“Living in Motion” Blog

embodiment tips for leadership, fitness and everyday life

WEEKLY TIPS on how to live a more healthy, present and embodied life. Whether you love to walk, swim, bike, dance, run, practice yoga or martial arts, my blog posts show you how to FOCUS your intention and CAPITALIZE on your potential for personal growth.

Resolutions

Posted by on Jan 5, 2015 in Blog | 1 comment

Resolutions

“I commit to…” losing five pounds. Getting enough sleep every night. Eating well. Doing the thing I should do that I don’t really want to do but everyone else seems to be doing in order to feel, look or be better.   These days, when we think of New Years resolutions, it’s easy to feel a sense of cynicism. Even with our best intentions, many of us are nonetheless prone to choosing the hard road to a place that we long for… then struggling to stick with it. No pain, no gain right?   But what if there...

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Peace Begins with Me

Posted by on Dec 3, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

Peace Begins with Me

What does it mean to be a starting point?   As we near the holiday season, wishes for peace on earth abound, from traditional musical refrains floating over the airwaves on local radio stations, to a heightened awareness of the human condition, both locally and in locations across the globe. We always care. It’s just that at this time of year, we seem to care more. Or at least, we remember how much we do.   At the same time, the stresses of holiday shopping, family gatherings, and closing the 2014 business books can create a...

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Living Grateful

Posted by on Nov 26, 2014 in Blog | 18 comments

Living Grateful

What are you grateful for?   Around this time of year, you may be feeling grateful – for family, for friends. For the myriad of blessings in your life that you overlook during the usual daily grind. Yet around this time of year, you may also be feeling pressure to feel grateful… even when gratitude is not the attitude that’s presenting.   In moments of deep gratitude, it’s enough to count our blessings and enjoy the feeling of fullness that accompanies. But what should we do in moments when gratitude escapes...

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Courage: When I am Whole-heartedly Me

Posted by on Oct 26, 2014 in Blog | 1 comment

Courage: When I am Whole-heartedly Me

In her world renowned Ted talk, researcher-storyteller Brené Brown reminds us of the original definition of courage: “to tell the story of who we are with our whole heart.” This collection of words touches me deeply today, as I consider the depth of what it means in my own life.   To tell the story of who we are… Not who we imagine ourselves to be. Not the masks we put on to please others. Not who our mother or father would have liked us to be. But who we actually are, deep down, underneath the public image we present to the...

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Full Circle

Posted by on Oct 13, 2014 in Blog | 2 comments

Full Circle

Last week, as I was reflecting on the ways we run from the empty space in our lives, I had the pleasure to chat with a good friend by phone.   Like me, she had run out of excuses for running, and was sitting in silence in the empty space. Immediately I noticed her tenderness. She felt soft and open – cracked open almost. With her heart gingerly exposed, she shared a story about facing her deep fears in her most intimate relationship. In that moment, I dropped down another level of understanding to find my own truth about empty...

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Why We Run

Posted by on Oct 7, 2014 in Blog | 1 comment

Why We Run

Sometimes I wish I weren’t so busy. “If only…” I hear myself saying out loud. “If only I had more time, I would…” Fill in the blank. I’d spend more time with my friends. Call my mother. Cook a delicious meal. I’d finally sit down to write that personal memoir I’ve been talking about all these years.   Or would I?   When we’re moving fast, with our calendars booked to the hilt, it’s compelling to muse about what we’d do with a bit of empty space. Yet in my experience, our actual tolerance for downtime is...

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You Choose

Posted by on Oct 1, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

You Choose

“How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives.” ~ Annie Dillard   The road to well-being is paved with good intentions… and decisions… and actions. Obvious? Maybe. But how many of us fail to exercise the powerful force of our own will to create the kind of life we desire? Or, I should say, co-create?   While there’s no stopping outside circumstances from derailing our plans, the way we focus our own attention is always under our control. And, whether we like to believe it or not, our capacity to execute...

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Savor (part 2)

Posted by on Sep 22, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

Savor (part 2)

Savor the dance of life… it sounds good, right?   The word savor brings up images of sipping a delicious hot soup on a cool winter day, taste buds tingling from the heat, flavor erupting in tiny starbursts in your mouth. Taking time to inhale the aroma before indulging. Enjoying the anticipation of moment the liquid touches your lips. Most of us associate savoring with experiencing the good things in life.   But how do we know what to savor?   In her groundbreaking research on positivity, psychologist Barbara Fredrickson...

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Savor

Posted by on Sep 9, 2014 in Blog | 1 comment

Savor

“Thank God for walking the dog,” was my first thought as I looked back across the days tracked carefully for standing, sitting, exercise, sleep, indoor and outdoor time.   As a contractor working from home, despite my extensive training in movement and human psychology, I still fall out of habit. Between writing papers, proposals, blogs, emails and phone-based executive coaching sessions, it’s easy to slide through an entire afternoon of desk work.   But Sheba, whose internal clock is more sensitive than my own, has an...

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Permission

Posted by on Aug 11, 2014 in Blog | 1 comment

Permission

There’s a way that I keep it locked up tight.   It’s mine. And you can have some. Maybe. If I’m feeling generous. If nobody came along to challenge me today. If nothing has thrown me off my center. And if I’m in JUST the right mood. But that doesn’t happen very often.   Don’t get me wrong. I like to share. So it’s not about not giving it to YOU. No… it’s far more personal than that. It’s about me. Not giving it FROM me. Because somewhere along the way, I learned that giving it wasn’t safe.   I am sitting in...

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