The movement of the fire burning in the chiminea behind me creates a complex dance of shadows on the side of the house. The warmth and energy of the fire matches my excitement as I engage in an animated conversation with a new friend.
It has been over 20 years since a landmark study called “Adverse Childhood Experiences” was published in the American Journal of Preventative Medicine.
Birthdays have never held much significance for me and usually when I’m asked, I need to stop and calculate how old I am.
A study recently published in Frontiers in Physiology details the differences in heart structure between elite runners and elite swimmers.
This morning, I got up and went for a run. Not a long one, just a couple of miles. It’s been a long time, too long, given my decision some months ago to start running again.
We’ve all been there – feeling too tired, not having enough time, or merely choosing to do something simpler. For all these reasons and many more, physical activity can be relegated to a position of something unpleasant, or worse.
For the past few weeks, I have been engaged in a personal gastronomic mindful meditation. My intention is to restore trust in myself as an intuitive eater. How I came to doubt my ability to make healthy food choices is interesting.
After a weekend in the mountains camping and paddle boarding, I feel sore in parts of my body I forgot I had. It is absolutely wonderful to come home to a hot shower and have the temporary muscle ache as a reminder of my fun few days out in nature.