When I transitioned my career from Manhattan to Long Island, the most remarkable difference was the pace at which people worked…and walked.
Those first few weeks I would catch myself flying down the hallways. For what? Absolutely nothing. It was a silly habit.
Same thing with the commute. I would find myself in a frenzy if I missed a red light or another driver cut me off. Even when the reality was I had plenty of time to spare. [Read more…] about The Power of Slow
Confident. Fit. Focused.
That’s my mantra.
And I agree, it doesn’t roll off the tongue like “Om.”
But it’s mine. Part of me.
It also might actually belong to a bunch of karate students, too, because I’m pretty sure I lifted it from a storefront I once passed. [Read more…] about My Mantra
When I would complain to my psychotherapist that I was having trouble finding the time to exercise, he would simply say, “20 minutes of cardio…with sweat.”
And thus my benchmark was set.
I strive to do cardio a minimum of 4x a week at 20 minutes a clip with the goal of breaking a sweat. I wear a heart rate monitor to ensure that I get up into the “cardio zone.” [Read more…] about Cardio, Lots of Cardio
Life starts with a breath. And so does equanimity.
The ability to breathe deeply in order to calm ourselves is a skill we all possess. It’s innate. Many of us just lose the capacity somewhere along the way.
Breathing is easy to take for granted!
So how do you nail the perfect deep breath to restore balance? Here’s what works for me. [Read more…] about The Perfect Deep Breath