Emptying the mind prepares the individual for receiving. Quietness is necessary. Cultivating this quiet is an art and science. This is part intuition and part biofeedback using heart rate. To achieve the first steps one must understand and practice controlled breathing. For me, it is very much like going to the beach and hearing the […]
The thing that is motivating me most is not to loose a perceived opportunity. The strongest motivator is not the product but the perception of saving. Mindfulness will help eliminate distractions around loss avoidance and help motivate. Mindfulness will also help articulate timing and choice.
Mindfulness means to try and be present within the boundaries that work. Communicating with those that are mentally ill requires love and little else. Recently, one of our children with mental illness had an episode which reminded me of this paper I wrote on borderline personality disorder and communication. Here is the link to this […]
Here is an pdf version of my new mindfulness online class for athletes. Online Mindfulness Class Mindfulness can become and stay a practice that facilitates stress reduction, enhanced training and performance, maintaining balance, facilitating flow and spirituality. Daily mind and body training is implicit in mindfulness.
This morning I did another run with my running buddy. She showed up. We went running and I was able to complete the four miles without stopping and walking. My average pace was 12 minute miles. This is so slow but perhaps with consistent effort over time I can get to the point where I […]
So for the past almost three weeks now, I haven’t had good running. I am in a slump and need to find my mojo to get back out on a consistent basis. My running buddy has done her part and now I just need to became consistent by myself and not rely on her. The […]
One of the positive things that has happened to me and my wife through this pandemic is being able to spend more time with our son who is still living with us. He suffers from a form of schizophrenia and for the longest time did not talk to us, walking past us and refusing to […]
Yesterday morning I met via zoom with my dissertation committee to present my PowerPoint defense of my first three chapters or my proposal. It went well. I passed. Here it is saved in a pdf format. Proposal defense for blog June 4 2020 Now I need to get the IRB approval using the “Collecting Data From […]
I have never lived in a place where there was a curfew before until tonight. I have never seen the shops along M street in Georgetown boarded up. When I ran the California International Marathon a couple of years ago, I saw store fronts boarded up near the capital building. It is a challenge to […]
Saturday I did not run. I did not sleep most of Friday night and my long run plans were squashed. I was tired most all day Saturday. Sunday is always a rest day and my running buddy reached out to me Sunday afternoon and wanted to run together Monday. So we did. I averaged 12:30 […]