Running Blues

I struggle with running... There, I admit it... I just run. I loved the social part of running. In the past, I didn’t claim to be a runner even though I have finished many 50Ks, 50-milers and a 100-miler. It has been almost five years since I ran a race.…

First Yama: Ahimsa

Non-violence is defined by compassion for ourselves and others.The first of the five Yamas is ahimsa, or nonviolence. Most of us understand that we should not harm or kill other people. But beyond the embodiment of ahimsa, we must extend past this literal interpretation to include our thoughts, feelings, and…

The Right for Truth.. The Right to Vote

We are one of the fortunate countries that have the opportunity to vote. Often this is a privilege we don’t take advantage of; we don't think our vote will matter. There are more detailed articles that tell a different story. ( https://www.npr.org/2018/11/03/663709392/why-every-vote-matters-the-elections-decided-by-a-single-vote-or-a-little-more) Every vote counts, whether or not you care about…

Courage: Braving to Live Life!

“One isn't necessarily born with courage, but one is born with potential. Without courage, we cannot practice any other virtue with consistency. We can't be kind, true, merciful, generous, or honest.” -Maya Angelou I understand the struggles that come from doing “the work” through struggle and pain, building a personal…
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