I'm learning most things have a season... a time for planting, latency, growth, pruning, maintenance, harvest. (Farming metaphors have been doing a lot for me lately) The blog is no different. It is in a latent season, and I am unsure of what the next months will look like. We'll see, no promises. The semester … Continue reading active stillness.
I have a whole lot of compassion for anyone who feels out of place or unhappy in or with their body. I empathize because I've felt it too. It makes me sad that being discontent with our bodies is the norm. I think we're often hard on ourselves when approaching body discontentment. We get upset … Continue reading body acceptance.
Hey all. I've missed blogging, but I'm grateful for the break. The second semester has been challenging, and this space took a backseat while I sorted through more salient life stuff. But I'm happy to be back and hopefully return to a more consistent, weekly posting schedule. Speaking of a break, summer vacation is one … Continue reading “this for that” mindset.
Coping mechanisms. We use these when we're thrown into new situations or relationships. A synonym for coping could be adapting, which makes coping mechanisms the tools or behaviors we use to make adaptation happen. They're essential. They help reduce the stress that comes with a disruption in our schedule, environment, or relationships. But like almost … Continue reading how do you cope?
Last week was free of structured workouts, meaning no running or HIIT circuits. I did take advantage of a free pass to a local fitness studio and lucked out with an awesome yoga instructor who took us through a vinyasa flow. She also taught me how to do a headstand with proper form. (Apparently kicking … Continue reading what happened when I didn’t exercise for a week.
Joshua 4:4-7 4 So Joshua called together the twelve men he had chosen—one from each of the tribes of Israel. 5 He told them, “Go into the middle of the Jordan, in front of the Ark of the Lord your God. Each of you must pick up one stone and carry it out on your shoulder—twelve stones in all, one … Continue reading building a memorial.
Graduation is a wrap. Who would have thought that it would be such a fast and furious week of graduation practice, goodbyes, and finally commencement? Bittersweet isn't quite the right word for it, neither is sad. It's a confusing mess of relief, disappointment, apprehension, fear, excitement. I am happy graduation is here. I'm ready for … Continue reading bittersweet.