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13 Things Running a Marathon Taught Me

13 Things Running a Marathon Taught Me

About sixteen years ago, back when I was in college, I got a wild idea. I heard somebody talking about their experience of running a marathon, and I was intrigued. She seemed like an average person, someone I could relate to, and yet she had done this unimaginable thing! She had run 26.2 miles! And she had lived to tell about it. Could I possibly do it too? I started to wonder… Before this, I had dabbled a bit in…

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Wean Yourself From Willpower

Wean Yourself From Willpower

Have you ever wondered about those people who can stick with healthy habits? People who exercise daily, year after year? People who eat healthy consistently, not just when they are on a diet? How do they do it? How do they stay motivated? How does their willpower last so long? Let me tell you a secret. They’re not using willpower. WHAT?? They have TONS of willpower, right? No. They’re just really not using it. Not often anyway. So now that…

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Feelings Drive Actions

Feelings Drive Actions

What’s the big deal about positive thinking? Why is it so important? Sara Maria, author of Love Your Body, Love Your Life, states, “Thoughts are energy and have the ability to influence our psychology and biology in profound ways, either for good or for ill. Thoughts play an integral role in the development of our lives and in the development of our health and well-being, or the lack thereof.” Psychology, biology, development of our lives, health, and well-being?? Sounds like…

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Changing Our Thoughts

Changing Our Thoughts

Hey crew! Welcome back to the project. In the last post, I shared an idea that has changed everything for me. Our thoughts create our feelings. This idea, when new to us, is easy to resist. It is easier to continue to blame my circumstances for the way I feel than to realize that a lot of what I have deemed facts about my life are merely thoughts I am choosing to believe about my circumstances. And those thoughts are…

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The Power of Our Thoughts

The Power of Our Thoughts

So you want to love your body more, but it seems so overwhelming. What a project! Where do you even start? The more I have thought about and studied this topic, the more I realize how important our thinking is in this whole process. Maybe that sounds obvious, but I think most of us don’t truly understand our thinking, or the power our thoughts have. I know I have overlooked and underestimated my thoughts for most of my life. But…

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