January 25, 2019
Allie Kieffer shares how “ I don’t run fast because I am lighter. I ran fast because I am stronger” on PHIT for a Queen.
- Running was her way to escape her environment
- From a young age had others label her as “different” when it comes to the typical running body.
- How strong can I be to get through this marathon
- Lean on your strength
- If I don’t properly eat I can’t then recover to keep up my running.
- If my life was just about running it wouldn’t be very worthwhile.
- Hey, I am going to prove you wrong that I don’t need to change my body to perform my best.
- Have fun and be exposed to more than just one sport
- Focus on a growth mindset that focuses on did you try hard, did you have found and look more at the process.
- Congratulations to Allie on her “practice” half that she ended up winning at The Rock and Roll half marathon.
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January 18, 2019
The BLUEPRINT for Success of the Student-Athlete with Seneca Blue
Student-athletes come into the world of higher level sports with the expectation that they know how to handle these stressors and transitions. They are not prepared and we are beginning to see the impact on the student-athletes overall health. BLUEPRINT is a resource for all student-athletes to being learning life skills and coping strategies to help them with these major life transitions.
- Seneca discusses the challenges of student-athletes; they have the stressors of being a young person in general and the extra stressors of being student-athletes. Many do not have the resources to cope with the stressors of this transition which is leading to mental health struggles, substance abuse, disordered eating and body image struggles. BLUEPRINT is that resource for students.
- What is BLUEPRINT? BLUEPRINT is a global holistic development and wellness platform that will empower every student to create their own future.
- Beginning with a focus on Student-Athletes, BLUEPRINT will revolutionize how students voices are heard and how their stories are told so they can discover how to live the best possible version of themselves.
- They will shape a generation of students into healthy, informed and conscious leaders focused on improving themselves, their communities and the larger world around them. Their impact will be their legacy.
- BLUEPRINT is focusing much of their work with the middle school population, to give them the skills needed so when they do make that transition to high school and college so they are more prepared. BLUEPRINT follows athletes throughout their career, ages 13-23.
- GameChangers: BLUEPRINT currently has 118 GameChangers & 6 Advisors total. Athletes and specialists are part of this to change the narrative and culture of the student-athlete.
More about Seneca:
Seneca has dedicated his life to serving the ever-changing needs of student-athletes. Whether it be as a mentor, coach, pro basketball skill development trainer or his current role as BLUEPRINT’s Co-Founder and Chief Growth Officer. Seneca has always relentlessly pursued impactful ways to add value to the lives of student-athletes.
BLUEPRINT exists to provide a safe & inspiring destination for student-athletes that offers unique wellness & development resources for every stage of their journey. There are hundreds of millions of students across the globe craving community, guidance, mentoring, resources & inspiration on how to live a well-rounded life. Today’s digital landscape is absent of such resources for our kids & young adults. A select few social platforms dominate every aspect of their lives. BLUEPRINT will revolutionize how their voices are heard, how stories are told and how to live the best possible version of themselves.
Connecting to Seneca:
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January 11, 2019
- By day I am a doctor, by night I am getting my hands-on any outdoor adventure.
- Saw a gap in the care of the health of the female athlete.
- Found she was able to blend her experience with medical complication secondary to disorder and issues seen within athletic population specifically female athlete.
- Trying to change the culture of amenorrhea being a natural consequence. The loss of a menstrual cycle is a RED flag! For every year without a menstrual cycle, you can lose 2% bone density
- Debunks why birth control is not beneficial at protecting or rebuilding bone.
- Is this an athlete with a good strong heart or an athlete under fueling causing a “starved” heart?
- Feels there has been a great effort to get the word out on RED-S
- Under fueling in sport doesn’t just happen in females.
- Only 37% of physicians in a survey could identify the components of the female athlete triad.
- In any medical system many times you have to advocate for yourself.
Where you can find Dr. Rosen:
So you know she is legit:
Dr. Rosen is a board certified in internal medicine and eating disorders expert physician at the Gaudiani Clinic. Dr. Rosen is the former assistant medical director of the ACUTE Center for Eating Disorders at Denver Health and has trained and worked with Dr. Gaudiani for over five years. She is excited to expand her care to outpatient medicine and get to know her patients over a longer course of time.
Dr. Rosen graduated summa cum laude from Wake Forest University and attended medical school at the University of Florida where she was a member of Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. She moved to Colorado to complete her internal medicine internship and residency at the University of Colorado School of Medicine where she has been an assistant professor for the past six years. While at ACUTE, Dr. Rosen was honored with numerous awards in recognition of her compassionate medical care, collaboration, and mentorship. Additionally, she contributed to multiple peer-reviewed publications, blogs, and presentations.
Dr. Rosen is recognized as a certified eating disorders specialist (CEDS) by the International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals (iaedp) and joins Dr. Gaudiani as one of a very small number of internal medicine physicians with this distinction. Dr. Rosen is also a member of the Academy for Eating Disorders (AED), the Society of Hospital Medicine, and the American College of Physicians.
Dr. Rosen is passionate about working with recreational and professional athletes with eating disorders or disordered eating and exploring all aspects of Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport (RED-S, formerly known as Female Athlete Triad). In conjunction with working with athletes, Dr. Rosen enjoys treating bone density health issues such as osteoporosis and osteopenia, in addition to working with individuals with regard to their reproductive health. Dr. Rosen recognizes having a doctor with eating disorders expertise is far too uncommon and is excited to be an advocate for patients who are often misunderstood or not heard in the outpatient medical world.
In her spare time, Dr. Rosen loves being outdoors, traveling, and spending time with her husband and dog, Archie.