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The Compassionate Way to Health & Fitness by Leo Babauta

So if we stop striving for health and fitness ideals, does that mean we just lie on the couch, stuffing our faces with potato chips and slurping soda all day? Umm, yuck. And no. What we can do is: 1) realize joy in who we are, where we are, and our intricate connection to the [...]

By |February 19th, 2017|meditation, mind-body connection|0 Comments

Don’t Stop Moving

Admittedly I've been at a loss for words lately. Sometimes that happens when you feel like the world is going to hell in a hand basket. But one thing I firmly believe in is not giving up, not quitting, and not letting your adversaries get the better of you. I'll try to keep this short [...]

By |November 11th, 2016|mind-body connection, mindfulness, motivation|0 Comments

Skipping My Convictions

Yesterday's #gettothepoint5k was challenging, physically and mentally. After mile 1, my rope froze, forcing me to jump much higher than I had planned with each revolution of the rope. I didn't trip once in the first mile. Afterwards, in the words of the man who won't be president "it was a disaster." I tripped...a lot. [...]

Getting Out of An Exercise Slump, Part 2

I've been following Leo Babauta's Zen Habit blog for some time now. I highly recommend it. Consider subscribing. This post is adapted from Leo's blog. Now here's Leo: I know a lot of people who fall into a slump, losing the habit of exercise. It’s hard to get out of a slump like that. It’s [...]

Revisiting Play

I recently read an article entitled "In Defense of Play" in the Atlantic by Alison Gopnik, a professor of psychology and an affiliate professor of philosophy at UC Berkeley. Gopnik asks the question: "Why play?" She then answers that question with some fascinating insights, citing everything from evolution to robotics along the way. But before [...]

By |August 12th, 2016|mind-body connection, mindfulness, play|0 Comments

Being Physically Fit Can Boost Emotional Resilience

This post is based on a blog post written by Eric Barker. During my 7+ years of teaching Beastanetics, the one component of the program that has led to more anxiety than any other is the 400-meter run. Some of my students have been absolutely petrified that they couldn’t do it without stopping midway, or without vomiting (and [...]

By |May 26th, 2016|exercise anxiety, mind-body connection, running|0 Comments

Staying Mindful While Working Out

When you carry something heavy like a 40-pound cinderblock, you need to be focused so you don’t hurt yourself. If you get distracted, you could drop the block on your foot or strain your back or poke your eye out. The truth is that most of us remain mindful when attempting a high-risk feat, but [...]

By |April 20th, 2016|meditation, mind-body connection, mindfulness|0 Comments
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