1. Eye See… Everything

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    July 24, 2016 by Darlene McC

    I posted earlier this week that I’ve been having some complications with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome related symptoms. Β That my ortho give …
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  2. Matters of my Heart

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    July 20, 2016 by Darlene McC

    There are a half dozen types of Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome; and while I’mΒ unfortunate enough to have it, I don’tΒ have one of …
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  3. NYU Medical Time

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    July 11, 2016 by Darlene McC

    Yesterday was a volleyball adventure in Prospect Park Undefeated team; but a price to pay. Knee feels like someone is …
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  4. Wahls Protocol

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    July 7, 2016 by Darlene McC

    Almost 2 years ago I attended a lecture on a “revolutionary” approach to treating MS by Dr Terry Wahls, whom …
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  5. Gear Shift

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    July 6, 2016 by Darlene McC

    Long ago and a few apartments away I started this space to document my personal journey from totally broken (physically …
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  6. Self Aware People Are Not The Challenge

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    October 9, 2015 by Darlene McC

    If we’re real with ourselves, most people who come to us aren’t “fit people getting fitter” ~ they’re moderate to low on the knowledge scale and possibly even lower on the motivation scale. They want the results; but they’re often scared, confused, and sometimes really unaware of how their own behavior and pre-conceptions are holding them back.

    The difference between a trainer and a high quality coach is how well they can take someone new to fitness who is struggling and support them through to success.

  7. The (Fitness) Journey Never Ends – it just changes

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    October 2, 2015 by Darlene McC

    I love my job. I love my team…. But 2 years of management has destroyed my body…2 years of devolving into who we think of as “our clients” (sedentary, bad diet, sore back, looooong stints at the computer, high stress) has taught me just as much as recovery from illness did. And the the old adage “you don’t use it you lose it” has been deeply driven home.

    Fitness isn’t a destination, just like life isn’t. It’s a process, and that’s what’s great about it. As our priorities shift and evolve, our bodies (and, in turn, minds) will as well. I’m at the crossroads where I’ve grown into my job enough that I can shift at least part of my priority back to myself and my wellness.

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Truth in advertising. #justsaying πŸ˜… The things we tell ourselves create our internal reality. While I'll never know yours, here's a tiny (baby Yoda?) sized peak into mine. 😬 . . I used to get really uncomfortable when anyone called me "cute". I'm 6' tall, people told me I'm "tough", and I didn't think those things were capable with "cute". I wouldn't wear pink or be girly because I was scared to look stupid. . . Well, screw that. I'm cute. You are, too. This is a small example, but I'll share more if you do. What lies does your brain tell you? . . #lies #cute #curlyhairdontcare #curlygirl #curlyhair #babyyoda #naturalbeauty #nomakeup
This is me, doing something scary. πŸ˜† β € .β € .β € I wrote an eBook last summer and never published it; and I promised @michaelbaker33 I'd put it out asap. Link in bio to my website - "You: Care and Maintenance" is up for free. It's a short eBook about learning how to take care if your unique self and developing your systems for doing so. Sharing it for your feedback. More on the way.β € .β € .β € #dowhatscaresyou #free #selfcare #adulting #writer #writersofinstagram
Current mood: πŸ¦„ No makeup πŸ‰ No hair color πŸ¦… No negative self-talk πŸ›Œ Just a girl on her bed, feeling her own vibes. .. .. Magical creatures don't have to change themselves to work magic, they just πŸ’«AREπŸ’« magic. Know who else is magic? πŸ‘every πŸ‘one πŸ‘of πŸ‘us. . . We are each a unique combination of skills, experiences, and interests that has never happened before. and will never happen again. That means whatever you have to contribute to the world can only come from you... and hiding means you're depriving the world of your contributions...and isn't that just selfish?πŸ€”πŸ˜‰ . . So step up! Step out! How are you going to pull your weight this week? . #selfie #sundaymorning #deepthoughtswithcoachdar #curlygirl #curlyhair #bighair #backtobed #dreamcatcher
The axiom "don't meet your heroes" does not apply to @angeladuckw - what a delight it was to get to be her student! . . We use our heroes to bring out better versions of ourselves. To model the things we don't know if we're capable of. Angela modeled the kind of instructor I want to be: comfortable, funny, humble, curious, and geez is she smart! . . When have you met someone you admire who exceeded your expectations and what did you learn from them? . . #characterlab #grit #gritparagon #angeladuckworth #hero #meetyourhero #tt #throwbackthursday
How are you keeping yourself in balance? (and helping those you love to do the same?) ... So often now we hear about work/life balance - I think there's more to it than that. What about the balance of screen to sleep? Group and solo time? A balanced diet? Each of us has different needs to consider; but we're presented with information as if there's a "right" way. ... βš– How do you keep yourself in balance? βš– Where do you struggle to? βš– What questions come to mind when you like about juggling all the elements in your life? ... #worklifebalance #deepquestions #findbetterquestions #balance #lunaalignmentyoga #acroyoga #balance #yoga #beach #beachlife #legsfordays ... πŸ§˜β€β™€οΈ with me is @alliolson23 | we were studying at @luna_alignment_yoga with @talswissa |
Going into Monday like πŸ₯ŠπŸ¦ . . We've all got beasts to wrestle. Things we want to accomplish that seem to big; or inner struggles that are overwhelming. You have to believe you can do it before it becomes possible; and likely struggle before it's done. . . Step up and get after it. What beast will you tackle today? Hit up some comments... mine is below πŸ‘‡ . . #eatthefrog #getafterit #lion #wrestleyourdemons #roar