Commit to the Dream

“It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live.” ― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone In the first Harry Potter book, Harry discovers a mirror that displays his deepest desires. He ends up spending a good deal of time in front of it, staring, wishing, hoping, dreaming, until the […]

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Motive to Run

“Run. Because zombies will eat the untrained ones first!” –Zombie Apocalypse Survival Guide What’s the first rule of surviving the zombie apocalypse? Cardio. There are so many jokes and memes made about running … almost as many as there are runners, almost as many as there are studies that show the benefits of running, almost […]

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New Year? No, New NOW.

“… a modern problem is a question which has just arisen and whose answer lies in the future.” — Carl Jung, Modern Man in Search of a Soul I recently attended a holiday gathering where we all sat in a circle at one point and were asked to discuss our goals for the new year. […]

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Presence, Part Two

“The mind commands the body, and is obeyed; the mind commands itself, and meets resistance. The mind commands the hand to be moved; and such readiness is there, that command is scarce distinct from obedience. Yet the mind is mind, the hand is body.” — St. Augustine, Confessions A major theme that has sprung up […]

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Presence

“True meditation is about being fully present with everything that is including discomfort and challenges. It is not an escape from life.” ― Craig Hamilton Last Thursday morning, I stepped into Crunch, returning to my prior role as a Group Exercise Instructor, to take a new format that is being offered; one that I’ll be […]

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Leave Your Comfort Zone

Great things never come from comfort zones. Comfort zones are great. If you don’t want to go anywhere. Your couch is comfortable. Your bed is comfortable. Home is comfortable. Let’s talk about learning: what you already know is comfortable. Let’s talk about movement: what you can already do is comfortable. Growth doesn’t happen in comfort […]

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Finding Fulfillment

Pursue what catches your heart, not what catches your eyes. ―Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart I ran my first race on Thursday. First two, actually; back to back. Though, I’d be hard-pressed to say I was actually racing during the second. The first race found me with about a mile where I […]

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Do It Now

“Do not wait; the time will never be ‘just right.’ Start where you stand, and work with whatever tools you may have at your command, and better tools will be found as you go along.” –George Herbert Perfect conditions are not a thing. You will never encounter a situation where things are absolutely perfect to […]

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You are Made to Move

“Much more of the brain is devoted to movement than to language. Language is only a little thing sitting on top of this huge ocean of movement.” –Oliver Sacks This is incredibly important to recognize. More brain and body processes are linked with your capacity to move than your capacity to think. And why is […]

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You Are Your Own Creative Power

“If you feel lost, disappointed, hesitant, or weak, return to yourself, to who you are, here and now and when you get there, you will discover yourself, like a lotus flower in full bloom, even in a muddy pond, beautiful and strong.” –Masaru Emoto Turmoil is something you can understand on a very deep level. […]

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