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Low Volume Training

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Quick hello / post to jump back on the writing wagon now that I’m back from Peru / back in my apartment from a house sitting stint / no longer losing copious amounts of fluid each day via blowing my nose (stupid head cold.) Will be back to regularly scheduled posting now!! SO. I was

Tiny Habit Finder!

My name is Annie, and I’m a perfectionist. I’m not the kind of perfectionist who wins gold medals (I took 3rd place in the regional spelling bee several times) and has multiple graduate degrees (I have a Bachelor’s in PR from a state school in Arizona)… I’m the kind that suffers from crippling procrastination because

Integration

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Fragmentation is a tough place to live. But how do we integrate? I’ve taught yoga from a deep space of energetic intuition and mindfulness. I coach strength from a wide base of science and mechanics. Metabolics have always been a weird subset of the two… so it’s been a challenge to incorporate them for many

The Equinox

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I don’t really mind Winter all that much. I have a very nice heating blanket, a giant stash of tea and California wine. I’m quite happy to watch lots of Netflix and work through a stack of books with a warm dog body. My apartment is really lovely – a collection of cast off furniture

Feeling Stuck?

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We get stuck for a lot of reasons. In Buddhism, there is a philosophy (in my own words) that we suffer and struggle because we get “hooked” into attachment or aversion. 1. In attachment, we really want/like something (like feeling happy about an relationship) or 2. In aversion, we really don’t want/like something (like the fear that

Tiny Changes: Update

I don’t really have an operable dimmer switch — it’s currently being installed. I’m pretty much all in or all out. Sleeping kitten purring or She-Hulk on a rampage. Whenever I try to make small changes in my life, this comes back to bite me in the ass. I make the classic mistake of throwing

10 Things I’m Loving Right Now

You know that dance-party, dumb-grin, twirl circles, hug-a-stranger kind of happy? We seek it out, like addicts tracking the sensation of elation and, when we’re not looking, we get it in these light-filled bursts of color and sensation and hope! Then we overshadow it (often immediately) with dread. Brene Brown, in Daring Greatly, calls this Foreboding

Magical Chicken Tortilla Soup

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There’s something magical about the bare minimum.   I have an ingrained habit of overcommitting … even on a minute-by-minute basis. (This has actually made me chronically late for things, because I have an inflated sense of how much I can accomplish in a 10 minute period. My sincere apologies to everyone who’s dealt my

What Can We Do?

This is as close as I’ll get to a political post, probably ever. A couple facts (not the alternative kind)… I’m heartbroken and enraged by the things happening in my country and frightening the people I love.   I’m terrified by the Orwellian cast to the first month of 2017. I feel REALLYFUCKINGMOTIVATED to do

My Big Sur Tattoo

So I got this tattoo between June and August of last year… and I haven’t really shown it off, because I was a little bit afraid of the response to the fact that I’d covered most of the right side of my rib cage in ink. and because my previous body image sharknado – which
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