Today I thought I'd write a quick little update on my Mom with Ankylosing Spondylitis journey! Because in a few weeks, I'll be a Mom with Ankylosing Spondylitis starting Biologics and I'll share how that journey goes. I'll link to my previous articles here, but I was diagnosed with AS six months ago, though I've… Continue reading I am taking Biologics for Ankylosing Spondylitis
Currently I’m working through a hard season. I'm in a disease flare-up (severe exhaustion and pain) and a depressive episode. The two intermingle and make it a very difficult time mentally, emotionally and physically. The gravitational pull is hard to overcome and this is where self-care checklists feel almost impossible to accomplish. You're just in… Continue reading Returning to Work from Maternity Leave and Depression at One Year Post Partum.
I do something called nature coaching where I use the natural world to help clients shift their mindset, physiological and psychological state. It's fun and I never know what lesson nature will offer that day, so it is a practice I enter with curiosity and excitement. I've developed many of the techniques while out walking… Continue reading A Nature Based Meditation You Can Do While Walking With a Stroller! This Will Help with New Mom Anxiety.
Carina Huggins BA, MSS, ACC, MBTI® I was chatting with someone the other day about being a professional coach, and they said to me, "so basically you listen to people's problems and give advice?" I stopped and thought about that for a moment. The answer that I gave? "No, actually I don't do either of… Continue reading What Does a Life Coach Actually Do? Ask Me Anything about Life Coaching.
Trail running is amazing because it puts us into flow state, from which our greatest insights and ideas come. I love to coach in nature (I guess you could say I do "nature coaching" or "nature life coaching") and for me, trail runs are like a ridiculous download from the deepest recesses of my mind.… Continue reading Advice for Trail Runners. The Diary of a New Trail Runner and Life Coach.
One of the podcasts I have been listening to as I begin my journey of understanding and addressing my Ankylosing Spondylitis disease and symptoms (I am in a bad flare at present) is the AS Natural Health Podcast with Michael Eisner which has been a wonderful resource. There are 22 episodes available. When I… Continue reading My Favourite Resources for Ankylosing Spondylitis
Today I wanted to share one of the models I use on myself (and clients) to get unstuck, and out of funks. It is a beautifully simple yet profound model. The visual image of a spiral is important, because one of the most important parts of climbing out of a funk, is knowing when you… Continue reading How to Get Yourself out of a Funk or Climb out of a Downward Spiral.
My husband and I are always game for a challenge, and last month when my car was stolen, we saw it as a fun opportunity to try and get by with one car for a month. We enjoy challenges like this. It definitely has been interesting and challenged us in many ways, most notably logistically. … Continue reading What I’ve Learnt from Five Years of Meditating – Moms who Meditate
A mom of 3, recently diagnosed with ankylosing spondylitis. What to do in the first days of diagnosis?
Recently I was diagnosed with Ankylosing Spondylitis, but it was a long time coming and is but a small stage in my interesting journey understanding health (in all senses of the word) and pursuing vitality. With my diagnosis I've been turning my coaching eye onto myself and so many things are connecting for me right… Continue reading My Ankylosing Spondylitis Journey – Understanding Energy and Dispositions and Our Pasts.