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9 Books Every Runner Should Read

The wisdom imparted through running doesn't always come while pounding the pavement. Sometimes, it's gleaned in moments of quiet contemplation and recovery curled on the couch with an ice pack, the occasional chocolate milk and a good book. The stories below might not give you the runner's high …

3 Ultra-Effective Exercise Machines You're Not Using But Should Be

<b>The Rowing Machine</b><br>Like the stair climber, this machine tends to just sit in most fitness centers, gathering dust—but it’s another overlooked gym gem! That’s because it works so many muscles groups at one time—your quads, hamstrings, glutes, back, shoulders, and core—which is really unusual for most …

The Butt Workout That'll Lift, Tone, Tighten - and Turn Heads

All joking aside, this workout will torch calories and get you sweating. And you'll definitely feel it in your caboose tomorrow! Watch the video for demonstrations on how to do each of the moves, and then read below for the instructions for the warmup and the workout. And good luck!<p><b>The Warmup:</b><br>Do 5 …

Strength Training for Runners

Exercise 1 One-Legged Deadlift<p>This slow-burn move builds powerful hamstrings (for tackling those hills) while challenging your balance and increasing your stability. Holding 8- to 10-pound dumbbells, stand tall <b>(A)</b> and shift your weight to one foot. Slowly hinge your upper body forward at your hips, …

Health

Knitted Fox Pattern Mittens

Yarnspirations shared this stunning pair of mittens featuring a fox pattern that is available for download!<p>[via Knitteresque]

What (Most) Schools Fail to Teach

What if there was something schools could do that was scientifically shown to promote emotional resilience, physical health and academic performance? But what if only a few schools had started to incorporate it into their curriculum?<p>As a physician-in-training, I'm passionate about finding ways to …

Mindfulness

Manifesting Our Destiny With Imagination, Devotion and Courage

<i>"Every moment I shape my destiny with a chisel -- I am the carpenter of my own soul."</i> -- Rumi<p>We repeatedly find ourselves in stormy waters, strong tides, and facing fierce winds. But that elemental energy can be harnessed and converted into productive, sustainable, and positive relationships and …

Motivation

Through Darkness Comes Light, Through Fear Comes Love and Through Pain Comes Triumph

There is not one person who will avoid some sort of struggle or hardship in life. In fact, there are things that happen in life that often shake us to our very core.<p>The essential nature of being alive and being human is to experience life in its purest form -- the wins and losses, celebrations and …

Positive Thinking

What's the Best Way to Think of Ourselves When We Want to Initiate Change?

One morning while sucking down my coffee, I looked out of my kitchen window, down into the courtyard of the apartment building across the way. I noticed a man placing a box with a small plant into the sunlight. At first, I assumed that he was going to be doing some gardening. But then noticed he …

Love Myself

Getting Fit When Life Gets in the Way

"I was doing so well on my diet, and then life got in the way, and I've gained back every pound."<p>"I was going to the gym regularly, and I could feel myself getting in better shape, and then life got in the way, and I'm back where I started."<p>Chances are, you have heard someone say something like …

Fitness

Time to Surrender

I broke my heel a year ago while I was training for my first ultramarathon. I haven't been able to run since. Despite this, I recently re-broke it and find myself back on crutches.<p>In days past I would have gotten frustrated that things weren't going my way. How dare my body betray me? Doesn't it …

Ultramarathons

Skipping Breakfast Makes You Fat? Not So Fast

The world of dieting is awash in half-truths and wishful thinking. Just have a look at some of these fad diets to be reminded of how much we are willing to stretch reason in pursuit of weight loss.<p>David Allison, a researcher and director of the Nutrition Obesity Research Center at the University of …

Back At School, Injured Player Fights On After Fateful Tackle

When Devon Walker returned to the Tulane University campus last week, he was greeted with kisses in the hallways. Students and faculty applauded him.<p>One year ago this weekend, in the second game of the football season, Walker, a team captain for Tulane, went in for a tackle and broke his neck. He …

Why You Didn't Get What You Asked For

Have you ever really, <i>really</i> wanted something? The perfect apartment, a great guy or new job? Maybe it was a trip with your friends to a tropical destination or a really awesome new tech gadget.<p>You told everyone that you had to have it... you prayed, wished, vision-boarded and focused your intention …

Positive Thinking

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Bird Vintage style brass cuff bracelet Free Shipping to USA Gifts for her

This art bracelet is made to resemble a vintage style cuff. Any patina or wear is expected and adds to the charm of the piece. Available in gold toned brass.<p>This cuff measures a standard 1.5 inches (approx. 38mm) wide and approx. 6 inches (approx. 152mm) from side to side with a 1.5 inch (approx. …

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Vintage Silverware Garden Marker - Basil, Sage, Oregano - Fork, Knife, Spoon Set (E0268)

Fork, Knife and Spoon Garden Markers. These ones are Basil, Sage and Oregano.<p>The ones in the pictures are samples, but not the ones you will receive. But we PROMISE you will love the ones we send you. Really, we promise!<p>They will come as a set with a fork, a knife, and either a ice tea spoon, a …

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Wrap top, made to order..<p>If you want mid length sleeves<br>just specify at "note to seller"<br>text box, during checkout.<br>`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~<p>SIZE:<p>S size : up to Bust 35'' (89cm), Waist 32'' (81cm)<p>M Bust 36''-37'' (92-94cm), Waist 34''-35'' (86-90cm)<p>L Bust 38''-39'' …

Your Key to Serenity Right Now

God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can, and wisdom to know the difference. -- The Serenity Prayer, Reinhold Niebuhr<p>You have probably heard the Serenity Prayer. And if you're like most of us, at times you still find yourself waiting for an …

Meditation

Overcome 'Impostor Syndrome' and Believe in Yourself!

You've done it. You've finally achieved one of your biggest greatest goals and it feels amazing! You're flying high and life is glorious! And then... something happens that shakes your confidence. The ugly negative self-talk starts to creep in, saying, "You don't belong here," or "You don't deserve …

Self-confidence

Every Moment Is an Opportunity to Connect Mindfully

Tomorrow, smile at a perfect stranger and mean it. -- John O'Callaghan<p>The other night, I was out to dinner at a sushi restaurant with my family and started speaking with a woman and her daughter, who were sitting next to me.<p>Our conversation ended out on the street in front of the restaurant, and …

Mindfulness

Before & After: Two Thrift Shop Chairs Get A Floral Upgrade

Of all of the wonderful quirks that my boyfriend has, one of the most irritating charming is his unwavering insistence upon entering every single …