I often gaze longingly into my memories of high school. I went to a boarding school and had the closest friends I've ever had. I miss those social bonds, and if I'm honest, probably a lot of other great things about those four years of my life (I spent considerable time in the mountains each [...]
A gratitude journal can help boost your mood in just a few minutes per day, and provide a fun snapshot to look back on for years to come.
I don't think we are very good at thinking long term. We have trouble planning for ourself 30 years down the road. Because of this I think that the burden of making huge changes in our lives doesn't seem worth it in the now. The work may seem daunting and we cannot visualize the payoff. [...]
I recently listened to an interview with Alex Honnold who does free solo climbing. That means someone who climbs up rock walls without a rope. I knew people did this and hadn't thought much about it, but this captivated my attention. The thought of climbing a rock wall without a rope makes me shutter. Watching [...]
A nearby preschool recently built a playground. Where do you think the kids were playing? Yup...about 7 were playing on the mound of dirt while one or two explored the playground. (I felt it would have been creepy to take a picture of the actual kids playing so here's the setting).
I am working on creating a new training plan (YAY! and more on that later). I'm reminded that there are SO many different legitimate ways to train for a race. For any distance, you can find plans online that vary greatly in training distance, time, and composition. If you use a coach, I am sure [...]
I had watched the rituals many times...and yet it didn't correlate with graceful execution. Not until I executed the performance did it sync in. I started Toastmasters a few months ago. I attend fairly regularly so I have watched the different roles many times. If you are not familiar with it, Toastmasters is an organization [...]
I saw that someone else also starting their own law practice has a bunch of clients in way less time than me. My head started to spin : what's wrong with me? Will my practice ever amount to anything? Eventually I calmed and remembered that, just as in triathlon, I should only compare to myself. [...]
Recognizing your weaknesses also means saying no to something that would be better done by others. I have been thinking a lot about what to say yes and no to lately. I still do not readily use no, however I think I have grown stronger through different exercises when I make a decision. Someday it [...]
Your bicep curl may not look like your neighbors. A fitness instructor for a weight lifting class shared this insight. I love it! As a health coach I try to spread the idea that the diet that works best for you may not be the same diet that works for your neighbor (diet meaning way [...]