Rocky Balboa, I'm coming for ya!

A few months ago, I started boxing. 

Whoa.

Let’s just say Rocky Balboa made it look easy.

It was categorically NOT easy. Quite the opposite.

Learning boxing was hard.

Everything about it was uncomfortable. Foreign. New, and not the exciting kind of new.

I didn’t know the lingo and terminology. 

I didn’t know the mechanics required to perform each maneuver. How to stand. How to move. When to move. Where to move.

I knew nothing.

This meant each time my trainer said a combo, I had to think about the word, define it in my head, get my body into position, and activate my brain/body connection.

Phew. It was physically, mentally and emotionally exhausting.

It had been a long time since I'd learned something from square one. Over the years I’ve picked up hobbies, taken courses and classes and advanced my education. Yet there was always a vague notion of pre-existing knowledge in place.

Session after session, I kept going. Kept trying. Kept moving.

All the while, choosing self-kindness and self-compassion and to treat me as I would my children in a similar situation. There was a lot of grace and many internal high fives.

Eventually, it took. I began landing combinations and sped up my reaction time.

And you know what? I’m proud of myself.

Proud because learning new things takes effort.

Proud because learning new things isn’t easy yet is always worth it.

Proud because being uncomfortable is when the payoff happens.

And that is everything.


Be well.
Stacey (+ Sarah)

 

Podcast: Vitamin D + Sunscreen 

We need the sun and its many benefits (hello, vitamin D) yet we also need to protect ourselves from the sun’s harmful rays. This episode breaks down the many roles vitamin D plays in our bodies. And we talk about sunscreen - what is sun protection factor (SPF), the proper amount for application, the various types (mineral vs. chemical) and so much more. 

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Something We Love: EWG Guide to Sunscreen


The struggle to choose a safer sunscreen is real. Of course, we're partial to Beautycounter sun products however, there are plenty of options on the market. Each summer, the Environmental Working Group compiles a comprehensive list of safer + effective options. Keep this reference guide handy the next time you're shopping for sunscreen.

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