Do you feel like you’re always starting over?

A few years ago, I was going through hell. I don’t know how else to explain it, hell seems to be a pretty accurate description. I was a single mom, raising two daughters alone, and my youngest was having some issues that were affecting school. I was in constant meetings with the middle school and trying … Continue reading Do you feel like you’re always starting over?

Could Pain Be Causing You To Overeat?

I’ve had periods in my life when I’ve been really into working out; I’ve been into weight lifting, kickboxing, step classes, running, the elliptical. Then life would, at times, get busy and I would fall out of my routine and my workouts were more infrequent. But for the past 20 years I’ve been a pretty … Continue reading Could Pain Be Causing You To Overeat?

Why I Kickbox

My first cardio kickboxing class was in 1999, before that I was big into the step aerobic classes. They were fun but when I first went to a kickboxing class and I got to jab, cross and uppercut, I was hooked. Other workouts were cool but kickboxing made me feel powerful and let me release … Continue reading Why I Kickbox

The connection between physical and emotional pain

Lack of activity destroys the good condition of every human being, while movement and methodical physical exercise save it and preserve it. –Plato About five years ago I started to have severe back pain. I didn’t have an accident, nothing happened, I just woke up one morning with the most unbelievable pain in my lower … Continue reading The connection between physical and emotional pain

Exercise and Mood

Since childhood, I have suffered from depression and anxiety. For years I searched for the perfect pill to give me some relief from the darkness and fear that controlled my life. In my twenties and thirties I tried many different medications and “cocktails” combining different anti-depressants and anti-anxiety meds. Few had any impact and the … Continue reading Exercise and Mood