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It’s not always sunshine and rainbows; how I experience anxiety and depression

One of my favourite yoga teachers, and founder of One Yoga, Ryan Leier shared some words earlier this week that really struck me, inspired me, and it couldn’t have been better timed: Yoga Heals Series: Ryan Leier on figuring it out I appreciate him taking the risk to be vulnerable and talk about his experiences in such a public forum because mental health… Read more »

A day at the 2016 Victoria Yoga Conference!

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The Victoria Yoga Conference (VYC) is such a cool event! It is a weekend filled with yoga taught by teachers from all over and is a great way to try out different styles and connect with others in the (Global) yoga community! I was fortunate enough to be able to attend the Victoria Yoga Conference last weekend and it was… Read more »

Journaling: a different approach

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I know this is not a post about running or yoga but I felt like blogging about my thoughts on journaling and feeling inspired by Angela (Eat Spin Run Repeat) to approach it a little differently. I gave up journaling a few years ago because I realized they were all the same kind of entries full of the same kind of self-hate words every… Read more »

Race Recap: Pioneer 8k!

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WOW! The Harrier’s Pioneer 8k was a great start to the New Year and the race season! I had a better-than-expected race and was surprised to find I placed 6th in my age group! To be honest, I did not go into this race feeling very good mentally. I was fairly confident that I had the physical fitness but was really having… Read more »

Thoughts on Goal Setting for 2016

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January 7th. Go time. I mean Goal Time 😉 Well, after reading Kate’s post On Goals & Resolutions (socalrunnergal.com) I am feeling mighty inspired to finish writing my own 2016 Goals post. Definitely a procrastinator but I also want to be thoughtful about my goal setting process and sometimes I take a little longer to process it out. I don’t… Read more »

2015: A Year of Running & Yoga!

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Wow I can’t believe another year has already passed and I am really looking forward to what 2016 will bring! So many plans and some big goals…but first, here’s a bit of a recap of the highlights of some running & yoga that went down in 2015: January As an ambassador for the 2015 Victoria Yoga Conferece, I hosted my very… Read more »

Yoga is My Homeboy

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Wow I just have to say that my ‘return to yoga’ today was not the magical, rainbow-filled, fluffy kitten experience I was expecting.  It was hard. I felt awkward and sweaty and so unsteady….but I went.  I ignored my ego and all the excuses and got off my butt and went.  And I am so grateful I did. While I may… Read more »

GF & Vegan Holiday Baking Pt 1: Gingerbread Cookies

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These are seriously the most delicious gluten-free vegan gingerbread cookies I have ever made or tasted! We went mostly vegan – I say mostly because we do eat mayonnaise, eggs, fish, and the some chicken breast in the last little while – about 3 and a half years ago. It is all about finding balance and what works for my me… Read more »

Mind Over Matter?

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…or mind over hills 😉 Your mind and thoughts are so powerful they can actually affect your performance.  The difference between thinking ‘this is hard, I can’t do it’ and ‘I am strong, I can do this’ is astounding.  I notice it with myself regularly during runs and workouts.  The ones I have most enjoyment and feel the most fluid in… Read more »

Friday Five: Staying Warm this Winter!

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My Friday Five Favourites this week are all about staying warm and cozy! Gloves – as a Raynauds Phenomenon sufferer, gloves are essential to my winter wardrobe – but not just any gloves.  They must be warm enough to keep my fingers at human temperature – even on the coldest runs.  My current faves are from Mountain Equipment Co-op (MEC)… Read more »