Layers, or Illusion
Layers, or Illusion

Layers, or Illusion

As I wrote in my last post, I'm unpacking layers physically (inside), emotionally, and mentally. It's about the search for myself--my true self. Paradoxically, as the layers are stripped away…

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Vulnerability
The practice of vulnerable gratitude

Vulnerability

Gratitude is a recurring theme in everything I do and there's a reason for that. It helps me stay sane & healthy, and to train effectively. It helps me feel…

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Sunrise
Lapakahi, Hawai'i: 600 year old, partially restored fishing village still inhabited less than 100 years ago.

Sunrise

Today's workouts followed yesterday's Sacred Rest Day. Time for spirit is a regular part of everything I do because it instills energy into mind and body. Simply, it allows me…

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Transformation

I work hard at making change happen. More precisely, my efforts are directed towards improvement: getting healthier, fitter, faster, leaner, stronger, smarter, wiser, calmer, more balanced in mind and body.…

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Unfolding

Ten trail runners were recently asked about the best advice they'd been given. What I find interesting is the common thread among their answers--to allow for process.Progression, unfolding, development, growth.…

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Step by Step

For me, there is joy in the experience of each step as an expression. During my long run today, the focus was inward--feeling and connecting with the body and mechanics;…

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High-quality connections

A recent article by a prominent news agency grabbed my attention, "Friend zone: why we all long to belong".Author Emily Esfahani Smith discusses how belonging--in a relationship or a group--gives…

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Celebrate

It's taken me a long time to learn the importance of doing things for the soul, rather than only challenging the limits of the body or mind.I've pushed myself. I've…

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Energy
Energy

Energy

Energy. What is it?If you ask an athlete, the reply might be that it's the stuff that moves the muscles allowing for exercise. This person might even explain that it…

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Nourishment

Today I was graced with two beautiful interactions by two very wonderful people in my life. To say that I'm chuffed by their complements would be an understatement. ...Here's right…

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Gratitude

I've been quite silent lately. It's been clear that I've needed to write about gratitude, but I haven't felt super grateful. Well, I have in some areas of my life,…

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The Inside Happy
Together

The Inside Happy

"It's that Inside Happy feeling. You know what I mean?" While at the health food store yesterday evening I started chatting with one of the staff, whom I've not seen…

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Silence, then Growth

(Photo by Ken Hansen) Inside my heart there's been a poignant silence these past hours. The feeling I'm experiencing is one of mourning. Many others, near and far, are expressing…

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Should… Really?
"The rain should go away." ... Really? Is there another viewpoint that allows more flow?

Should… Really?

"Should" What do you feel inside when reading that word and letting it echo in your system? Please note that I'm not talking about emotions but rather the kinaesthetic of…

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