Mindfulness and walking are highly beneficial to your mental health, especially when you do them routinely. Try combining them! Go on a walk. You can walk inside (yes, it still works) or outside, done alone, while walking the dog, or with another person. – just don’t have a conversation with the other person while doing … Continue reading Mindfulness Walk Activity
Maria, the host of The Dear Mark Project Podcast, invited me on to talk about how social media can negatively impact our body image. Most importantly, I talk about how you can improve your relationship with it. I'm a professional mental health counselor, specializing in treating anxiety, trauma, and eating disorders, so body image is … Continue reading The Dear Mark Project Podcast with Maria
https://youtu.be/REFUWhQ7KmU Subscribe to my YouTube channel Over the weekend (10/15/22), I made it 64 miles at Oil Creek 100 before I had to call it quits for safety reasons. I climbed over 9,000 ft on the beautiful and gnarly Gerard Hiking Trail that day. When I realized that I was done, it was night and … Continue reading Using the Ultra Recovery Massage Gun Post Ultramarathon
https://youtu.be/PJhNCtXbSpQ Subscribe to my channel for mindset and mental wellness tips Use this assessment to check-in with yourself to see how you’re doing with self-care. As people who highly identify as runners or athletes, we lean towards thinking about our self-care in main categories, such as, physical exercise, nutrition, and sleep. We miss a few … Continue reading Self-Care Assessment for Athletes
You are more than an athlete. Think about how many different roles you play in your life. ▪︎ Parent▪︎ Sibling▪︎ Family member▪︎ Son/daughter▪︎ Employer/employee▪︎ Community member▪︎ Friend▪︎ Role model... You may closely identify as an athlete, but there will be times where we can't exercise due to injury or participate in sports due to another … Continue reading You Are More than an Athlete: what can you do when you’re injured or another long-term commitment takes priority?
Glacier Ridge Trail Ultra 50 Miler (2022) This inventory-like activity can help you know what goals to set. It is good for just getting started in a sport or for someone who is seasoned and needs to reevaluate where they're at. We can all improve somewhere and this activity provides a little organization to go … Continue reading Strengths and Weaknesses Inventory Worksheet for Athletes
"Finish Stronger" It's one of my daily goals. Finish Stronger comes from having a growth mindset. I aim to finish my day or whatever I have going on stronger than when I started. It allows me strive to do great things without becoming overwhelmed. It navigates me through finding a balance in life and learn … Continue reading What will you do today to Finish Stronger?
https://youtu.be/o8XAJoUbggU Ultra Recovery RePro Massage Gun Review: introduction Ultra Recovery RePro Massage Gun Please note: I am an affiliate athlete, but I provide my honest opinion. The Ultra Recovery RePro massage gun specifications: • Powerful High-torque with new quiet motor technology. • Removable battery release. • Rechargeable lithium-ion battery (8+ hours of use per charge). … Continue reading Ultra Recovery RePro Massage Gun Review: introduction
When you think about what you do to support your mental health, besides exercising, what did you come up with? How many did you come up with? As a professional in the mental health field, I recommend to everyone that we have at least 5 things that we can do for our mental health because … Continue reading Athletes, What Are You Doing to Support Your Mental Health Besides Exercising?
In this video, I share about the care I've been giving my wonky ankle that I rolled badly while racing at Laurel Highlands in 2020. The roll happened early in the race, before the first aid station, as I was running downhill. My left foot landed on the edge of a rock that I didn't … Continue reading Part of My Self-Care or Injury Prevention Routine: using Prevail Botanicals CBD salve and other products on my ankle