Perseverance

Perseverance

If you think this photo is just a celebration of a win, you would be wrong. Way, way wrong. This is not about winning. Not even a tiny bit. This is about dedication. About setting a goal as a young girl, persevering, staying true to your dream, and then realizing that...

Body and Mind, It’s All The Same

“If you’re going to get any joy out of being depressed, you’ve got to stand like this. The worst thing you can do is straighten up and hold your head high because you’ll start to feel better.”  Charlie Brown Love that guy. What a medicine...

Beyond Motivation

I gave a talk last week about moving beyond motivation and finding inspiration. Over the last six years I’ve worked with hundreds of people, each trying to find a strong enough reason to change up their life and get healthy.  Change is hard work so the payoff better...

Two Roads

Two Roads

Two roads diverged in a wood, and I —

I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.

– Robert Frost

and this:

If a man loses pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured, or far away.

– Henry David Thoreau

Not What, but WHY?

A client for whom I have huge love and admiration is in deep.  To say she has a lot going on doesn’t do it justice.

She was suffering when I saw her last week. Overloaded. Over-committed. Tired. Maybe a little confused.  As in: this seemed like a good idea at the time…now what do I do?

Another lovely client:  seems I see her at the gym every day.  Over the last year she has persistently and patiently transformed herself. Yoga. TRX.  Bike.  Elliptical. Every time I see her she has a great smile on her face.  She’s 66. Strong. Vibrant.

I know why she’s there doing what she’s doing because I asked her. Her reply was about feeling great.  Having tons of energy.  And loving it.

Much of the What we do seems like a good idea, at the moment. And being as we are and wanting to feel good RIGHT NOW, we tend to jump at seemingly good ideas without going deeper.

The Bottom of the Play List

Ever been stuck in a rut?

Doing the same things day after day, after day.  Thinking the same thoughts.  Going through the motions.

You feel kinda tired.  Blah.  Unmotivated.  Bored.  Frustrated. Restless. Tense. All kinds of words under the heading of Unhappy.

And to kick ourselves while we’re down (and what’s up with this, right?) we start thinking we have to change everything in order to feel better.  And it will take so loooong.  And be so haaaard.

So I found myself in such a place recently.  One of these ruts.