Chop Wood, Carry Water

If you’re seeking balance in your life, I submit that developing and nurturing consistent, healthy practices will provide what you’re looking for.Often advocated as an optimal state, perpetual balance can…

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Frodo

It is said that the frog is symbolic of cleansing and that we can call on the frog spirit for support in clearing negativity and “toxic” energies, perhaps by renewing…

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Quiet

I’ve been thinking a lot about paradox. Heck, I’ve been inquiring into several things lately: clarity, routine vs flow, aligning my actions with my values. But something struck me out…

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Preservation

Inquisitive. Cautious. Curious. Veiled playfulness, uncertain about the rules of the game, and unnerved by conflicting messages in the ocean of human interaction. ...That's what I see when I look…

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Unsettled

In my last post I shared a feeling of 'settled'. I knew that it would pass. All conditioned things are impermanent--transient, evanescent, inconstant. My autumn training camp has come to…

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Settled
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Settled

<< Settled >>That was the feeling after my recent 8 hour, 52km jog while crewing for an Ultraman World Championship athlete. The sense arose immediately after crossing the finish line.…

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Smart Training

Most of your training should be Low Intensity Training (LIT); 90-100% in fact! The remaining amount ought be High Intensity Training (HIT). All work over the moderate intensity zone is decreasingly…

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Journey, not Balance

It's easy to accept the adage that managing life is about finding balance: personal time, family, work, other commitments. But I find that it’s a journey, not a balancing or…

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Re-Connection

(Re-)connection refers to the relationship we have with our bodies and senses, each other, our physical environment, and all that lies outside our regularly scheduled programming. It means to feel…

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Green

There's an increasing amount of research showing that spending time in nature is good for our health, for a variety of reasons. (Of course, studies aren't necessarily needed since personal…

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A Candle

Meditation is like a candle.In shorter durations there may not appear to be much change.But over time there are remarkable alterations. Every so often there is calm, and the burning…

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Reflections

In a recent blog post Shawn Bearden was brave enough to write and share his deeply personal reflection. Now it's time for me to step up and say, "me too".…

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Fear & Leaning In

I wrote in my journal last week, before Ironman Tallinn, that what I enjoy most is a simple, consistent daily routine. As an ultra-endurance athlete that means the repetition of…

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A Simple Life

I'm learning that the simpler my life is the happier I am. Yet, there is renitent energy. Even while acknowledging my happiness-simplicity experience, there’s something inside me that is resistant…

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The Basics of Within

Why do I meditate? The answer is simple, really. 1. There’s a strong desire to Rest (YouTube // SoundsTrue). 2. To bring clarity. Meditation provides the opportunity to experience Presence;…

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