Posts Tagged ‘mind-body connection’

Shifting Gears | MS Ride

Last year when I began my training for the Branson Ironman, a wise friend said to me, “The only thing keeping you from doing an Ironman tomorrow is your mind.  Right now your mind is stronger than your body.  You won’t because you think you can’t.”  I thought it was a wine-induced gest of genius and left it at that…so I thought.

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Go the F*#k to Sleep…Really?

This is the title of a new book for parents.  It is the author’s attempt to make humor of the bedtime routine of so many parents and children.  The popularity of this book and its outlook on life reflects a societal unconsciousness and a pattern of emotional addiction.  Go the F*#k to Sleep is the anti-thesis of mindful living and conscious parenting.  It is by all measures a joke on you.  Read the rest of this entry »

I am a Better Mom When I Train

At the beginning of the year, I committed to a light race training schedule.  Because, I wanted to have time for writing and be open for new endeavors.  The time was well served.  And now, I am ready to add a few races to the calendar.  This is why:  I am a better mom when I train.   Read the rest of this entry »

What is missing from your love life?

Discussing our love lives is a taboo subject in some circles.  I am not sure why, other than our own insecurities and fears.  What seems to be missing for most people is present moment connectedness.

We must be present in mind, body, and spirit to really share the art of love making with another soul.  When we operate with agendas, deadlines, and outcomes, our love lives fall short. 

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What’s your story?

If we want a better life, sometimes we just have to throw ourselves into the story.  When my friend asked me to join her team for the MS Mud Run, I knew it was a script for a good story.  I am looking for opportunities to try something new, extend out of my comfort zone, and live a better story. Read the rest of this entry »

Getting Small in the Mountains

Getting Small in the MountainsMy simplify life theme for this year is Think Big, Live Small. I can’t think of a better place to re-focus my intentions than the mountains. I am looking for more than a moment of mindfulness; I want a state of mindfulness for me and my family.

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I am an Iron Girl

Branson IronmanI completed the Branson Half Ironman Triathlon.  It was an exhilarating experience:  1.2 mile swim in Table Rock Lake, 56 mile bike in the Ozark Mountains, and 13.1 mile run through The Landing Promenade.  Read the rest of this entry »