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Stop stopping yourself

I am not enough… Not healed enough to start helpingNot knowledgeable enough to start teachingNot big enough to step into that calling What if your healing exists in your helping ?What if your wisdom is waiting in the teaching ?What if your growth happens by stepping anyway ? Stop waiting to “perfect” to offer your …

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A little bit about my journey so far…

You may be asking is she really qualified to be talking about this stuff?… Most of you know I am a first responder myself but what about the nutrition stuff? So I thought I’d take a minute to share a little bit about my journey I got my start reading fitness magazines in the dark …

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Note to Self

Not a Note to the worldNote to SelfThat the highest version of myself is always availableChoose her

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Chronic Stress part 2 for first responders, I bet you haven’t heard of this yet..

If you could pick a word/ phrase to describe the past two years as a first responder, what would it be? Mine, Burnout I did my fair share of beating myself up about it too That I didn’t handle the stress like I “should” have .. I knew betterBut I didn’t I do betterI rode …

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Movement IS Medicine, did you take your today?

Side effects may include.. 📌 Improved mood 😃📌 Increased Energy ⚡️📌 Clarity 👓📌 Internal satisfaction ❤️📌 Physical Strength 💪🏼📌 Mental Strength 📌 Radiance & Glow 💡📌 Increased creativity ✍️📌 Motivation 🔥📌 Overall wellness and Growth 🌱📌 Feeling unstoppable 🚆📌 Connection with your personal Power 💥📌 Transcending little energy ➡️ ⬆️ BIG energy WARNING ⚠️ ‼️ …

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As First Responders, just because we cant change some things does not mean we are Powerless

“First Responders, we often hear“Change what we can” 📌Improve our diet📌Exercise📌Improve sleep hygiene for when we are off shift📌Incorporate mindfulness practices📌Prioritize rest and relaxation activities off shift This matters BUT What about the things we can’t change? Like… 📌Sleep deprivation on shift📌Repeated exposure to toxins and stressful scenes📌 Unpredictable meal times📌 Being away from family …

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Cortisol, what First Responders need to know

Cortisol This word often brings up negative connotations of stress and weight gain But cortisol is NOT bad In fact we cannot survive without it It’s part of a system that helped us to adapt and survive stress and still does But our stress is different now then primitive times We have a lot more …

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The Journey is the Dream

It’s so tempting to believe it’s the goalthat is the dreambut actually it’s this 📷 From my office space

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The Endocrine Systems role in Chronic Stress : 2nd Due

So now that we know Epi and Nor-Epi are the Nuero- hormones that play the main role in our Short term stress response Who joins the party when stress continues? CORTISOL 😀 🎉 ( gets no ❤️ but we couldn’t survive without it!) 🔹Fashionably late🔹The 2nd medic🔹2nd Due engine / water supply🔹Back up However you …

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The Chronic Stress Response for First Responders

We are brilliantly designed to handle short term stress A threat is perceived, the body chemically communicates to adapt to it, once the threat is over we return to baseline But what happens when one perceived threats end is met by a new one? What happens when we don’t get that break to return to …

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Assessing our behaviors and how to build awareness to make better choices

Anchors ⚓️ They Can weigh something downThey can pull and dragThey can also Steady somethingKeep It safe and rooted amidst turbulent tides Behaviors are like anchors too Some we throw when we are trying to escapeThese anchors pull us downHold us backLimit usDisconnect us They make us forget WHO we areThat we came here to …

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Grass Fed Butter, Nutritious or hype?

Is Butter healthy?Does grass fed really matter? It CAN beAndYes it really matters See below for a breakdown of the nutrition benefits of grass fed butter which include 📌Butyric Acid📌CLA or conjugated Linoleic Acid📌Vitamins A, D, E and K2 If we are what we eat ( and we are) literallyThen we are what we eat, …

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Real Butter vs. Non-Butter Spreads, whats healthier?

Lets dig in. See below for How each is made 👀 Disclaimer : I am not into food shaming, absolutes or extremes🙅🏻‍♀️ which only create food fears and more stress! I’m sure I consume some margarine and processed seed oils when I opt for a donut or other sweet treat here and there and I’m …

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Hind sight is 20/20: How to bridge what you want and what you need

🎵” What you want might make you cry and what you need might pass you by if you don’t catch it, and what you need ironically will turn out what you want to be if you just let it “🎵-Lauren Hill ❤️ (song: when it hurts so bad) One of my favorite artists, Lauren Hill …

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Meal Ideas that support the Stress response : Breakfast Edition

See below for 5 Days worth of Breakfast meal ideas Each meal is packed with nutrients that support our Acute Stress ResponseBy including Antioxidants ✅Anti-inflammatories ✅Vitamin B6 ✅Tyrosine ✅And more The choices we make at the start of our day truly set the tone for the rest of the day! Starting off with a nutrient …

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