1. Jet Lagged, Homesick… and doing OK

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    March 15, 2018 by Darlene McC

    Greetings once again from Thailand and the beautiful island of Koh Phanang. I was up for the sunrise yoga and …
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  2. Getting to Thailand with a Kidney Infection (and other things you don’t want to tell your mom about)

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    March 14, 2018 by Darlene McC

    Greetings from Koh Pha Ngan! On Monday, March 12 around 7p I started my journey after a nice dinner with …
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  3. Next Adventure: Thailand

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    March 11, 2018 by Darlene McC

    It’s been a while, Internet. As I’ve had less desk in my life I’ve had more fitness, more friends, and …
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  4. Who is The Good Wolf?

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    August 29, 2017 by Darlene McC

    Long time no blog. Almost a year ago I started working with my friend and fellow coach Leia Desousa  on my …
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  5. Mother’s Voice

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    January 22, 2017 by Darlene McC

    Over the last few months one of my post-natal clients and I have spoken a lot about maternal care in …
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  6. Goals are like Rock Climbing

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    January 16, 2017 by Darlene McC

    Two weeks ago, like many of us, I was contemplating my goals for the coming year. Gazing out the window …
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  7. This week’s episode

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    August 16, 2016 by Darlene McC

    Did you know I have a YouTube channel. Well, I do.  And I’m pretty proud of this week’s episode (despite …
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Not gana lie... that felt heavy 😅 (scroll to see my exit face) . . One thing consistent training has taught me: work through sh*t. Things will get hard, they'll feel weird, you won't understand it - keep going. Explore the challenge. Hunt for someone who's handled something similar and learn from them. I'd be nowhere without the support of my mentors and friends who I learn from constantly. 😘 . . . This was Day 1 of phase 2 of my summer prep program. Phase 2 is all volume work... I'm already tired! . . #girlswholift #fitchick #teameqx #eqxgreenwichave #staywild #gypsychild #rdl #deadlift #deadliftsaresexy #thickthighs #thickthighssavelives #legsfordays #liftspiration #fitpro
Are you getting wrist pain during yoga? Struggling with your hand balancing asanas? ....are you warming up your wrists well?.. 🤔 😱 We spend time warming up our hips and shoulders, but neglect our poor wrists!! Here's are 5 quick wrist warm ups... I suggest trying Crow, doing this sequence, and then do Crow again to feel the difference! .. 💁‍♀️ . ➡️with fingers toward you and the back of your handss on the mat, sit back and stretch your wrist one way. . . ➡️with fingers toward you put your palms on the mat, sit back, and stretch your wrist the other way . . ➡️roll your wrists in circles on the floor . . ➡️interlace your fingers behind your back and press your palms towards the floor . . ➡️reach one hand forward and stretch with the other hand. First palm up, then palm down. Repeat on the other side. . . How's that Crow Pose feel now? Lmk in the comments if it helped your handstand or if theres anything else you do to warm up your wrists 🤗 . . #yoga #yogatips #yogatipsforbeginners #stretch #warmup #fitness #wellness #coaching #wellnesscoach #curlyhairdontcare #thickthighssavelives #thickthighs #bighair #alignmentyoga #lunaalignmentyoga #lunayoga #stretching
I'll jump on this 🥁wagon #oldheadshotday #pale #iusedtobeanactor
So much of life is in how we transition. In if we allow ourselves a process, get stuck, or judge ourselves in moments of deep change. If we can find calm in our storms and not cling as things slip past us. - - - I've been home from Koh Phanang, Thailand for 4 days & mostly sleeping. This beautiful trip rocked me and my soul. I've come back with clarified questions and a fire inside, ready for the exciting changes to come. - - - Has something ignited your fire recently? What changes are on your horizon that you're hoping to rise to? Share in the comments. - - #throwbackthursday #tt #kohphagan #thailand #wanderlust #wanderwoman #sunset #beachvibes #beachlife #zenbeach #beautiful #meditation #selfgrowth #personaldevelopment #selfcare #growandchange
Travel is a huge challenge for #spoonies - for those with hEDS it's a shock to the nervous system and a real struggle. I'm only 1/3 of the way into my 40 hour haul from Thailand to New York and was already starting to feel the effects of the flight. Dizzy, nauseous, disoriented. What's a #zebra to do? . . . I applied all I've learned the last month with @luna_alignment_yoga of course! If my nervous system is the problem, what if I use movement to help? First I got a massage and took a shower, because that always helps. Then I combined @yogigypsynomad and my finals her use of #sunsalutation to stimulate the autonomic nervous system, and then I added some more forward folds and gentle twists to calm it back down. Finished up with 7 min of pranayama to balance the sympathetic and parasympathetic systems. . . The result? I'm hungry! When those with hEDS fly we experience gastroparesis - a stalled digestive system. Thats why the nausea. Being hungry means the practice worked! Any spoonies out there who want to know more DM me. . . What do you think @talswissa is that intelligent practice? Would Anu be proud? 😉 . . . #movementismymedicine #spoonievictory #spooniewarrior #myillnessdoesnotdefineme #yogaeverywhere #lunaalignmentyoga #alignmentyoga #alignmentfirst #trainsmarter #selfcare #selfcareisselflove #learningtolovemyself #hEDS #EhlersDanlos #EhlersDanlosSyndromes
Being the middle of 5 crazies. And I wouldn't have it any other way. . . #nationalsiblingday #wildchild #middlechild #threes #lifeinthrees #wanderlust #farfromhome #homesick