“The real meditation is how you live your life.”
John Kabat-Zinn, B. 1944
American Professor and Founder of Mindful Based Stressed Reduction
” In meditation it is possible to dive deeper into the mind to a place where there is no disturbance and there is absolute solitude. It is at this point of profound stillness that the sound of the mind can be heard.”
A.E. I Falconar, B. 1926, Indian-born philosopher
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You may have noticed my blog has taken on a new look AND a slightly new direction. I kept having a nagging feeling that the content and focus of my writing wasn’t what I REALLY wanted to put out. It didn’t feel, well, how would I call it….authentic.
I felt like I was only giving a slice ...Continue Reading →
Often, while I am out on a long training run, I reflect on things for which I am grateful. I always seem to think of how I started endurance running.
I feel such gratitude it is overwhelming. I thought I would share my story and hope you share yours, as well!
It was 2000, I just finished up my freshman year of college ...Continue Reading →
We’ve all been there. A pound here, a pound there and pretty soon you’re up 20 lbs. + and feeling awful.
With more and more Americans leading busy on-the-go lifestyles and working desk jobs, it seems to be a common challenge. Rushing kids from here to there or working long hours, fast food and take are are easy, but not always healthy.
As of 2011-2012 more than two-thirds of adults were overweight or obese (68.6 percent). It’s hard to break the cycle of unhealthy ...Continue Reading →
Unfortunately (and fortunately) this carried with me into adulthood.
If I start a project, training plan, relationship, or am employed at a job that isn’t working…I just stick it out, trudge through the muckiest of muck, and don’t quit. I ...Continue Reading →
I noticed major shifts when I got serious about my yoga practice. Once I committed to my practice, I starting going to hot yoga 1hr/day and it has truly transformed me…both inside and out. Here are a list of the major shifts, but I am confident there are many more!
1 .My appetite has decreased.
Counter intuitive, right? Usually when I start doing more activities my appetite increases. I can put away some major food! Funny thing, ...Continue Reading →
Starting a new year is always a good time to reevaluate your physical and spiritual self. I thought I would create a challenge to address both of those needs. This isn’t a weight-loss challenge, but chances are you will lose some weight, both physical and emotional weight. During the challenge, you will find that by dumping the emotional “weight” you will allow yourself to dump the physical weight.Continue Reading →