Today by Dr. Durland

Today by Dr. Durland

Today I was looking at my body in the mirror. It has definitely seen less body fat and it has certainly seen more. It has carried me through my teenage years, my 20’s, 2 pregnancies, a job change and plenty of stress. It wakes up every day and keeps moving...
Glue by Dr. Durland

Glue by Dr. Durland

Recently, I was watching my family and reflecting on my role as a mother and as a wife. I thought this post would be nice if this was Mother’s Day- a time to share a motherly epiphany. But instead, like so many other things in life, my epiphany does not come at...
A Decade of Self Reflection by Dr. Durland

A Decade of Self Reflection by Dr. Durland

I was thinking this morning about my 40s and the various chapters of my life. I would say that my 40s have been a decade of self reflection. I believe that much of a woman’s life is spent giving out and trying to please others. We are filled with guilt and shame for...
File Folders and Snow Globes by Dr. Durland

File Folders and Snow Globes by Dr. Durland

As I was sitting on a yoga block looking out at the snow, I realized my mind had tired of working. I just wanted to take a few deep breaths and appreciate the beauty of the sunset. Then I started reflecting upon my week and my conversations. I was thinking about a...
What in the world happened yesterday? by Dr. Durland

What in the world happened yesterday? by Dr. Durland

When I finally sat down last night, I wondered where the day went? Have you ever noticed that some days just feel different than others? Yesterday the office was filled with people feeling overwhelmed from life’s challenges. People just needing a place to...
The Concept of Acceptance by Dr. Durland

The Concept of Acceptance by Dr. Durland

As I was walking last weekend, the concept of acceptance came to my mind. I began to realize that acceptance of a situation (that I find conflict with) does not mean that I am excusing the situation. Acceptance of my emotion of irritability and/or anxiety only allows...
A Letter to the Ladies by Dr. Durland

A Letter to the Ladies by Dr. Durland

This weekend, I was sitting watching the sun rise and thinking about a woman’s perception of beauty. I was thinking about the differing body types and shapes and how society’s idealization of shapes and sizes has varied throughout the years. From Victoria’s Secret...
Force Plate Technology Now Available at Simple Wellness

Force Plate Technology Now Available at Simple Wellness

We are excited to announce the addition of Force Plate Technology to Simple Wellness and the Body Shop. Andrea Hudy, former Assistant Athletics Director for Sport Performance at the University of Kansas, and Dr. Samantha Durland joined forces back in 2018 to focus on...
In the Moment by Dr. Durland

In the Moment by Dr. Durland

I am just sitting here drinking my GI Blend shake and reflecting on my week. I get the honor every day of sitting and listening and talking with amazing people. I am once again inspired by my patients and how I get to be part of their journey. I got to listen to the...
Intentional Focus and Awareness by Dr. Durland

Intentional Focus and Awareness by Dr. Durland

I was taking a bit of a walk last evening and thinking about my intention and awareness. It is so easy to get distracted by what comes in front of me, and not be aware that it is my choice where to give my awareness. I look at my brain as the interface between my...