I'm training for a half-marathon. I've said it. It's out there. Can't take it back. Seven months ago I couldn't run more than 500m without feeling like I was coughing out a lung and my feet were falling off. Running is no joke. For a beginner, it's a great form of self induced torture. It still … Continue reading I’m training for a half-marathon. This is why you should, too.
Next week is Valentine's Day, oh, the joy! I can't wait till it's over and all sweets go on sale! I like it more than the celebration itself. And because V'Day is approaching, I thought it would be a great moment to talk about love. But not love of others, love of self. I've personally struggled with … Continue reading I, Valentine.
I've been fascinated by boxing since I was a little girl, yet, parents being parents said I should find something a little less aggressive and a bit more feminine. Which is why I ended up liking fast cars and hiking mountains, among other things. But that's a story for another day. Do what you feel in … Continue reading Hitting the s*** out of something is highly encouraged.
I'm a big fan of music. Can't sing to save my life, but I enjoy listening. Music has helped me in various ways over the years, from tackling boredom, to ignoring pestering people (having ear buds in), to cheering me up, learning easier and lastly, giving me tunes to dance to. I'm also one of … Continue reading The Juice – A Musical Shake
Two days ago I was in traffic at a red light and in the car next two me the most strange thing was happening. The father was in the driver's seat, alternating between talking to the mom, clicking through his phone and searching for something in the console. The mother was talking on the phone, … Continue reading Focus, for your brain’s sake.
I've talked before about starting something new, be it a hobby, workout routine, habit, artistic project, etc. And we all know how it goes: in the beginning we're super excited, and have the energy for everything our minds can come up with. Week two, still going strong, but momentum gradually starts to slow down. Come week … Continue reading Keep going.
When was the last time you've had a real, deep, thought moving conversation? One that left you wondering about all sorts of things you hadn't considered before? One full of ideas, of contradictions, of pro or con arguments? Me? Two days ago. And I want more. Ah, good conversation - there's nothing like it, is … Continue reading Go deep, get talking.
How many times have you thought "oh, if only I had more time to do this and that...". Let's imagine some scenarios, shall we? You are walking down the street and take your phone out to check the time. Then suddenly you're on Facebook, looking where people have checked in recently. You're at the dentist … Continue reading Start living now, in this very second.
I'm a big advocate of traveling and seeing new places, even if it's a street I've never walked on before on my way home. I like the novelty, I feel creatively stimulated. Nothing gets me pumped like being in a new spot, which is why I try to find as many opportunities to get away … Continue reading Go away, far, far away.
Dear reader, Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears. - Les Brown In my last post I've talked about getting started and the excuses we use to justify not pursuing what we want. But it goes deeper than a person's perfectionist streak. Most of our excuses have a lot to do … Continue reading Be the buffalo, not a cow.