Exercise and the Holidays

do you ever feel like this: “f*&# it. I’ll start next week / after Christmas / in January.” Friends, I work in the fitness industry. This is my JOB… and sometimes I want to just throw in the towel on the (VERY) reasonable goals I have for myself because schedules are crazy and it’s so

Your Brain on Holidays

I’m a heavy practitioner of boundaries and self awareness… but my biggest struggle around the holidays is guilt. Hard Core, Well-Tailored Guilt. Guilt for taking a day or two off from work. For not traveling to see one family member or another. For turning down offers from my local “family” in favor of just taking

3 Tips for a Mindful Thanksgiving

Do you struggle with feeling like Thanksgiving is just an energy drain and a source of stress? I struggled with this a lot in the past – reliving old patterns and fighting myself about food. But I’ve learned that Thanksgiving has the potential for being a positive and healthy event!!! Here are three ways I’ve turned
Coping with transitions
Create Energy In Transition Change is always happening, and although inevitable, big changes – including seasonal shifts – can be challenging to brains that crave predictability and stability. We so often look at transitions as a frustrating time of uncertainty … but there is space and rest and adjustment readily available between HERE and THERE.
Cover image for the audio book You are a Badass by Jen Sincero.
A couple weeks ago, I wrangled my recent growth down to about three steps. Full disclosure: I inadvertently stole one from Jen Sincero, and realized it when I went to write this review. Definitely hire a coach regardless of who told you to, but following through Jen’s HIRE A COACH push is literally what got

3 Steps to Accomplishing ANYTHING

I have so SO much to share with you all in the coming months… It’s been a crazy few years with so many changes internally and in the world and I want to start by sharing the biggest most importantest thing I’ve learned through my divorce, my journey back into full-time coaching after closing a
Artwork for the book Daring Greatly.
In 2016, in the middle of my divorce, I grabbed my highlighter, snuggled up on my couch and set about to seek bravery and a new sense of vulnerability and hope with Brene Brown! I made it exactly one chapter before slamming it shut and stuffing it in the back of my bookshelf with a
Trainer at Forest Coaching and Studio getting his pump on.
My desire to want to help others comes from exercising with my dad to help battle Multiple Sclerosis. At age 10, I was exposed to how much strengthening movement can help live a better quality of life. Ever since, I’ve been fascinated with the human body and have continually worked to expand my knowledge on

Cari Sims: Feeling Alive and Living Boldly

(I met Cari in the fall of 2013, when I had first moved to Madison. Since then, she and I have spent time on the yoga mat together, camping all over Wisconsin and eating a whole lot of snacks. I’m so excited to share her with you all!! -Annie) I’ve always felt the most alive
The cover for the book Hardwiring Hapiness
TRUTH: I really dislike the modern positive psychology movement. Here. I’ll say it : positive thinking doesn’t make you a better person! <ducks for cover> Making sure we only “think positive thoughts” or “feel high vibration feelings” diminishes the fertile ground of our dark places and – in my opinion – create shame around perfectly