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Body Knowledge is Power: Take Six Months to Prep for Pregnancy

Preparing for Pregnancy It’s unreal how much planning goes into one little human. Amidst the questions, there’s one thing moms put on the back burner until after babies are born, but it often starts before babies are even conceived: self care. It’s a hot little buzzword right now, but we’re …

The Simplest Way to Bring More Love In

The Art of Receiving “OMG, Your butt looks so good!” “Ohhh, shut up! I’ve been on a total binge lately!”   “Wow! I love your hair!” “Nah, thanks. I mean, I need to get it cut and I didn’t even have time to style it today.”   “Girl, you’re rocking …

I just had a baby. (Slowing Down Time Postpartum)

I’m not Einstein, but I can tell you that time is relative.  When first introduced to the theory of relativity, it seems a bit complex and nuanced, but it actually is applicable to everyday life, especially for the postpartum time period. Ask almost any parent with children over age 10 …

Tackling the Family Budget Mindfully

Money as Energy, Intentionally Spent My husband and I recently watched the documentary Minimalism and I simultaneously started working to develop a different relationship with money. After watching Minimalism, we began to purge our shit. It was truly eye opening to see the crap we were holding onto. I realized …

BIRTHFIT Summit 2018 Recap

(The alternate title of this blog was How to Cure Your BIRTHFIT Summit FOMO.) We were in Austin, TX, for the annual BIRTHFIT Summit June 7-9.  This year was even more magical than years past, and had an overarching theme of going deep within in order to facilitate healing. The …

BIRTH(FIT)

“…So is BIRTHFIT just fitness for pregnant women?” A question I get asked frequently when the topic of BIRTHFIT comes up. This is an opportunity for me to explain that BIRTHFIT is much (MUCH) more than fitness. One of the definitions for FIT is, “Prepared or ready.” As a Regional …

Sensuality Through Senses

Sensuality is often closely associated with sexual pleasure. While it is that, it is also much more. Let’s discuss a few ways you can enhance sensuality and play in your life through heightening ALL of your senses and begin to break down the barriers of sexual pleasure being taboo. Sensuality …

BIRTHFIT Summit 2017 Speaker: Dr. Milo Chavira

Starting BIRTHFIT Without a Fitness Background

My first contact with BIRTHFIT was when my dear friend and BIRTHFIT Dallas Regional Director, Jamie, recommended I check it out. I browsed through the website and looked through the photos on social media of pregnant and postpartum women working out. I was impressed. They were strong, capable, and intentional …

Habits in the Making

“This blog was adapted from its original post on Unitedbarbell.com by the author.” Habits: a powerful influence on your daily choices. Many start in early childhood, while others are cultivated over time. From the moment you wake and choose what to eat for breakfast until the moment you choose to …