Category: Wellness Wednesday

Wellness Wednesday – Stress & Worthiness

Unmet expectations. How are you at asking for what you need/want? How well do you receive? This all plays into how we feel, how we communicate with our partners and dramatically impacts our sex life! For better or worse, the

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Wellness Wednesday – Crunches

Yes you can! Sorry, but so many women are told that they can’t or shouldn’t do crunches if they have diastasis or core weakness. Diastasis has several factors to consider, width and depth being the first 2. But there is also

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Wellness Wednesday – Standing hip/leg stretch

I love this one because it truly can help stretch the area of our low back just above the gluts, then into the hip and all the way down the hamstring or IT band into the calf and foot! Check

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Wellness Wednesday – Being Touched out

So this is super short but opens up a much larger conversation we need to be having. That starts with awareness and we can’t do that for each other. We HAVE to slow down enough to even make space to realize how we feel.

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Wellness Wednesday – To Lube? or Not to Lube?

Phases of our cycles, hormones, breastfeeding and more. Here is a clip from a talk I gave at The Motherhood Co. on sex. We will be sharing more from that conversation in the weeks to come! That blog post on

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Wellness Wednesday – Cat Cow

This was one of the first videos I made but it has been coming up a lot lately. And with different types of clients. Pregnant, post partum, pelvic pain and even some of my male clients. There are a lot

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Wellness Wednesday – Diastasis self check

Lots of women have concerns about diastasis after pregnancy. Right away, I want to state that checking yourself can be a bit tricky and pay extra caution to the 2 things we measure – depth and width. I’m mostly referencing

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Wellness Wednesday – Your perineum

The perineum. What is it? Where is it? How does it relate to pelvic pain, childbirth and your activities? Pain with sitting, sex and exercise or even just general pelvic pain can at times be caused by the perineum. Watch

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Wellness Wednesday – Spinal Curls

Flexibility is critical for avoiding injury. When our spine moves well, our nerves and muscles are happier. Keeping our center nice and mobile also avoids extra strain on our hips and shoulders. This is one of my favorite movements for

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Wellness Wednesday – Chi Machine

So what the heck is that thing in the corner on the yoga mat? It’s a Chi Machine! Still don’t have any idea what it is, do you? Well the simple explanation is that you lay down and place your

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Wellness Wednesday – Deep Squat

So we are long past the days of women only being barefoot, pregnant and in the kitchen – yet here I am, barefoot in the kitchen but DEFINITELY not pregnant! However, I have a great stretch for pregnant women, or

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Wellness Wednesday – Kneeling hip flexor stretch

Yep. All The Things – that’s my favorite. Just ask my husband. This stretch is another one that gets into several different areas. It should be a comfortable position that allows you to really sink into it and wait for

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Wellness Wednesday – How Massage Can Help Postpartum

Whether crazy positions from feedings, all the ways you hold your baby, hormonal changes or feet in your back from that precious co-sleeping, massage can be an important part of recovering after delivering that little angel. Listen to Courtney explain how! We don’t want

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Wellness Wednesday – Inch Worm

Dynamic warmups! Let’s do this! Great combo of yoga and movement to loosen up the upper body and entire posterior chain (that’s fancy talk for the whole back of the body). Check it out below! So watching is boring. Go ahead,

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Wellness Wednesday – Nerve Glides for the Arms

Ever wonder if you have carpal tunnel or if something might be wrong with your neck? That can feel scary really quick because we often associate those thing with needing surgery. There are so many spots that nerves can get

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Wellness Wednesday – Standing Stretch for hip flexors, core and more!

I love this stretch because it’s easy to do anywhere. Your home, office, the airport – ANYWHERE! All you need is a steady chair or stool, be near a counter or wall and you’re ready to go. I like to take balance

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Wellness Wednesday – Side planks with the pup!

Can I just start by saying how awesome the outfit is of the woman in our heading picture? Anyway, on to the better fun of our amazing pup day. It was fun bringing Honey to the office and watching her guard

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Wellness Wednesdays – Shoulder Openers

When shoulders get painful, it can affect almost all of our daily tasks. And guess what? It’s NOT the shoulder’s fault! So often, tightness in our upper back and throughout the rib cage causes decreased motion there that then limits our shoulder

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Wellness Wednesday – Planks! Let’s do it!

So many mamas have been asking me for HARDER core exercises! Music to a therapist’s ears. BUT many are also scared of planks, especially if they have diastasis recti (DR) or have been told not to do planks. So here’s the deal:

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Using The Ball For Self Treatment

If you actually master using the ball effectively, you might think I’m giving away my best kept secret, but I am seriously committed to making sure clients can keep improving between sessions. I also want to make sure that we

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