21| Gwen Buchanan, physical therapist and Appalachian Trail thru-hiker: Give yourself space for grief and transitions

Since she was 13 years old, Gwen Buchanan dreamed of thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail. Two serious car accidents, four rounds of rehab, and one major loss later, in August 2021, at the age of 51, she fulfilled her dream. Gwen is a physical therapist and ten-time marathoner living in Mehoopany, PA with her husband and … Continue reading 21| Gwen Buchanan, physical therapist and Appalachian Trail thru-hiker: Give yourself space for grief and transitions

20| Stephanie Roth-Goldberg, endurance athlete and psychotherapist: What athletes need to know about intuitive eating

Like many endurance athletes, Stephanie Roth-Goldberg assumed her weight played a big role in her performance. As a marathoner and an Ironman triathlete, she didn’t think there was anything wrong with chronically missing her period. It took a cycle of multiple injuries for her to realize there was, in fact, something seriously wrong with the … Continue reading 20| Stephanie Roth-Goldberg, endurance athlete and psychotherapist: What athletes need to know about intuitive eating

19| Vanessa Gorelkin, occupational therapist and mental health expert: “You can understand your body just by living in your body.”

Vanessa's bioA retired runner and gym rat, who now prefers walking, hiking, and swimming, Vanessa Gorelkin is is an occupational therapist with a telehealth practice that helps people access their unique and inherent strengths and connect their notions of body and mind to enhance their quality of life. Before moving to Arizona, where she lives … Continue reading 19| Vanessa Gorelkin, occupational therapist and mental health expert: “You can understand your body just by living in your body.”

18| Nicole DeBoom, former pro triathlete and Skirt Sports founder: “The self-love journey is ongoing.”

Guest BioBorn and raised in the Chicago suburbs, Nicole was a standout swimmer, qualifying for the 1988 Olympic Trials and later graduating from Yale University. She decided to pursue the sport of triathlon, and a lucky seat assignment introduced her to her future husband (2-time Ironman World Champion), Tim DeBoom, on a flight to the … Continue reading 18| Nicole DeBoom, former pro triathlete and Skirt Sports founder: “The self-love journey is ongoing.”

Ten Minute Tuesday: How improv theater can help you improve your body image

Many years ago I had a blast practicing improv theater with a group of strangers in someone's basement.  There's nothing quite like the rush that comes with being completely, fully present and open to whatever might come next.And... there's one principle I learned in improv that I keep coming back to over a decade later … Continue reading Ten Minute Tuesday: How improv theater can help you improve your body image