Little Bitty Pretty One

Don’t think about making life better for other people who don’t even deserve you, rather, focus on making your life the best, for yourself and those who love you-

Why do we find it so difficult to share our dark and dirty selves online? Do we openly express our happiness via social media to seek the approval of others? Perhaps the most damaging part is that by only recording and sharing the splendid moments in our lives, we lose track of who we really are? 100 happy days isn’t enough to outweigh the other 265-ish days in the year.

Right now, in this beautiful/inspiring moment, I can pen a list of “things” that really pissed me off and made me feel rather unhappy yesterday. The first 5 or so things would be dedicated to parenting. Having a nine-year old dude going on 20 is good for a few unhappy annoyances. Sprinkle in a entitled beagle for at least 10 more. Next up would be work and then a major portion would be dedicated to the many poor choices I make during the day: Peanut butter with or without honey – Who to start on my fantasy hockey team – Which yoga poses to practice – Reading an article about the upcoming movie “Interstellar” that gave away major plot points – Which race do I sign up for next – Fussing over the recent elections.

My #happy# moment yesterday was something so profound and kind that the thought of sharing it publicly, affectionately adorned with a hash-tag, seemed woefully self-serving (which is why I’m doing it now …). Why you may ask? Because it deeply touched my heart and soul. This amazing gift was something I could have Instagramed, or Twerped . The “thing” that brought me joy, and made my heart swell with gratitude yesterday, amid all the nine-year old drama, entitled beagle crap, work issues and peanut butter guilt Was opening my email, sorting through all the spam from local yoga studios, and noticing a gift card email sent from a close friend. It is precisely because of all of the unhappy moments—the ones I’ve listed above and the ones I carry close to my heart—that this moment was so precious, and why I’m still smiling this morning after stepping on another Lego piece at 0400!

Daily Meditation:

Opening up our hearts and writing about ourselves online, while blindly attempting to live up to the expectations of others, makes all of this social media stuff kinda less than truthful at times.

CultFit Happy

The Gift of Freedom

… The yoga of life needs a certain grasp of intricacies. It needs carefulness; needs levelheadedness. The yogi does not connect with anything, nor reject it. He lives essentially alone. –Mankuthimma

Today’s sign of the Apocalypse:  Subway Death Photos

** Read the story closely enough and you will find out that ALL OF US … Are part of the problem.  It’s a sad world we live in … **

Our lives are Precious, our lives are Short.  When you set forth on your journey today, don’t do “things” simply for the sake of doing them.  Be present and take a keen look around at what you are doing in the moment.  Only then move forward if you feel there is something meaningful to your action(s).  If you fail to find any usefulness in what you are currently doing?  Drop it and move onto the next “thing”.  If you do so early enough in the day (shower or coffee in the AM)?  You have the potential to avoid an enormous amount of unnecessary pain and suffering.  Dwell in Positivity by thoroughly enjoying the “things” you love!  Life is too short to spend it doing anything else.

If you don’t enjoy what you are doing, then don’t do it.  It’s as simple as developing the Courage, the Will Power to stop.

CultFit Thought

Why is so hard for us to spend our time and energy on the very “things” that bring fulfillment and happiness in our lives?

The Plan-

The Workout:

Work yourself into a thick broozle followed by:

10 Heavy Single Arm KB Swings (snappy)

10 KB Halo’s (each direction)

10 KB Hang Clean + Press (single arm)

10 Goblet Squat Bob + Weave (5 each side – eyes forward)

CultFit Beauty

Form, Flow and Grace 20-40 minutes.


Have we reached a stage in our society where running a 5k is easier than resisting the urge to Update your Facebook status?  Sadly, we think it is.  We could even make the argument that running a marathon is easier than sitting down to write an actual letter, you know … Pen and Paper!?!

We never like to start off the weekend on a somber note, today is different.  Pearl harbor remembrance day is today … A time to reflect.  Be well this weekend and ENJOY!!!

CultFit Chill


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