What I Mean When I Say

“I’ve Changed”

I don't say this often only because the moment doesn't often arise where I get to say it. If I could, I think I would tell everyone willing to listen that I've changed. Partially because I am absolutely obsessed with the concept of change. It's such a nifty idea isn't it? We can start off… Continue reading “I’ve Changed”

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Mental Health Monday

Be Gentle

With your significant other, with others, with yourself. Be gentle. With Valentine's Day approaching, it's a perfect time to talk abut love. Last Friday I talked about the word "love". Today I'm talking about what it means to love someone and how we can cultivate more love in our lives. First things first, be gentle.… Continue reading Be Gentle

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

Motivation, Yoga

Yoga Tips For Beginners

It's the new year and similarly to running, a lot of people are going to try yoga again or try for the first time. Whether it's because you're interested in getting in shape or feel the need to do some soul searching, if you're coming back to or starting yoga for the first time, I've… Continue reading Yoga Tips For Beginners

Motivation, What I Mean When I Say

“I Don’t Make New Year’s Resolutions”

You read that right folks; I do not. I do not make New Year's resolutions. While that may seem crazy, there's a very good reason for it. Let's get into it. Photo by Michaela on Pexels.com I don't make New Year's resolutions. Nope, nope, nope. I also don't run headfirst into a year without any… Continue reading “I Don’t Make New Year’s Resolutions”

Yoga

Use Yoga To De-stress

As we approach Christmas and the new year, our stress levels start to creep up. Our shoulders inch their way to our ears. Our eyes bug out of our head. We start snipping and getting mean. And instead of taking time to de-stress and relax, we push harder. Don't worry, it's not just you. I'm… Continue reading Use Yoga To De-stress

Mental Health Monday

Communicate With Family

No, this isn't about how you should call your mother, or grandparents, or aunts and uncles. I mean, you should do that.┬áBut┬áthat's not what this is about. It isn't even about putting your phone down and talking at a family gathering. Which, you also should. Check out that article if you haven't. This is a… Continue reading Communicate With Family

Motivation, Running

Snowy Weather Running Tips

I am excited about writing this one! I love running in the snow. It's one of my most favorite things in the world. It's beautiful. It's cold. It's challenging. And it's riveting. Last week, I wrote about running in the cold. And that certainly is challenging, but it's a different beast from running in the snow and… Continue reading Snowy Weather Running Tips

Yoga

Find A Challenge in Basics

Once we progress past the basics, we seem to believe that we're done with them. I've seen this countless times in various areas of my own life. Writing, Aikido, yoga, running, etc. We assume that because we have dealt with the basics and understand them that we are finished learning from them. We assume that we cannot squeeze any… Continue reading Find A Challenge in Basics