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Uncluttering our Christmas

Let’s chat about parenting guilt for a few minutes. Who has ever experienced the soul-crushing guilt of not giving your children the childhood or life you expected? Sure, it’s often out of our control, and it’s not realistic to provide them with perfection, but that does not stop the guilt from coming! There are so many reasons us parents carry …

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 …

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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 …

Help: Someone Died! What Do I Say Or Do?

I posted this on Facebook on November 17, 2015, and within a day it had been seen by over 1 million people and shared over 6k times. So I figured it was time to put it in a blog so it can be referred to again and again. You asked for a quick and straightforward list to review when the …

For The Woman At War With Her Body

I spent years at war with my body. At the time, I believed the war was external, caught up within numbers on scales, clothing brands and measurements. My value, my worth, and my life seemed to fluctuate with the rise and fall of numbers that nobody knew, or honestly cared about, except for me. As it turns out my war …