Mental Health Monday, Motivation

Wake Up When The Sun Doesn’t

Daylight savings time is ending and we're about to fall back into brighter mornings (for now) and much darker nights. That doesn't mean that it won't be cloudy, rainy, or even...snowy when we open our eyes. Fall and winter are a time in many areas where the sun doesn't wake up for a while, if at… Continue reading Wake Up When The Sun Doesn’t

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Motivation, Put Buzz To Bed, Yoga

Why We Need To Feel Fear

In perfect time for Halloween comes a very important lesson: we need to feel fear. Many of you might disagree with me and hey, even I disagree with me...when I'm afraid that is. It's easy for me to tell myself that I don't need to feel fear. That I can take a different way. That I… Continue reading Why We Need To Feel Fear

Motivation, Running, Yoga

Running and The Dark

Unpopular opinion: it's okay to run at night. In the dark. Why is this unpopular? It's considered unsafe and of course, there is an aspect to it that makes is less safe than daytime running. But there are also aspects to it that make it safer than running during the day. Let's get into it. First… Continue reading Running and The Dark

Motivation, writing

Finding Yourself in Nature: A Writer’s Tale

It's no secret that I'm head over heels in love with nature. And writing. Okay and well a lot of things. I'm a passionate person. But since the time I was a child, I held a deep fascination with nature. I loved it. I loved squatting down to look at a glittery trail a snail… Continue reading Finding Yourself in Nature: A Writer’s Tale

Buzz The Bee, Motivation, Running, Yoga

Happy Anniversary: A Letter To My Practice

An Open Letter to My Practice: Aikido, Happy 15th anniversary. Forty percent of marriages have ended but we're still together. It's our crystal anniversary. Does that mean that you will finally be clear to me? Unlikely. You're my greatest mystery, my largest enigma and that's just fine. That's you. I remember how we met. I remember wanting… Continue reading Happy Anniversary: A Letter To My Practice

Motivation, Running

Don’t Stop Running

It's easier to keep going than it is to stop and start again. The next time you're on your run and thinking about walking for just one second think about that. Think of yourself as a train. It takes forever to get going once you stop. Why is this though? I mean...to start with running and exercise is… Continue reading Don’t Stop Running

Mental Health Monday, Motivation

You Don’t Need A Vacation

Uh-oh...controversial subject. Actually, not even controversial. Absolutely everyone will probably disagree with this statement. Even I disagree with this statement. Then why did I say it? Well, because I don't actually mean you never need a vacation or that you don't need a vacation right now to have fun but I do mean that you don't need… Continue reading You Don’t Need A Vacation

Motivation, What I Mean When I Say

“Don’t Smoke Around Me”

First of all, yuck. Second of all, I'm not just being pretentious I promise. There's a reason you shouldn't smoke around me, or anyone else for that matter. But I'll cut to the chase. I have sensitive lungs. And I am sensitive to a lot of chemicals. Which means that your one puff of smoke near… Continue reading “Don’t Smoke Around Me”

Motivation, Running, What I Mean When I Say

“I’m athletic”

Welcome back to another "What I mean when I say..." Today we are looking at a pretty silly topic. What do I mean when I say "I'm athletic"? Surprisingly, this seems to be a controversial topic for me. I'm either met with "Oh, you like exercising" or "What do you lift? How fast do you… Continue reading “I’m athletic”

Mental Health Monday, Motivation, writing

Why Do I Write?

This week's blog will look at my writing but not the actual words. We'll be looking at the reasons why I write. If I'm being honest, there are too many for me to actually cover. However, if I'm really honest about what keeps me coming back to a blank page (or even one with a few squiggles… Continue reading Why Do I Write?