Types Of Quiet
Sri Ramanashram & Arunachala

Types Of Quiet

I entered the hall with our group, filming to capture the moment. Then, I turned towards the statue of Sri Ramana Maharshi and my world flipped upside-down: the power and…

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Arunachala
Arunachala, Tiruvannamalai, Tamil Nadu, India

Arunachala

I understand now why people return to this mountain. Here's my experience.... The prose below were written as I sat at the foot of Arunachala Mountain outside the Samadhi Hall…

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All Is One
Arunachala Mountain

All Is One

In this Santhi Yoga retreat, our teacher Govind is guiding me and affirming a lifetime of experiences and intuitions. He adds clarity and understanding that allow me to see more…

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Moved To Tears
Sri Ramana Maharshi's bed

Moved To Tears

Never did I imagine that I’d visit Arunachala Mountain and the Sri Ramanashram in India. Nor did I expect the intensity of the experience once it happened. Tears came quickly…

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Cultural Paradigms
Arunachala

Cultural Paradigms

How do I convey the intensity of experiencing a completely new and different cultural paradigm? Thus far, only video recordings and hours of conversation have helped me chronicle and process…

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Movement
Monells, Catalunya

Movement

Close friends and family know that I’m a much happier person, and a great deal more pleasant to be around, after I’ve exercised. This is especially true following longer duration…

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Consistency & Volume
Estany de Banyoles

Consistency & Volume

In Stephen Seiler PhD’s lecture “Intensify or Extend? Balancing Training Prescription across the Endurance Duration Range” he makes clear that the key to athletic improvement is to favour adaptation over…

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Decade & A Year

I don’t usually reflect on my training and racing through total duration and distance. Instead, I pay more attention to the patterns within the days, weeks, and months. But when…

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Leaning In
Lake Banyoles

Leaning In

The most efficient running occurs when the person stands tall and leans forward, as a whole, from the ankles and up through the pelvis and torso. Gravity does the work…

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The Practice

For years, I was not ready to don love’s wings. Too much dense chaff there was to burn away. I acquiesced that a solo journey in this life it might…

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Explore
Nature's Wonder

Explore

❝There is definitely something there to be deeply explored.❞~JenThis quote was said to me in the space of relationship. Yet as I marinated in the energy behind the affirmation, it…

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Sunrise — Sunset

For the past month, I've been bookending my days with each sunrise & sunset. It's been very nurturing and fulfilling. Why is this? We know that early light exposure aids…

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Curious & Unpredictable
Pre-dawn Moonset

Curious & Unpredictable

Life is so very curious. I marvel at it. I curse it. I’m pulled to my knees by it. I drop to my knees before it. I shake my head…

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Super-Compensation
Hawaiian Style Recovery

Super-Compensation

❝Gluttony does not produce hunger.❞~Matt DixonIn his groundbreaking book The Science of Winning, Jan Olbrecht PhD defines and illuminates the principle of super-compensation. It is the part of the adaptation…

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Stress…Response
Early morning on the Queen K

Stress…Response

Within minutes of the sun rising over Mauna Kea the air temperature noticeably rises. Today’s ride was done and dusted before sweltering temps and trade winds could overly impact my…

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