The purpose of writing this story is to pass along the insights I picked up during this journey, share how it is helping me now, and offer a few reflection exercises; each with the intent to help guide readers toward strategies that will help them through this pandemic. Some may wish to read the entire article while others may choose to scroll through and solely take advantage of the reflection exercises.
Personality Types, Adapting to Challenges, and Building Resilience Part I
As the city shut-downs and quarantines have been increasing over the past week, I’ve started to ask myself the question: How does our personality type affect our ability to manage our mental health during uncertain and challenging times? It is
KT Tape: A Backcountry Game Changer
Taping joints is a common past time as an athlete and an outdoor educator/guide. In a frontcountry setting, where what seems to be an endless supply of tape in the athletic training room, making mistakes was no big deal. In
My Backcountry Nutrition Journey: Is what you are eating working for your body?
Nutrition is a big component of day to day life especially in the backcountry. Over the years I have seen students and clients experience food stress due to their preconceived notions about food. “Carbs are bad”! “Fats are bad”! “Animal
Mental Training: Soul Surfer vs. Ego
I’m three weeks into the Iron Palm Level 1 Procedure. It’s been quite the ride thus far. Each day has been different. No two meditations have been the same and the mental game has provoked a vast array of thoughts
Goal Setting: Exercising Patience
I am an inpatient patient person. Are you familiar with the saying “Do as I say, not as I do”? For years, I lived each day as a hypocrite showing patience to others, but never extending the same courtesy to
Goal Setting: Preparing for Iron Palm Level 1 Procedure
Ever since I was introduced to Eastern Medicine and Bak Fu Pai QiGong I have been absolutely blown away by the impact they have had on my life. I find it hard to believe that a mere 18 months ago