Category: Habits

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Your habit audit

Your habit audit

Flying Bats If you have ever played baseball, you know the cardinal rule of being the batter —never throw the bat. Most of us may have been the batter who forgot once and let it slide a few feet or seen someone else do this. Rules in a game like baseball are for fair play and also for...

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80% Full is 100% Possible

80% Full is 100% Possible

My mom still loves to tell this story. When I was a child (the only girl in a family of 3 boys) I would always happily eat my entire plate of food at dinnertime. Then when everyone was finished and my mom was cleaning up, she would watch me climb into my brothers’ chairs, one at a time and...

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A snatch squat, a swifter and a road map

A snatch squat, a swifter and a road map

I got up early and happily made my way to the class. Said hello to my friends and then we started to warm up. World’s Greatest Stretch (that is code for a lunge stretch at CrossFit) was the warm-up, and I was still feeling good. We had to get a bar, and my directions were to get a 15-lb trainer...

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The goal or the path

The goal or the path

In the last few months, I have become a brand new beginner in two different things. Both are things I have wanted to do and yet been afraid to do for a variety of reasons. The story went like this, “Alice, you are now a responsible adult and if you haven’t done these things by now….” My...

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Is your well overflowing?

Is your well overflowing?

If you were to dip a bucket deep inside the well of yourself what would you find? An overflowing bucket... Most people would probably admit they are not flowing over in the way they might desire. To be thriving, to be flowing over with energy, ideas, wisdom and joy...is that even possible in the...

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Are you inspired?

Are you inspired?

A Happy New Year for 2019 to you my friends. You probably have never met or even heard of Phyllis Sues. She is a 95-year old woman with rotator cuff problems in one shoulder, a ruptured bicep, meniscus problems in one knee and neuropathy in her feet. Sounds really hard right? But before you...

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Happy 2018. I just quit my gym.

Happy 2018. I just quit my gym.

Yes, I quit the gym just last month. It was a big deal. I’ve belonged to a gym for most of my adult life. So why quit the gym now? In January, the season of new resolutions. In 2017 several things shifted. The gym was a 15-minute drive away. That was 30-minutes I wanted to use in another way....

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The Science of Gratitude

The Science of Gratitude

My teacher and well-known positive psychology expert  Ben Tal-Shahar says " When you appreciate the good, the good appreciates." It is a play on words. And a good one. I recently spend a few days writing an article about gratitude and looking at the research, studies and neuroscience. I could...

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Is gravity a friend or foe

Is gravity a friend or foe

Last week I was deeply immersed in understanding the role of gravity and movement in keeping our bodies strong and healthy. I was deep into an extraordinary book, Sitting Kills, Moving Heals by Joan Vernikos who was the former Director of NASA's Life Sciences Division. After reading about her...

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August ease

August ease

The July page of the calendar gets torn off this week...August, ah. Perhaps my favorite month of the year. Why, because for many years it meant a trip to a sacred place where our family rested, restored, recovered and prepared for the rest of the year. For many people and families, going to a...

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