Mental Struggles While Running or Training?: three mental strategies that can help you push through

If you struggle mentally during a run, practice having a positive mindset, using mindfulness, and having fun. These three mental strategies can help you push through a negative mental rut during a run or workout session. They also benefit overall wellbeing and can be applied to day-to-day life. I figured going into this 6 mile … Continue reading Mental Struggles While Running or Training?: three mental strategies that can help you push through

HOW I RESHAPED MY RELATIONSHIP TO MY LIFE-THREATENING ENCOUNTER WITH A COUGAR (Part 2)

We all experience scary events, some are traumatic, terrifying, and shake us to our core. If it was a traumatic event, it literally reshapes both body and brain. A small way to address this reaction is to change your relationship or the way that you think about the traumatic event. Trauma can be treated a number of … Continue reading HOW I RESHAPED MY RELATIONSHIP TO MY LIFE-THREATENING ENCOUNTER WITH A COUGAR (Part 2)

Switch Up Your Run to Chase Away Anxiety and Worry

Tips for if your runs have become hijacked by anxiety and worries. If your runs have been overtaken, then it could be because you've been struggling with anxiety and worry rumination in other areas of your life (work, school, family, and more) Does this sound familiar? Continue reading to learn ways to regain control over … Continue reading Switch Up Your Run to Chase Away Anxiety and Worry

One Way for Runners to Stay Motivated

Stay driven to reach your goals There are many ways to stay motivated as a runner, but I'm only going to talk about one way, and I'm going to talk about it from a professional mental health counselor perspective. This short article isn't a therapy service, but it is a tip. I explain this tip … Continue reading One Way for Runners to Stay Motivated

Mindfulness Walk Activity

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