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Posts from the ‘Move’ Category

52 Hikes

I get my best ideas when I’m hiking,” remarked my 7-year-old son in the car ride home from the trail head a few weeks ago.  He hadn’t yet figured out how difficult his idea was going to be to implement (he wanted to build a time machine), so we just let him soak in the endorphin-fueled anticipation of what could be and hoped he didn’t want to dive into the execution details. Read more

You Are An Athlete

You are an athlete if you know your body’s edges and boundaries. If you have ever tested the unique limits of your muscles, your breath, or your mind, you are an athlete.

You are an athlete if your very favorite high comes from a pulse that beats faster and sweat that beads your brow. If you have ever been acutely aware of the heartbeat in your chest, you are an athlete. Read more

The Power of Moving Meditation

Rooted in Buddhism and other Eastern philosophies, meditation has been on the rise in the Western world for the past few years. In the last 10 years, “mindfulness” has exploded as a Google search term (see below), and Amazon’s shelves are stocked with books on the topic. Oprah has teamed up with Deepak Chopra to create the 21-Day Meditation Experience, meditation rooms are now mainstream at Silicon Valley companies, and people in New York are “having a sit” versus having a beer after work at swanky places like Ziva Meditation and The Path. Read more

Pump It Up: An Arm Workout That Gets Results

Determined to re-gain some upper body strength before the summer months kick into gear, I turned to one of the people in my life who knows best how to work hard, and push herself to drive results: my dear friend Karisa, who is coincidentally also a personal trainer in Ventura, CA.  I featured Karisa a few years ago, when she put together a great 45-minute home workout that I still refer to when I’m crunched for time at home (check out the Curtis Camp post).  Read more

The Simplest Cure: GET OUTSIDE

Lots of things stuck with me about The Imitation Game, one of this year’s Oscar nominees –the complexity of war, the levels of injustice people in the world have faced, the universal need to belong, the immense contribution Alan Turing made to science and to the world, and his running. Yes, his solo races through lush, green fields – heart pounding, sweat pouring, breathing labored – were indeed among the most memorable scenes in the movie for me. Read more

Marking the Years with Miles

My middle school gym teacher did a cartwheel on her 60th birthday. I’ll never forget it. After we all assembled underneath the basketball net, donning our hideous blue and gold reversible uniforms, she announced her birthday and told us she’d been doing a cartwheel on her birthday for as long as she could remember and that day would be no different. “As you get older,” she said, looking out at our dewy and wrinkle-less faces, Read more

What’s Your “So What?”

If you missed the Huffington Post article “Your Body Is Not Your Masterpiece” a few weeks ago, take five minutes to read it now. Here’s a teaser:

Your body is not your masterpiece – your life is. It is suggested to us a million times a day that our bodies are projects. They aren’t. Our lives are. Our spirituality is. Our relationships are. Our work is.”

These few words have incredible power to re-frame the way we all think about our bodies and our lives. Read more

Spotlight: How An Ultra-Running Dad Makes It Work

The Western States 100, is “the world’s oldest and most prestigious 100-mile trail race.”  Some people call it insane, others dream of doing it, and many of us are somewhere in between. Meet Sean Harrington, a finisher of this year’s race, who remembers seeing a TV special on the race when he was in middle school, being in awe that people could complete such a massive physical and mental challenge, and filing it away in the back of his mind.  Twenty-something years later, he finished the race this past weekend — climbing 18,000 feet, Read more

Go Global, Workout Local

There are lots of ways to begin to get to know a new place, slowly understanding depth and nuances about people and places that a guidebook alone is incapable of exposing. For an artist friend of mine, this deeper level of insight comes from immersing herself in a city’s art scene, browsing gallery after gallery in search of a piece of the city she can take home. A foodie friend scours every place she goes for the most local and authentic meal. Read more

Want to Raise Healthy Kids? Start by Raising a Healthy You.

“Hey mom, does yogurt have gluten in it?” my 3-year-old daughter asked recently. “Nope, no gluten in yogurt,” I replied in a hushed voice, blushing until I remembered we were boarding a flight to San Francisco and likely surrounded by people whose kids talk about gluten as freely as they talk about legos and Frozen. I have cut gluten out of my diet for the last few months for a specific health reason, and even with intentionally little discussion about it, my kids have noticed. Read more

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Alphabet Scramble

Learning from parenting and life, while trying to get dinner on the table

The Lemonade Chronicles

A quixotic quest for the bright side.

The Balanced Life

A Pilates-inspired lifestyle with Robin Long

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The Office Blend

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Tim Ferriss's 4-Hour Workweek and Lifestyle Design Blog

Reflections Corner

hacking health, designing life

Brain Pickings

An inventory of the meaningful life.

Greater Good In Brief

hacking health, designing life