Meaning of Authentic Community

Think of people in 3 rings. In the middle is you, your partner, parents, siblings, & people you talk to daily. The outside is our social media network and anyone you’ve ever known. The middle ring (yellow in diagram below) is where we struggle. These are people you might see once/week. The people you build […]

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How Amanda Plays

In this blog I want to share some examples of how I’ve used play in different aspects of my life:   Play in my relationship I was struggling with being snappy, and short with my boyfriend. In addition to praying for patience and to be slow to anger, I decided to make this a game. […]

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What Does Work/Life Balance Mean?

As millennials we really value work life balance, but do we actually balance them? Do we even know how? What does work life balance even mean? I will answer all these questions in this blog series. Part 1- What does work life balance mean?   Many of my clients tell me stories about their partners […]

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FUN Partner Workout

Working out is always better with a buddy, so grab a friend and sweat together.   *For this workout you will need a TRX suspension trainer, but I have included a substitution if you do not have one at your gym.   Instructions: One partner will be doing a HOLD while the other does REPS. […]

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Create New Experiences

“Without new experiences, something inside you sleeps.” -Frank Herbert   Can you think of the most FUN, active weekend in your adult life? Mine was at my friend Jackie’s bachelorette party weekend at Camp No Counselor. This took place somewhere in Equinunk, PA, but they have them all over the country. I was really looking […]

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Pyramid Workout

Here is a FUN workout variation called Pyramid   Do two exercises and keep alternating as you increase the work to rest ratio. The timer increases and then decreases just like a pyramid. Entire set takes about 5 minutes. I created this timer with built in intervals in an app called Seconds Pro: http://www.intervaltimer.com/timers/7934246-pyramid   […]

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7 Ways to Be Happy

  If you struggle to find happiness in life you aren’t alone. We all go through periods where we may struggle to be happy. Happiness is in us all the time but we lose track of it. We are distracted by constantly trying to do stuff and climb the corporate ladder.   The definition of […]

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7 Properties of PLAY

  “ The opposite of play is not work — the opposite of play is depression.”- Dr. Stuart Brown   Dr. Brown says when play is happening, almost all of these 7 things are firing.   Play is Apparently Purposeless Play does not seem essential because it does not provide us our daily needs for […]

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Adults Should Play

    “We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing”- George Bernard Shaw   Kidult definition: Noun- an adult with an air of free-spiritedness; childlike in spirit. A person who knows how to have fun. Adjective- Characteristic of an adult engaged in lighthearted behavior; to have a good, […]

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