Running, Yoga

Running Shoes: Your Best Friend

Running doesn't have that much in terms of fancy gear. Watches, apps, reflective clothes, and headlamps are all nice but not necessary, right? All we really need is a shirt (maybe), shorts, and shoes. Ding, ding, ding! That last one is very important. We don't have that much gear but that one thing, our shoes, is extremely important.… Continue reading Running Shoes: Your Best Friend

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Mental Health Monday, Running, Yoga

What To Do When You Fall

Get up. Okay, okay. You know that and I know that you know that. But we don't fall that often so what we actually need to do as we are falling and right afterward can be a mystery. And I'm not just talking about physically falling. So you've fallen. Something in life has hit you hard… Continue reading What To Do When You Fall

Yoga, Running

Heart Openers In Practice

We are too angry. We suffer too much. We sit hunched over our technology. And our hearts are closed to ourselves, to nature and the human world. The remedy? Heart Openers. Already you might be thinking I'm on a ride to the crazy train. How can a heart opener make me less angry? How can… Continue reading Heart Openers In Practice

Mental Health Monday, Yoga

Finding The Balance: Inversions

Why do we practice going upside down? It's not easy, it is scary, and it's a long, slow journey to success. So why do we do it? Well, we do it because it's hard. Yoga is a beautiful thing. It's an art that focuses on the journey, not the outcome. Not saying that others don't, but this one… Continue reading Finding The Balance: Inversions

Mental Health Monday, Put Buzz To Bed, Yoga

Prioritize Sleep

All of you who neglect sleep (occasionally or constantly) please raise your hand. How many of us are guilty here? I know I am. And that's bad. So, what do we do? We prioritize sleep. This title isn't a gentle suggestion this time...it's a command. You've got to prioritize your sleep. I know it isn't easy, trust me,… Continue reading Prioritize Sleep

Motivation, writing, Yoga

What Am I?

This is the first of I'm sure a million posts titled "What Am I?" because it's something I'm constantly thinking about and it's something that's constantly changing. So it's fun. And...there are so many ways I can actually express myself this way. But how I choose to phrase my "I Am" poems is a little bit… Continue reading What Am I?

Running, Uncategorized, Yoga

Stiff Backs and Yoga

Ouch. That about sums up a stiff back. For something we think we don't use too much, a stiff back sure can throw a wrench in your day, week, month...year. I shiver just thinking about how much trouble a stiff back can cause. Everyone gets a stiff back at some point. The issue is that not everyone deals… Continue reading Stiff Backs and Yoga

Mental Health Monday, Running, Uncategorized, Yoga

Do It Right Now

Nope. Don't wait until you finish lunch. Don't wait until the minute hand gets to the top of the clock or to the next marking on the clock. Don't wait until tomorrow. Don't wait until after this, that, or the other thing. Do it right now. Get moving right now. It shouldn't come as a shock… Continue reading Do It Right Now