All posts tagged: goals

Setting Intentions

It can be so easy and habitual to believe the stories we tell ourselves. Many of these stories are dictated to us by our culture, our upbringing and our primal fight or flight BS. “Do more, be more, buy more, work more, hustle more…until you’re perpetually exhausted.” I’m over it; over buying into the stories that do nothing but keep me anxiety ridden and small. For the last several months I’ve had a desire to do some deep work. Work that requires me to make time and space to get real with myself and intentional about what’s working and what isn’t. Have you ever felt a strong desire to shift? As the universe would have it, after a yoga class I enjoyed this past fall, I struck up a conversation with one of my yoga teachers, Jessica Amsden. We talked about all the things: mothering, teaching, yoga, even minimalism (tiny house living anyone)? This sparked the idea of a Winter Solstice class focused on intention setting. And thankfully, within a few weeks, the class I …

Slow and Steady

I may have run slow today but I still ran! I am continuously amazed by the way the body was designed. Just one week off from running and my stamina decreased, my speed reduced and energy for running was just not on par. I definitely had fleeting thoughts going through my head like, “If you don’t pick up the pace, you’ll never get back to your average speed you held at your peak.” and even, “Maybe you’re running days are coming to an end!” Yes, those anxiety ridden, worse case scenario thoughts flashed through my mind, because that’s the very primal human part of me that is programmed to panic. However, the personal trainer in me always wins out-thank goodness! And louder thoughts coach me through the run, “You can do this!” “Just one more minute and you’ll get over this hill.” “At least you’re out here doing the damn thing!” I can totally understand how many of my clients and students get discouraged when they take time off from working out. I have been …