coaching, coping skills, Getting to Know You, health & wellness, holistic wellness, My Story, stress

How Health Coaching Has Changed My Life

Sometimes I have to pause and just take it in… I’m working in my office, the windows are open, the birds are chirping, breeze blowing, the whole family is home and I've had an AHA MOMENT! The stress is not there, at least not the way it used to be. The most important thing in… Continue reading How Health Coaching Has Changed My Life

chronic pain, fibromyalgia, functional fitness, health & wellness, holistic wellness, inflammation, My Story, obesity

Finding Freedom in my Fitness

I finally did it! Fitness Freedom! Sounds like an oxymoron, huh? It's really real though!! I just completed an 8-week long fitness program and only worked out 4 days a week for 30-35 minutes. It allowed me to enjoy my life and balance my fitness! GOLDEN! I proved I don't have to kill myself working… Continue reading Finding Freedom in my Fitness

Dear 17, Getting to Know You, My Story

Dear 17, (on your 19th wedding anniversary)

Dear 17, It's been 19 years today... if you only knew the ride we were gonna have... you would have learned more about getting over that anxiety sooner, but this isn't about that, this is about you, today... I am happy grateful in love a wonderful mom me awkward silly but not often enough still… Continue reading Dear 17, (on your 19th wedding anniversary)

Allergies, anxiety, asthma, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, Beachbody, chronic pain, coaching, constipation, coping skills, dairy free, digestive health, eczema, fibromyalgia, Getting to Know You, gluten free, gut health, health & wellness, healthy eating, holistic wellness, inflammation, irritable bowel syndrome, leaky gut, Mental Health, My Story, Nutrition, obesity, Shakeology, Sleep, stomach pain, superfoods, weight loss

Why I Believe in My Superfoods

Superfoods...  a health term that gets thrown around A LOT these days, huh? So, what are they? Why are some foods super and some not? GOOD QUESTION! It's taken me a long time to figure it out too. If you want to know the truth, I'm still learning more every day! My superfoods have changed… Continue reading Why I Believe in My Superfoods

fibromyalgia, Getting to Know You, health & wellness, holistic wellness, My Story

What Fibromyalgia is Really Like

I know I look perfectly fine, the picture of health to some... that's because pain is invisible. I can't even remember a time when I didn't have some sort of pain to deal with, sometime during my childhood I guess. I remember complaining that my back hurt when my mom would ask me to vacuum when… Continue reading What Fibromyalgia is Really Like

chronic pain, coping skills, digestive health, exercise, fibromyalgia, fitness, functional fitness, Getting to Know You, health & wellness, holistic wellness, irritable bowel syndrome, Mental Health, My Story, Nutrition, obesity, Sleep, sleep issues, stomach pain, stress

Why I Believe in Functional Fitness

Contrary to popular belief, I am not superwoman... I'm soooo far from it. I AM Katie Pink extraordinaire though... that works for me. It's taken me a long time to figure that out. My path has had many avenues and many dead ends, paths that were laid out for me, and paths I foraged own my… Continue reading Why I Believe in Functional Fitness

anxiety, Dear 17, family, Getting to Know You, health & wellness, Mental Health, My Story

Dear 17, (yup, he’s the one)

Dear 17, All the heartache. All the highs. All the lows. All the anxiety. All the love. All the stupidity. All the moments waiting for the phone to ring. All the butterflies when he was on his way. All the tears when he left. You would think it would lessen in 30 years… but no.… Continue reading Dear 17, (yup, he’s the one)

anxiety, Dear 17, Getting to Know You, health & wellness, Mental Health, My Story

Dear 17, (starting and stopping)

Strength isn’t something we have. It isn’t something that people are. Strength is something that people earn. Strong is something people become. And you will...

anxiety, birth defect, chronic pain, coping skills, Dear 17, family, Getting to Know You, health & wellness, Mental Health, My Story, pediatric mental health, self esteem in children

Dear 17 (that d@~m hip)

Dear 17, (that d@~m right hip) You laugh, but it bothers you. That’s a defense mechanism. You’ll learn more about that during college when you get your psych degree. You jokingly say, “yea, that’s my birth defect” thinking that it doesn’t have an effect on you, it does. It has more of an effect than… Continue reading Dear 17 (that d@~m hip)

ADHD, anxiety, Dear 17, family, Getting to Know You, Mental Health, My Story

Dear 17, (re: sleep, adhd, anxiety, Mo)

DEAR 17 (RE: Sleep. ADHD. ANXIETY. Mo.) Mo: I don’t know where or when I learned it, but I learned to just go to sleep. Me: That’s it…. That’s the problem, I didn’t. I never learned how to go to sleep. Mo: I know. I see it. I can fall asleep anywhere, anytime. It’s great.… Continue reading Dear 17, (re: sleep, adhd, anxiety, Mo)