Everybody talks about goals, weight loss, and healthy habits, but when it comes down to it, these aren’t the things that make us stick to our workout routines. For me, the factors that turned fitness into a permanent lifestyle were a little less obvious. Here’s what worked.
I was standing by the window that early morning, just like I did every morning in those years. The sky was often dark and cloudy, the window streaked with last night’s rain. In the evanescent glow from the street lamps I watched the same impossible nightly show…
What typically started as a casual picture-taking trend of oneself now might have earned the title of ‘narcissism’ or ‘mental disorder’, at least in the eyes of the American Psychiatric Association (APA) and numerous others.
These pasts remind me
that there are markers to follow,
Pathways in the foothills, the blowing grass, past misted lakes,
I am born Wolf.
I am so very tired.
Mindfulness is described as “the psychological process of bringing one’s attention to the internal experiences occurring in the present moment.” This article will tell you about the 4 ways in which mindful meditation enhanced my addiction recovery, how it complemented the treatment I received in rehab as well as the ongoing treatment that I still receive to this day.
Night slides into day on the ridge line,
Dirt and distance, dust and sweat
The spiders and the snakes, the dope driven demons of my nights are gone for awhile.
It will be all right. I will be all right. I am all right.
It is a new chapter
a new day breaking
it is always always darkest before the dawn
what’s yours will come to you
and, “It’s all over now
Baby Blue”-Bob Dylan said that.
As a young female, I trusted my male doctor when he offered me the Essure as a solution. My case is not unique, and I am joining the fight of thousands of other women that were affected by the device.
If I don’t show up for the grunt work, work my way through the night snakes and demons, there is no dance to dance under the Ali’s lights. So it is on me to get well and get back at it.
It’s in the eyes. What it is varies from runner to runner but make no mistake: it’s there, and every ultra runner has it. Distance. Stillness. Fear. Acceptance. Exhaustion. Joy. Time.