Prelude in – Me – MinorPosted: October 7, 2014 Filed under: Meditation, Yoga | Tags: blogging, Comfort, compassion, cycling, Cyclocross, exercise, family, free range, freshly pressed, gratitude, happiness, health, hope, injury, kindness, life, love, meditation, motivation, musings, natural, nature, nebraska, Omaha, paleo, passion, pride, running, Serenity, trail running, walking, whole foods, yoga, Zen 9 Comments
There will always be a down but also always an up, your moods depends on which of the two you pay the most attention to-
In ways both big and small, our pride will be trampled on (in one way or another) during the course of a day. I suppose its safe to say that it’s nearly impossible to live life without our pride suffering a perilous blow. The ebb and flow of life … Yet, when it happens to us? We tend to take it personally – very personally, and, often enough, we beat our selves up further. Even the tiniest set back can rile our emotions and send our self-esteem into a tailspin. In part, our self-esteem reflects who we are intrinsically (our true self), however, self-esteem is also a barometer of our standing with the world around us.
The difference between my normal response to a damaging blow of my pride (an oversensitive one at that) may be summed up in one word: rumination. I am an “over-thinker” who ruminates, nauseously, in a discursive way about everyday experiences after my pride takes a hit. Especially after I finish last during a weekend race!
As I marinate in my negative thoughts, hostility and anxiety begin to seep from my very essence, sabotaging myself more than ever before. Rather than working constructively to repair the damage, I build a case for why I let myself down – A pity party of epic proportions! Sound familiar?!?
Surrender to the moment, to comfort, to serenity. The damage is done, time to move on – peacefully.
To Kingdom ComePosted: January 9, 2013 Filed under: Random Workout | Tags: blogging, crossfit, doctors, exercise, fitness, free range, happiness, health, hipster, hope, injury, kettlebell, life, love, lululemon, marathon, medicine, motivation, paleo, passion, personal training, pilates, running, swings, Up, walking, whole foods, WOD, yoga 18 Comments
Happiness in intelligent people is the rarest thing I know-
Of or relating to illness caused by medical examination or treatment.
First do no harm.
Some light Tumbling a handful of Cartwheels and sprinkle in 300 Hard Style KB Swings at the end for good measure.
A simple yet profoundly loaded message today. Feel like taking a stab at what it is?!? Be well today.
Second Breakfast PerspectivaPosted: May 31, 2012 Filed under: Random Workout | Tags: Gymnastics, injury, life, love, perspective 8 Comments
One of life’s most interesting reversals is average people thinking they are extraordinary, and extraordinary people thinking they are average-
Take a few minutes to watch the above video a couple of times. Chelsie Memmel could rip your still beating heart out of your chest even with a torn labrum…Yup go ahead and watch the video again.
Now let’s watch how Chelsie gets on with the balance beam after an injury that would cripple Uncle Mo:
As you go about your morning drinking coconut water and applying kinesio tape like some first grader…Ask yourself: “What the hell am I doing?”
Johanna Quaas and Chelsie Memmel are truly inspiring individuals in our book.