Tag Archives: mindfulness

Living an active lifestyle, not taking the easy way out

My husband and I have just returned from 5 days of helping take up some of the slack for our daughter-in-law, whose husband – our son – has been away for three weeks counting birds in the Arctic.  Whenever we … Continue reading

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Yoga for all, hands not so much so

This past week marked the beginning of my commitment to give yoga a chance. It’s past time to add some cross-traing to my running.   A few weeks ago I had signed up for a 5-week program of 1 session per week, … Continue reading

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Embracing accessibility – good for you, good for your business

Today I went for my first run since the Ottawa Half Marathon last Sunday.  I was trying to run mindfully, but as usual I often found my mind wandering. While idly speculating on what my life would be like if … Continue reading

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Time for yoga, but what kind?

When my hamstrings started bothering me a few weeks ago, I decided it meant I must be doing something right, since most runners talk about tight hamstrings.  This is called putting a positive spin on things!  Positive spin or not, … Continue reading

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Technology-free running: Lab report

A little over a week ago I decided to take up the challenge posed by an article in the May 2012 Runner’s World entitled “Tech Time-Out”.  The idea is to “leave behind your gadgets and gain a new respect for … Continue reading

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Bhutan and Disney World, two places where happiness matters

What do two disparate entities like the remote Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan and the eminently accessible Floridian kingdom of Disney World have in common?  They both measure their success in terms of happiness. Yesterday I met a woman who had … Continue reading

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Technology-free running, is that even possible?!

As is the case with most runners, I am very routine oriented.  In previous posts I have described how my Garmin has helped me learn how to pace myself so I don’t go out at a faster speed than I … Continue reading

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Mindfulness, Chi Running, and Bhutan

Mindfulness.  Meditation.  Chi Running.  Tai Chi.  Yoga.  How are these different philosophies and activities related?  I have practiced Chi Running for nearly 2 years now, and it has allowed me to continue running, uninjured and happy.  Knock on wood, I … Continue reading

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