I watch people exercise all day. It’s my job; I supervise my staff of trainers and, essentially, I get paid to people watch. It is interesting to watch the human character that is revealed as clients are covered in sweat, struggling in pain and fighting exhaustion. This is where you really get to see what people are made of.
“How beautiful it is to do nothing, and then to rest afterward.” This Spanish proverb inspires me to slow down my too-busy American schedule, and to remember the beautiful pace of life I once lived in France. Much like this rhythm de vivre I exprienced in France, the Spanish have also mastered what I call “lavender days.”
Dancing moves the soul in ways that words, feelings and emotions can’t. It removes thinking and compels your body to find its’ own rhythm. Happy people dance. There’s no simpler way to state it. Last night, I had the pleasure of being with a lot of happy people and a lot of dancing feet, and I still
Sometimes, it’s just one of those weeks. You know, the kind of week where nothing in particular is wrong, but where you find yourself being constantly and exhaustively criticized. These jabs can be directed at your personality, at your job performance, at your clothes or at some of your quirks. Everyone has experienced these types of jabs, and even though they
Starbucks, sleeping in and a glass of sauvignon blanc all mean the same thing to me: quality. I’m not talking about the quality of coffee, the vintage of the wine I choose or the new feather pillows I just bought for my bed. No, I’m talking about quality of life. American culture has programmed us
Maya Angelou once said that “words mean more than what is set down on paper. [and that] it takes the human voice to infuse them with shades of deeper meaning.” I couldn’t agree more. Every aspect of life is simply “life” until it is sparked by true human voice. When I think of true human
Tuesdays can have the tendency to be dull extensions of a long Monday. Today’s Tuesday has become different for me. After a week of being sick, over-extending myself to various commitments and a few too many workouts, I woke up to a terrible Tuesday. During my errand run to Walmart today, my Tuesday changed and
The great Albert Camus once said, “Il vient toujours un temps ou il faut choisir entre la contemplation et l’action,” [There comes a time when one must chose between contemplation and action], and I believe that that time comes faster than we realize. Life is what you choose it to be, so today, choose ACTION.