Browsing All posts tagged under »mindset«

matters of the mind

March 5, 2014


Last night I went to a talk here in Durbs by Buddhist teacher Gen La-Kunsang. On the invite were these words: ‘Discover powerful and practical methods to increase happiness and become a more confident and joyous person, capable of bringing real benefit to this world.’ Reading this, I was immediately intrigued. I’m a bit obsessed […]

Sublime savasana

November 10, 2012


I recently read Rich Roll’s book, Finding Ultra. Rich is an inspirational character and a phenomenal athlete. He talked much about the benefits of yoga to the athlete which I loved, because I too am a budding yogi who has long endorsed yoga as the perfect complement to the pavement pounding of us runners. I […]


October 24, 2012


I listened yesterday to an interview on TRN with a super cool chick called Jamie Walker. She’s a US-based ultra runner, coach and all-round rock star who recently attempted her first 100 miler. My biggest takeaway was this: a big race is only partly about the running.  There are so many other things to consider […]

Shit happens

August 8, 2012


I’m often ‘accused’ of being a little too positive at times … if I were a religion, I’d perhaps be of the happy-clappy variety … so it amused me when I received a mailer yesterday from a motivational speaker I follow entitled ‘A steaming hot turd.’ The article was all about how we can’t be […]

Winning words

August 7, 2012


It seems the entire world is currently gripped by Olympic fever.  I find myself glued to the screens at the gym, swept up by all the excitement and motivated by the guts and glory of these phenomenal sports men and women. From the spectacular opening ceremony through to countless outstanding performances to date, it’s been […]


July 31, 2012


Why do we run?  Other than the many more physical reasons like keeping fit, getting al fresco, enjoying me time and maintaining balance is the drive towards self-improvement or kaizen … the quest to continually improve ourselves mentally, emotionally, psychologically and spiritually. But during my run this morning, I thought about how all too often our too type […]