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The Body Image Blueprint Book Review

The Body Image Blueprint Book Review

The Body Image Blueprint: Your Go-To Guide for Radical Self-Reverence is an easy-to-read, compelling story of how we can tap into our inner wisdom to design a sustainable healthy lifestyle. The author Jenny Eden Berk structured the book in three parts: My Blueprint,...

A New Idea of Self-Care

A New Idea of Self-Care

I’m no stranger to women’s groups and book clubs that discuss books written by and for women about the perception of “being a woman.” I’ve been doing this work long enough that it often starts to sound recycled, or at least a new verse to a familiar song. In Christine...

Spit Saves Lives

Spit Saves Lives

When my best friend’s daughter was three, she was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. Blood cancer. Like many families, this diagnosis was completely unexpected. Just 36 hours before her diagnosis, little Katherine was at a friend’s birthday party jumping on...

Why I Started Blogging (And Why I Still Do)

Why I Started Blogging (And Why I Still Do)

  I started my blog—the one that became Running on Balance—back in 2009. In the blogging world, this makes me a dinosaur. In my mind, it makes me a trailblazer. You see when I started blogging I had no intentions of being what we now call an influencer. That is,...

Overcoming Gym Intimidation

Overcoming Gym Intimidation

It's one thing to want to start an exercise habit. It's another thing entirely to get off the couch and make it happen. As a health coach, I'm a proponent of a little self reflection at the beginning of any new habit-building process. There are two questions to the...

What does a Health Coach do?

What does a Health Coach do?

  Health coaches are part of the movement dedicated to reversing the physical inactivity epidemic. A health coach helps educate and motivate people to adopt healthy, long-term, sustainable behaviors to improve their health. They coach people to create a life that...

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I'm Karen. Wife to one, mom to three, and coach to many. Read along for my musings about cultivating a well-balanced life where I always strive to fit in fitness.

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