Recognize the cycle
Recognize the cycle. They say that "forewarned" is "forearmed". And stress at work is one of those elements of the cycle. It doesn't seem fair that multiple projects are due around the same time. But it does happen. And once you have seen it occ... Read more
Signs of the Times
How do you know that you are making progress?
One way that I can tell is the freedom and joy that I feel in practicing yoga. When practice is calm, steady, and continuous, I am in a zone that celebrates the balance of effort / ease, challenge ... Read more
What's your tune?
There's music in the air... what's your tune?
Whether you live alone or in a family unit, you can choose, as an individual, how you will interact with those with whom you have contact. The power of choice is a privilege that humankind has, eve... Read more
Kick Start to Goals
What does it take to get the motivational juices flowing? Sometimes all it takes is seeing someone and realizing: "That's what will happen to me unless I am pro-active about lifestyle choices." I saw someone, with the accompanying: "Do you mind ... Read more
H.A.L.T. - not just for 12 step programs
H.A.L.T. an acronym for too hungry, too angry, too lonely, too tired, signs that you are at risk of slipping into lack of self-control. I don't why that came so strongly in mind recently. But I recognized that the larger significance was to look... Read more
Activity Tracking - More than a device
Spark Activity Tracker
No one likes to hear that they are doing less than what they believed. But so far, that is my experience with the Spark Activity Tracker in comparison to using FitBit.
Having your expectations challenged is a shock;... Read more
Not over yet
Don't I wish that habits could change, overnight. But I guess that's why they are habits. Each link in the chain is forged through repetition. Choose (or observe) what gets repeated in your experience -- and that is the habit you get.
In my... Read more
Facing the day - moments of reflection
There are so many ways to get side-tracked from the lifestyle and wellness goals I make. And the variety of the distractions seems endless. What I find most surprising is the way that I have to go into my day with specific ideas in my head to me... Read more
Moving in stillness
Morning glow of sunrise. Walking into the practice space. A smiling face greets you. We stand. We breathe. We move. Primary series practice has begun. For the next 75 minutes we breathe, move and ponder without words, but in understood shared ex... Read more
Pick me up before yoga
Water and 8-15 whole almonds... Read more
The cost of privilege
So much that we take for granted: lucidity, mobility, overall health, family, friends, shelter. For those who happen to read this post, you may be facing challenges in one of these areas. I recognize in myself that I have a large dose of "pay it... Read more
There's a Little Green
I once heard a song called: There's a Little Green in everything | Winter is over, welcome the Spring. (Music K-8) Everything in my Atlantic Canada area was beginning to look spring-like: most of the front and back lawns were free of snow; you c... Read more
Ashtanga Intermediate - baby steps
Practicing a set series of yoga poses can be both liberating and frustrating. Liberating, because all you have to do is "do". In a class during which the teacher calls out the poses to be done, led class, you know what is coming so you can focus... Read more
What is too much for an app
I read and listen with a chuckle when people talk about the price of apps for their smart phones and portable devices. Some of us have come through an age when basic utility software for computing devices cost in the hundreds of dollars. I smile... Read more
Motivation - What's the ideal?
The snow is lightly falling; it is just past dusk, and the holiday lights are twinkling in the neighborhood. The smell of turkey, stuffing is in the air. The gingerbread dessert, apple pie, and pumpkin pie aromas waft from kitchen to dining room... Read more
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