Inspirational quotes

What is this blog about?

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If you are beginning to ask questions like, “who am I?”, “why am I here?”, and “what is my life’s purpose?” Then you’ve come to the right place. You don’t have to be a runner or yogi to follow my blog. You DO need to be a seeker. A seeker for a more spirit-led life. A more authentic life.

The mission of my blog is to empower, educate, and inspire women to life a more authentic life by finding balance. Following your passions and inner ...

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25 Must Read Quotes on Mindfulness

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“The real meditation is how you live your life.”

John Kabat-Zinn, B. 1944

American Professor and Founder of Mindful Based Stressed Reduction

” In meditation it is possible to dive deeper into the mind to a place where there is no disturbance and there is absolute solitude. It is at this point of profound stillness that the sound of the mind can be heard.”

A.E. I Falconar, B. 1926, Indian-born philosopher

 

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Who are you inspiring?

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Often, while I am out on a long training run, I reflect on things for which I am grateful. I always seem to think of how I started endurance running.

I feel such gratitude it is overwhelming. I thought I would share my story and hope you share yours, as well!

It was 2000, I just finished up my freshman year of college and was in a pretty crappy state of health. I had gained 20 lbs due to a recent ...

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5 Tips To Get You Back on Track to a Healthy Lifestyle

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We’ve all been there. A pound here, a pound there and pretty soon you’re up 20 lbs. + and feeling awful.

With more and more Americans leading busy on-the-go lifestyles and working desk jobs, it seems to be a common challenge. Rushing kids from here to there or working long hours, fast food and take are are easy, but not always healthy.

As of 2011-2012 more than two-thirds of adults were overweight or obese (68.6 percent). It’s hard to break the cycle of unhealthy ...

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There’s a Difference Between Giving Up and Letting Go

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I was raised in a family that believed you should never quit anything. The no pain no gain mentality.

Unfortunately (and fortunately) this carried with me into adulthood.

If I start a project, training plan, relationship, or am employed at a job that isn’t working…I just stick it out, trudge through the muckiest of muck, and don’t quit. I would reach toward goals that maybe didn’t feel right and all while enduring A LOT of resistance along the way.

I tended to lose ...

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10 Ways My Life Changed When I Got Serious About My Yoga Practice

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noticed major shifts when I got serious about my yoga practice. Once I committed to my practice, I starting going to hot yoga 1hr/day and it has truly transformed me…both inside and out. Here are a list of the major shifts, but I am confident there are many more!

1 .My appetite has decreased.

Counter intuitive, right? Usually when I start doing more activities my appetite increases. I can put away some major food! Funny thing, ...

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30 Days of Yoga or Running Challenge

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Starting a new year is always a good time to reevaluate your physical and spiritual self. I thought I would create a challenge to address both of those needs. This isn’t a weight-loss challenge, but chances are you will lose some weight, both physical and emotional weight. During the challenge, you will find that by dumping the emotional “weight” you will allow yourself to dump the physical weight.  

30 Days of Yoga or Running Challenge

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