• It's the same with so many other situations. The grass also seems greener when it comes to jobs, geography, friendships, etc.
    Sometimes change is necessary – but if we aren't honest with ourselves as to what's […]

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  • Honestly Mitch,
    I don't know who bottles things up more. While women definitely do this, I think that men, out of fear of hurting a woman's feelings, are capable of it too.
    We're (unfortunately) a politically […]

  • “The learning is in the unlearning”. That is such a true statement. We've all “learned” how to think our whole lives – it's any wonder that when our real feelings/intuition tries to speak to us, we measure them up […]

  • As always, cool post Martin :)
    I can relate to keeping feelings and thoughts bottled up as well. The fear of what others think (or more accurately, WHAT WE THINK they think) in a society that's been conditioned […]

  • I think obstacles intentionally show up to test us. They are an energy form that are just as aware of us as we are of them.

  • Chatter Chatter Badge AwardA developing community needs members engaged with healthy conversation and feedback. Here's an achievement award to celebrate the first comment.

  • Very nice post!

    I'm sure we've all noticed that the more you try to hang on to a relationship (or anything else for that matter), the more it eludes you.

    All relationships have something valuable to teach us […]

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  • Haha…and yesterday was a perfect example. My husband was the push I needed to exercise…and I'm so glad he did.

  • Dana posted a new activity comment 6 years, 5 months ago

    Thanks! You have these cool additions to your blog. Makes interaction fun :)

    • Still ironing out the Badge System @mrsdeegee but it's starting to shape up as a little bit of fun, I think.
      Let me know what kind of other badges you might think of – it's pretty robust in being able to award on all sorts of site activity. I'm going to invite some Facebook friends to kick some tyres too haha

  • Chatter Chatter Badge AwardA developing community needs members engaged with healthy conversation and feedback. Here's an achievement award to celebrate the first comment.

    • Congrats @mrsdeegee on the new award :)

      • Thanks! You have these cool additions to your blog. Makes interaction fun :)

        • Still ironing out the Badge System @mrsdeegee but it's starting to shape up as a little bit of fun, I think.
          Let me know what kind of other badges you might think of – it's pretty robust in being able to award on all sorts of site activity. I'm going to invite some Facebook friends to kick some tyres too haha

  • Great article!
    My husband and I exercise together often. Since we both went to school for personal training, it seemed only natural that we would work out and try new routines and bounce ideas off one […]

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  • Thank-you Mitch. I'm really happy you got something useful out of it and that you took the time to re-read and comment.
    The day I realized that everything life reflected back to me was mine to own – and this […]

  • Dana posted a new activity comment 6 years, 5 months ago

    Thanks Gary. Glad to know you enjoyed the post! I look forward to getting to know everyone. And again, great idea Martin!

    • It was a good read, huh? :)
      Still kicking the tyres on the Community thing, @mrsdeegee – just gotta get/invite some more interesting and likeminded peeps here to start more balls rolling.
      (And have been slaving over backend web rubbish preventing me from writing which is a pain – the joys of running a site, huh? :) )

    • Hello Dana. Just joined this group and also wanted to say thank you on that blog post that you wrote and Gary mentioned. It was beautiful to read.

      • Hi Bella. Thanks so much for the kind words. I'm glad you liked the post – as I enjoyed writing it :)

        Great to meet you

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  • Dana posted a new activity comment 6 years, 5 months ago

    It's true. The fitness industry doesn't have strict requirements as to who can call themselves a trainer, or become “certified”. There are companies out there that only require a $50 investment and a quick exam and you are certified in the eyes of that company. If a client doesn't know any better – they will have no clue if that person they are…[Read more]

  • Dana posted a new activity comment 6 years, 5 months ago

    Can't say I'm surprised to hear it. One of the graduates of the school I went to is a former Mr. Universe winner. He repeatedly says that if he'd had a proper understanding of the human body during the days when he competed, he would have avoided the injuries he sustained.
    Exercise can be a rewarding practice when certain principles are…[Read more]

    • Wait til you get to my age :)
      I've now switched to only doing body weight exercises so it's always convenient and requires zero equipment or a gym. Way better for my lifestyle and it's all recorded and timed by my iPhone. Yeah, I'm a Geek :)
      My biggest concern is the number of unaware personal trainers that tout how good they are when they're…[Read more]

      • It's true. The fitness industry doesn't have strict requirements as to who can call themselves a trainer, or become “certified”. There are companies out there that only require a $50 investment and a quick exam and you are certified in the eyes of that company. If a client doesn't know any better – they will have no clue if that person they are…[Read more]

  • Dana posted a new activity comment 6 years, 5 months ago

    Happy to be part of the group! And thanks for mentioning the book. It's amazing what we overlook in regard to the safety aspects of exercise.
    I had no idea of many of the concepts covered in the book until I went to school for personal training.
    Awareness is our friend :)

    • Oh my pleasure Dana @mrsdeegee – I remember back in the day when I started lifting heavy free weights, the so-called trainers at the gym were crap (in hindsight). Under their instruction, I tore some tendons and was off training for 3 months – the dickheads!
      Well, it was a good thing as I did my own research during that time and became far more…[Read more]

      • Can't say I'm surprised to hear it. One of the graduates of the school I went to is a former Mr. Universe winner. He repeatedly says that if he'd had a proper understanding of the human body during the days when he competed, he would have avoided the injuries he sustained.
        Exercise can be a rewarding practice when certain principles are…[Read more]

        • Wait til you get to my age :)
          I've now switched to only doing body weight exercises so it's always convenient and requires zero equipment or a gym. Way better for my lifestyle and it's all recorded and timed by my iPhone. Yeah, I'm a Geek :)
          My biggest concern is the number of unaware personal trainers that tout how good they are when they're…[Read more]

          • It's true. The fitness industry doesn't have strict requirements as to who can call themselves a trainer, or become “certified”. There are companies out there that only require a $50 investment and a quick exam and you are certified in the eyes of that company. If a client doesn't know any better – they will have no clue if that person they are…[Read more]

      • What happened to you is pretty common since it happened to me many years ago when I first joined the gym at the yacht club. Needless to say the uneducated pinhead trainer didn't last long.

        • I don't know about other countries – but in America, there are no specific requirements as to who can call themselves a trainer.
          When I was looking for online certification programs, before actually physically attending a school for personal training…I found ‘certification programs' that would cost a few bucks, have you take an easy exam and…[Read more]

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