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I Want to Stop Now

When challenges come, do you rise to the occasion or do you quit?  Do you become depressed or do you realize that challenging moments define you?  I was reading “Journey into Power” by Baron Baptiste and I really loved this passage in his book: “It is generally possible for people to get into most of […]

Me, meet Me.

“Yoga is a great place to meet your true self.  With enough practice, focus and dedication, you will learn about yourself.  In the most challenging of poses, if you stay and don’t run away, you will learn.” This last week I have contemplated quite a bit about our bodies and how we are often captives […]

A Long Look in the Mirror to Live in Honesty

“It is a full-time job being honest one moment at a time, remember to love to honor, to respect. It is a practice, a discipline, worthy of every moment.”  ~Jasmine Guy Can you be honest with yourself?  Do you look yourself in the mirror and like the person staring back at you?  Are you living in […]

Continuation: The Same Only Different

Faith is a continuation of reason.” ~William Adams This week we again visit Ardha Chandrasana, half-moon pose.  We persist to do this pose as a continuation of our practice.  We began with a focus on the back body, followed by a the idea of goal setting to achieve the pose, and this week we switch […]

Upside Down and Sideways: Inverse Relationships

“My happiness grows in direct proportion to my acceptance, and in inverse proportion to my expectations.”  ~Michael J Fox For some reason the idea of inverse relationships has been on my mind often these days.  It would seem that the sum total of our lives are spent in inverse relationships.  When I looked up the […]

Fitness vs. Lifestyle

After spending a great weekend in kettlebell certification with a fitness organization, I am once again committed to the path that we are on at Warsaw’s Secret Fitness.  Don’t get me wrong, I feel that mainstream fitness has its purpose and place, but fitness is only the beginning.  Chasing cardio programs that choose constant, high-intensity […]

Sometimes Letting Go is Giving

“Holding on is believing that there’s only a past;  letting go is knowing that there’s a future.”  ~Daphne Rose Kingma Sometimes the holidays are filled with sadness.  Perhaps we are more poignantly aware of our missing loved ones during this time because the holidays revolve around family and loving one another.  We may find ourselves broken-hearted […]

Unlimited Potential

“Excellence is the unlimited ability to improve the quality of what you have to offer.”             ~Rick Pitino I love this quote.  It says so much about how we can improve ourselves and lays responsibility for improvement squarely at our own feet.  I felt compelled to find out more about […]

The Long and Arduous Journey to Truth

Sometimes the road to truth can be overwhelming.  Discovering a truth is really like turning on a lightbulb.  The moment the truth unveils itself to us happens in a flash.  We see clearly; we understand; we sometimes berate ourselves for not having learned it faster. The instant of understanding happens in a flash, but the […]

Get Into a Success Rut with a Great Routine!

Fall is a terrific time to look at our diet and exercise routines. When we talk about routine, we often use the word negatively, as if having a routine is some how “bad.”  Routines are not bad things; routines provide comfort and stability. Daily time routines let us know where and when we need to be places. […]