Trying Things On For Size

I love reading self help books. Anything about personal growth or maximizing performance and I’m all over it. I like the idea that we always have the opportunity to make things better: for ourselves, for our friends and family, for our community, for the world.

Because of that I’m always down […]

By |2022-11-02T19:23:33+00:00November 2, 2022|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Trying Things On For Size

Habit Making, Habit Breaking

I was thinking about habits and how quickly and easily they can be broken even before my mother fractured her spine and I realized her ability to form and follow through on habits had also been fractured.

Was it a series of mini-strokes? Is it the result of two years of […]

By |2022-03-10T01:02:52+00:00March 10, 2022|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Habit Making, Habit Breaking

Set A Good Structure

Something I find myself saying a lot while teaching is “Set yourself up well.” What I mean by that exactly depends on what we’re setting ourselves up for, but the bottom line is the same regardless: It really helps your body to set it up for what you’re planning to […]

By |2021-10-31T23:12:48+00:00October 3, 2021|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Set A Good Structure

Don’t Make Plans; Make Options

“Don’t make plans; make options.” This has been the motto for me and my partner this year, and I thought about it in relation to fitness in a Facebook post I made recently.

This isn’t a motto that comes easily to me because I like plans. I like spreadsheets. I like to […]

By |2021-10-31T23:11:10+00:00September 6, 2021|Uncategorized|2 Comments

Fitness Bullies

As a culture we’ve been thinking about bullying in recent years: what it is, what it does, why it happens, how to handle it in the moment, and how to bring it to an end.

The fitness and wellness culture can sometimes be a big bully. When I looked up the […]

By |2021-10-31T23:15:47+00:00March 31, 2021|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Fitness Bullies

Aging Stronger

My 94-year-old grandmother died last week. She and I had a long and complicated relationship but mostly I’ve been reflecting on how grateful I am to have had so much history with the elders in my family. Many of my great-grandparents lived until I was a middle schooler and a […]

By |2021-10-31T23:16:24+00:00February 26, 2021|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Aging Stronger

Injury-Proof Your Body

I hope we’re all clear that this is not a real thing. If you are truly injury-proof you are either a) stupendously lucky or b) living a very odd and circumscribed life. Maybe you’re an artificial intelligence with no body to speak of?

Unless those things are true, you (and I) […]

By |2021-10-31T23:17:58+00:00November 30, 2020|Uncategorized|1 Comment
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