Healing From Trauma – Why You Shouldn’t Leave the Body Behind

It’s time we STOP believing that all trauma healing work happens in our minds, we must reconnect the body, and it’s rightful place on our healing journey. ~Michelle Steinke-Baumgard, One Fit Widow When I got a phone call that would forever shape my world, I instinctively turned to fitness to handle my stress, trauma, and grief. I was called to …

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Dear Widow Police – I Won’t Revoke My Card

Nearly ten years ago, I was given exclusive membership to one of the world’s crappiest clubs. October 9th, 2009 – the day I went from being half of M & M, Mrs. Michelle Steinke, and the wife of Mitchel Steinke to becoming a widow. No thanks. You can keep your membership card because at 36, with a one and nearly …

10 Ways You Can Help A Grieving Solo Parent This Holiday Season

I became a solo parent in the blink of an eye on a cool October morning. I woke up as a family of four and went to bed that night, a mother of two, very young children who had a dead Dad.   The shift in personal reality is beyond startling; it’s life-altering, dark, all consuming, and throws your body into …

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What You Don’t Know About That Parent Who Brags

They were just 13 months and nearly three years old when their Dad died in a small plane crash. They were BABIES; I hadn’t even stopped nursing our son yet. He was still in diapers; she was just out of them, and life was so full of promise, potential, love, and light. I was watching our daughter in dance class …

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Grilled Chicken with Immunity Boosting Spice Mix Rub

We here at My1FitLife are keen on keeping your muscles and your immunity systems strong! Winter means it’s time to pump up your immunity game. I’m sharing one of my favorite immune-boosting weapons, so you can go through the winter months prepared to fight off sickness naturally. Each spice contained in this powerful immunity blend has been well studied for …

What is TRE®? Tension/Trauma Releasing Exercises

A little over a year ago, my husband came home with a fascinating book about how our body stores trauma and tension deep in our muscular and nervous system.  The book, written by Dr. David Berceli, after he spent three decades in war-torn parts of the world, researches how humans process tension, stress, and even trauma very differently than the …

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Banana Bites: Dessert That Mom and the Kids Both Love

Want to give your kids a wonderful tasting dessert without all the added sugar and colorings?  This is whole food goodness at its absolute best!   Your kids will love this quick, easy, and delicious recipe! Ingredients Banana Organic Peanut Butter or Almond Butter Cacao Chocolate Chips Slice the Bananas and spread on a thin layer of peanut butter.  Top …

7 Ingredient Potato Leek Soup Made in Minutes – Vegan Optional!

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, soup!!! I especially love soup when it’s fast, easy, cheap, healthy and delicious! Potato Leek Soup is one of my personal favorites, but as someone who can’t do cream or milk, I struggle to find good comfort soup recipes that still taste great! I’ve played around a lot with this recipe, and it’s finally to a …

Recent Parkland and Sandy Hook Suicides Prove: There is No Timeline for Grief

By Guest Contributor – Mary Kate Tischler https://badasswidow.wordpress.com When I’m not playing the role of the Badass Widow, I am a lawyer for network news. That means I read more than my fair share about death. So much so that I’m largely desensitized to it at this point, as I’m sure many of you are, too. Even working on reports about …