Less Stress with Clear Communication (an Explore & Play Class)

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It’s easy to feel stressed and overwhelmed this time of year, which, of course, is the antithesis of the season. Rather than trying to find more time or following a 10-steps to an easier holiday list, try exploring clearer communication to bring more ease and lower stress.

Getting really clear before and during communication can . . . → keep reading

{Training Log} #4 – Slow Starts and Something (Anything)

In 2011, I started running. In 2014, I’ll be running the oldest and most prestigious marathon in the world, the Boston Marathon. With this series, I’m sharing the techniques I use to coach myself (mentally, emotionally and physically) through six months of training. Thanks for joining me! Slow Starts

When I start my runs, . . . → keep reading

{Good | Bad | Rad} #49 – Overthinking Possibility

Sun break on the top deck of the Fremont Bridge, Portland, Oregon

A look back at some of the best, hardest and most surprising parts of my week. Plus a few of my favorite photos I snapped during the week. Sometimes, they’re even relevant.

The Good

Fixing Things. Sometimes you have to get down and tear things apart to fix them. Bonus, when you can get . . . → keep reading

Active Every Day in November

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The days are getting shorter, and, with the end of Daylight Savings Time here in the US, it’s going to be darker earlier. Add to that the colder weather and you have the perfect recipe for hunkering down and getting cozy.

Which is great — a part of this time of year that I love . . . → keep reading

{Playback} Behind the Scenes

Leverage

A little over a year ago, I made my primetime television debut. While it was certainly fun to search for me for the few bits that didn’t end up on the cutting room floor (in the computer trash can?) what was really interesting was how much time, energy and money went into the set . . . → keep reading

{Training Log} #3 – Falling, Riding and Double-Digits

Flowers in front of the Hawthorne Bridge, Portland, Oregon

In 2011, I started running. In 2014, I’ll be running the most elite marathon in the world, the Boston Marathon. With this series, I’m sharing the techniques I use to coach myself (mentally, emotionally and physically) through six months of training. Thanks for joining me! Tripping

Remember when you were a kid and you’d fall . . . → keep reading

{Good | Bad | Rad} #48 – More and Less

Dewy spider web on the St. Johns Bridge disappearing into the fog - Portland, Oregon

A look back at some of the best, hardest and most surprising parts of my week. Plus a few of my favorite photos I snapped during the week. Sometimes, they’re even relevant.

The Good

More Benefits. This week I decided to add another benefit for Explore & Play More Members. They now get a . . . → keep reading

What Do You Think About Change?

Multnomah Creek in the Columbia River Gorge by Shannon Wilkinson

We hunger for consistency and certainty. The sense that once I get past this one thing, or figure out that one issue, just get this sorted once and for all, everything will be okay.

Sometimes it works.

For awhile.

But somehow, thinking you have it sorted once and for all, makes the inevitable change, . . . → keep reading

{Playback} That Looks Suspiciously Like a Slope

Slippery

Last week I announced that I had started a new blogging challenge with myself.

The first day this week, I didn’t blog.

I found myself wondering if, like last November, I was once again standing on a slope. That was likely slippery.

And then I just went ahead and blogged a day late.

Some . . . → keep reading

{Training Log} Begin at the Beginning

The St. Johns Bridge disappears over the Willamette River into the fog

There’s no other way to start, but by simply starting. To meet yourself where you are and go from there. But somehow, I’m making it harder than that. I’m wanting things to be different than they are. As I mentioned in last week’s Training Log, I’m bumping up against a lot of shoulds, or rather . . . → keep reading