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A Monday Memoir: Wake Up. This Time Here is Short

A Monday Memoir: Wake Up. This Time Here is Short

What does the moment say? It whispers: wake up. This time here is short. The mistaken mind that says we have all the time in the world but life can leave at anytime. Take the opportunity that’s been given to breathe and pay attention right now. read more…

6 Steps to Holistic Living: Mix a Touch of Creativity, Good Gourmet Cooking and a Sprinkle of Mindfulness

6 Steps to Holistic Living: Mix a Touch of Creativity, Good Gourmet Cooking and a Sprinkle of Mindfulness

I want to share something pretty cool with you. It’s called: The 6-Step Blueprint to Craft a Holistically Happy Life. I really wanted to make this special, so I dug deep and asked myself the BIG question: What can I create that will add value and make the lives of others a little happier and easier?

The 3-Pronged Approach

So, with some soul-searching and pouring through old notes and journals, I came up with an 11-page guide which explores something I call the “3-Pronged Approach,” where I show you how to apply strategies that relate to body, mind and creativity. When these work together in tandem, they lead to a more harmonious life. If you’re ready to check this out, you can get a copy here. read more…

Day 5: Runumentary- Taking Care of the Engine

Day 5: Runumentary- Taking Care of the Engine

Since I’ve been getting out there each chilly morning this week, I’m noticing beauty in the uncommon details such as the delicate frost resting on the greenery that still remains. It has opened me up to a liberating world, and was feeling inspired and grateful for this experience, so I jumped in at the end of my run and and created this short recording:

Taring down the self-limiting beliefs about the dark and cold has been liberating. Connecting with my breath and physical”ness” in this way is a reminder that I’m alive, and at the same time shows me how my life and physical existence will also pass quickly. Complacency and lazy excuses about the dark and the cold only serve to hold me back. Regret will not become part of my experience. read more…

I’m Trying To Get Out of My Own Way

I’m Trying To Get Out of My Own Way

I was out a few nights ago running after an unexpected exchange with some co-workers who really set a fire under me to take a look at what’s been holding my workouts back.

I love to run, but the cold and dark has freaked me out, but why have I let the dark and cold keeping me from doing what I love? Running has become like my pulse and an inspiration for the Morning Cool Down podcast. By allowing the weather to have an influence over my workouts has made me remain in this limbo over the past few months. It’s time to get out of my own way!

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It’s Cold, It’s Dark and So What!

It’s Cold, It’s Dark and So What!

It’s officially day two of running in the morning darkness. Precisely at 6:30am I stop all work,  get on my gear– hat scarf, gloves and headlamp– yes, a headlamp, which my friend Libby gave me last summer so I could continue knitting into the evening darkness while on camping trips. However, I found a more immediate use. read more…