I keep coming across this poem, “Let It Go,” by Dana Faulds and each time I hear it and read it, it sticks with me more. For those who have asked about it in class, here it is pasted below.
Change is inevitable in life. Change might occur in our careers, our relationships, our bodies, our homes, and elsewhere. Change is inevitable and, often, feared. In a world where we can access most information at our fingertips, our fear develops around the unknown that comes with change.
Consistency is important in goal setting. Creating a habit takes at least 3 weeks. To let habits form and allow practices to become effective, it’s important to create consistency in the initial stages of the activity.
They came. We flowed. Together we’ve raised over $1,500 for the Girls on the Run organization.
For me, 2017 was the year of pushing myself.
During this time of year many of us have felt sluggish and possibly under the weather.
While the sudden (and not to mention drastic) drop in temperature play a role in these feelings, it would be wrong to fully blame our health on the weather and seasonal change. What can we be doing to help our bodies acclimate to the change and avoid feelings of illness and sluggishness?
We have become a society of inhalers.
When anything stressful or difficult occurs, we’re often told to take a deep breath – with the emphasis on the inhale.
I ran my first half marathon in May 2017. With no running experience and being an epic procrastinator, I began training a short three months before the race. About five weeks out from race day I went for my first double digit run and suddenly began to feel excruciating pain outside my right knee.
This was the start of my life changing journey of strengthening my stabilizers.
Self-care is one of those terms that makes the occasional person cringe. A common response from people when I say self-care is “Obviously I care about myself. This is just a trendy term that you are using to try to get me to spend money on gyms and spa treatments.”