Monthly Archives: January 2017

Why I Jump And The Experience Of Autism

Posted on January 24, 2017

What’s the reason you jump? When I’m jumping it’s as if my feelings are going upward to the sky. Really, my urge to be swallowed up by the sky is enough to make my heart quiver. When I’m jumping, I can feel my body parts really well, too–my bounding legs and my clapping hands–and that

Into The Wild, Eddie Vedder and looking for ultimate freedom

Posted on March 30, 2016

It’s a mystery to me We have a greed with which we have agreed You think you have to want more than you need Until you have it all you won’t be free [Eddie Vedder – Society] I have been on a Jon Krakauer kick lately. Specifically, this means that I read (listened and watched)

Little Prince on friendships, coaching, and exploring

Posted on March 9, 2016

Everyone should have a book. That book. The one that you’d never give away. If you lose it while moving, you’d buy another copy immediately. In fact, you’d get a couple. Just in case. “Little Prince” by Antonine de Saint-Exupery is a good candidate. On friendships: “When you tell grownups that you have made a

Obstacle Race Training Bible – Book Review

Posted on November 11, 2015

“Like a spark hitting a drought-stricken forest floor on a breezy day, obstacle races and similar challenges have taken off like wildfire”. Ah, yes. With an original first sentence like that, we are off to a good start. And, of course, I love me a book with the word “Bible” in the title. James Villepigue is

SOLO On Her Own Adventure – Book Review

Posted on May 18, 2015

“I am famous for mad dashes, for suddenly deciding I must breathe the air in another state or country. I believe in following these impulses even when they’re dangerous. “ Books find me. And I let them. This one found me few years ago at my first Spartan Beast in Ottawa. We were staying at

Thug Kitchen (Book Review) and the art of swearing in the kitchen

Posted on February 1, 2015

Swear words make everything better. Even books. They are kind of like squats that way. That’s my story and I’m sticking to it. Consider this little gem: It looks like a book for kids, but it’s not a book for kids. It is very much adult. The book cover describes it as profane, loving and

SOLO at 7:54 am Feb 8
Nina, now that you mention it, I realize I have heard something about this. Thank you for sending me that article!!

the essence of running in 10 quotes from “Girl Runner”

Posted on November 26, 2014

“Girl Runner” by Carrie Snyder is one of the highlighted books about running in Canadian fiction that came out in 2014. Written from the perspective of Aganetha Smart, a 104-year old woman in a nursing home, who receives a couple of unexpected visitors. Aganetha may not look like a runner now, but she has an Olympic

[…] “Girl Runner” by Carrie Snyder […]

It Starts With Food (Book Review)

Posted on August 5, 2014

“It Starts With Food” by Melissa and Dallas Hartwig has been on my radar for while, mostly due to a large number of clients who were curious about the Whole30 approach. In one sentence, this yet another “change your life in 30 days” book. The authors identify Robb Wolf as a dear friend and mentor,

[…] race director and wrote scathing reviews of everything from Warrior Dash to Fifty Shades of Grey to the Whole30 book (beloved by […]

how do you know? what OCD and eating disorders have in common

Posted on June 4, 2014

The more I learn about mental disorders, the more I’m struck by the similarities between them. If you dig deep enough, it seems that we are all broken in the same way. Ever since I started to study psychology over 10 years ago, OCD has been my “favourite” disorder. You know… as much as you

[…] is the nature of the beast, the nature of anxiety. You don’t. You never know. The “know” mechanism is […]

keep walking, my friend

Posted on May 2, 2014

“The ultimate game show would be one where losing contestant was killed”. – Chuck Barris, Game show creator, MC of the Gong Show On May 1st of every year, there is an ultimate endurance event that happens in Maine, United States. You probably have never heard of it. Hundred boys from different states start walking

[…] options include Murakami’s “What I Talk About When I Talk About Running”, and King’s “The Long Walk”. Other reading options include subscriptions to Mud & Obstacle magazine, and Outside […]

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