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Today I am excited to introduce you to artist/mama/homeschooler Sara Evans. Sara takes a true DIY approach to her movement practice and reminds us about the importance of play when it comes to exercise. Welcome Sara! How did you first come to your movement practice? I’ve been a member at one gym or another since my first baby, about 12 years ago. I had easy access to one, working in a Ford facility, and was able to find time to… Read more »

Today I am pleased to welcome my guest Amanda Wolski, a teacher/marathon runner/blogger who also happens to be my sister-in-law! Amanda tells us about how she surprised herself by becoming a runner and how this practice has enhanced her life in many ways. Welcome Amanda! How did you first come to your movement practice? It’s kind of a funny story, actually. Believe it or not, I used to hate running! I couldn’t run around the block without being winded and… Read more »

Today I am pleased to feature jewelry designer Heather Hall, who will tell us about the joy of rediscovering movement through physical therapy. Thank you, Heather, for taking the time to share your experience! I have wanted for a long time to be physically fit and stronger, but due to mental illness, I didn’t find the needed motivation to do anything about it until I started experiencing little injuries that come from being sedentary, lacking the strength in supporting structures… Read more »

Today we will hear from Deb Navin about giving a popular form of exercise a second chance . Welcome Deb, thanks for taking the time to share your practice! How did you first come to your movement practice? I had heard about Jazzercise from my late cousin who was very involved in the 1990’s. I was first invited to try it here in 2013 by a fellow parent at my daughter’s school. I tried it for a month and thought… Read more »

To start off this spring blog series I would like to welcome my friend Carrie Hura, a local yoga teacher and massage therapist. How did you first come to your movement practice? I first came into yoga while working retail: books, which are very heavy. I was moving and lifting and twisting 40 pound boxes of books from pallets and standing and walking on cement floors. My low back soon felt it. I found a book on yoga and began… Read more »

Happy Spring Equinox! As the season changes we often feel a renewed sense of energy and the desire to get up and move! I know my kids have been busy jumping over puddles (and snow piles, here in Michigan) and racing through the mud. Kids seem to have a boundless energy, and regular exercise and joyful movement is a natural part of their rhythm. However, as adults, we don’t often skip over puddles on our way into work or twirl… Read more »

Today is our last day of Healthy for the Holidays! Thank you so much for joining me. For the last few days we have talked about the importance of looking at our health in the big picture and how we can leverage our nutrition and self care to do so. Today I have put together a list about what happens when we do get sick, and some of the things we can do to aid in the healing process. The… Read more »

Welcome to Day 4! Here is the link to today’s video. day four Yesterday we talked about examples of nutrient dense recipes to feed ourselves and our families. Today we are going to discuss a different type of nourishment, and that is the nourishment we obtain from mindful wellness and primary foods. The concept of primary foods is taught by Joshua Rosenthal at the Institute of Integrative Nutrition. In his book “Integrative Nutrition”, Rosenthal writes: “Primary food is more than… Read more »

Day 3 already! Here is the link to today’s video: day three Yesterday’s blog and video gave examples of a few of the important micronutrients for keeping us well, so today I am going to give you several recipes that are great examples of how we can work these immunity supporting nutrients onto our holiday table. Let’s start with a breakfast smoothie. This one is not necessarily a fit for the holiday table, but a good way to start a… Read more »

Here is the link to today’s video: day two No one likes to get sick. It is a part of being human to have times of illness. I believe that our true health lies not in how often we do or do not get sick, but rather in how we can support our body’s built-in systems in order to heal. This time of year, our immune system works very hard to defend against microorganisms that cause disease. We can support… Read more »