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If you love eating, stop snacking

Eating is one of the most feel-good activities you can engage in. After all, at its root, eating fulfills one of our most important basic needs. I love eating, and you probably do too! Unfortunately, your digestive system isn’t designed …

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How to Make a Healthy Transition to Fall Season

Have you ever wondered why you have a higher tendency to get sick during fall season? Or why the season brings on higher levels of anxiety, digestive distress, cold hands and feet, and dry, rough skin? If you experience any …

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World Champion Routine Secrets

Emily Jackson (3X World Freestyle Champion and Marketing Director at Jackson Kayaks) and I discussed the topic of routines in our recent zoom conversation for the Mind Body Paddle Community. Abby Holcombe, Junior Freestyle World Champion, also joined us. According …

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Want more confidence? Eat better food.

Do you wish you had a more confident mindset on and off the water? If you’ve joined one of my ‘Master Your Whitewater Mindset’ webinars then you know that after offering strategies for calming your mind that include fact vs …

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How to find your people

Are you trying to find your people? Folks who understand you, support your goals, and you can do fun stuff with? It’s a common question I get from women, and especially in the paddling world: how do I find like-minded …

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My favorite wave, yoga props and shoulder health

“I thought your shoulder was sore and you weren’t going to surf Garb?” This was the message I got from a client when she saw that I had surfed Garb after my blog post from last week. Side note: I …

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When your body wants you to listen

You can hear it, but are you listening? According to Ayurveda your body has cellular intelligence, and it sends you signals about your wellbeing. Unfortunately our ‘sleep when you die’ culture encourages us to ignore our bodies. It’s not fun …

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I haven’t forgotten about you!

In fact, I really appreciate you being on my email list and reading my blogs. The last few weeks I’ve been teaching on the river so much that I haven’t had the chance to send out a newsletter/write a blog. …

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The Bow Draw: Not a turning stroke

Do you think that the bow draw is a turning stroke? Think again. In my experience as an instructor and Instructor Trainer, the bow draw is the most misunderstood and misused stroke in whitewater kayaking. It’s so misused that I …

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Scary stories and how to face them

Today is the day you’re running a new river for the first time! You’re excited and nervous, knowing you’ve prepared for this day. On the ride to the put-in everyone in your shuttle vehicle is re-telling their most harrowing experiences …

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