AIR ~ Movement of the Day: Day 86 of the 100 Day Challenge! Dumbbell Rows. Remember to choose the appropriate weight for your movement today and notice how Dr. Franson brings his Dumbbell Rows through the full range of motion for the most effective workout. [Click here for additional Workouts]
SPARK ~ Thought of the Day: Quote of the Day: New things cannot come where there is no room. ~ Mario Morgan
Essential Element:It is critical to “own” the reality that our behaviors have natural consequences and that these outcomes are remarkably predictable [click to read 'Creating Change'].
Journal: When our lives are saturated, our hearts crave space. Regardless of if the things soaking up our lives are grand or miserable, if they are utilizing all our time – they are choking us. A life of growth is a life necessitating room to breathe. List in your journal three spaces where you feel yourself breathe deeper, clear your head, even daydream. Make a point to get to one of them this week. And bring your journal. [Click here for additional Journal exercises]
SPARK ~ Thought of the Day: Quote of the Day: To be unavailable to our friends and family, to be unable to find time for the sunset, or even to know the sun has set at all, to whiz through our obligations without time for a single, mindful breath, this has become the model of a successful life. ~ Wayne Mueller
Essential Element: A major contributor to this mess is the general lack of rest and repair. As a society we have bought into the idea that rest and rejuvenation is a luxury, not a requirement. This is fundamentally untrue, physically damaging, emotionally crippling and psychologically devastating. We must take back our rest [click here to read Spark Insight: Rest & Repair].
Journal: Write in your journal the numbers 1 -5. Next to each of them, write down a memory from this week that you stopped and recognized the moment happening in front of you. A memorable thing said, a story that gave you pause, a child learning to swim, a space in which you stood captivated with hundreds of others…. Whatever they were, remind yourself of them. Jot down the numbers 1-5 so you can go ahead and look for them again this week. And post one of them here – as a comment – so we can all relish it too. [Click here for additional Journal exercises]