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Need a New Diet? Figure it Out!

My poor kids. I’m always telling them to figure it out. Take a look at a situation or a problem, and step by step, figure it out. For me, the same thing has happened with my health. Life has gotten busy and  I don’t have as much exercise time as I used to have. But

Sep 16, 2008 / by corematters / No Comments

Slowly but Surely

I am a ChiRunner.  But my running has suffered for nearly a year due to allergies and asthma.  I shouldn’t live where I do.  But I must.  So I try to adjust my diet and medication.  I think I have the right combination now. But I am deconditioned. So, I’m trying to use gradual progress,

Sep 11, 2008 / by corematters / No Comments

Running from Your Center

Are you aligned with what you’re doing? Consider for a moment how important that is. To move from point A to point B, we first need get everything about us pointed in that direction.  If our move is business-oriented, that means our plan must align with our direction.  Our employees.  Our finances.  Our advertising.  Our

Sep 10, 2008 / by corematters / No Comments

Walker’s Haiku

Sweat, wind-smeared on my face pulsing trees path of golden light now I walk.

Sep 10, 2008 / by corematters / No Comments

Runner’s Haiku

My running feet persuade me to fly up above and beyond my self.

Sep 08, 2008 / by corematters / No Comments

There’s more to life than just running…

Seems I’m stuck on a running theme. This morning, I went with my daughter to a new trail and ran 3 times the distance I usually go, strictly on ChiRunning technique. I am quite thrilled and pleased with myself. But what if you don’t run? Well, tonight, I played ping pong with my other daughter.

Sep 07, 2008 / by corematters / No Comments

Like a Cat

Are you crushed, trying to get a thousand things done today? In a 14-hour day, that’s only 8/10 of a minute per task…about 50 seconds. Well, that’s the way it feels… No wonder you’re frazzled. Stop. Pull in some air through your nose. Close your eyes. Bring everything back to your center. I often think

Sep 03, 2008 / by corematters / No Comments

Running for Balance

I’m starting a new business. Two actually–one fitness, one writing. And I need to find balance. Luckily, I’ve been forced to think about them both for months. And I’m beginning to see the light. Seems that running on a regular basis is what keeps my bulbs lit. My brain really needs the regular movement, and

Aug 29, 2008 / by corematters / 2 Comments

Thanks for ChiWalking in my shoes!

To everyone at Metametrix who attended my ChiWalking presentation this morning, thank you for coming! And especially for being open to something new. It was fun to watch your faces change from the usual oh-well-I’m-getting-paid-to-be-here-so-I-guess-I-can-tolerate-it-face to the new faces of wonder and amazement. Yes, the ChiWalking and ChiRunning technique is really THAT good. And just

Aug 26, 2008 / by corematters / No Comments

About Walking

Soren Kierkegaard said: “Above all, do not lose your desire to walk.  Every day I walk myself into a state of well-being and walk away from every illness.  I have walked myself into my best thoughts, and I know of no thought so burdensome that one cannot walk away from it.”

Aug 26, 2008 / by corematters / No Comments