Posts tagged meditation
The Weekly Reset: 5-Minute Evening Chill Out

At the end of the day, it’s important to create some space between your work and your rest. Rather than rushing to your workout or social activities, pause for five minutes to wind down and reflect. That simple pause will help to ease any lingering tension so that you can be more present for what’s up next and, more importantly, improve the quality of your rest and recovery.

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The Weekly Reset: 5-Minute Mental Refresh

Learning to recognize the moments when you need a mental Reset and then responding accordingly is key for optimal performance, no matter what the task at hand. While we’re quick to moan about stiff hips or hamstrings, sometimes it can take longer to register that we’re just plain frazzled in our heads.

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The Weekly Reset: Your Marathon Month Reward

Nice work this Marathon Month! As April winds down, make sure you take time for what your body needs most: recovery. The thing about recovery is that it doesn’t automatically happen when you zone out in front of the TV. Instead, it takes more conscious attention to reduce any lingering tension in your body and mind and, ultimately, neutralize your system so that you can recover effectively.

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Technique Tuesday — Welcome hOMe.

The light is dimming. The rain (and snow!) is falling. The fires are crackling. This time of year invites a change of pace. The energy and buzz of the summer has faded and the streets are vacating as people start hibernating. Every year during this transition, I pause to reacquaint myself with the idea of “home.” Yes, there are kitchens, bedrooms, and bathrooms. But beyond the physical construct of our houses, what does “home” really represent? Safety? Freedom? Comfort? Belonging?

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The #holidaysEASEon

Can you feel it? During the last month of the year, the pace seems to accelerate. People are already starting to ask, "Are you ready for the holidays?" Ready for what, exactly? Already, there's a palpable, collective expectation of stress. And it's not even December yet.

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Technique Tuesday — Motivation Meditation

The leaves are turning. The weather is cooling. The season is changing. The transition from summer to fall can be a bit abrupt in the Pacific Northwest. Our late Indian Summers keep our sunshiny spirits high well into October and then BOOM — it’s time for scarves, boots, and rain jackets. Once Halloween hits, it’s off to the holiday races, so it’s important to keep our crazy brains in check — to keep our minds strong — so that we can sustain balance and remain steady amongst the flurry of year-end activities.

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