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Move your body. You are meant to. Push it to the limit, or simply stand still.  But pay attention. Use pain as an indicator.  Listen to the cues. How will you move through this life?
Beth Cline

Move Your Mind

Move your mind.  Or it’ll move you. What are you thinking right now? Consciously choose. Be curious. Question anything that doesn't feel good. Name your values. Know how you want to feel. Move with intention.

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Do you know what you’re thinking?

| September 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

Ever stopped for a moment to pay attention to the thoughts that run across your mind??  The average person thinks anywhere from 12,000 to 60,000 thoughts each day, and according to some research, as many as 98% of them are exactly the same as the thoughts the day before.  The more you think the same thoughts, the more ingrained in your brain they become.  It’s like creating a cd for your mind.

What are you thinking??  Have you stopped long enough to notice?

When I was in junior high, every night as I went to sleep I prayed to God.
And my prayer went a little something like this:
Dear God,  I love you so much.  Thank you for today.  Please help me to lose a lot of weight…..
Not sure what came after that, but I can remember thinking these thoughts almost every night.  I don’t know what I thought God was going to do or how praying for it might help, or even what “a lot” was (5 lbs? maybe 10??), or what would happen when/if I lost that weight….but that didn’t stop me.  For the better part of two years, this was my request, and this groove was recorded in my mind.

….Fast forward a few years….

My relationship with God and prayer has changed.  A lot.  Though, I still like to pray as I get into bed at night.  Most of my prayer is gratitude for the day that has been, and I can tell when I’m tired, or distracted because this gets played….

Dear God, I love you so much.  Thank you for today.  Please help me to lose a lot of weight….

It’s like a default to check if I’m paying attention.  When I catch it, I giggle, because I know it’s a sign that I’m tired and not present.  But it’s also a signal to pay more attention to what groove I’m creating at that very moment.

What are you thinking right now?  What thoughts are on repeat in your mind?
Might be time to lay some new tracks.

If you’d like some help, join us in Moving Evolution.  We’d love for you to join the fun!

What do you want the most?

| September 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

During the summer I always take a bit of time away from business to play, read, move and simply be.
I love this stepping back (and sometimes I fear it), as it brings forward lots of questions ~ usually along the lines of where am I going and what am I doing?  This year, I’ve been playing with this question:

“What do you want the most?  More than anything…absolutely, yes yes yes!?”
(Question comes from Danielle LaPorte’s conversation starters app ~ inspiration overload)

I think often, we tend to focus on what we don’t want.  Or is that just me?  I’m guessing no.
The tendency is to think of all the things we don’t have time or money or energy for…yet how often do we think about what it is that we crave? That we want most with the time that we have.  What do you want most for your day?  Your week?  Your life?
How often do we allow ourselves the freedom to surf that space??
Today, I’m inviting you to join me.
What is it that you want the most?
If you’re willing to share, I’d love to know….and at the very least, know for certain yourself.

Dare to go after it.

What do you want?

| August 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

What is it that you want?
For today?  This weekend?  This month?  This year?
This lifetime?
What do you desire?  From the bottom of your heart….what do you desire?

Desire ~ (verb) to wish or long for; crave; want.

Think about it for a second (I’ll wait).  Get a clear picture in your head.

Now.  Is what you’re doing today, ~ right now even ~ moving you closer to, or further away from what you want most?

A little reminder, and call to action.
move.  toward what you want.
feel your way forward.

Where are you holding back?

| July 31, 2014 | 0 Comments

We all do it – so be honest, where do you hold back?

Not saying what you really think.
Not going as fast or as far as you can or lifting as much as you could.
Not stepping out on that limb.
Not asking the next question (do you really want the answer?)
Not playing full on.


I notice it for myself on the run (surprise!).  When I’m by myself I fall into a gait that’s easy.  That’s comfortable.  Then I glance at my watch and flip out – because what’s become comfortable ain’t fast.  And not that it always has to be fast – but here’s what I’ve noticed:  When I push myself to run a little bit harder, a little bit faster, it doesn’t take that much more effort (or time).  I don’t usually breathe any harder and don’t feel like I’m going to die. 

Mostly, I have to pay more attention.  I have to be on my game, and step out of my comfort zone, to get me that much closer to my goal, (and getting home faster).  Nothing major – baby steps in fact.  

And if I’m holding back here, there’s got to be other areas.  So I look at the rest of my day – where else do I hold back?  Do I fall into what’s comfortable?  Do I operate on cruise? 

And so I ask you:  where do you hold back?
Take a gander.  You do it.  Admit it. 
Push your comfort zone today.

move.  you are meant to.

Lighten up already.

| July 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

This week has been “heavy”.  I have struggled with getting things done.
I’m facing a huge case of resistance.  And procrastination.  And I’m feeling it – big time.
I know that resistance is a sign post and it’s right where I need to be but I don’t want to think about it, or question it.
I simply want to go do something else….
And then this thought popped into my head:  What do you love right now?
huh? how is that helping?

Seriously, What do you love right now?

I’m thinking this is procrastination at it’s finest, and I ‘ll play along.  So I paused my project and wrote this quick list, in no particular order.

What I love right now:
Summer.  Sunshine.  Play time with my babes.  Road-trips.  Making sun tea.  Sailing.  Fresh food.  Eating outside.  T-shirts and shorts.  Freedom.  Writing.  The challenge of the ask.  Pushing others.  Getting pushed in return.  Being still. Outdoor concerts.  Outdoor movies.  Being OUTDOORS.   Swimming.   Running in the early morning light.  Time.  Time to work, time to play.  Communion.  Bing cherries.  Babysitters.  Homemade Popsicles.  Old friends.  Questions of all kinds. Instagram. Reading.  My love.  

ahhh…now I get it.  Mood shifted.  Lightness returned.  Appreciation for a challenge back.
Ready to tackle that resistance once more.

And so I ask you, how can you shift your mood?
What do you love?  What are you grateful for?  It’s worth two minutes of your time.

Sending you love and light.

You’ve set an intention, now what?

| July 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

So you’ve set an intention.  Now what?
MOVE. Get out there, and do something.
Don’t simply intend to be great and expect to reap the rewards.  Go out and be great.  Do great things.
Dont’ simply intend to flow and expect it to come.  Work at it.  Follow the river.  Flow.
Setting an intention is one thing – moving with it is another.  Be sure to do the work.

Move.  You are meant to.

What’s your intention?

| July 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

What’s your intention when you begin your day?
Do your work?  Move your body?  Show your love?

What’s your intention when you drive your car?
Do your dishes?  Buy your food?  Eat each meal?

Do you have one?

Intention:  (noun) 1)  an act or instance of determining mentally upon some action or result.
3a)  purpose or attitude toward the effect of one’s actions or conduct

Setting an intention before you move, makes the movement (whatever it is) more powerful.
It’s like focusing all of your super powers into your actions, in to your every day.
Without intention, actions can be random.  Haphazard.  Movement without direction.
Intentions focus you.  Keep you in the present, with an eye on what’s possible.
Every desire – every goal you have, grows from the seed of an intention.

Use your power mindfully.  Move with intention every day.
It doesn’t have to be hard, and you can’t get it wrong.

Going for a run: intend to flow.
Doing the dishes: intend to follow your breath.
Showing love: intend for another to feel your soul.
As you rise in the morning:  intend to have fun.
As you enter work:  intend to be of service.

Set your intention.  Focus your power.  Infuse it with love.

No one ever said it would be easy.

| July 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

I often hear that it’s not easy. In fact, it’s down right hard… getting up the hill.
Eating healthy.
Being mindful.
Finishing the project.
Keeping the motivation going.
…and on, and on.

No. It’s not easy. No one ever said it would be.

And though, it may not be easy, there are ways to make it easier.

It’s not easy for me to get up early every day.
But I know that I’m a much better mama/wife/friend ~person in general, if I’ve had a little time to myself before I engage with another.
I know, that if I run early I’m going feel 100 times better once I’m done – AND I’ve moved, so my day is free for other things – and this is what helps me rise. This helps me beat down my resistance.
It’s not easy – but this thought makes it easier.

It’s not easy getting up the hill. Or staying motivated. Or eating healthy. Or…
How can you make it easier?
A shift in thinking. A partner to hold you accountable. A gadget to track your time. Something. Anything.

What might help you?  I’d love to know.

It may not be easy, but it’s worth it.  (repeat, every day).

Create freedom, every day.

| July 4, 2014 | 0 Comments

Happy Fourth of July!

Today in the United States we celebrate freedom (technically independence, but freedom feels sooooo much better).  Freedom is one of my all time favorite words, and one of my highest held values.

Freedom ~ (noun)  the power to determine action without restraint

As I explore freedom this year, I’m curious about the every day.
We all have ways in which we seek freedom ~ and if freedom isn’t your word try happiness.  Joy.  Love.
We seek these things in big ways, but what about the every day?
It’s relatively easy to find freedom in travel or on a boat where you can’t see land.
Piece of cake to feel love when you’re in a loving relationship.
Joy – easy as pie when you’re with friends that make you laugh.

But what about the days when you’re solo?  When the grind is a little too much.
When you’ve had it up to “here” with traffic/the kids/your co-workers.
How do you find freedom/joy/love/happiness/____ then?

The challenge:  seek freedom in your every day.
You know the big ways – find the small ones.
How do you create it, each and every day?

In pursuit of happiness.

You wanna fly, you got to give up the shit that weighs you down.

~ Toni Morrison

What are you thinking?

| June 13, 2014 | 0 Comments

Your mind is constantly in motion.
Churning thoughts, whether you’re aware of them or not.

“OMG it’s cold out. Look at that those spandex. Did I eat breakfast? I wonder why Lisa didn’t call me back. Did I say something wrong? I need to go to the grocery store. Baseball game tonight at 5. Geesh, I’m tired. I don’t want to go to work. Will I have time to squeeze in a walk today? I can’t believe I ate that muffin”…..and this is in a matter of seconds.

Most of these thoughts are seemingly random. Responses to your environment. Thoughts about your day. Others stem from beliefs you hold. And they’re constantly running, like background music. A super top secret soundtrack to your life.

Have you ever taken a moment to pay attention?

The challenge: pay attention to your mind chatter. Identify your soundtrack (you may have several). This is especially important when you don’t feel great. When you’re angry or frustrated, anxious or hurt. Know what you’re telling yourself, and be fascinated by what you find.

For me, I have a tendency to be competitive. I’m working on it, and have been for some time. Though it’s easy to fall into the trap if I’m not paying attention. My mind begins to race if I’m not “winning”. Which is a cue for me to be present. If left unchecked, all sorts of thoughts run through my mind all leading to “I’m not good enough” in some way or another. CRAZY.

What is it for you? Choose your soundtrack wisely.
eye of the tiger baby.

Need some help in doing this? Want to change your sound track, but aren’t sure where to start? Join us in Moving Evolution. Class begins on Monday!