• What’s In The Box?

    At 30 I feel fortunate for the different learning, career, and life experiences under my belt, but I could never make sense of them all. I’ve had moments where I’ve ended up on the successful side of the experience, learned and knowledgeable. But I’ve also had my fair share where I haven’t made it through. I’ve

  • The Third Voice

    We’ve all been there: at that point where we just don’t know anymore. Similar to running out of cash, we reach into our pockets and turn up nothing. We’ve reached the edge of our knowledge and experience, and we stand frozen in fear not knowing what the next step is.This likely happens more than we notice. The

  • The One Secret Of Success

    As human beings, we are excellent at creating rituals and habits. We do it out of both necessity and desire. There are too many actions to be taken on a daily basis to consciously think about them all. It’s by creating habits that we free up mental and physical space for creativity, fun, and personal

  • To-dos That We Don’t Do

    Spring is coming and our to-do lists are starting to get made. To-do lists are an adult version of a magical letter to Santa. They are full of hope and good intentions. We pull from the buffet of tasks that are floating around our minds and fill the page with all we want to accomplish.

  • The Math Behind the Work-Life Balance

    Whether it’s time, weight or money management — as I grow wiser I’m finally able to see the connections between a lot of life’s “issues.” The problems are all the same, but thankfully, so are the solutions. A lack of experience leads to the inability to change our perspective and understand context — leaving us feeling stuck and frustrated until

  • Fall Cooking Without All the Pumpkins

    Fall is by far my favorite season. Not because of football or pumpkin spiced lattes (PSL, as they’re called on the streets), but because I enjoy the sights and smells of the trees changing — and the fact I can stop involuntarily sweating throughout the day and night. As a corollary, I can also crank up my oven-based cooking

  • Do You Deserve Better?

    I’ve been in the health and wellness business for well over a decade and not always as a trainer. As a matter of fact, most of my professional life has been working with people dealing with the downstream effects of poor choices. They have entered a stage of urgency: I NEED versus I WANT. They

  • How McDonald’s Can Help You Lose Fat

    We can all make a better hamburger on the grill than McDonald’s… so what’s one reason why they are such a successful restaurant chain? Systems. There is a system for everything at McDonalds. Systems not only lead to efficiency and time saved at the drive-thru, but they also allow them to replicate their success an

  • The Three Pillars of Making Life Changes That Stick

    If you’ve ever tried to change a habit, you’ve probably felt the gravitational pull of the resistance to that change. There is always natural resistance to change. Regardless of the source this resistance can be incredibly inconvenient to our goals, and sometimes, painful to our lives. Many of the plans for behavior changes (think dieting,

  • The Movement Minneapolis: Now With More Yoga

    Starting on October 10th and running every Thursday in November, we now have a 7:30pm Yoga class. The first month will be completely free for both members and non-members alike. Come out and try a new and different way of moving. “Yoga is not about being “bendy”. It’s not about how deep you take a