“No-Fail” Friday: Step it up

Young Woman Traveler Journey Concept

Earlier this week, I told you a little story about me and a hill on a hot summer day. There was drama, there was intrigue…actually, maybe not much of either, but there was a point to it. Sometimes, the key to getting through a challenge is right under your feet. Rather than sizing up the scope of the mountain you’re climbing, the best approach to making it to the top might be to connect with the place where you are right now, and focus on taking the next right step, rather than all the steps ahead.

Seems as though you’re “no-fail” mindfulness for this weekend is a challenge within a challenge. Or, at least, about one.  Read More

Uphill battle


Last weekend, I had the chance to escape the city for a few days and head to the mountains about an hour or so to the north. It was beautiful, and mercifully cooler than the summer heat that’s been laying flat on top of us down this way for weeks now. At one point while there, I decided to head out into nature and take a run. About half a mile into it, I realized something very important.  Read More

“No-Fail” Friday: Move it

Red Sneakers on stairs_Lindsay Henwood_Stocksnap

It’s hard not to smile when you know it’s the weekend, especially a nice, long holiday weekend like many of you are about to kickstart. This week, we talked about alternatives for the squirmy among us (myself included) for when seated meditation just isn’t happening. Yoga, mindful walking, hiking, you name it. It’s ok to move, as long as you do it mindfully. So for this weekend’s mindfulness challenge, you have my permission to not sit still – in your body, anyway. You mind is another matter.  Read More