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Nineteen years old. That’s how old I was when I got diagnosed with diverticulitis. This is a health issue that usually occurs in older populations. According to this Cleveland Clinic article, “Diverticulosis is very common in Western populations and occurs in 10 percent of people over age 40 and in 50 percent of people over age 60. The rate of diverticulosis increases with age, and it affects almost everyone over age 80.”READ ON
Outside of some beach trips with my mom and her side of the family, I wasn't one of those kids who grew up going on family vacations; my parents separated when I was one. We didn't hop planes to go places, we didn't go on road trips anywhere – no ski lodges, no Carowinds or Busch Gardens, nothing. I did hear several times about potential trips we were going to go on, though. All that being said, I always wanted to try my hand at skiing.READ ON
Epic fail in regards to my first ski experience, but that was ok because it was now time to take a snowboarding lesson. Maybe this would be my thing. Maybe I would get it. Maybe I'd be a natural, I did do yoga, after all, and I have fairly good balance. HA! And maybe I needed to just be in the moment and wait and see what unfolded instead of putting pressure on myself and on the situation.READ ON
On Wednesday, February 15th I hopped a plane to Salt Lake City, UT to make my second attempt at snowboarding and/or skiing, depending on if the snowboarding didn't take and I decided to try skiing. I was on my way to where there was real snow, and real slopes, and where people really knew how to ski. Oh my!READ ON
Is there something, anything, that you feel comes naturally to you? Maybe it was a skill you were born with or one you developed over time. Well, for me, that skill is coaching. No, not sports coaching, but life coaching. There may be some similarities between the two – strategizing, motivating, and finding weaknesses and improving upon them, to name a few – but they’re still different ball games. Pun intended.READ ON
Do you take care of yourself — truly care for your being? If so, how do you do that? What does that look like? Maybe you don't know what self-care is, or maybe you think you have no time for it. Or maybe you do know what it is, have time for it, but still do nothing. Here are some easy tips for self-care that you can do daily, weekly, and monthly.READ ON
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