Yoga

Slow Down

I'm asking you to slow down during the holiday season. What am I...insane? Well, maybe but that isn't the point. The point is that holiday season or not, we move too quickly through our lives. We rush out the door. Ride other people's bumpers on the way to work. Rush through our workouts, our chores.… Continue reading Slow Down

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What I Mean When I Say

“Everybody Says…”

"Everybody says..." is a phrase I am most guilty of saying. And it has been the biggest thing to hold me back in the past. Why? Well, to answer that, we first have to discuss who this "everybody" is. So what do I mean when I say, "Everybody says..." Everybody...that's a pretty broad term. About… Continue reading “Everybody Says…”

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

Uncategorized

I Don’t Like Processed Sugar

I'm not insane. I promise. But...I don't like sugar that much. Well...not entirely true. I do enjoy sugar. Who doesn't? But I honestly don't like it that much. Kind of? Let me explain. Don't get me wrong, I'll pound some natural Oreos all the live long day, but that's a pretty rare occasion. My issue with sugar… Continue reading I Don’t Like Processed Sugar

Motivation, Running

Running: With or Without Music?

Hot button issue here! Well, if you're a runner at least. If you're not, this may not seem like such a controversial issue. But it is. And it's about to get heated. My view? Don't run with music. But let's get into it before I'm persecuted. Okay, so you're a runner. Which means you run and you might even… Continue reading Running: With or Without Music?

Mental Health Monday, Motivation, Uncategorized

How To Help A Cold

Well, well. An extra article this week...*Starring a special feathered nurse* Before we get going, there's someone I want to introduce you to. Meet Patterick. He's staring in today's article. He's a cockatiel who loves to preen and scream. He's a lovable little thing who just wants to sit on your shoulder. All. The. Time.… Continue reading How To Help A Cold

Running, Uncategorized, What I Mean When I Say

I Have To Exercise

"I can't. I have to..." Exercise, train, run, bike, workout. Any variation of the above. The people who know me know not to question this. Tha's not to say that they know why. They just know better than to suggest I skip a workout. There have been many an occasion where I turn down coffee, dinner,… Continue reading I Have To Exercise

Mental Health Monday, Uncategorized, Yoga

The Midday Lull

The midday lull...it's a force to be reckoned with. You're on a roll, pushing through your morning and getting all your stuff done. Lunch break rolls around and BAM. There went all your momentum. Slipped through your fingers, sitting like goo on the floor, your motivation is gone. The afternoon drags. Everything is a chore. It's awful.… Continue reading The Midday Lull