Last month, we featured an interview with Brittany Senseman and Avenu Fitness owner Brent Gallagher about New Year’s Resolutions and gaining a new perspective on fitness goals. This month we are featuring the second half of the interview that highlights Brent’s personal journey.
Brent Gallagher is the owner of Avenu Fitness with locations in West University and River Oaks. As we head into 2019, I interviewed him to get his take on fitness and those infamous New Year’s Resolutions. He has a great perspective, so read on!
Most often, when we hear the word “decluttering” we tend to envision the scary, forgotten about corners in our home filled with bad gifts, decades old clothing, or old instruction manuals that we just know we will dearly need one day. On a day when we are feeling particularly brave, we may muster up the strength to clean out and categorize these forgotten items, only to find ourselves back in the same predicament in a matter of weeks. So if decluttering is a goal that continues to be important, why is it so hard to maintain?
It's summertime and time to relax, chill by the pool, soak up some rays and go on vacation. On those days when it's just too hot to get out or perhaps when you need some down time, pick up a book and take the opportunity to dive into some good reads. Here are our list of suggestions of both new and old favorites.
Here is a list of resources for emotional management you may find helpful:
"Dry Guilt" Tip Sheet: This page addresses survival guilt for those who were not directly impacted by a crisis dry-guilt-tip-sheet
This is an EXCELLENT resource for helping kids tell their own Hurricane Story using words and drawings: https://www.mercycorps.org/sites/default/files/file1134606361.pdf
Self Care for Life's Storms: This page gives practical tips on how to take care of yourself during a crisis Self-Care After a Traumatic Event
A traumatic event is anything that causes or threatens harm to us or our loved ones in which we are powerless to change the circumstances. In many instances, trauma happens on an individual level where one person or a small group is affected. In cases of natural disaster, whole populations can be exposed to trauma.
Burdens. That’s what I see most of the time in my office – people carrying heavy burdens desperate to find rest and peace. This is my work, and what I have done for the past 10+ years is meet hurting people in their dark moments and support them to a place of strength. I’ve been doing this for over ten years, but I have to say that the last six months or so have been different.I’ve seen a new burden and have been hesitant to speak to it, and when I say what it is you’ll know exactly why I’ve been reluctant.
Happy December! Now that Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and Cyber Monday are behind us, the annual sprint toward December 25th is on! As we enter into this festive season, I want to present you with a challenge. The holidays can be either, extremely stressful and chaotic for you, or full of the joy and peace described in the carols. The choice is yours. If you choose the latter, then allow me to discuss a few ways to be deliberate in your approach to this Christmas season.