Hiking for Mental Acuity

The summer has just come to an end, and with it our Pacific Northwest hiking season is waning. As the weather gets colder and precipitation begins to fall, we won’t have as many great hiking opportunities. Thankfully though, I can look back on many outdoor adventures I had this year and know that I gotContinue reading “Hiking for Mental Acuity”

Youth Mental Health First Aid

What a concept! “Mental Health First Aid”. I have done first aid certifications in the past, but they’ve always been centered around physical safety issues. Now I know that there is an organization providing first aid training for mental health issues and I am highly enthusiastic about it. Today I completed the Zoom class forContinue reading “Youth Mental Health First Aid”

Personal Discipline

This is a common conversation I’ve been having with a lot of people lately. What is discipline? Where does discipline come from? Is discipline something that an outside force imposes upon you, or something that you impose upon yourself? Or, should it just come naturally? I believe that discipline works best as a pull (yourContinue reading “Personal Discipline”

What is “Health & Fitness Coaching”?

My business cards say, “Health & Fitness Coaching.” But, what exactly does that mean? What do I really do? The services I provide are Individual Design Coaching programs, One-on-One Training, and At-Home Training. That just tells you what’s on the menu, though, it doesn’t really tell you what I DO. In order to understand that,Continue reading “What is “Health & Fitness Coaching”?”

Make & Eat Food That You Like & Suits Your Goals

I just wrote a series of wordy, thinky blogs over the past week. Now it’s time to rely on my most popular and easy blog category: food pictures. My purpose in posting food photos is threefold: To encourage you to cook and eat your own food at home To reaffirm that healthy food can alsoContinue reading “Make & Eat Food That You Like & Suits Your Goals”

CrossFit History Lessons, Pt. 7

This is the final article in my series responding to the October 2002 CrossFit Journal, now 17 years since I read it for the first time in the fall of 2003. You can read all the other articles here: CrossFit History Lessons, Pt. 1 CrossFit History Lessons, Pt. 2 CrossFit History Lessons, Pt. 3 CrossFitContinue reading “CrossFit History Lessons, Pt. 7”

CrossFit History Lessons, Pt. 6

Honestly, I thought this would be one article with a few brief comments on the old CrossFit Journal. But, then… I had a lot to say. Here are the 5 blog posts leading up to this one, if you want to catch up: CrossFit History Lessons, Pt. 1 CrossFit History Lessons, Pt. 2 CrossFit HistoryContinue reading “CrossFit History Lessons, Pt. 6”

CrossFit History Lessons, Pt. 5

Continuing to re-read the October 2002 CrossFit Journal and process my thoughts and reflections based on 17 years of experience with these ideas (I encountered them in 2003). Here are the previous 4 articles on this topic: CrossFit History Lessons, Pt. 1 CrossFit History Lessons, Pt. 2 CrossFit History Lessons, Pt. 3 CrossFit History Lessons,Continue reading “CrossFit History Lessons, Pt. 5”

CrossFit History Lessons, Pt. 4

Over the past 3 articles, I have alternated between praising and criticizing Greg Glassman’s CrossFit. The first one was about the definition of fitness (100 words). The second one was about the three fitness standards. The third one was about the sickness-wellness-fitness continuum. Today, I’m looking at the “Implementation” section of the October 2002 CrossFitContinue reading “CrossFit History Lessons, Pt. 4”

CrossFit History Lessons, Pt. 3

This blog series is not so much a series of lessons about the history of CrossFit, but more like a history of the lessons I learned from doing CrossFit. (Read pt.1 here and pt. 2 here). To be absolutely fair, I have to credit Greg Glassman’s ideas about fitness with inspiring me and exciting meContinue reading “CrossFit History Lessons, Pt. 3”