Inspired Living on a Daily Basis

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Posted by Jill Whalen | Posted in Hiking, Running, Spiritual Teachings, Thought, Yoga | Posted on 05-09-2014

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To run or not to run...that is the question!

To run or not to run…that is the question!

One morning not too long ago, I woke up and wasn’t sure if I was going to run the mile to my yoga class because I had hiked the day before. Rather than making a rational decision in the moment through my intellect, I decided to just let happen whatever happened. A few hours later when my calendar reminder popped up telling me that my class was coming up, I simply got up and got ready just as I usually do, and did the run. In fact, it turned out that rather than feeling tired from the hike, I felt stronger and faster than usual.

The thing is, I didn’t waste my time thinking about it. I just let happen whatever was going to happen without being attached to the outcome. Read the rest of this entry »

Following Your Intuition as You Navigate Through Life

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Posted by Jill Whalen | Posted in Hiking, Running, Spiritual Teachings, Spirituality, Thought | Posted on 13-08-2014

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Plugged Into Intuition!

Plugged Into Intuition!

We’ve all had “gut feelings” about people or things at some point in our lives. I’m sure you can think of times where you had positive experiences when you listened to your gut, and negative ones when you didn’t.

How many times have you thought something like “I knew shouldn’t have had that extra cookie!” or “If only I had taken my umbrella like I had been thinking of doing!” or “There was just something that wasn’t quite right about him,” etc.?

Yet most days we go through life without paying much attention to that little voice inside us even though it’s always accessible. Read the rest of this entry »

In Defense of Food, Snowy Hikes, Diet and Health Myths

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Posted by Jill Whalen | Posted in Food, Hiking, Running, Things I've Learned | Posted on 05-01-2014

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What I Learned This Week – (Dec. 30, 2013 – Jan. 5, 2014)

Monday, Dec. 30, 2013

  • That I can go a whole week without any alcohol. (Although this may be the first time I have in many, many years.)

Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013

  • Being downwind from a Chinese Food restaurant’s fried food smell when you’re running can cause you to almost barf at the side of the road.

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Filet Mignon, Hangovers, Siddhartha and Skepticism

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Posted by Jill Whalen | Posted in Food, Hiking, Spiritual Teachings, Things I've Learned, Yoga | Posted on 30-12-2013

What I Learned Last Week (12/23/2013 – 12/29/2013 )

As you’ll see below, it’s a good thing we don’t do anything for Christmas day!

Monday, Dec. 23, 2013

  • How to cook filet mignon.
  • Jim Carrey wrote himself a check for $10 million (before he ever had money) and kept it in his wallet. He gave himself a few year deadline to make that much by a certain day, and he just made it!

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Walk to Your Errands – Healthy Lifestyle Tip of the Week

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Posted by Jill Whalen | Posted in Healthy Activities, Hiking, Yoga | Posted on 13-12-2013

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If you’re a suburbanite like I am, you’re probably used to driving everywhere you go. Getting in our cars to do errands is a normal way of life for most people. However, if you live or work within a mile or two of places you go often such as drugstores, banks, post offices, supermarkets, etc., why not walk there? Perhaps you think those places are too far from where you live to easily walk to. But, if you’ve never checked the distance before, you may find that they are a lot closer than you think.
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