There are so many things I wish I knew before I started meditating.Remember when meditation used to bring about images of Buddhist monks in robes, sitting in a cave high up in the mountains, thinking about nothing for hours and hours on end?To be honest, a lot of people STILL likely visualize that when someone mentions meditation.I didn’t quite think it was necessary to incorporate all of that, but I do admit I had some pre-conceived notions about meditation in the past. I put off…

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I can think of a ton of examples of how my life changed for the better when I learned to manage my anxiety issues. I could go into stores that I used to avoid, I could volunteer at the school for my oldest daughter, and I could attend events that I might have otherwise skipped because I knew that a) I probably wouldn’t have to deal with any anxiety, and b) if I did, I could get rid of it fairly quickly and easily.I’m so grateful for…

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Sorry gentlemen, while meditation can benefit anyone and everyone, this one is geared towards the ladies!(Although if you’re a man who has a woman in his life who deals with this issue, you might want to pass this post along to help them out!)Once a month, pretty much like clockwork, I find myself clenching my jaw and trying not to let the entire world know that I am currently dealing with painful PMS cramps. I’m pretty lucky, it usually only lasts for the first day of…

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It never fails right? You’re having a great day and then someone else’s nonsense blows up in your face and leaves you frustrated and annoyed. Why is that? It has nothing to do with you, but you’re the one left with the fallout. How irritating! That’s exactly why you need a simple meditation for drama in your life.No matter how well you might be managing yourself, sometimes bullshit from other people may slip into your own life. It is so important for your mental health…

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How to run in the winter

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I’ve often described myself as a “fair weather runner”. I didn’t do much running in the winter, and I tended to avoid doing much running in the high humidity of summer. After suffering from vertigo and being sidelined, I was so eager to get back out there that I pretty much ran all through last summer.However, this year brought about a new challenge for me. Since I’m training for my very first marathon in May, I have no choice but to train through the winter. If…

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Weekend Highs and Lows + Goals

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(Psst! Follow my blog with Bloglovin!)I found a great post idea over at Carrots N Cake that inspires you to note your highs and lows that occurred over the past weekend (I like to stay positive as much as possible so I like the idea of writing more highs than lows!) as well as looking at your goals for the upcoming week. I thought I would take part!High: Trick or Treating of course! We live in a really great neighborhood for going out on Halloween, which is a…

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Easy Carrot Soup Recipe

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It’s that time of year again, where the leaves change and the temperatures drop, and I start grumbling until about May or June about the weather. I can’t lie, I do think that Fall is beautiful and there are some nice perks to it (I can run without wanting to die, all the squash and other roast vegetables, blablabla) but I think we can all agree that I’m a Summer girl. It’s not my fault – I was born in July so I can’t help it…

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Last weekend I dragged my tired and lazy ass out of bed at the unholy hour of 7 am. Now that’s normal for a week day when I have to get myself ready for work and then get the kids up for school. However, it is not normal for a Sunday at ALL.(I also realize there are many runners who get up even earlier than that on weekends all the time to go out for a run. I am not one of those runners.)However, it was for…

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Stepping up my game

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I first started running back when I was in grade ten, having somehow been convinced to join the cross-country running team at my high school. I honestly don’t remember what compelled me to join; none of my close circle of friends were on the team, I just did it.Once grade ten was over, I didn’t really run again for years. I think my cross-country coach was disappointed that I didn’t join again in grade eleven. Still, other than one random run in my late…

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