fitness · Health · Mental health · motherhood

When “healthy” becomes an addiction

Let me give you a picture of me 10 years ago. I am what most would describe as a health nut. I drink skim milk with my (sugar-free) shredded wheat. I eat couscous and chickpeas for lunch. On the weekends I bake big batches of granola. I dress my salads with only lemon and olive… Continue reading When “healthy” becomes an addiction

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Morning yoga and new seasons

Photo by Dingzeyu Li on Unsplash “Right now, at the beginning, you’re just getting used to the movements. It takes time to start moving with your breath, to feel strong in each pose. Rather than muscling through it, why not invite softness instead.” These are words my yoga instructor says to the room full of… Continue reading Morning yoga and new seasons

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Why I Quit Running

For the past 5 or 6 years I’ve had a love-hate relationship with running. I started off very enthusiastically, running 4 or 5 km every day. This lasted about a year and then for one reason or another, probably the winter months setting in and running outside becoming more dangerous, my running became more sporadic. Looking… Continue reading Why I Quit Running

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Knowing What’s Good for You Isn’t Good Enough

Sometimes I act on autopilot. I feel like a pre-teen succumbing to peer pressure a lot of the time. Only doing things because I see others doing them. I need to start doing things that make me feel better, not worse. For example, I know a hot cup of tea does wonders for me for… Continue reading Knowing What’s Good for You Isn’t Good Enough

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When the Beast of Dullness Strikes, Turn To Beauty.

Sometimes we just need a taste of real beauty. I think it is very important to look for happiness in the small moments of our lives, like a good laugh with your spouse, a new word spoken by your child, a clothesline of clean laundry. But I’m also reminded of the power in experiencing something… Continue reading When the Beast of Dullness Strikes, Turn To Beauty.

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Tales of Weight and Happiness.

I currently weigh 103 lbs. I’ve never weighed more than 110 lbs, not counting pregnancy. My lowest adult weight was 98 lbs. Despite these facts, I am guilty of “feeling” fat more often than thin. I’m saying this to show how skewed our thoughts can be yet how we convince ourselves that they are true. A… Continue reading Tales of Weight and Happiness.

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You’re Never Too Old for a Role-Model.

I mentioned in my last post how important it is to me to connect with people. Well, there’s a little secret to this social activity. Unbeknownst to my friends, I am actually constantly capitalizing on their positive characteristics. By spending time with the people I admire I can see how they behave in certain situations. I might… Continue reading You’re Never Too Old for a Role-Model.