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10/12/2021

What can we do to help & empower those with arthritis today?

Raise awareness! Help yourself and help others learn the facts, understand treatment options and ways to cope and know that support is readily available.

Here's a fact to get started: Children can suffer from arthritis. #juvenilearthritis Nearly 300,000 children are affected by arthritis in the US alone - that we know of of course.

Here are some ways you can open a dialogue to raise awareness:
1. Talk honestly about your own experience with arthritis
2. Do some research. Share an interesting article you've read
3. Offer support to someone you know that may be struggling

Let's speak up and support our #arthritiswarriors #worldarthritisday

What can we do to help & empower those with arthritis today?

Raise awareness! Help yourself and help others learn the facts, understand treatment options and ways to cope and know that support is readily available.

Here's a fact to get started: Children can suffer from arthritis. #juvenilearthritis Nearly 300,000 children are affected by arthritis in the US alone - that we know of of course.

Here are some ways you can open a dialogue to raise awareness:
1. Talk honestly about your own experience with arthritis
2. Do some research. Share an interesting article you've read
3. Offer support to someone you know that may be struggling

Let's speak up and support our #arthritiswarriors #worldarthritisday

10/11/2021

It's 🦴Bone & Joint Health Week 💪🏻🎉

❓True or False❓

You should rest arthritic joints often to prevent flare ups.

I want to hear from EVERYONE who lays eyes on this post. 👀

We will discuss in the socials tomorrow 👏🏻

It's 🦴Bone & Joint Health Week 💪🏻🎉

❓True or False❓

You should rest arthritic joints often to prevent flare ups.

I want to hear from EVERYONE who lays eyes on this post. 👀

We will discuss in the socials tomorrow 👏🏻

10/11/2021

New hair 157% improves your confidence in 1 day.

So do lashes, new lipstick and shaving your legs.

Agree?

New hair 157% improves your confidence in 1 day.

So do lashes, new lipstick and shaving your legs.

Agree?

10/09/2021

Yoga is so many things to so many different people.

When my I started my journey into yoga 15 years ago, I remember I felt lost and I wanted to feel whole. I wanted to feel less anxious. Luckily back then my ideas of what yoga was and wasn't were not limited by what I heard from others. I didn't know any people talking about it and I wasnt influenced by social media.

It's a very individual practice and you simply cannot compare how it benefits others to how it will benefit you.

It makes me sad when people tell me they can't approach a yoga practice because they feel limited by their body.

Forcing your body to take shape is the actual opposite of what yoga is really about.

It's about acceptance. Direction. Balance. Patience. Self love. Discipline.

Flexible hamstrings are not required. A certain body weight is not required. A body free from illness is not required.

Is starts with an open mind, an open heart and the capacity for a deeper understanding.

You are capable of so much, and it's all self discoverable. Yoga is just one way to help you make those discoveries.

❤️📷: @get.it.om

Yoga is so many things to so many different people.

When my I started my journey into yoga 15 years ago, I remember I felt lost and I wanted to feel whole. I wanted to feel less anxious. Luckily back then my ideas of what yoga was and wasn't were not limited by what I heard from others. I didn't know any people talking about it and I wasnt influenced by social media.

It's a very individual practice and you simply cannot compare how it benefits others to how it will benefit you.

It makes me sad when people tell me they can't approach a yoga practice because they feel limited by their body.

Forcing your body to take shape is the actual opposite of what yoga is really about.

It's about acceptance. Direction. Balance. Patience. Self love. Discipline.

Flexible hamstrings are not required. A certain body weight is not required. A body free from illness is not required.

Is starts with an open mind, an open heart and the capacity for a deeper understanding.

You are capable of so much, and it's all self discoverable. Yoga is just one way to help you make those discoveries.

❤️📷: @get.it.om

Photos from Paws for Life NC's post 10/08/2021

We gotta show up for our fur friends! ❤️🐶🏃‍♀
Paws for Life NC

10/07/2021

And maybe you should keep it to yourself.

Here are some ways you can support those who are struggling mentally and/or physically without overstepping.

1. Listen. Remove distractions and give them an open non judgmental ear.
2. Don't try to diagnose them.
3. If you're going to ask them questions, keep them open ended. Example:"Tell me how I can help?" Instead of "Have you tried XYZ?"
4. Suggest a walk, a paint night, listening to music, cook a meal together. Something that may bring them out of their routine and lift their spirits.
5. Know your own limits. You can only help and support someone you love so much and it's not your job to "fix" anything as much as you might want to.
6. Support them in seeking professional help and guidance. This can look like a physician, a psychiatrist, a chiropractor, a yoga guru, a hypnotherapist...you may disagree with the professional they choose, but it is their health journey to navigate.

After writing this post, I realize there have been some instances where I need to take my own advice 😄

And maybe you should keep it to yourself.

Here are some ways you can support those who are struggling mentally and/or physically without overstepping.

1. Listen. Remove distractions and give them an open non judgmental ear.
2. Don't try to diagnose them.
3. If you're going to ask them questions, keep them open ended. Example:"Tell me how I can help?" Instead of "Have you tried XYZ?"
4. Suggest a walk, a paint night, listening to music, cook a meal together. Something that may bring them out of their routine and lift their spirits.
5. Know your own limits. You can only help and support someone you love so much and it's not your job to "fix" anything as much as you might want to.
6. Support them in seeking professional help and guidance. This can look like a physician, a psychiatrist, a chiropractor, a yoga guru, a hypnotherapist...you may disagree with the professional they choose, but it is their health journey to navigate.

After writing this post, I realize there have been some instances where I need to take my own advice 😄

10/06/2021

🙌🏻 Movement + Nature 🍃
A recipe for improved mental health

Any and all exercise can reduce symptoms related to depression and alleviate anxiety according to evidence based research.

To zoom in on it a bit, let's look at the benefits meditative movement (yoga, Tai Chi, qigong, etc) has on mental health. In these types of exercise you're coordinating your breath with your movement with great attention. This change in breath pattern and posture changes the way your brain is connecting with your body. This change can create a sense of well-being thus reducing stress, anxiety & depression. There are numerous interesting studies on movement and mental health out there in the National library of medicine among other public research publications if you're a nerd like me.

Now, put these meditative movements in a natural setting and you're really high vibing. ✨

The sights, sounds and reduction of social stimulus can calm the nervous system instantly. Spending time in nature also links to cognitive and mood improvements.

The best evidence based research is your own experience. Give it a try and see if it helps! 💚

Direct sources: Harvard Health Publishing & the American Psychological Association

🙌🏻 Movement + Nature 🍃
A recipe for improved mental health

Any and all exercise can reduce symptoms related to depression and alleviate anxiety according to evidence based research.

To zoom in on it a bit, let's look at the benefits meditative movement (yoga, Tai Chi, qigong, etc) has on mental health. In these types of exercise you're coordinating your breath with your movement with great attention. This change in breath pattern and posture changes the way your brain is connecting with your body. This change can create a sense of well-being thus reducing stress, anxiety & depression. There are numerous interesting studies on movement and mental health out there in the National library of medicine among other public research publications if you're a nerd like me.

Now, put these meditative movements in a natural setting and you're really high vibing. ✨

The sights, sounds and reduction of social stimulus can calm the nervous system instantly. Spending time in nature also links to cognitive and mood improvements.

The best evidence based research is your own experience. Give it a try and see if it helps! 💚

Direct sources: Harvard Health Publishing & the American Psychological Association

10/05/2021

Today was a double whammy.
Asthma + Anxiety 😒

Thought it very fitting and ironic for mental health awareness week

Here's my go-to breathing/calming/I'm-not-going-to-die-today exercise.

It works in two parts & seems counter intuitive 😄
1. It brings my awareness to my breath and the fact that I am, in fact, breathing.. for awhile I wasn't sure how I hadn't collapsed yet and..the movement of the sandbag with my breath is excellent feedback and reassurance that my lungs have the capacity for oxygen
2. The weight of the sand bag helps the muscles in my chest relax, so that I can inhale deeply with less effort.

Sandbag is 10lbs from the awesome @lovemymat this is not required for this for exercise. You can use anything from a book to a folded towel on your chest. Doesn't need to be 10lbs.

Things to remember if this is your first time trying a breathing exercise, especially in a state of panic:

🌻 don't try to breathe. I know you want to, but your body WILL breathe without concious effort and acknowledging this is step 1
🌻 when you do make an effort to change your breath, start with slowing it down. Normal inhale and sloooowww exhale.
🌻 don't get caught up with "where" you're breathing. Belly breathing, chest breathing, just notice that your body responds to breathe with movement and appreciate the simplicity of that

5 minutes on the floor changed my whole day, it might change yours too ❤️

10/04/2021

Do any of these statements sound familiar? Have you heard them from others or even said them to yourself?

Although we're seeing more and more people come forward and share their experiences with mental health and illness, it's still stigmatized.

Just like anything else, there are things that we can and can't control that affect our mental health.

One thing we can do starting right now is stop the defeating statements we say to ourselves or others. I've been guilty of both.

We take up room for growth with judgement.

Expand your bubble, speak with love, break the stigma. ❤️

#mentalhealthawarenessweek #mentalhealthawareness #breakthestigma #positiveselftalk #holdothersup #listendontspeak #wakeforest #wakeforestnc #supportyourcommunity

Do any of these statements sound familiar? Have you heard them from others or even said them to yourself?

Although we're seeing more and more people come forward and share their experiences with mental health and illness, it's still stigmatized.

Just like anything else, there are things that we can and can't control that affect our mental health.

One thing we can do starting right now is stop the defeating statements we say to ourselves or others. I've been guilty of both.

We take up room for growth with judgement.

Expand your bubble, speak with love, break the stigma. ❤️

#mentalhealthawarenessweek #mentalhealthawareness #breakthestigma #positiveselftalk #holdothersup #listendontspeak #wakeforest #wakeforestnc #supportyourcommunity

10/03/2021

🌞Happy Sunday 🌻

I dare you to say no to chores and yes to doing something fun today. Get some laughs in.

Did you know laughter can have many physiological and mental health benefits? Studies have shown it reduce cortisol significantly and increase levels of pain tolerance. From a cardiovascular standpoint, the body responds to laughter the same way it does exercise. Laughter had even been prescribed to patients as a part of treatment.

If you don't get your kicks from hanging in trees, Seinfeld is now streaming on Netflix. 🍿

📊Source: Am J Lifestyle Med. 2016 Jul-Aug; 10(4): 262–267.
Published online 2016 Jun 23.
Dexter Louie, BA, Karolina Brook, MD, and Elizabeth Frates, MD

🌞Happy Sunday 🌻

I dare you to say no to chores and yes to doing something fun today. Get some laughs in.

Did you know laughter can have many physiological and mental health benefits? Studies have shown it reduce cortisol significantly and increase levels of pain tolerance. From a cardiovascular standpoint, the body responds to laughter the same way it does exercise. Laughter had even been prescribed to patients as a part of treatment.

If you don't get your kicks from hanging in trees, Seinfeld is now streaming on Netflix. 🍿

📊Source: Am J Lifestyle Med. 2016 Jul-Aug; 10(4): 262–267.
Published online 2016 Jun 23.
Dexter Louie, BA, Karolina Brook, MD, and Elizabeth Frates, MD

09/29/2021

🙋🏼‍♀️Guilty! Who else??

This is can true for our mental & physical health or both since one more than likely is effecting the other.

What is your check engine light telling you??

Let's talk about it! 🗣️👇🏻

🙋🏼‍♀️Guilty! Who else??

This is can true for our mental & physical health or both since one more than likely is effecting the other.

What is your check engine light telling you??

Let's talk about it! 🗣️👇🏻

09/28/2021

Are twists safe for those with arthritis?

Yes. Yes they are. And in fact they can HELP you feel better and do more activities long term. It doesn't have to look like the one pictured either. It can be much MUCH simpler.

It's crucial that you move often when you have arthritis. Both functional movement and diverse movement are important to keep a healthy range of motion for the joint and prevent muscles surrounding the joint to become short or underactive which can limit movement.

Spinal rotation is a functional movement although many of us don't practice it intentionally.

Doing so gently can not only improve the range of motion in your spine but your hips and shoulders as well.

Some things to keep in mind if you're already practicing or getting ready to dive in:
🛑 It should not be painful. Muscle tightness can be uncomfortable, but not painful.
🛑Avoid feelings of pressure, stabbing, and pinching.
🛑When a joint cannot move any further, do not try to force it beyond that boundary. Increased ROM takes TIME, PATIENCE & PRACTICE whether joints are compromised or not.

Not sure how to modify twists or other exercises to meet you where you are? I got you. Check out my stories later for my favorite twist variations. Send me a DM for my free download 🌻

#wakeforest #wakeforestnc #yogaforarthritis #yogaathome #yogaprops #ncyoga #arthritiswarrior #spinehealth #movementmedicine

Are twists safe for those with arthritis?

Yes. Yes they are. And in fact they can HELP you feel better and do more activities long term. It doesn't have to look like the one pictured either. It can be much MUCH simpler.

It's crucial that you move often when you have arthritis. Both functional movement and diverse movement are important to keep a healthy range of motion for the joint and prevent muscles surrounding the joint to become short or underactive which can limit movement.

Spinal rotation is a functional movement although many of us don't practice it intentionally.

Doing so gently can not only improve the range of motion in your spine but your hips and shoulders as well.

Some things to keep in mind if you're already practicing or getting ready to dive in:
🛑 It should not be painful. Muscle tightness can be uncomfortable, but not painful.
🛑Avoid feelings of pressure, stabbing, and pinching.
🛑When a joint cannot move any further, do not try to force it beyond that boundary. Increased ROM takes TIME, PATIENCE & PRACTICE whether joints are compromised or not.

Not sure how to modify twists or other exercises to meet you where you are? I got you. Check out my stories later for my favorite twist variations. Send me a DM for my free download 🌻

#wakeforest #wakeforestnc #yogaforarthritis #yogaathome #yogaprops #ncyoga #arthritiswarrior #spinehealth #movementmedicine

09/27/2021

September is Global Pulmonary Fibrosis Awareness month.

This past weekend was the #pffwalk which I was honored to be a part of to raise awareness and honor the mother of my dear friend who recently lost the fight with PF. Pulmonary Fibrosis is a serious lung disease that has no known cure.

Pulmonary, meaning lung, and fibrosis, meaning scar tissue, means exactly what the name translates to - scarring of the lungs. Beyond the problems scars present, pulmonary fibrosis impacts how you breathe and get oxygen into the blood. There can be many causes such as heredity, exposure to toxins or it can appear in conjunction with another disease.

To learn more about PF and ways you can help visit the PFF website: pulimaryfibrosis.org

❤️❤️❤️#becauseofbecky #pulminaryfibrosisawareness #walkforthecure @alicia__williams

September is Global Pulmonary Fibrosis Awareness month.

This past weekend was the #pffwalk which I was honored to be a part of to raise awareness and honor the mother of my dear friend who recently lost the fight with PF. Pulmonary Fibrosis is a serious lung disease that has no known cure.

Pulmonary, meaning lung, and fibrosis, meaning scar tissue, means exactly what the name translates to - scarring of the lungs. Beyond the problems scars present, pulmonary fibrosis impacts how you breathe and get oxygen into the blood. There can be many causes such as heredity, exposure to toxins or it can appear in conjunction with another disease.

To learn more about PF and ways you can help visit the PFF website: pulimaryfibrosis.org

❤️❤️❤️#becauseofbecky #pulminaryfibrosisawareness #walkforthecure @alicia__williams

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