Worthy of Wellness: My Mental Health Journey

By Brit Guerin / August 13, 2020

by: Casey Geiger Disclaimer: I am not a mental health professional. This blog post is a reflection on my experiences and should not be considered professional advice. Also, I refer to some potentially triggering concepts in this post including, suicide and self-harm. Major depressive disorder. Generalized anxiety disorder. Borderline personality…

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Navigating Anxiety with Self-Care and Boundaries

By Brit Guerin / July 17, 2020

Anxiety Part 2: Redefining It All by: Nola Johnson (for part 1 of Nola’s story, read The Roots of Anxiety). As I continue to navigate the ups and downs of anxiety there are a few things that I try to keep in mind. While each one is pretty easy to…

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The Roots of Anxiety: A Personal Story

By Brit Guerin / July 13, 2020

Anxiety Part One: The Reason Behind It All by: Nola Johnson For a little over two years now I’ve known that I have anxiety. It seems a bit strange to say now, because my anxiety didn’t pop up two years ago. Nope. Anxiety has been in my life for as…

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Orthorexia: When Healthy Eating Becomes Unhealthy

By Brit Guerin / May 20, 2020

Healthy eating is not bad, in and of itself. It’s important to consider proper fueling, nutrients, and the pleasures of eating. However, healthy eating can become an obsession, to the point that it interferes with health and well-being. This is called orthorexia. Even though orthorexia is not yet recognized in…

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6 Exercises to Avoid for Lower Back Pain

By Brit Guerin / May 12, 2020

Find smart fitness so you don’t end up on the couch The majority of people at some point in their life will have lower back pain. I’ve worked with dozens of people who have pushed through rigorous exercise programs, only to find that their lower back pain is forcing them…

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5 Reasons Your Workout Could be Hurting You

By Brit Guerin / April 21, 2020

Exercise could be bad for you?! The statement seems counterintuitive, based on everything we are told about the positive benefits from exercise. While exercise can be an amazing tool for health and wellness, it’s also true that the wrong fitness approach can leave with you aches and discomfort at the…

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What is Health at Every Size®?

By Brit Guerin / April 17, 2020

Health at Every Size® (HAES) is a paradigm shift in the health and wellness field, that is often misunderstood. For one, the name is slightly confusing. HAES does not directly mean you can be healthy at every size. Secondly, we’ve been so accustomed to the narrative that thin people are…

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Belly Breathing to Reduce Anxiety

By Brit Guerin / March 19, 2020

Belly breathing is a wonderful grounding exercise to reduce anxiety. The opposite action would be chest breathing, which is often shallow and rapid. Think about your last visit to the gym when you were out of breath. You were likely chest breathing. This is activating and stimulates the fight, flight,…

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Are You Over-Exercising?

By Brit Guerin / March 9, 2020

Read to learn about the signs of over-exercising and compulsive exercise. Learn about ways to find a healthier relationship with exercise.

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When I Moved Past Masculinity and Asked for Mental Health Support

By Nathan Williams / October 14, 2019

Disclaimer: I am not a mental health professional. This blog post is a reflection on my experiences and should not be considered professional advice.  Also, I refer to some emotionally challenging things in this post, including divorce, suicide and violent language.  I remember walking down a quiet neighborhood street in…

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