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October 25, 2021

A plea for smaller cookies

... and also brownies, blondies, danishes, cake slices, etc, etc. There’s nothing more exciting that walking into a coffee shop and seeing a fully stacked pastry case. When it comes to picking something though, that’s when it gets difficult. Everything is just so BIG. I want a cookie, but like a small cookie, and this one is the size o...
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October 10, 2021

Get the balance right

Leaning into extremities is easy. Tipping over or not gaining enough momentum is easy. Finding balance is hard. Feeling balance is harder. Balancing without giving it much thought is the hardest. Learning to balance one aspect of your life doesn’t lead to balance in another aspect of your life. Being able to stand on your feet doesn’t ...
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October 4, 2021

Practicing non-attachment

Definition Practicing with non-attachment means always starting your practice with a clean slate. It means having no expectations of what you’re about to do based on what you have done in the past. While you could probably apply this idea to anything, I first started thinking about it in the context of yoga. In yoga, practicing with no...
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September 29, 2021

Film yourself

Whenever you train (whether it’s yoga, dance, pole, or even lifting), it’s good to occasionally film yourself. Here are a few reasons why. Reason 1: Tracking progress This is the most obvious one. Since progress is gradual, it’s often hard to spot. There’s no better way to see your progress than comparing two photos/videos several mont...
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September 24, 2021

Get excited, later

(A few thoughts before the workout, mainly to get myself to work out) Motivation is nothing without discipline. Discipline is nothing without motivation. One leads to another. It's rare for the two to happen at the same time. — (More thoughts after the workout, thanks to mental clarity that comes with it) Let’s explain the obvious Noth...
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September 20, 2021

Missing Chicago

2 year anniversary of one of the best walks ever. Full post is on Medium.
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September 20, 2021

Afraid of our own power

Using our own power is something that’s not taught to us. We’re not even taught that we have power. Perhaps it’s something that can’t even be taught. It can only be practiced. People are afraid of themselves. So many suppress their potential. They are afraid of failures, afraid of doing something without a script. They don’t realize th...
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September 19, 2021

First look at DM by AC

“ pure beauty, pure desperation, pure joy. We are suspended, holding our breath, feeling mysteriously that this must be the source of meaning. That this is the source of time.”
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September 18, 2021

Losing control

Fail, fail, over and over again. I accept the fact that even if I fail hundreds, thousands of times, I still may never achieve what I’m striving for. There’s no guarantee of a result, no matter how much you fail. However, I would rather die knowing that I kept on trying and did everything in my control. Even if I kept on losing control...
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September 17, 2021

On flexibility

Practice, without memory of the past or anticipation of the future. Practice, not to gain but to release. To reveal, to shift the energy. Turning pain into lightness, feeling the flow, inside and outside. Physical posture is nothing more than a reflection of the inner state. It’s not about completeness, it’s about steadiness and focus....
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