Positive Self Talk

Why is it so hard to believe others when they say how wonderful you are and how loving you are and how far you will go in life? Why can we only focus on who doesn't love us or what we are not, or where we fall short, or what's going wrong at that moment? … Continue reading Positive Self Talk

There are always two sides

To the person loving someone with mental health struggles: I know it’s hard. I know you care. I know you want to try but it just seems easier not to. It is easy to listen to someone with anxiety spew their doubts and then give up when it gets to be too much. Do not … Continue reading There are always two sides

Driving in the Mountains

"Today I'm in the valley," I recently told a friend. I meant I was in the shadows, a little less bright driving along waiting until the sun peaked through again. The birds were still chirping, the wind was still blowing, and the sun never went away but from my perspective the sounds were lost, nature … Continue reading Driving in the Mountains

Diabetes and Fitness

What is it like to be a non-diabetic personal trainer training individuals with diabetes? Everyone is different. What a general statement that could literally mean anything, but in this case I am referring to all of my clients and their diabetes profiles being completely different. One takes insulin, one doesn’t. One is type 1, one is … Continue reading Diabetes and Fitness