Who has time for Self-Care anyway?

Who has time for Self-Care anyway?

  If you're like most people, you're busy with so many things flying at you from so many different directions that sometimes self-care seems like just one more thing that gets put on your to-do list (but never actually gets done).  I mean, who has time for...

Self-Care as Escapism

Self-Care as Escapism

In the last post, I shared with you 5 COMPLETELY FREE Acts of Self-Care.  I hope you noticed that the theme was making connections, between yourself and your breath, your body, your mind, and your friends. But for so many people, there is a belief that self-care is a...

5 COMPLETELY FREE Acts of Self-Care

5 COMPLETELY FREE Acts of Self-Care

SELF CARE: it's all the buzz. Most discussions of self-care have to do with carving out "ME TIME" or indulging in lavish and rejuvenating spa services.  But what about self-care on a budget?  Here are my Top 5 Acts of Self Care that are completely free. BREATHE It...

Spiritual Wellness: Purpose and Passion

Spiritual Wellness: Purpose and Passion

Before you go running off, scared that spiritual wellness means you're about to get a long lecture about religion, hold tight.  In the study of wellness, we are looking at the totality of the human experience.  The spiritual component is an integral part of wellness....

Mental Wellness

Mental Wellness

Our thoughts affect our moods and our body.  Paying attention to your mental wellness is an important marker of your overall health. LINK BETWEEN MOVEMENT AND MOOD There is a direct link between increased movement and improved mood.  Harnessing exercise as a method to...

5 Must-Read Wellness Books

5 Must-Read Wellness Books

  With all the newness of Spring surrounding me, I'm feeling the itch for inspiring, thoughtful reading.  While I enjoy a good chick lit page turner as much as the next gal, I spend most of my reading time with non-fiction books.  Whether it's a biography, a...

Top 7 Women’s Wellness Myths

Top 7 Women’s Wellness Myths

March has been MYTH MONTH here at Running on Balance, and we're here today to close it out with our Top 7 Women's Wellness myths. We started the month exploring the WILLPOWER MYTH.  By uncovering what is going on in your brain and your body, maybe you can stop beating...

The Sleep Myth

The Sleep Myth

Just because something is essential to life doesn't mean it comes easily.  Today, we have the sleep myth to illustrate this concept. Similar to the hydration myth, the sleep myth challenges the concept that everyone should be a great sleeper because we need sleep to...

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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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