Tag: Inspiration

  • Monday Motivation

    It’s not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves. – Sir Edmund Hillary This past weekend I climbed to Camp Muir at 10,000ft (8.2 miles and 4,700ft. elevation gain). The Mount Rainier summit is 14,410 ft. Each challenge we overcome, obstacle we once doubted our ability, makes us stronger physically and mentally to conquer the next […]

  • Monday Motivation

    G R E A T    D R E A M Each individual’s path to happiness is unique.  Action for Happiness’ research found that the 10 Keys to Happier Living illustrate a positive impact on an individual’s overall happiness and wellbeing.  The first five keys (GREAT)* relate to how the individual interacts with the outside world in his/her daily […]

  • Monday Motivation

    Which option will you choose this week? There is no wrong decision.  Find balance. To take a step forward and grow, you might have to take a step backward or laterally and be safe. Push yourself to experience challenges, to take the next step, and grow. However, never underestimate the importance of your physiological and safety needs.  Have a good week!

  • Monday Motivation

    D A N C E as though no one is watching you, L O V E as though you have never been hurt before, S I N G as though no one can hear you, L I V E as though heaven is on earth. – Souza “Life is like riding a bicycle.  To keep […]

  • Monday Motivation

    This past weekend I learned an important lesson: Always listen to my gut first! Sunday morning I taught my first indoor cycling class at a new studio, with sub-average performance.  When I agreed to teach this class the week prior, I did not feel 100% ready for this new leadership opportunity.  My “training wheels” were still on. […]

  • Motivation Monday

    How will you sweat this week? Pushing through intervals during Spin class, Punching and jabbing during Kick-Boxing class, Conquering your PR the next time you weight lift, Running the trails, Rowing the next 2,000 meters with your crew,  or Increasing your flexibility during Hot Yoga? Do it now – Do it often – No Regrets!

  • Balance is Key

    Evolved individuals: Avoid extremes, Avoid extravagance, Avoid excess. – Tao Te Ching, No. 29 Affirmations for Creating Balance in Your Life “Balance is power!“ “Excel without excess!“ “Excellence and balance are compatible partners for achievement in life.“ “Moderate, don’t proliferate!“ “I realize my dreams when I avoid the extremes.“ Guides for Creating Balance in All […]

  • Relaxation

    “Give it all you’ve got” and “going-all-out” are couple of sayings many of us tell ourselves from time to time.  We think that these attitudes are encouragement and as we strive to perform our best, we will be rewarded.  But, in actuality, these thoughts create tension, anxiety, and stress that will hinder performance. Aikido, an ancient Japanese art, implies […]

  • Love Yourself… and the rest will fall into place!

    Those who cultivate Power, Identify with Power.  Those who cultivate failure, Identify with failure. – Tao Te Ching, No. 23 You should exercise unrelenting discipline over your thought patterns.  Cultivate only productive attitudes… You are the product of everything you put into  your body and mind. – I Ching, No. 27 Which statement below provides you […]

  • Take Charge of Your Attitude

    How do you view this glass? Attitudes by Charles Swindoll The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life.  Attitude, to me, is more important than facts.  It is more important than the past, than education, than money, than circumstances, than failures, than successes, than what other people think or […]