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Burnout: Goals? Whatever

Burnout Cause #5: Your Goal Is Stale

Burnout-goals whateverBy this point, you’ve read a lot of causes of burnout and many suggestions for combating it. Are you still wondering why you get a headache every time you think about working on your goal? Read More→

Burnout: Which Way Do I Go?

Cause #4: You Don’t Know the Next Step

Burnout-which way do i goBurnout can often come when you are so overwhelmed with information, possibilities, and ideas that you have no idea where to go next. It’s like planning a vacation, but you’re not sure where you want to go, when you want to leave or return, how you want to get there, or what you want to see along the way. Mountains? Beach? Safari? Skiing? It’s all on the table. Read More→

Burnout: Why are you doing what you’re doing?

Burnout Cause #3: Lack of Vision

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So you feel like you’re making progress, and you regularly take breaks to let your batteries recharge, but you still feel a general malaise and a lack of motivation. What gives? Read More→

Burnout: A Road To Nowhere…Fast

Burnout Cause #2: Lack of Progress

Burnout: A Road To Nowhere-FastThere’s a reason that a hamster running on a wheel inside a mesh cage has become western civilization’s icon of a wasted, purposeless life. Who wants to work so hard, day after day, just to remain in the same place? Unfortunately, this is how a lot of us feel about our lives: That we work and work and work and never make any progress or move any closer to our dreams. And that’s a sure-fire recipe for burnout. Read More→

Burnout, Exhaustion, Fatigue….Ugh!

Burnout Cause #1: Overwork

Burnout Exhaustion Fatigue UghImagine training for a marathon. Every day for months, you check your online training schedule, you map out your running course, you lace up your sneakers, and you hit the road. Rain or shine, you put in the miles – 3 miles, 13 miles, 23 miles. Over time, the mileage builds until it’s the big day. With literally thousands of miles under your belt, you line up with hundreds of other runners, adrenaline pumping and sweat already starting to form on your forehead. It’s time. Read More→

Beating Burnout: 5 Causes and 5 Solutions

What Is Burnout and Why Is It Bad?

Beating Burnout 5 Causes and 5 Solutions

Burnout is like pornography; you may not be able to define it, but you definitely know it when you see it – or feel it!

It’s that general malaise that has you pulling the covers over your head instead of leaping out of bed. It’s the sudden urge to head to the airport instead of back to the office after lunch. It’s the no-energy, no-motivation, no-dreams state of mind. And it’s awful! Read More→

You Don’t Have To Stink To Be Good!

Ooooh that smell, can’t you smell that smell?

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Those may be widely popular words of a Lynyrd Skynyrd song, but those same words surely cross the minds of just about anyone who has had the “opportunity” of experiencing the locker room or an equipment bag of a hockey player. Read More→

Sports, Injuries, and Essential Oils

As Long As Sports Are Played, Injuries Will Follow

Physical activity is necessary for normal growth in children.  However, when the level of participation becomes too intense or excessive, injury an occur.  With an estimated 25 million scholastic, and another 20 million organized community-based youth programs in the United States, the opportunity for injury is enormous.  sports_injuries_essential_oils

If your child gets hurt, s/he should stop playing.  Continuing to play can cause more harm.  

Should your child become injured while participating in sports, the best treatment plan is R.I.C.E.:  Rest, Ice, Compression, and Elevation.  R.I.C.E. is a method to relieve pain, reduce swelling, and speed healing.

Sometimes rehabilitation and/or surgery will be required to correct the injury.  However, a leading alternative to consider for healing injuries is essential oils; just make sure to use therapeutic-grade, because not all essential oils are created equal.   Read More→

Make Your Dreams Come True Through Hard Work and Self-Belief

Being the mother of an athlete is a challenging yet rewarding role.

dreamsWatching your kids grow and mature while they practice a skill and feel good about themselves as they improve is very rewarding.  Not to mention the friendships made with the other parents while sitting on the sidelines.

The challenges occur when things seem impossible, you have to remind them their goals, their dreams are still achievable.  That dreams are within reach if they love what they do, believe in themselves, and work hard to improve.  To believe that by working on their skills, the results will take care of themselves. Read More→