Beware Of Nutrition-Induced Depression

Beware Of Nutrition-Induced Depression

[PS- After publishing this I realized using the word ‘malnutrition-induced’ in the title may have been more accurate – but it catches attention nonetheless. I think the point is clear below.] I imagine there are many among those reading this who feel...
Leave The Pool…

Leave The Pool…

In the previous post Alternatives On A Tough Day I talked about what to do when you don’t feel the its best thing to do your pool assignment. Here is another way to approach a practice when you have less than your best available. It’s a simple but profound...
Alternatives On A Tough Day

Alternatives On A Tough Day

We all have tough days when things in life are weighing heavy on the body and mind. There are times when we don’t feel like going to the pool, or we don’t feel like doing much when we get there. If you have one of these days, and decide that doing...
Why Build Skill?

Why Build Skill?

If you are reading this blog, most likely you are interested in improving your swimming skill, whether you are a fitness, competitive or adventure swimmer. So, you don’t really need to be convinced of this further. But, like me, you certainly notice the majority...
Mindfulness In/Out Of Water – Part 3

Mindfulness In/Out Of Water – Part 3

Continued from Part 2… Now I will move on to some practical suggestions. A few weeks ago one swimmer commented on my post Going Further From Inside: I have read and reread this article several times. Is there any way to incorporate this inner awareness...
Mindfulness In/Out Of Water – Part 2

Mindfulness In/Out Of Water – Part 2

Continuing from Part 1… I don’t claim that Total Immersion  guarantees deliverance from these self-imposed emotional storms, but myself and so many others who I have met in the global TI community of swimmers have found our practice to greatly improve our...