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Noticing

Noticing

The purpose of training our body at the gym is not to become better at training at the gym. No, we train so we can live a better, more fulfilling life outside of that space of bright lights and soulless pop music. Similarly, the reason for meditating is not just to get better at being present during the daily 10 minutes of practise. The reason we do it is to have the benefits of the practise spill into the rest…

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When You Feel Like Giving Up

When You Feel Like Giving Up

First some quick housekeeping: the paperback of my new book Spandex Not Compulsory is now available through well-stocked online retailers. Amazon.com.au Amazon.com and EU Booktopia.com.au Barnes and Noble And now this week’s blog post. When You Feel Like Giving Up Showing up to train is easy when all is swell. You’re seeing results and being fueled by the powerful concoction of energy, anticipation and progress that keeps you coming back and striving for more. Yet, only beginners are naïve enough to think…

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The Skill of Being Still

The Skill of Being Still

The other day, I am sitting on the bus on my way home minding my own business as I usually do. Yet I am drawn to observe the erratic behavior of the gentleman sitting in front of me. A gentleman who we shall call, Homer. It looks as if Homer’s mind and fingers are possessed by mystic, dark forces. Something out of an aftermath of a zombie apocalypse.

Gracefulness For a Better Body And Mind

Gracefulness For a Better Body And Mind

Grace ɡreɪs/ smoothness and elegance of movement. “she moved through the water with effortless grace” synonyms: elegance, stylishness, poise, finesse, charm; courteous good will. “he had the good grace to apologize to her afterwards” synonyms: courtesy, courteousness, politeness, manners, good manners, mannerliness, civility, decorum, decency, propriety, breeding, respect, respectfulness

Is Self-Shaming Corroding Your Chances of Change?

Is Self-Shaming Corroding Your Chances of Change?

Since reading Daring Greatly – How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead by Brene Brown* I’ve started to notice even more how people talk to themselves down over and over again. And since I spend most of my time training clients in a gym, this negative self talk is most often related to one’s body and self-image. “I am fat/weak/bad/” or insert any other negative adjective. These are some common sentences that…

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