Mental Health Monday, writing

Poetry and Depression

If I had a nickel for every time I heard, "You write so dark!" followed by uncomfortable lectures I would really be rich.

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Mental Health Monday

To Do: Lists

Yesterday we covered the amazing art of reclaiming your time, carving out time to waste, and getting the most out of your day. Amidst this blog piece, there was the phrase "Milking every ounce of success out of the time you have already set aside". I didn't explain how to do that. I know. Maybe I… Continue reading To Do: Lists

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”

Running, Yoga

Shoulder Stretches

We don't open our shoulders up enough. We think about our chest occasionally but we think about our shoulders even less often. Which is not good considering how many hours in the day we spend hunched over and collapsed. But why stretch our shoulders? Shouldn't we be more focused on our back, our neck, our hamstrings?… Continue reading Shoulder Stretches

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

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

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”

Running, Yoga

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, 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?

Buzz The Bee, Mental Health Monday, writing

Accept Failure

That's right, I said it. Accept failure? Easy. Accept your failures? All right, not so easy. And we know why. Because it means we were not good enough, we messed up, or we were just plain unlucky. There are so many negative thoughts in our head, not just those three. They flutter around our failures and… Continue reading Accept Failure