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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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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Keep Coming Back

In twelve step programs, there is a saying, "Keep Coming Back". For me it has to do with breaking down tasks, that feel too big to tackle, into increasingly smaller…

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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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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 Inner Fire

My entire life has been about connecting to, or perhaps the search for, the inner fire. What drives me? What sustains me? What keeps me going?Since early childhood I've felt…

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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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