Real world wellness

Personal Theme for ’17 Unwrapped

The new year brings with it a spark of hope… a fresh opportunity… a real life reset button. Carefully considered resolutions can provide a jumpstart and are a long-standing tradition about which we’ve written many times in the past.  With that said, we’ve found a step even more powerful than resolutions: identifying a PERSONAL THEME …

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Realisticing (New Word – Powerful Process)

With 2016 coming to a close, attention on “New Year’s Resolutions” will soon become the #1 talking point on multiple fronts. Unfortunately, the vast majority of these “resolutions” will fall to the wayside within weeks (at best). The solution? Realisticing! Yes – we understand that (at least up until now), the word “Realisticing” has not …

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Leave or Learn? (Kona Thoughts)

Two weeks ago I had the incredible opportunity of lining up with the best in the business at the Hawaii Ironman World Championship. It was my 4th time to compete in this event, and it appeared everything was pointing toward a memorable performance. At the age of 50, it had been a pretty good year, …

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Little Things Can (Do!) Make All the Difference

This past weekend, I had the unique opportunity to compete in the USA Triathlon National Championships. In brief, this is a weekend that brings together triathletes from around the country to compete for the title at two different distances. Saturday is the Olympic Distance (1500 M Swim, 40K Bike, 10K Run) and then Sunday is …

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Optimal Performance – Enhancing the Odds

The concept of “Flow” was introduced by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi in his 1990 book Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience. It presents a fascinating view of how an individual can enhance the odds of functioning “in the zone” (as it’s often known in the sports world) in any aspect of our professional or personal lives. Here’s …

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Strava for the Real World?

One of the most popular tracking tools for cyclists, runners, triathletes and other endurance athletes is Strava. This (free) tool allows athletes in any location around the globe to “compete” for awards such as “King of the Mountain” or “Course Record Holder.” Anyone with a GPS device can play. You set up your own “courses” …

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50 is the New…

In the coming weeks, I’ll cross the 50 years mark here on this earth. As the time has drawn near, the Baader-Meinhof Phenomenon has gone into full effect, causing a variety of “50” topics, ideas and headlines to garner my attention. Sidenote: the Baader-Meinhoff Phenomenon is the name for what happens when a trigger causes you to suddenly …

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What Do Your Self-Fulfilling Prophecies Indicate?

Over the weekend, I wrapped up the last of the 3 (running) races I had on the calendar before moving out of the “Masters” category (40-49) and into the “Grand Masters” group (50+).  Those three races included a marathon on limited training (long story), a 5 mile race to get the training season started and …

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