Tag Archives: wellness

  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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.

  4. Physical Strength is Feminist

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    September 11, 2015 by Darlene McC

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    If feminist is about equal expectation for everyone and women not being afraid or thought of as ‘less than’ or ‘other’, and if you can train to improve strength, isn’t strength training in itself an expression of feminism? If your goal is true independence and a life without fear, the ability to move and own your body confidently in a space is one vehicle to get there.

  5. Re-de-finding Motivation

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    November 25, 2014 by Darlene McC

    I had a personal pitfall in my early 20s. Β I believed that if I could just change – if I …
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  6. 100 Training Days – Day 1

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    May 12, 2014 by Darlene McC

    Day 1 of #100trainingdays started for me with a ViPR workout focused on mobilization. While it’s only 6 kilo, the …
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  7. Responding to “7 Bad Foods…”

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    July 6, 2013 by Darlene McC

    Not to call out my dad, but he’s having a banner year in his health. Β After beating cancer a few …
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Little sister, all grown up. How blessed am I to have been a part of your perfect day. To get to share in your joy, and thereby multiply it with everyone else who came to celebrate. . Stunning πŸ“Έ by @stephanie.mccauley . 20 years ago our parents met. But I think our 5 siblings are the ones who really made out on this deal. . . #love #positiveemotionproject #bride #bridesmaid #fallwedding #bonussister #littlesister #perfectday #sisters
We're so good at making relationships complicated- with others and with ourselves! πŸ€¦β€β™€οΈ But when I peel away the layers of pain, defensiveness, and unhelpful patterns I'm left with 3 truths: 1️⃣ We're all human (I thinkπŸ‘½) 2️⃣ We all have something to contribute. Unique combinations of skills and interests. Our passions and what we care about. They lead us to contributions that no one can make. And your world needs to what YOU can bring into it. 3️⃣ We all make mistakes - you. Me. Your boss. Your parents. Your kids. @msrachelhollis & @tonyrobbins . everybody. When you accept that you can forgive yourself and others for their human-ness. No one comes out perfect. We're all a work in progress. If you can accept this you can stop expecting perfection from yourself and others. Do these 3 ring true for you? Which of them do you struggle to accept and live? #growandchange #growthmindset #coaching #coachmentality #selfdevelopment #human #humanrace #acceptance #acceptyourself #weallmakemistakes
πŸ’ƒ . πŸ“Έ @brittanyboote . #joy #dance #curlyhairdontcare #curlyhair #weddingphotography #danceparty #dancelikenooneswatching #twirl #twirldress #letitgo #iloveweddings
Grad school update! πŸ€“ I haven't been posting often because I've been LEARNING! It's been wonderful so far, but it's also like trying to jam a watermelon into a teacup. πŸ‰πŸ΅ 😳 My brain is so full I'm worried it will pop. What are your go-to strategies when your mind is fizzling but you still have things to accomplish? πŸ‘‡ . . #penn #pennmapp #levelup #gradstudent #gradschool #mapp15 #mappster
A little background on the positive emotion stories I've been posting. 😎 Positive emotions are essential to our wellbeing, building personal resilience & strong communities. Have some feedback or a question suggestion? Hit up those comments πŸ‘‡πŸ‘‡ πŸ€— Play along in my stories the rest of this year πŸ’— . πŸ€“ #positivity #positiveemotion #positiveemotionproject #positivepsychology #mapp #mapp15 #penn #upenn #coach #coachmentality #levelup #curlyhairdontcare #curlyhair
Bringing sexy back πŸ’ͺ After the intensity of Sept, it feels so good to get back to routine.