You know the saying, “live a life you don’t need a vacation from”? Although I understood it, it never seemed attainable to me. I always thought to myself, “when I get the dream job” or “after the kids are older” or “if I just could ….”.
That is, until this past year.
I went on a 7 day Caribbean cruise with my family and noticed a dramatic difference. I noticed a major shift this year. I wasn’t craving a week to relax because I already ...Continue Reading →
Essential Oils are becoming more and more popular as people realize the benefits these oils have. I love essential oils and use them daily whether it be as my “perfume”, cleaning products, diffusing, hand-made lotions & bath products, & countless more!
I personally use Young Living because of their Seed to Seal® promise. I love the quality of the product. Young Living goes to great lengths to ensure the essential oil the consumer receives is a quality pure therapeutic ...Continue Reading →
Have you ever watched the movie Cars? There is a part in the movie where Doc Hudson tells Lightning McQueen he must go left to go right. I always thought that was a genius lesson in the movie. Sometimes we have to do something that seems so illogical, but really will get us to our goal in the long run. Heart rate based run training reminds me of this very lesson.
You must slow down to speed up. In ...Continue Reading →
What is Yoga?
The word “Yoga” comes from the sanskirt word, “yuj”, which means to blend or bind. Thus why, Yoga is the art of blending movement with the breath and mind through various yoga postures (called asanas), breathing techniques (called pranayama), and meditation (dhyaan).
Who is Yoga good for?
Yoga is good for ANYONE. That’s right, anyone. You don’t have to be able to twist yourself into a ball to do yoga. Anyone ages 1-100 yrs old can do yoga. It ...Continue Reading →
I train strictly via Heart Rate based run training. It’s been about 20 years since I first began distance running (I ran sprints in high school for a year, but I don’t count that!) and I was not always an advocate of heart rate based training.
Up until about 5 years ago, I trained according to my pace. I took nothing else into account…only my pace. I had a run scheduled and ...Continue Reading →
You’ve likely heard a lot about foot strike in running. You may have asked yourself, “does it matter where my foot strike is?”
Consistently having a heel strike is like putting on the brakes with each step. It can be an inefficient way to run. Your anterior chain must work to slow down your forefoot. Your posterior chain will have to work to get your momentum going again. This can lead to a whole host of problems from shin splints, to knee, IT band, and hip ...Continue Reading →
I just returned from a 2 1/2 day silent retreat hosted by Yoga on High at the Jesuit Spiritual Center in Milford, OH. It was such a rejuvenating experience.
It was my first silent retreat, so I wasn’t sure what to expect. I knew I would be doing yoga and meditation, which I was excited about. As an INFJ personality, I really crave alone time, which once I thought about it, I don’t really get unless I am out on a ...Continue Reading →
A few years ago, my husband and I went out to dinner with a few other couples. I was sitting with the ladies of the group having, what I thought was, a friendly chat. The woman next to me started texting in the middle of the conversation. I thought it was a little odd, so I playfully peeked over and asked , “whatcha doing?”. She pulled her phone away quickly, but not before I saw that the text ...Continue Reading →
Signs and synchronicities.
They are all around us. We often go through life ignoring them. Once you start to paying attention to the synchronicities, it’s astounding how many there are, just waiting for our attention.
What are the significance of synchronicities?
When I have a synchronicity happen in my life, I interpret it as a God wink. These signs serve as validation I am on the right path at that moment or perhaps, I need to be paying attention ...Continue Reading →