Day 10/11 of 30 Day Cleanse: The Discipline Muscle

Day 10/11 of 30 Day Cleanse: The Discipline Muscle

Most of us our slaves to our phones. We are unable to focus for too long before picking up our phones and scrolling, afraid to leave the house without it, and checking it (sometime interrupting face-to-face interactions) when it beeps, lights up or rings. The discipline to sustain focus is hard and as our world offers more distractions, the muscle of discipline becomes more important to develop.

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Day 3 of 30 Day Cleanse: UGH! Here Comes Awareness and it's Buddy Change

Day 3 of 30 Day Cleanse: UGH! Here Comes Awareness and it's Buddy Change

I like to think of myself as a healthy eater (what! a cleanse? I don't eat fast food, frozen food, or processed food - I don't need no stinkin' cleanse!).  However today, I got a reality check. Not able to fall into habitual, robot mode, I learned that a typical meal is 1 of 3 options: throw cheese on bread, grab a handful of chocolate chips, devour Atticus' leftovers

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Running Around the Block: The Small Choices that Change Your Life

Running Around the Block: The Small Choices that Change Your Life

For over two decades, I self-identified as a runner. No matter the weather, my emotional state, my schedule, I fit a run into my day. On average I was running 6-8 miles a day. Sometime around graduate school, also known as my thirties, I discovered power yoga. Running, which was causing knee problems anyway, left my life. I still think about running and every once in a while I lace up my shoes and go for a run. Always, I love the sound of my feet hitting the earth, the way sweat beads up, my rhythmic breathing and then something happens. Either my knees start to hurt or I start to hurt because I went too far too fast. I get discouraged because I can no longer run like I used to. No matter if it has been a decade since I ran regularly. And then I put my shoes away for the next few months.

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