It’s baseball season and I’m a whiner.

My son plays in the neighborhood league, where they warn you that failure to participate will mean you won’t be a part of the league next year. And participate? Well, that means two practices and two games per week.

Did I mention he’s six?

I prioritize family dinners, sleep and free play, so I get all whiny when those things are threatened. We let the kids participate in one non-school activity, though, and this is what he picked, so I have to suck it up. That being said, I feel extremely affirmed by this “speak truth to power” piece from Dr. Louis Profeta, an Emergency Room doc who has a message for parents whose kids participate in sports.  If you don’t read anything else I offer up this week, take a moment to read it. And, then share it liberally.

Shifting gears, how about some sweets? Elana Amsterdam has offered up some nut-free brownies that I want to try. And then this chocolate cake from The Spunky Coconut? Gorgeous. Here’s a Mini-Chocolate Cheesecake (with dairy) from Living Healthy with Chocolate. And a Raw Strawberry Cheesecake from Divine Sustenance. And look at this amazing Coconut Cake with Lemon Curd from Colorful Eats Nutrition.

(Evidently I’ve had a sweet tooth this week!)

Then again, this Pan-Roasted Lemon Chicken from Damn Delicious looks, well, damn delicious.

I’ve taken the Fermented Cod Liver Oil / Butter Oil Blend from Green Pastures for about two years now, but was frankly a little surprised at how I’ve been under-dosing, according to this piece from Radiant Life.

I’ve loved the 50 Days to Save My Butt Series.

I also loved this piece on crawling progressions from Breaking Muscle and had my Sunday class on their hands and knees, then hands and feet, as we worked through the progressions. I learned a lot about my ability to perform contralateral movements from this work.

This is an oldie but goodie about how we don’t actually “walk” these days, but rather we fall with one foot then another. Couple it with this piece on hamstring length, and I hope you begin to see the need to examine and then work on your gait and lower body health.

Maybe you’ve seen or read that Kegels are the end-all-be-all for pelvic health. That could not be further from the truth. And, actually, in some cases, Kegels can exacerbate the issue. Curious? Read this piece about the hypertonic pelvic floor.

I scarf down any information I can get on psoas health. This piece from Dave Draper offers up some good diagnostics to see if you have a problem with yours.

And, finally, do you gate keep your children’s relationships? Here’s a teaser from Ask Moxie’s thought-provoking piece:

Gatekeeping, as I’m using it today, is when the mother protects the father and the child from each other. The mother takes on the Parent-in-Charge role and the father and child only interact in ways approved by and dictated by the mother.

This happens all the time, and it happens because women think that’s what we’re supposed to do.

Okay, wellness explorers, I am signing off for the week. Thanks for sharing Monday’s recipe widely, and have a great weekend.

3 Responses to “Explore More : March 28th”

  1. on 28 Mar 2014 at 7:59 amK

    Loved the article by Dr. Profeta. As a former child gymnast I can understand this. That need to compete was strong…………by my parents, coach, teammates, and not me. I just wanted to do gymnastics. My Birkman says I have a very low score on competing. And it is so true. I didn’t care if I won much to the chagrin of everyone. I just wanted to flip around. In my own little world. But that’s not what it is. It’s a team sport. I’m letting others down. That is a hard burden to put on a kid.

  2. on 28 Mar 2014 at 2:40 pmKatherine

    I’m having the hardest time finding high quality chicken thighs with skin on. Do you have a source to recommend?

  3. on 28 Mar 2014 at 2:49 pmKristine Rudolph

    You can get them from US Wellness, but they come from SC so shipping might be outrageous for you.

    I am spoiled rotten because my CSA/grocery delivery hybrid offers pasture-raised chicken and parts from SC. So I place an order on Friday and they are delivered to my doorstep on Monday. (I know, I know.)

    Also, I can get this at my local WFM:

    So, this isn’t an issue for me. I will ask around to see if people know good CA sources.

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