Wellness….

Life...Take 2

what the heck does this word really mean?  Wellness seems to be a popular buzz word that is thrown around a lot these days, especially in conjunction with the word health.  I know I am guilty of using it a lot in my own blog, Instagram and even Facebook posts but when I stopped to think about it I was a little unsure if I was even using it correctly. 🙄 I caught myself dropping the word yesterday when I was talking to a friend of mine who I have been coaching for the last couple months and I realized it really can mean different things to different people. What wellness means to me may be totally different than what it means to my friend and to all of you out there as well!

I wanted to dive a little deeper into what this word really encompasses so of course the…

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Various Benching Tips

In this video I share:

1. How to wrap the wrists in a pressing movement

2. Using chalk minimally for maximal results

3. Setting up on a parallel pressing movement including backside bracing

4. Demonstrating how to do a Larsen press with a bench block

5 Things Every Person with a Mental Illness Needs to Hear

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If you are open about your diagnosis of mental illness, most likely you are faced with more negative feedback than positive. We are labeled as damaged goods. When I was diagnosed with bipolar 2 disorder, there were no words of encouragement or pamphlet that taught me how to handle stigma or love myself. I was set up for failure, and I know many of you feel the same way. The following blog post is what every person with a mental illness needs to hear. It’s the truth that we are kept from acknowledging.

You are not stigma.

Self-stigma is when you are aware of the stereotypes that exist and apply it to one’s self. The negative misconceptions about people with mental illness are so heavily present in our society that it can influence our self-perception. We cannot control how the public views those of us living with a mental illness…

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Binaural Beats For Improving Physical & Mental Health

With several human studies to back up the health claims, binaural beats appear to be a promising tool in the fight against anxiety, stress, and negative mental states. Research has found that listening daily to CDs or audio files with binaural beats has positive effects on:

  • anxiety
  • memory
  • mood
  • creativity
  • attention

Becoming a master at meditation isn’t easy. Binaural beats won’t work for everyone, and they aren’t considered a cure for any particular condition. However, they might offer a perfect escape for those interested in relaxing, sleeping more peacefully, or entering a meditative state.

Binaural Harmonic *Headphones* from Brittany_Kurtinecz on Vimeo.

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Additional information: https://www.healthline.com/health/binaural-beats#bottom-line

Total hip replacement Pt 1

On Wed, August 22nd 2018 I had a total left hip replacement conducted here in Utah.  The symptoms leading up to the need for surgery started a few years ago.  First, external rotation of my hip would cause a sharp pain in the join.  I also started favoring my other side which likely is why my Quadratus lumborum or QL muscle was injured at the IPL World Cup in 2016.  I also developed more low back pain as the hip was putting more pressure on the spin being unstable.  Last Spring of 2018 I started getting sharp pains that would make me collapse and scream in pain.  The pain was assumed to be the last of my labrum tearing in the narrow sockets.  Movement from that point was very painful where I would limp while causing more damage to the low back and the unstable socket would inevitably pinch my sciatica leading to more pain.

The spacing or lack off on the left is similar to my own joint.  THERE IS NONE.

Walking was almost unbearable  while sitting and standing both cause me pain.  My comfort pose was laying flat on my back with ice packs but it helped me get through the last few months leading up to the surgery.

My hip socket
Similar hardware in my hip now