Running

Running Shoes and Injury

Hello! If you haven't yet gathered by how much I talk about it, I'm a runner. I love everything about it. It's great exercise. It's challenging. And it makes me want to rip my legs off most of the time. Sometimes though, it's not good exercise. It isn't relaxing. It agitates me and I leave… Continue reading Running Shoes and Injury

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Mental Health Monday, Motivation

Dealing With Winter

Mm, this comes at the perfect time, doesn't it? I plan out all my articles at the beginning of the month so I promise, I didn't know that it would snow another six inches. Or get down to a high of -17 in the next two days. I know, winter can be tough. And yes,… Continue reading Dealing With Winter

writing

Be Strong, Write Stronger

A few Tuesdays back, I wrote some tips for all you beginning authors. Maybe you've already given up on that book this year or maybe you're sticking to it...and struggling. Well don't worry! All authors struggle. I don't care who they are. If a writer says they have never struggled then they are lying. Simple… Continue reading Be Strong, Write Stronger

Mental Health Monday

Toxic Relationships

They exist. We know it. But we might not always realize we are in one. It could be our boyfriend/girlfriend, husband/wife, or it could be our siblings, parents, friends. That's where we get into trouble. We very rarely consider toxic relationships between our friends or family because they're supposed to be our support network. Where we learn… Continue reading Toxic Relationships

Yoga

An Upside-Down Perspective

Nope! Not talking about headstands today. Though, what I'm saying will apply to that as well. We're talking about inversions today, more specifically beginner level inversions. What are beginner level inversions? Legs up the wall pose for one. And yes that is a real thing. Lay on your back, legs up the wall, and scootch… Continue reading An Upside-Down Perspective

Motivation, Running

Finding Silence

While running. I probably just lost half of you since you'll be guessing that I run without music. But before you knock me as crazy and leave this blog, hear me out at least a little. I often run without headphones so that I can find a sense of silence. I've found that without headphones,… Continue reading Finding Silence

Mental Health Monday, Motivation

Appreciating Life

...is something we don't do. Be honest. You don't appreciate the life in your veins the way you should. It's because you're probably healthy. Happy (ish). Able to do day to day activities. You can eat. Go to the bathroom. Sleep. Breathe. And it's because we are functional that we don't appreciate our life. We… Continue reading Appreciating Life

What I Mean When I Say, writing

It’s A Beautiful Day

And it just so happens that it's my birthday. Like most of these blogs, I'm writing this one in advance. I'm not rushing or waiting till an hour before I actually want to post to begin writing. Instead, I'm working on this earlier. So...today isn't actually my birthday. But the day I'm posting it is.… Continue reading It’s A Beautiful Day

Yoga

Power Yoga And Confidence

Confidence is hard to come by and if you have it, people try to take it away. Being confident is not the same as being arrogant no matter what someone else might try to tell you. It's okay to feel strong, powerful, and confident in yourself and your body's abilities. Dealing with negative comments though… Continue reading Power Yoga And Confidence