The pitfalls of self-development

We are in relationship with everything in our lives and all relationships require some amount of effort.

There is something very enticing about self-development. “Yes, of course I should be moving forward and growing!  It’s called being an adult!  I want to be my best self…”

Sound familiar?

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Get in, we're going places.

Elizabeth and I talk about my strange and nonlinear journey in climbing, success and failure, integrative wellness coaching, and maintaining a healthy lifestyle.  It was wonderful!

But then…

After our conversation, I felt pretty nervous of the outcome.  How did I come across?  Was I too excited (…standard)?  Did I overexplain, underexplain? 

Was. It. Perfect??!!

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A friendly summer fitness plan? Oh yes!

It’s summer!  My favorite season, hands down.  I’m pretty solar-powered, so these long, sunny days bring out even more energy than I thought I had.  If you’re like me, and keen to get the most out of these warming days, being physically fit is one of the keys to that stamina. 

Today, I offer up a simple approach that is friendly and motivated!

Start where you are.  Use what you have.  Do what you can.

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Habit and Behavior: Keystones to a Healthy Lifestyle

There is an anatomy to our lifestyle, behavior, and habits.  The more we get radically honest about what we see and feel within those structures, the more we can make the rightadjustments… the more we can create a life that fits around us comfortably.

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Ever feel a little one-dimensional?

Rock climbing is nothing to get bent out of shape about, has been my motto.  I do this because I love it, because it is fun, the constant reminder to myself.  At the end of the day, I feel sad and exhausted.  I don’t want to give up, yet I really want to give up and move on.

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The power of the breath: our Being Hunted nervous system

Think of a time in which you were overcome with stress. How did your body feel? How was your breath? These can be helpful cues to recognize when we are entering a stressed-out-fight-or-flight reaction.

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Create healthy habits, not restrictions: Intuitive eating

Some of the integral components of these are that we listen to and trust our body's message to tell us what, when, and how much to eat. These capacities develop over time, just like any skill.

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Clean fridge, dirty mind

Whether it's cleaning out your fridge, your desk, or organizing your home, take the time to declutter your life. #CleanOutYourFridgeDay

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Goal setting like a badass

When was the last time you wrote down your goals? Take a few minutes to remind yourself what you're working for.

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