Let the Wild Rumpus Start: A Calm Before the Storm

Let the Wild Rumpus Start: A Calm Before the Storm

A rare moment of calm and reflection before the wild rumpus starts. I’m proud I got this shot (even Watson looks surprised!). Usually neither of my kids sit still long enough to capture a moment like this. So I name this a victory for today! Here’s to all those small little victories that remind us of […]

A Fitness Survey for Women

A Fitness Survey for Women

So I finally took the plunge and signed up for NASM’s Personal Training Certification last month. I am excited about how much this will add to my existing practice and the opportunities that lie ahead of me. Now is the time to build the foundation and design some dynamic fitness programs that really help women feel good in […]

The Pso-What?!?! The Psoas Muscle and Why It Matters

The Pso-What?!?! The Psoas Muscle and Why It Matters

What is a Psoas? The Psoas (pronounced: So-as) is a muscle that attaches to our lower spine (transverse processes of the lumbar vertebrae), stretches down into our pelvis and inserts into the inner top portion of our thigh (lesser trochanter of the femur).  It is one of our most deep, most core muscles in our body. The […]

7 Steps to Having an Empowering Birth Experience

7 Steps to Having an Empowering Birth Experience

There are so many things that can happen in the course of a labor and delivery.  While we can’t always control the way our babies come into this world, there are steps we can take and preparations we can make to make sure that we are happy with the result.  Educating yourself and being open […]

Self Care for the Soul: A Slow Dance with You

Self Care for the Soul: A Slow Dance with You

In a world where we are constantly on the move, when we’re rushing around from point A to B, its easy to forget how to slow down and move with fluidity and purpose. Sitting all day, lifting heavy bags, chasing after rug rats, shlepping luggage in and out of airplanes… life takes a toll on our […]

Know Your WHY: 24 Affirmations for Your True Purpose

Know Your WHY: 24 Affirmations for Your True Purpose

Often in this busy hectic world, we find ourselves lost and veering off our true path or calling from time to time. For me, taking a moment to remind myself of my WHY is crucial to staying on my path and accomplishing the goals I’ve set for myself. Knowing our WHY is one of the most powerful influencers and motivators when setting […]

14 Benefits of Regular Prenatal Massage

14 Benefits of Regular Prenatal Massage

For  the ten months of pregnancy, a women’s body goes through an amazing transformation.  Our bodies evolve and change to accommodate a growing baby in our belly and as our center of gravity shifts forward, so do our muscles and the rest of our body as it attempts to compensate and accommodate a growing baby.  […]

Key Questions About Your (Prenatal) Care by Penny Simkin

Key Questions About Your (Prenatal) Care by Penny Simkin

A woman in labor is one of the most amazingly powerful and yet vulnerable beings in the circle of life. Birthing a human being is one of the most exhilarating experiences. It can also be one of the most traumatizing of our lives if we feel our power was taken from us.   Being an advocate for ourselves (as well as […]

7 Benefits of A Regular Foam Rolling Routine

7 Benefits of A Regular Foam Rolling Routine

It seems as if Foam Rolling is all the craze these days. Every gym or health club I’ve been to, there’s almost always someone rolling and often with a grimaced look on their face. Foam Rolling has been around for quiet a while but as more and more information about fascia and its role within […]

7 Ways to Naturally Induce Labor

7 Ways to Naturally Induce Labor

Not much compares to the anxiety and frustration that comes with an overdue bun in the oven. Counting the days…. oh who are we kidding?!?… the minutes! Wondering when this baby will show up. And if you’ve planned for a natural, unmedicated birth, it can be even more nerve racking. For those mamas out there […]