First off, let me tell you: I am a movement junkie. Have you ever been asked about your perfect day?
If asked that question, I immediately begin to plot out how I can move. A run, yoga class or a training session. A lap around the park with kids on bikes. Walking the dog. Time on the floor with my lacrosse ball and foam roller. Space to write and read, rest and re-fuel.
The resting and re-fueling has been a work in progress, but I'm learning. Learning every day to honor my body, pay attention to my energy and be fascinated by the wisdom we all possess...if only we'd listen.
Your body is telling your story.
Do you like the one you hear?
A little of my background:
While I’ve done a fair amount of studying and spent lots of time teaching, most of my training has been through living. Through running. Noticing. Eating. Falling. Getting back up and moving my body. Through getting quiet and listening.
I grew up with brothers. Two to be exact, and I am the deprived middle child (HA!). Throughout my childhood, my brothers were my playmates, my competitors and my team. If one of us could do something, the other two tried to better the effort – and there were no accommodations for running or throwing or whatever it might be like a girl – no excuses, no exceptions – get in the game or go inside. Our motto was always “if you don’t fall, you’re not trying”. In my youth I learned grit and determination. I learned to be curious. To crave adventure. To run, jump, get dirty, make mistakes, shake it off, laugh, and move on.
It wasn’t until later that I learned to slow down and listen - and I'm still learning.
My passion for wellness grew out of training for the Seattle marathon. When I began, I pushed through pain. I ran while eating junk. I let my mind run amuck. I figured that I was “healthy” simply because I exercised, and was relatively thin. Through my training, I began to realize that what I put into my body directly affected how I ran…how I moved…how I lived – and we’re not talking just food. Since that day, I’ve been playing with this idea, and applying it not only to exercise, but every aspect of my life.
And I know, that the more I listen, the more information I receive.
What you feed your body (thoughts, beliefs and food) directly affects how you move through this life.
When was the last time you paid attention?
You can have the life that you want. Move into it.
The short description:
Guide. Insatiably curious. Favors the color red. Runs in the rain. Loves the airport. Laughs out loud – a lot. Mama. Could live in sweats and a t-shirt. Writer. Directionally challenged. Speaker. Believes in magic. Passionate about moving one step further – growing better, day by day. Adventure junkie. Could spend the entire day with the dictionary. Water girl – oceans, lakes, rivers, puddles – I’m in. Math geek. Not so good with rules. Not so good with time either. Witty. Craves freedom. Constantly in motion, but learning to embrace the quiet moments with steady presence. World explorer. Eternal student. I love, love, LOVE what I do.
B.A. in Education, Mathematics Emphasis – Montana State University
A.C.C. – Associate Certified Coach – inviteChange and International Coaching Federation
Certified ChiRunning/Walking Master Instructor – ChiLiving
C.P.T. – Certified Personal Trainer – American College of Sports Medicine
Self Coaching 101 Certified – Brooke Castillo
Living Your Vision® Licensed Facilitator – inviteChange
RRCA certified coach – Road Runners Club of America
Wellness Advocate – doTERRA Essential Oils
Reiki Practitoner - Northwest Healing Studio
Yoga Teacher Training - 8 Limbs Yoga
In the press.