Fear is the Mind Killer

“Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear – not absence of fear.” ― Mark Twain There will never be a time when fear has made its permanent exit. There will always be something new around the corner to give rise to fear and anxiety. This emotion, fear, is like any other emotion: it comes […]

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Start, and Keep Going

“The beginning stages of anything are the hardest and it’s where most people quit. The beginning is when you find out those 5 simple steps are actually built out of 50 other miniature steps. It’s where you realize just how much work, time and energy it’s going to take.” — Pariss Athena Everyone starts at […]

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Consistency is Key

“Success isn’t always about greatness. It’s about consistency. Consistent hard work leads to success. Greatness will come.” –Dwayne Johnson A friend made the jest about quitting her day job to work on a particularly challenging movement skill. It’s a nice consideration, being able to drop everything to work on that one thing you want to […]

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No More Self-Sabotage

“The ones who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.” Dreams, goals, and resolutions. You set off on a path to accomplish something with the best of intentions. And somewhere along the way, you falter. Sometimes, you are very close to achieving your goal before you quit. […]

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Movement is Not Enough

“Too much action with too little intent makes for wasteful exertion of energy and the confusion between movement and progress.” ― Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free You’ve had those moments, getting into the car and carefully making your way to the highway only to find yourself arriving at your destination with 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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