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The Secret Marathon – Women Risking Their Lives To Run. A Story of Collaboration, Courage and A Bold Vision

I’ve written often about the joy of running…how long distance running increases my confidence and makes me feel unstoppable. In fact, running is what influenced me to launch The More-In-Me Movement because when we move, taking on seemingly ‘huge’ athletic challenges, we discover that we have what it takes. We...

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ROAR: How To Be Fit And Healthy Based On Science About Women

 

You are not a small man. Stop eating and training like one.

Dr. Stacy Sims, nutrition scientist and exercise physiologist, gets right to the point on the first page of Roar: How to Match Your Food and Fitness to Your Female Physiology For Optimum Performance, Great Health and A Strong Lean Body For Life. Although I bought this book...

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Let Your Body Lead Your Mind To An Upward Spiral Of Well Being. A Story About Getting Moving

When I was in my 20’s, on my desk you’d see a can of diet coke, a jar of candies and an ashtray. Yes, it was not that long ago that we could smoke in the office. Hard to believe from this vantage point. I wasn’t concerned about my lifestyle and health choices at the time. I thought the diet coke was a good thing – better...

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Faith in the Unknown Vs. Fear and Rigid Beliefs: Some Ideas On Navigating Life From the Inside Out

When we hold too tightly to our beliefs, it’s often because we are afraid. We become defensive and resist opening our minds to new ideas or perceptions. Beliefs make a ‘known’ of the unknown. Beliefs make presumptions about what is yet to come, how it will be, what it will mean and how it will affect us. Beliefs are a way of...

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Want to Increase Your Energy and Improve Your Mood? Add Some Positivity to Your Diet On A Daily Basis. Here’s How.

On-going research continues to support the idea that, across a wide range of ages and life circumstances, people with higher positivity ratios have better mental health than those with lower ratios. Your positivity ratio is the ratio of positive emotions to negative ones. In order to flourish, ideally you want a ratio of 3:1 positive to negative...

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“The Great Work of Your Life” – Figure Out Who You Want to Become, Then You’ll Know What To Do

As I was pondering what to do with “more-in-me” this past summer, I came across Stephen Cope’s book, “The Great Work of Your Life” in my unread books pile. As you might guess from the title, this book is about figuring out your vocation or true calling. Cope uses the story from the two thousand year old yogic text...

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The Ripple Effect: Read This Book To Find Out How to Achieve High Performance In All Aspects Of Your Life

Did you have a glass of water first thing this morning? I did because I learned that the brain needs to be hydrated to function at its best. Having a glass of water first thing provides my brain with the ‘fuel’ it needs. This is one of many simple, practical ideas suggested by Dr. Greg Wells in his book The Ripple Effect: Sleep...

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Marathon Woman: A Must Read History Book about Women, Running, and What it Takes to Achieve Equity

I am embarrassed. I’ve been a runner since 1992. I’ve run 18 marathons including Boston and New York City as well as hundreds of shorter races. I’ve worked in the field of equity and inclusion since 1999 and have a Masters degree in Gender and Cultural Studies.

And I took for granted that I could enter and run a marathon...

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The Pivotal Career Question: What’s next?

Even though the world of work has changed dramatically over the past couple of decades, where long tenure and single careers have almost become a thing of the past, many people still hold the perspective that there’s one path they ‘should’ be taking. That once they find their one true calling, fulfillment and prosperity will...

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Targets + Goals = Progress + Fulfillment

Bobby McGee is one of the world’s greatest distance coaches. In his book, “Magical Running”  he focuses on the mental and spiritual aspects of peak performance, not just the itty-bitty details such as training plans, biomechanics and form. Of course these details matter, however, McGee believes that focusing...

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