How to organize your life to get $*!# done

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I want you to banish the word busy. Seriously, it doesn’t serve any of us to run around feeling like we have too. much. to. do. Instead, I’d love to help you feel productive. When you’re busy, you’re panicked. When you’re productive, you accomplish more because you’ve raised your expectations for yourself. As a result, […]

Finally! Everything you ever needed to know about yoga for pain relief

Low-back pain in yoga

I’m going to tell you something you don’t want to hear: I do not have a magic wand, and I cannot magically heal your pain with yoga. In fact, yoga for pain relief isn’t always the right answer. However, what I can tell you is this: Whether you have low-back pain, bone spurs, joint pain […]

Everything You Need to Know to Set (and Achieve!) Life-Changing Goals

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‘Tis the season for resolutions. And rather than indulge my inner curmudgeon and tell you about the horrible retention rates of New Year’s resolutions, or suggest that once-a-year goal-setting is meaningless for creating permanent change, I want to encourage you to just GO FOR IT and give yourself some crazy-ambitious goals for this year. And, […]

Food, Dieting, and Your Pelvic Floor

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Let’s just say it: This is not the season to be on a “diet.” Whether you’ve decided that you’re just going to cheat for the next two days (or two weeks) before you restart your diet, or if you’re trying to white knuckle your way through eating healthy all holiday season, you might need to […]

3 Amazing Foot Stretches You Need Now

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Our feet are literally the foundation for everything else we do in our bodies, yet they get so little of our attention! That is, until they start really complaining. There are a few big reasons our feet can get achey, swollen, sore, or uncomfortable. If you are someone who wears shoes all the time (especially […]

Your body needs you to REST!

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Can we all just chill out for a sec? Today’s topic is one that is super-important to me, and in my opinion way under-valued in the fitness and wellness world. Sure, we’ve all heard about “self care” but usually that image of self-care looks like drinking a glass of wine in the tub – not […]

Kegeling isn’t working! What am I doing wrong?

My clients have 99 problems, and I would say about 87 of them have to do with kegeling. Questions around “I can’t get my pelvic floor to engage at all,” or “I’m doing my kegels daily but I still have urinary leaking,” are some of the most common questions I get. First, let’s start with, […]

Homebirth & Prenatal Yoga

We have culturally accepted the idea of “nesting” as a clear sign that a mother is ready for birth. However, many of us are more reticent to acknowledge that there is an innate inclination to give birth at home.  Yet, for millennia and across cultures, women have bedded down in a safe, controlled environment for […]

4 Secrets to Smarter Stretching

It’s hard enough to make time to exercise – stop wasting it doing a stretching routine that’s not effective! Here are 4 ways you can immediately make your stretching more effective: Lighten Up If you’re pushing so deep into your stretches that you’re sweating and holding your breath, you’re too deep! If you’re pushing really […]

The “but why” of goal-setting

Without a compelling “why” we simply don’t make the lifestyle changes necessary to accomplish hard things. Your “why” is kind of like a goal. But, the way most of us think about goals is usually as a measurable physical outcome – like losing 15 lbs. or recovering a diastasis recti (DR). Your “why” is the […]