12 in 12

Jan 16

12 in 12

So, on Friday I talked about my journey into the Discipline of Discomfort and my desire to push through the uncomfortable barriers in my life that are keeping me stuck. Now, if you’re like me, and a bit of a “Type A” personality combined with ADD you will have a list a mile long of things that need to change in your life, or things you want to push...

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Learning to Breathe Again

May 31

Learning to Breathe Again

Well, the last few months have been wild. Too much on my plate, and that sense of panic that I’m not going to get it all done has forced me to constantly push my workout to the side. Not good. It’s my workout that gives me the energy I need to get everything else done! We’ve nixed the HotSpot Promotion angst by narrowing our focus even smaller to...

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Breathing Exercises for Energy and Endurance

Jan 08

Breathing Exercises for Energy and Endurance

I’m a day late with this – sorry! This past week was a zoo, but I think I’m starting to settle now… We’ve talked quite a bit about the importance of breathing on this blog, and I want to add to that again today by discussing two new breathing exercises: panting and resistance breathing. +++ +++ Panting What it Is: “Nose panting is...

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Warming Up and Cooling Down

Dec 03

Warming Up and Cooling Down

Walking is known as a great destresser. However, when most people start walking, they start with great gusto, high energy, and bounce right into “power walking” before giving their body a chance to catch up. This can quickly lead to overtraining, the symptoms of which include: poor athletic performance structural injury secondary to muscle...

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Mini Meditations

Nov 26

Mini Meditations

I’m just guessing, but if you’re anything like me, your day-to-day can be quite stressful if you’re not careful. Managing stress is a HUGE part of being healthy. It’s amazing how many systems of the body are negatively affected by stress. But what can we do about it in our busy day? One of the best ways to combat stress is through mediation....

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Vibrant Breathing

Oct 08

Vibrant Breathing

Breathing is something we take for granted. We’ve been doing it since we were born, and if you watch a baby breathe, you’ll see perfect breathing in action. However, bad habits – like sitting at desks, slouching in our armchairs in front of the TV, and lack of exercise – have changed our habits so that our breathing is shallow and...

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