My journey back to VIPKid

My journey back to VIPKid

In 2019, I started teaching ESL to kids in China through a company called VIPKid. Immediately, I couldn't keep up with bookings -- parents loved me and I was so busy! Everything was going great, and then in classic Courtney fashion I overloaded my schedule. My poor time management did not mesh well with the [...]

Tips for scheduling and receiving your COVID-19 vaccine

Tips for scheduling and receiving your COVID-19 vaccine

It's official -- I am fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Instead of trying to scare you with horror stories of side effects -- of which you may experience NONE -- I am going to give you some tips on scheduling and receiving your COVID-19 vaccine(s). And, bonus: There are links to data throughout. Yay! Scheduling and [...]

The pandemic is beginning to dwindle, and it’s ok if part of you is grieving

The pandemic is beginning to dwindle, and it’s ok if part of you is grieving

In late March 2020, I sat on our reclining chair in the living room and watched the United States shut down. Within 72 hours, my children were home 24/7, I had multiple anxiety attacks about my husband going into his office for work, and my hands were cracked and bloody from overusing hand sanitizer. I [...]

10 running myths we need to permanently bust

10 running myths we need to permanently bust

I've been running for a decent amount of time now: almost six years! Through those six years, I have suffered multiple injuries, ran a 5k at 39 weeks pregnant, finished a marathon, and cried a lot of happy and sad tears. Oh! And I became an RRCA Certified Running Coach. So, I'd like to think [...]

Natural remedies that helped me avoid my monthly migraine

Natural remedies that helped me avoid my monthly migraine

Note: The purpose of this post is my personal testimonial about what helped me avoid menstrual migraines. This is not to be used or taken as medical advice. Always talk to your healthcare professional before beginning any treatment, supplement, or medication. My remedies may not work for you; it's important to discuss any changes or [...]