Let me be honest. This pandemic – where there’s literally nothing to do except eat, drink and surf Netflix – has not been kind to me. Combine that with worsening arthritis and the start of my mid-40s, and I...
Ever find yourself wondering how to get stronger, fitter or leaner? The missing ingredient to your workout just might be weight lifting.  As a gym owner, fitness coach and life-long athlete, I have seen women shy away from weight lifting because...
Recently, my 13-year-old son and I were discussing all the changes he is anxiously awaiting as puberty draws closer. As he told me how he can’t wait for his armpit hair to grow in, I told him that girls...
Advocating for ourselves can be incredibly difficult. Instinct is something that we all have, but can be a scary thing to voice. We wonder what people will think or say and get bogged down in believing it's no big...
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Why Is My Skin Brown?

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What color are you? We can often find ourselves in the trap of a social construct, called race.  So many of us have been taught to define ourselves within the limits of our culture when we are looking for vocabulary...
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If You Give a Mom a Minute

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If you give a mom a minute…. you know, an actual quiet moment to herself with no one asking for help, calling her name, or using her as a makeshift, in-house jungle gym, she’ll probably want to put on...
Did you hear about that 1000 hours outside goal? It was popping up all over my Instagram and friend group text messages at the beginning of 2021. If you haven't (or even if you have), it is just like...
One of the major developmental milestones we all face is the forming of our gender and sexual orientation. Most of us are pretty clear on sexual orientation, but many of us don’t have a full understanding of gender. All...
“So, what do you do in your free time?” It’s a question I dread in small talk, conversations, interviews. Mainly, I guess, because I don’t have a respectable answer. My free time — I do have it, even as a...
The best financial decision I ever made was to get a credit card.  Yes, you read that correctly.  It may sound crazy, or simple or insignificant, but from where I sit today it’s made a huge impact. Planning for the...

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The Colorado Springs Guide to Pediatric Therapy

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When your child needs specialized care, searching for a provider can seem like a daunting task. The Colorado Springs Guide to Pediatric Therapy will...