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Break Boredom With a New Workout (there’s something new for everyone!)

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Are you stuck in a rut? Specifically, a fitness or workout rut? Maybe you’ve been going on the same walk around the block for the last few months, or you’ve done the same online yoga video one too many times. And maybe, you’ve gotten out of the habit of working out entirely! No matter your situation, today’s […]

National Parks & You—The Perfect Pair

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You heard it here, first. National Parks are the unsung heroes of the United States. What Makes National Parks Amazing?  It’s been a long year and we’ve all been cooped up inside. But, the weather is (kind of) shaping up toward summer, many restrictions are being lifted, and people are looking for an adventure!   Insert […]

Conflict Resolution … Don’t Let It Keep You Up at Night

Tension. We all know it. We all feel it. Many of us dread it … especially when it involves a disagreement, miscommunication, or conflict with someone else. Awkward silences … harsh voices … wondering what you could or should have said differently. Even just reading this paragraph probably made you uncomfortable. As much as we all dislike […]

Spring Cleaning Your Mindset

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How many “spring cleaning” posts have been rolling through your feed the last few weeks? Home organization, cleaning, chores, etc. … we’re all very focused on ways to spring clean the “things” around us, but what about the parts inside us? When was the last time you took a good look at how the inner […]

10 Winter Activities You Might Not Have Tried!

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It’s still winter … but not for long!   By March, we all hear the word “winter” and are either frantically trying to cram in the last bits of skiing or snowboarding and other traditional winter activities, or … we’re looking outside at the snow, slush, and gray skies hoping for sunshine and warmth. It’s easy […]

Staying Positive Isn’t Just About Smiling More Often

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Staying positive is not always our first instinct. In fact, our brains are hard-wired to lean toward overthinking and over-worrying—which, one might say, is pretty much the exact opposite of positive thinking. It might have made sense back in the hunter-gatherer days when danger lurked around every corner (and kept “realistic” [negative] thinking in our […]

Risk Taking, Reward, and Handstands

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Risk-taking can be scary, and everyone’s idea of “risk” looks a little bit different. Risk means that whatever the situation might be, there’s a chance for danger or loss; it means you have something to lose! Now, a risk doesn’t have to be something massive like cliff jumping off a waterfall in Bali, or swimming with hammerhead sharks in the open ocean. There can be risks […]

Managing Expectations through the Highs and Lows

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Oh, those expectations. They’ll let us down every time. Whether we have low or high expectations for any given situation, we’re creating standards or ideals about what will, won’t, or might happen—before it’s even happened! And sometimes our expectations are even about how someone else might react or what someone else might do or say. […]

How to Beat the Winter Blues

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Winter blues and seasonal depression—winter can be SAD. Don’t let it get you down! For many, once those long days of summer and warmth are over and the sun starts making only weekly appearances (if you’re lucky), winter can be downright miserable. Learn how to spot the winter blues and turn them into winter awesomeness! […]

Fall Activities While Still Social Distancing

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There’s no question that this year is one for the history books and with the current environment, some of our favorite fall activities have changed a bit. But, it’s a new season, the weather’s changing, leaves are falling (at least here in the Northwest), and it’s the perfect time to embrace the changes around us. […]