Last weekend I listened to Steve Nash’s speech as he was enshrined into the basketball Hall of Fame. As he closed his speech, he was talking to his kids, and to all kids with their life in front of them. I found his words touching enough to write them down. These words can be an inspiration to us all to find that passion within us, and go after our goals.
“Find something you love to do. Do it every day. Be obsessed. Balance can come later. Use your imagination. Put pen to paper. Declare your intentions. Set small goals. Knock them off. Set more goals. Gain momentum. Build confidence. Grow a deep belief. Outwork people. Play the long game. You don’t have to be the chosen one. The secret is to build a resolve and spirit to enjoy the plateaus – the times when it doesn’t feel like you’re improving and you question why your doing this. If you’re patient, the plateaus will become springboards. Finally, never stop striving, reaching for your goals until you get there. But the truth is even when you get there – even when you get here, standing on the stage – it’s the striving, fighting, and pushing yourself to the limit every day that you’ll miss and you’ll long for. You’ll never be more alive than when you give something everything you have.”
Here’s hoping your plateaus become springboards to bigger things!
Yoga can help you with many health conditions, including stress, anxiety, and pain.
It is #NationalYogaAwareness month and #PainAwarenessMonth, so what better time to post about why one is good for the other! ❤
Continue reading “Why I Practice Yoga for Pain”
Enjoy stories of happiness, creativity, getting outside, and a great American hero.
Are you happy? Do you take time out of your day or week to just waste time? When was the last time you walked barefoot in the grass or let your inner child be free?
For September, I wanted to share stories about happiness, creativity, getting outside, and a great American hero. And since it’s National Yoga Month, I have included a video from my favorite yogi for you to enjoy. I hope these stories and videos give you pause to think, and I hope you enjoy reading or watching them as much as I enjoyed finding them. Continue reading “10 Things to Inspire You this Month”
Even if your chronic illness is a life sentence, it doesn’t have to be a death sentence of isolation and loneliness.
Life with fibromyalgia and other chronic conditions can be lonely at times. Pain, exhaustion, and other symptoms easily lead to cancelling engagements, giving up hobbies, and social isolation. Your social calendar and life have a new normal. But something is missing. People want interactions and connections, something to do to pass the time. Binge-watching Netflix or reading your Facebook feed only goes so far. And having something easy to do can help distract from pain and find the social interactions again. Continue reading “Easy Hobbies for the Chronically Ill”
Take a deep breath and exhale those negative thoughts.
Just a little #WellnessWednesday reminder that sometimes you just need to breathe. Take a deep breath in, and then let it go slowly, exhaling all of those negative thoughts and negative energy.
Continue reading “Wellness Wednesday: Breathe”
Last semester when my daughter was having a rough time, I started texting her on Monday mornings a little motivational quote or picture, just to start her Monday off on the right foot. So in that vein, here’s a little Monday motivation for the week, for those going back to school, starting a new job or project, or those facing some other challenge.
Continue reading “I’m Possible”
On those days when your energy, or spoon supply, is limited, it takes incredible strength to persevere.
A few weeks back I found myself with no more spoons to give, and have been working on replenishing my health, energy, and soul. This is the reason I have been taking a step back lately from blogging, and trying to reprioritize some other things in my life. Our vacation was just the break and self-care I needed to break my pain and flare cycle. I am just now starting to feel human and like myself again.
You can read about it in these recent posts:
But what is a Spoon, you ask? Continue reading “No More Spoons to Give”