Embrace The Butterflies

Embrace The Butterflies

Have you ever had that almost sick feeling in the stomach, just before the start of a race? Or, how about just before going on stage to give a speech? In some cultures we call those ‘the butterflies’. Photo by Alex Guillaume on Unsplash I recall having...
Checklist For Staying Ahead Of Depression

Checklist For Staying Ahead Of Depression

I realize there are many forms of depression, and each may have a mixture of roots in biology, psychology and sociology. One may not easily parse out the roots, but if we do certain things to care for our body and mind and connection to others, then we stand a much...
Flow Requires Full Attention

Flow Requires Full Attention

This continues from Part 4 of our discussion of Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi’s eight “characteristic dimensions of the flow experience” outlined in his book The Evolving Self. The first two features of flow had more to do with planning what your training...
The Sweet Spot Of Exercise

The Sweet Spot Of Exercise

I was listening to this inspiring Rich Roll podcast interview with David Goggins. It was 1 hr 45 minutes of mind-blowing stories of what this guy has accomplished in his military career and in ultra-distance events, in light of  the history he had to work from. All...