Hi there! I’m Shelli, a movement reviver.
Grammarly tells me I might be confused using this word, but my Mac dictionary agrees that reviver is a noun derivative of revive, which means:
- restore to life or consciousness
- restore interest in or the popularity of
- improve the position or condition of
I like my Mac – it speaks my language.
My primary goal is to start a movement revival.
My desire is to bring movement to life in you, to restore your interest and understanding of movement, and to help improve your ability to move well. To move in a way that nourishes your body and soul, adds vitality to your life, frees you from pain, and empowers you to do everything that matters most to you.
Some people start movements. But a movement movement? Neither Grammarly nor I like the sound of that. So we’re after a revival.
What you might be wondering is . . .
Why revive movement? What happened to it?
These questions awakened in my mind after I awakened movement in my body. It wasn’t until my life wasn’t sedentary that I realized it had been. How do you know to revive something that you don’t know to be lifeless?
Answering these questions and teaching others has become my passion and I write about them here.
We Need a Movement Revival
The Paradigm Shift We Need and the Spark that Ignites It
Seamless Living: Integrating Your Priorities Into Your Everyday
What sets us apart
Everyone needs movement, but this is not your typical fitness website. Reviving movement is not about being a particular size or weight, or having a body to flaunt at the beach. Reviving movement is about:
- embracing a lifestyle that recognizes the amazing body God gave you
- understanding what your body needs to thrive so that you can be a good steward of the gift you’ve been given
- nourishing your body to allow it to move as designed – without pain and with strength and mobility
- enjoying the freedom of physical wellness that allows you to focus on what matters most to you
- honoring God with your body by loving Him with all your strength and serving others
- embodying a life of movement wellness and passing on a new paradigm for future generations
I’m an unlikely mover.
I grew up with my nose in books, never played sports, barely survived gym class and don’t have an athletic bone in my body. I’ve spent most of my life sitting behind school desks and office desks, unaware that a time would come when my body wouldn’t move as freely as it could. Like most people, I assumed aches and pains and immobility were a normal part of aging. It was a revelation to learn that my sedentary life was the real cause. My body was simply responding to and being shaped by the movement patterns I had been living for more than forty years.
I’m not willing to accept the status quo, to let the wrongs of my past determine my future. I am on a mission to change those patterns. I am casting aside sedentary living and adopting a life of movement. There are no quick fixes – it takes time to undo years of physical damage. But it’s a transition I am eager to make because I know that any nourishment I give my body now will provide more physical freedom in the future. Freedom to serve others. Freedom to enjoy my children and my grandchildren to come.
Over twenty years ago, I became wife to Eric, my college sweetheart. We are equally yoked, always learning and growing together. We are one another’s favorite person in the whole world.
Our children are close seconds. A college sophomore and high school senior, they keep our lives hopping, and filled with more joy than we could have imagined. We laugh at their quirkiness, purposefully teach them to have a biblical worldview, and enjoy simply being with them.
It’s a full life and I wouldn’t have it any other way.
- Walking is the one movement I have enjoyed for years, even before I understood its value. Now I appreciate it more and do it a whole lot more.
- I also like reading, flowers, ice cream, colorful skies, photography, and my husband’s chocolate chip cookies.
- I do not drink coffee. But I would enjoy smelling yours, especially if it’s hazelnut. And I’ll drink water.
- I am introverted. I took me a long time to learn this doesn’t mean I’m deficient; it just means I’m different.
- I tend to be a serious person, but have learned to not take myself too seriously.
I’m so glad you’re here and I would enjoy getting to know you. Feel free to join in the discussion and share how movement nourishes your body and soul.
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