Tag : challenge

“Life has a way of testing a person’s will, either by having nothing happen at all, or having everything happen all at once.” ~Paul Coelho I’ve been a fitness coach for over a decade now, and I’ve seen every possible scenario of unexpected life events that serve to derail people from their goals.  Some events […]

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“If you want to conquer fear, don’t sit home and think about it.  Go out and get busy.” ~Dale Carnegie Sometimes you have to face your fears, swallow hard and push through.  Double kettlebell snatches have scared me since first I tried them.  They’re awkward, they take tremendous power and my mind can’t really focus […]

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Helping Others Requires Giving

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“When you’re different, sometimes you don’t see the millions of people who accept you for what you are.  All you notice is the person who doesn’t.” ~Jodi Picoult, Change of Heart As a yoga teacher and personal trainer, I am blessed to learn to know people on a deeper level than many others.  At my […]

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Human Touch is Powerful Medicine

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“Nothing is so healing as the human touch.”  ~Bobby Fischer Last night my husband and I went out for dinner at our usual place, which is a small tavern in a little town near us.  A few weeks ago we had gone for dinner and an old friend had recently started working there, a cook […]

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I have been on a mission to get my house in order over the last month or so after coming across a wonderful, little book, “the life-changing magic of tidying up” by Marie Kondo.  I highly recommend it to anyone who would like to get their home in order. The book came along at the […]

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I Want to Stop Now

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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 […]

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Me, meet Me.

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“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 […]

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“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 […]

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Today’s post is very special.  My friend, Todd Hoffer, shares his intimate, personal story about his addiction to alcohol and his lifelong struggle with finding a better path.  I knew “of Todd” from the time I was a teenager because he was in a band with his brother.  From my vantage, he was the cool guy that went […]

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If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.” ~Henry David Thoreau   Who are you and where are you going?  Imagine yourself where you want to be.  Let yourself be who you are […]

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