I am LOVING, LOVING, LOVING the long-term positive effect Kid President's Guide to Being Awesome has on my day-to-day outlook on life. Day 59 suggests: Throw a parade. While I don't necessarily have the means to throw a parade, I think this is an instance where it is all about perspective. There is a race … Continue reading Guide to Awesome… Day 59
I was procrastinating some grad school work today when I came across a post that told this story. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wfeJAz3GI60 I've known this story for years now, but my brain only has so much room for things at the front so each time I stumble upon it, I feel the deep welling of emotion that causes … Continue reading When you feel like giving up…
Today starts a new chapter in Kid President's Guide to Awesome. This new chapter is the suggestion for Day 37: If you want to be a world changer for people everywhere, be a day maker for the people right next to you. I've been considering this in so many avenues of my life. Running: As … Continue reading Guide to Awesome… Day 37
Today, I'm thankful for beauty. Beautiful things today: My mom My husband yoga running My friends second chances love wins leaves compassion Show me what beauty you're thankful for...
Today, I am thankful for happiness. Happiness from running, yoga, meditation, smiles, rain, wind, inside, outside thought... What makes you happy?
Today I am thankful for HOPE. Check it out! This is another bit of HOPE that I'm so thankful for. See what you can see. It's called a miracle.
I'm thankful for those who have sacrificed so much so I can lead the incredibly blessed life I do. Just, thank you. How can you show your gratitude for those who have sacrificed so much so you can lead your life? That is all.
Today I'm thankful for PEACE. To me, peace isn't a lack of turmoil or trouble. Peace is knowing that you will come through it all and you'll understand and appreciate the journey at the end. What is peace to you? What can you do to achieve this peace?
Just what I needed from Kid President's Guide to Awesome today... Every room you enter: FREE HUGS!! Give hugs. And not just any told hugs... REAL hugs. Back in 2012, I wrote a post, specifically about REAL HUGS Give these our for free. I'm telling you, it's going to be great!
"Ohana means family." Today, and every day, I'm thankful for my family. I'm thankful for my family related by blood. I'm thankful for my family related by running, related by the Hope Express, related by yoga and related by our humanity. I hope I adequately show them all how much they mean to me. What … Continue reading Thirty Days of Thankful… Day 3
The cool president of the kid variety has bestowed upon his subjects for day 11, the following wisdom: Complain less... celebrate more. I got to spend time with family today. The Marine Corps Marathon is TOMORROW... I'm celebrating BIG! My husband and I running with my cousin who will be attempting to finish a marathon for … Continue reading Guide to Awesome… Day 11
How are those Brain Pictures going? I hope they're well. I made a Brain Picture tonight of my dear friend, Andrew. He's running the Baltimore Marathon tomorrow and I think everyone should send good vibes his way. He's a good, honest and true friend. Totally worth making a Brain Picture of. Also, he's got this great … Continue reading Following a guide to awesome… Day 3
Mini Recap of Day One: The whole putting-down-the-phone-thing worked pretty well today. I couldn't believe how much I was able to accomplish by just leaving it alone only a few of the times I would have picked it up any other day. A sweet friend brought up another bit of support to put down the phone/technology … Continue reading Following a guide to awesome… Day 2
I had a birthday a few days ago. It was pretty awesome. The people I love and those who love me gave me several days of delightful celebration. It was clear I have a lot to be thankful for: my family, my friends, a lovely home, my yoga practice, my run life, involvement with an amazing … Continue reading Following a guide to awesome… Day 1
This past weekend, a team of amazing people completed the Ragnar Relay 'Dacks event. It was pretty great. One of my legs of the relay was about 8.3 miles. The roads ebbed and flowed like the moon was pulling them toward it's bright face, creating long hilly stretches. The wind blew bitterly cold across my … Continue reading Ragnar teaches that straight and honest aren’t the same.
This is true every single day. Every time you lace up your sneaks, unroll your mat, or even just open your eyes and put your feet on the floor, you're in a whole new world. You have complete control how you interact with everything going on in the world around you. You may experience the … Continue reading A whole new world
I've explained in several of my posts that running, for me, often brings answers. With my intensifying yoga practice, I'm finding answers there now as well. But let's ask an honest question: was I really finding answers, or were they there all along? Today, I learned that the answers are always there. Sometimes we just need … Continue reading Answers
As a runner, it's really easy to get caught up in the moment of the run and lose track of the pre-planned route. I was once so engrossed in the pace, I ran right past the house. When I got to the corner past the house, my husband said, "Hon, where are we going?" It … Continue reading off track
Just as people breath in and out, so does the environment. Not just nature, but the environment in which we live. One's environment almost breathes with its person. There's a connectedness there. An energy. And it's real. Sometimes one must blast into that energy with a freight train of a run or a power yoga class … Continue reading Rest
We've all got a lot to learn. One must always remember that every situation is an opportunity to learn a lesson. An easy lesson or a hard lesson, there's still a glimmer of a sparkle of a speck of wisdom that comes from every peak and valley. Best Lesson: YOU MUST BE FORGIVING Padding along out on the … Continue reading Give a little grace…