Continue reading The Phases of Focus