Why Practice Sitting Still? Part 2

Why Practice Sitting Still? Part 2

In Part 1 I offered some reasons why mindfulness-without-motion is a good thing to practice. I would now like to offer some recommendations on how to start sitting still.   Be Led By Curiousity First, you need to genuinely want to try this, out of some sense of...
Why Practice Sitting Still? Part 1

Why Practice Sitting Still? Part 1

Practicing mindfulness while moving is something I’ve been doing, advocating and coaching for many years. It makes a lot of sense to increase awareness of what the body is doing in order to protect and refine what’s working well and correct what is not. As...
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...
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...
Breathing Solutions Outside The Pool

Breathing Solutions Outside The Pool

After a swimmer has invested the time to thoroughly work through fundamental swimming skills, often the swimmer encounters some obstacles to improvement that are better addressed by training he needs to do outside the pool. Some major areas for improvement that emerge...
Sleep Your Way To Improvement

Sleep Your Way To Improvement

I don’t know about you, but as I get older I find I cannot get away with the kind of crazy sleep hours I sometimes lived by in my younger years. My mental and physical capabilities really go down when sleep is poor. Despite pressure in our modern culture to...
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